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The Muse has a deep, affectionate relationship with MAC Technakohl.
It’s possibly one of my favorite pencils from MAC and works like such a dream. But, ado, everything is not always perfect in Technakohl land.
Is it me or does it irritate the population terribly that Technakohl wears down so quickly? I actually find the product useless once it’s worn down to a stubby little smidgelet of a pencil. The sharp even edge that I loved so much is worn down within three or four uses and basically after that I only get proper use out of my Technakohl by using it on my waterline as it no longer has that sharp, precise tip that I so dearly loved lining my upper lash line with!
All in agreement say I!
But of COURSE the Muse was fairly excited to see the Sephora Brand Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner for $12 USD…ooooo cheaper than Technakohl…but guess what else?
Not only is the design pretty much the same but the dreamy, creamy formula looks the same too but guess what else!?
A built-in sharpener to keep your pencil tip extra sharp and crisp for lining and defining for months to come! Ahhh blessed relief. Question remains is the formula just as good as MAC Tecnakohl? If so, count the Muse happy that someone finally figured out a sharpener was in order!
Oh by the way….how about a smudge tip too? Sephora thought of it all with this one kids!
Good on ya Sephora! MAC failed to remember it but you didn’t!
Yay or Nay?
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Remember the old Sephora Harmony Trio Bronzers?
Somewhere deep in the realms of my makeup pile, Sephora Harmony Trio Bronzers in Rose and Bronze lay in peace.
Lord knows the Muse recalls purchasing ‘em but for the life of her she can’t remember using them! After a while she just got tired of them even thought she used them once at the very most.
Have you freaking seen the new Sephora Bronze Harmony Trio in Apricot? Hello Spring!
Sephora Brand Harmony Trio Bronzer in Apricot is looking mighty fine me thinks!
Dare I say the bright rose, orange, and gold shimmering shades aren’t fitting in with the name “harmony bronzer”…oh no…these are something special, something more…!
The shades are so Spring-friendly and remind this Muse of candy! I likey, might I have one now please? Count me curious…this may very well make it onto my wish list soon!
Have the old trios?
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Available now from those crazy kids at Sephora.
If you happen to be in the Santa Monica area this weekend you can stop in and see Josie Maran at Sephora on Valentine’s Day!
Jump ahead for the deets!
If you’re single (or have an indulgent boyfriend) and wanting to do something tomorrow why not visit with Josie Maran at your local Sephora in Santa Monica….she’ll be your date for V-Day this year but don’t expect chocolate too, those are sold separately….what you can’t have everything!
Sephora will also be doing make overs so if you’re wanting your face done up pretty for the big date night stop on by!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Best get into your inbox and start looking for your Sephora Spring Catalog 2009 ladies! The Sephora High Voltage Spring Catalog for 2009 is winging it’s way to your mail box as I type this.
I was shocked to come across my catalog so early in the season but hey I’m not complaining I always get hyped over a Sephora Catalog no matter the time of the year.
Surprisingly it’s jammed packed full of plenty of new products. Why my surprise? Well, I guess the economy has convinced me that somehow variety wouldn’t be making an appearance but have no fear plenty of choices to be had in the new catalog.
This year alot of emphasis on bright neon nail shades with more subdued eyes and brighter lip looks. I found the combos interesting to say the least. Some may open the catalog and think the models wearing the neon colored wigs a tad on the ridiculous side but I was feeling all that neon for some reason. Guess we can chalk it all up to my need for something bright as the weather is bleak and the economy is just plain dark, I’m sure we can all use a tiny bit of color in our lives at the moment! As per Spring 2008 they went with alot of bolder, vibrant looks but mostly it seems to lean more heavily on pooping lip shades and really outrageous nail colors.
Pretty good selections to be had as well and plenty of new items that we have pretty much already heard about already anyway but it’s always nice to read the details, see the prices, and just drool over the pretty pictures. Few reruns are thrown in for good measure from last season but I can cope with that.
Quite a few new mascaras are mentioned such as Benefit Bad Gal Waterproof, a new version of Lorac Specla Effects Mascara, and of course Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash. I was delighted to see the new Smashbox Beauty Guru Palettes which I hadn’t heard of until reading the catalog, those are looking quite nice!
Overall, I guess it isn’t an overwhelming amount of BRAND new items but plenty of selection for sure. I’m normally one for ranting a blue streak about how much I’m hating the catalog but I was kinda hyped to see it in with my mail today.
Flip through Sephora Catalogs from the past:
Did you get yours?
What do you think?
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Anything that promises me the world is easily headed straight to the top of my priority list.
Take for example Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer, promises me the world and then some more.
The Muse is ever, always on the quest for thee best concealer on the market so of course when my eyes recently landed on Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer I was feeling quite hyped.
What’s this? A tattoo concealer? That sounds like some seriously pigmented stuff!
What is it?
A heavy duty, multitasking concealer with a moisturizing, creamy base for covering up bemishes, dark circles, tattoos, and other woes. Supposedly this is super pigmented and wears ultra long. It’s $25 USD so it has to do some of what it promises wouldn’t you agree?
I’m thinking if it can cover up tattoos it shouldn’t have a problem with a few nasty dark circles. Yes, indeed I needs this right away, on the double please, I’ll take a case.
Contrary to whispered rumors that the Kat Von D Collection is a revamped, repackaging version of the Sephora Makeup Collection the Muse can verify that she’s tried a few bits and bobs from the line and quality is brilliant so of course I’m putting my full faith into Miss Von D with this concealer.
It’s on order now and review will be upcoming soon!
Gotta work right?
