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Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara

According to Smashbox the future has arrived with it’s brand new DNA Mascara.

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Smashbox Lash DNA Mascara has a complex blend of porteins and amino acids that binds to lashes which in turn creating mega-length all while conditioning lashes and rebuilding former damage to ensure lashes stay stronger.

Who cares about all that, check out the uber cool brush! That brush looks hawt! Likey! Might be adding this one to the wish list as it looks interesting!

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WANTS IT: Smashbox Mother Earth Palette


I dunno what it is that’s so very appealing about the Smashbox Mother Earth Palette but the Muse feels her blood boiling when she laid eyes on it!

After many an email asking after it I’ve decided I really need to go and get one for my very self.

What is it? An eco-friendly color palette containing four eyeshadows and a blush. It’s a certified-organic compact with a sleeve made from sustainable materials. Whoa I’m all green friendly now! Although I’m all about bolder, vibrant shades for Spring, I’m loving all over the peach colored blush in this palette.

With each purchase of the Smashbox Mother Earth Palette, a tree will be planted by the Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable enviroments through forestation.

Feel good about your purchase in knowing you’re helping your planet out and making yourself beautiful at the same time.

Whatcha think?

Loving this palette?

Wanting it?

Tell the Muse!

And don’t forget about the Smashbox Muse Collection! The Muse is still wanting to pick up the palette from this collection and the pencils. Anyone haul any of it? I’m sticking by my right to say this collection was created exclusively with me in mind…”Muse”..come on you know Smashbox is so reading my blog and getting a full on creative energy burst from all my amazing babblings thus the Muse Collection was born.

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You know you love me.

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Smashbox Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer Review

Just so you know I sincerely do not like Smashbox Primer. Eep! Sorry Smashbox the Muse no likey! It breaks me out terribly and it pills horribly and lord shall I go on? Isn’t that enough to make you want to cry?

When I heard about Smashbox Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer which was released with the Spring 2009 Collection, I kinda sorta felt intrigued simply because it looked all shimmery and pretty. The Muse’s brain works on one level, present her with anything that glows or looks shimmery and her brain registers it as an instant yes, wants it!

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Jump ahead for the review!

I believe Smashbox Hybrid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer was originally released with the Green Room Collection. Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s how the Muse recalls it.

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What is it?

It’s actually a luminizer and a primer all in one product. The primer works at prepping your face for makeup and the luminzer highlights skin. Now actually this is where the product fails a teeny tiny bit for me. The packaging is difficult to work with and I’m left wondering if maybe it would have been a better idea to have a primer and a lumininzer separate, two products, two separate packages. Two products, one package…no likey. The tube that this is housed in has a dual chamber and two holes in one spout. This means you have to squeeze the tube just the right way to get the right amount of product out of both chambers. Most times this means you get either too little or too much of any one product. Very difficult packaging to work with and terribly irritating for me. I like my cosmetic sans an MD degree to operate, call me old fashion.

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Aside from my rant about the packaging the product overall is quite nice. A little tiny bit goes a long way as you could succumb to disco ball shimmer overload if you apply too much. I actually prefer Smashbox primer when it’s mixed up with the luminizer. It doesn’t pill, doesn’t itch as it normally would, nor does it have a silicon feel, these are all bonuses for me! The formula is gel-like in consistency and absorbs easily into skin leaving behind a peachy, gold finish. Actually I was duly impressed that using this did extend my foundation by a few hours of wear.

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I normally use this prior to blush but you can use it after if you desire to highlight cheek bones or you can use it a tiny dab on your eye lids or brow bone for a little hint of shimmer! I do think that this makes a fine product for Summer but I wasn’t feeling it for Spring.

Overall, I did like the product aside from the crummy packaging. It’s well worth checking out if you have a highlight/luminizer fetish or if you’re looking to replenish your current bottle of Smashbox Photofinish Primer why not nab this and get two products in one?

Tried it?

Love it?

Wanting it?

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Beauty Reflections: All About The Lips

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The Muse knows she’s not alone in thinking that their is something so very wonderful about lipgloss!

Go on now, you know you simply adore it.

Jump ahead to reflect on some reviews that’s are all about the lips!

The Muse thinks kawaii and gloss is a marriage most divine so of course she was all about Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss from Japan.

Love Clover PopChu Lipgloss Review

Christmas was extra special when the Muse discovered that diamonds and gloss could come together in a gorgeous piece of bling!

Isadora Diamond Gloss Ring Review

From Korea (and Etude House) with Love, the Muse was all about the newest Etude House plumping gloss!

Etude House Plumping Lip Tint Review

The gods graced the Muse (and makeup junkies everywhere) with the awesomeness of Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss this past Fall! Bless be!

Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss

Only the good die young so might as well sin with Lipstick Queen!

Lipstick Queen Sinner Shine Hardcore LipGloss Review

Why choose when you can have a slew of variety? Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss set was all about choices!

Smashbox Rapture Lipgloss Gift Set Review

Rule the recession with budget friendly gloss from Mark!

Mark Glossblossom Lipgloss Review

Part two of my Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review is upcoming so best get cracking and start reflecting on part one!

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick Review and Swatches

The Muse finally admits that every cosmetic purchase she makes from Japan isn’t always a great one!

Shiseido Maquillage Diamond Tear Gloss Review

The Muse couldn’t pull off MAC Binge Slimshine but she found an alternative that worked well!

NARS Lipgloss in Revolt Review

Armani and the Muse are BFF’s especially when she was loving all over lip wax a few months ago!

Giorgio Armani Beauty Lip Wax Review

It’s not always about gloss! How about Lip Stain too?

Pixi Lip Blush Review

Hope you enjoyed reflecting on lip products today!

Tell the Muse some of your fav lip products!

She’s listening!

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Smashbox Beauty Guru Palette

Oh teach me Smashbox! Teach me! I want to be a beauty guru too! I imagine that if I snag myself a Smashbox Beauty Guru Palette I’ll be well on my way to becoming a master beauty jedi.

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One can hope that’ll happen….

Gather around now kids and behold the multitiered palette for eyes, cheeks, AND lips.

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Are you excited yet? I’m well on my way there.

The new Smashbox Beauty Guru Palette has everything you need for making up lips, eyes, cheeks, and everything else in between, kitchen sink sold separately, apologies from the artists at Smashbox but you can’t have everything. Settle down now kids.

Smashbox and Sephora Beauty Guru Andria Woods include a step by step guide for obtaining a catwalk-worthy look. Personally, I don’t care about the catwalk I just want a palette with three tiers…is that terribly weird of me?

The set includes a blusher/bronzer duo, shadow and liner quad, and lip color trio with a high shine topcoat. All yours for $47 USD…or all mine in this case.

Although the Muse has been known to hate on bronzers she’s feeling the love for a pinch of pink and a hint of brown to spice things up for the Spring. The colors in the palette all look quite friendly although I’m sure you know what I’m about to say….the palette is a bit Fall-like color wise but aside from that minor rant I like the looks of it.

How about you?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell your Muse all about it!

Exclusive to Sephora so grab it now!

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