Anyone up for a little bit more of the Smashbox Muse Collection? The Muse is all about “her” collection and is loving it so far! Today I’m bringing you a review of the Smashbox Muse Lip Paint in Luminary.
A new gloss line was introduced with the Smashbox Muse collection which are the limited edition Lip Paints. These glosses offer a tiny hint of color while delivering shine to the lips. The lack of color variety does somewhat disappoint but taking into consideration that these are limited edition I think it’s safe to say that three color selections are a plenty.
The color I was busy testing out this week was Luminary which is a shimmering nude peach shade. Mmm slightly scared of those nudes shades but test I did and I came up with a few takes on the gloss.
First off I was slightly unhappy with the formula of the gloss as it wasn’t particularly glossy and had a tiny bit of a dryness to it. Hmmm, I know..dryness you say Muse? But I can’t think of another way to describe the formula, it’s simply very dry without the normal glossiness one assosicates with lipgloss. After all that’s why it’s called gloss right? Because it’s glossy. This isn’t so very glossy sadly however it is a rather nice shade which adds a touch of golden, peachy shimmer to lips. It’s not pigmented enough to work on it’s own so I do suggest prepping with a bit of stain or lipstick prior to use and topping with this for a nice sparkly finish.
For the most part I do think the name is slightly misleading because I was thinking that these would be a pigmented gloss with a brush applicator however turns out it’s a sponge tip applicator and a very sheer gloss. I dunno, I just associate paint with pigment I suppose?
Overall I do think the gloss had a fab finish and I can’t deny it looks mighty nice on my lips when paired with a warmer makeup look but I was just slightly disappointed with the overall formula and lack of pigmentation. The Muse thinks she might try indulging in one more shade before deciding if it’s a hit with her or a miss!
Sportin’ Smashbox Lip Paint in Luminary
Have you tried any of the Smashbox Muse Collection yet?
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Dude, wanna idiot proof your bronzer? The Muse so needs a bronzer she can apply without messing up in a major way!
No problem! Smashbox has you covered.
Riding on the coat tails of it’s popular O-Glow and O-Gloss, in comes Smashbox O-Bronze an intuitive cheek bronzer that delivers a personalized touch of the sun to cheeks and face.
The bronzer starts out a white cream and slowly turns into your perfect shade of a tanned you.
Totally idiot proof bronzer for fools like the Muse! Loves it!
Willing to try it?
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The Muse kinda sorta thinks that Smashbox was thinking all about her when they created the Smashbox Muse Collection.
Indeed, I think they got the creative energy flowing and had a mental image of the Muse as they mixed up, created, and finally released the Smashbox Muse Collection.
Oh well at least I’d like to think that’s how it went. What? A girl can dream.
When I originally blogged Smashbox Muse I didn’t even realize a blush was being released with the collection! Well duh and hello gorgeous! Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece was obviously made exclusively for me because it’s most flattering on this Muse’s chubby little cheeks…although it’s exclusive for the Muse she’ll share and let you buy one of your own..if you must….teehee!
The packaging on Smashbox Muse Blush Rush is quite cute as it has a flip top lid with little paint spatters all over the compact and the outer box packaging, flip it up to reveal the blush and a nice size mirror! I was slightly scared of the shade which they have entitled Masterpiece in keeping with the “arty” theme of things, as it appears to be a warmer, muddier orange shade and normally that’s not quite flattering on my face. To look at it one would never know how pigmented it is as the formula, upon first glance, appears quite chalky however it blends seamlessly and offers a nice warm peachy pop of color to my cheeks! Likey! See? I told you they had me in mind when they created this collection.
In keeping with Spring I do think that the shade would go perfectly with greens, golds, and browns for a warm, fresh look. It’s suggested on the website to prep and prime with the new Smashbox Hybrid Luminizing Primer (review coming shortly) and apply Smashbox Blush Rush in Masterpiece on top. I haven’t yet tried this but I will do so shortly as I’m curious what the finished results will look like.
All in all I’m quite pleased with the blush and I was finding myself wishing that they had released other shades. The blush is $24 USD and available now at www.smashbox.com
A Muse sporting Blush Rush in Masterpiece
The Muse is all about Muse Approving it for purchase! Go get yours as it’s not only good for this Muse but all Muses out there. For soft, glowing cheeks for the Spring, Masterpiece has you covered.
What do you think of the Smashbox Muse Collection?
Are you hauling any of it for yourself?
The Muse has fully embraced her “musey” personality for almost two years now on Musings of a Muse and it appears that Smashbox decided it was about time to tell the world how awesome the Muse truly is.
I’m almost but not quite positive that when Smashbox created it’s new Muse Collection they were thinking ALL about this Muse. Honestly who else could they have possibly been envisioning when going about the creative process of creating a Muse Collection right?
Read more about Smashbox Muse Collection after the jump….
The new Smashbox Muse Collection looks quite fun and funky but not completely what this Muse is all about however that does NOT stop me from wanting every single piece in the collection simply because it has my name…errr…I mean my alter ego’s name stamped all over it!
The collection consists of the following items:
Smashbox Muse Lip Paint $21 USD
Smashbox Muse Artist Eye Palette $48 USD
Smashbox Muse Cream Eyeliner Artist Pencil Set $36 USD
Smashbox Hybrid 2-in-1 Luminizing Primer $34 USD
It’s actually a pretty nice round up and I thought it was interesting that they included a pencil set as it’s abnormal to have sets such as this after the Holidays.
As you can see the Smashbox Muse Collection has a long way to go to be as uber fabulous and awesome as this Muse but it’ll pass. The Muse thinks she’ll take her chair and table and head to Sephora and the nearest Nordies and set up shop outside. As people purchase the collection the Muse will offer to autograph the boxes of the collection as who doesn’t want an autographed copy of a Muse Collection right?
Hmmm yes I believe I will do that….check for me at your local makeup counter soon!
If you’re want to be all Muse-like (but not as great as the Muse of course) you can head on over to Nordies and nab this collection now! It’s up and happily available for purchase.
What do you think?
Good enough for this Muse?
Tell your Muse!