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Although I’m not a fan of Sephora Brand cosmetics I can’t deny that the Palette Green Idyll from Sephora France is très assez!
Palette Green Idyll contains cream blushes you can use for cheeks or lips and four shimmer cream shadows for 19,90€. I like the fresh green shades mixed with golds and coppers! Quite lovely for Spring might I say. Euro is converting particularly well at the moment so I decided to order this palette as I’m really loving the design and colors, unsure if I’ll be disappointed or not but I decided what the heck!
Expect a review shortly!
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Remember how fond the Muse is of ranting about the lack of face masks available without the US? Asian markets are flooded with all sorts of facial masks and it’s a common part of skincare regime to use these masks for extra moisture, whitening benefits, and a number of other reasons. Almost all masks are commonly found in drugstores at quite an inexpensive price tag.
Now US women are quite deprived of these great treatments and if you’re seeking such a face mask a few select brand such as Shu make these masks but with a high price tag.
I was excited to see that the Sephora Brand Power Mask Collection has popped up at Sephora! Wow finally a company within the US was finally jumping on board the face mask craze.
Don’t get too excited, read ahead to find out why!
The idea behind the Sephora Brand Powder Mask Collection was quite exciting as I loved the idea of finding masks locally at my Sephora store. Cool!
Three masks are available for use one of which is a face mask that delivers extra moisture to the face! The Muse can always use as much moisture as possible on my face. Also available is an eye mask that also delivers moisture, comfort, and cooling to the eye area.
And finally another face mask option is available that nourishes tired skin and creates a more fresher, newer you!
Are you excited yet? I was.
Until I seen the price.
Umm hello expensive how are you?
The masks are not sold in bulk such as ones from Asian companies which means you’re getting a SINGLE mask, ONE time use for a price tag that starts at $8 and ends somewhere at $12.
Even Shu Eye Masks run cheaper at $45 for a box of 8 which adds up to around $5.65 per a mask.
Um no my face does not need moisture at that cost! Especially moisture that isn’t even from a high end brand name.
Needless to say you won’t catch these in my cart until they are on clearance for a buck ninety nine. The Muse is all about playing it cheap with these masks! Love the idea, no likey the price.
Lower your prices Sephora and they will come.
I suppose the Spring isn’t always about pastel shades. I can’t help but think light and airy for Spring but that’s not the case with most collections releasing this year and year’s past. I imagine most brands aren’t of the same frame of mind as the Muse and when they think Spring they think time for a “tropical holiday” and time to beat the cold and embrace the warmth of a warm vacation on an island somewhere with the sun beating down on our heads and the smell of colitas rising up through the air…oh wait…that’s a song isn’t it?
Sorry I meant to say the warm smell of tanning lotion!
Yea, well you’re either an Eagles fan and loved it or didn’t get it at all.
Sephora has embraced that warm, tropical feeling with it’s brand new collection entitled Moroccan Sunrise.
The Muse say…whoa likey!
I honestly have no love loss for Sephora Brand cosmetics but I do generally love how hard they try when they do release an interesting collection so be the case with the Sephora Moroccan Sunrise Collection, it truly is rather gorgeous.
The general fanfare is included with the release including brush sets, makeup bags, and the odd little cosmetic bit and bob such as a mirror and atomizer. However, what really caught my attention was the entire makeup part of the collection. It all looks quite nice and dare I say indulge-able. Is that even a word? Well I deem it a word, place it in your Musepedia of words and phrases this Muse uses.
I personally think they went a bit too far with the fanfare items and left the color makeup part of the collection lacking. We all know that the huge selection of Moroccan themed makeup bags will end up on clearance quickly enough so why bother releasing so many? They should have expanded further on the makeup line up in my humblest as this is really quite nice.
The collection is tiny as you can see and understand why I’m ranty now. It includes a gold powder, a beautiful eye palette, and a few lipglosses. If I were Sephora I’d have done some blushes, maybe an eyeliner or two in sunny shades, and perhaps some lipsticks. They actually did pretty well with what they did release however a blush would have been superb but hey we can’t haz it all can we?
The fluff pieces:
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about adding that eye palette and bronzer too my wish list! Hmmmm….decisions, decisions…
What do you think of the Sephora Moroccan Sunrise Collection?
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Here’s one that could be interesting, check it out:
Sephora Brand Buildable Cover Concealer…hmmm…count this Muse intrigued!
Available in three shades for $16 USD the Muse could say that this makes a girl curious for sure. Sephora Brand Buildable Cover Concealer looks like Benefit Boi-ing but supposedly dries to a powder-like finish. Not sure I’m loving a cream to powder formula in concealer can you say creasing? But it supposedly hides just about everything including tattoos…whoa…this could be good.
Buildabe coverage makes this a customized concealer for large or small problems. Contains Viatmins A and E with hydrating agents such as cocoa oil.
Sure sounds like it’s food from the concealer gods…whether it is or not remains to be seen!
In the cart you go….review coming soon!
The Muse finds that a majority of Sephora brand cosmetics are a trash…could this be awesome?
Count me curious!
Sephora sometimes sneakily places items on sale and before you notice that they are giving away cosmetics for next to nothing, everything is normally snatched up and long gone.
So what’s the trick for scoring a Sephora sale?
Allow the Muse to tell you……….
You may already know this tip but it’s fairly simple the Muse suggests doing it once a week or once every two weeks to carry away the swag from Sephora when a sale hits.
What is it Muse? What is it? How do we score at Sephora?
Simply search “sale” on Sephora’s site and anything and everything that’s currently on clearance will pop up on the screen!
Go practice and try it out for yourself! Click! But don’t tell anyone else. It’s our secret, k? Shhhhh.