Be curious no longer! Look inside the Muse’s schedule to see what’s up and coming at Musings!
I have a packed schedule and a slew of things to get to so brace yourself as they are all up and coming as soon as the Muse can get them to you! Here’s a peek at what I am working (and testing out now) on!
KATE Spring Collection 2009 Review
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss Review and Swatches
Lipstick Queen Big Bang Theory Review and Swatches
Eye Wrinkle Cream Round Up: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in the Eye Cream World
Stila Indian Summer Review and Swatches
More Kenzo Skincare Reviews
Pacifica Bath and Body Collection
Dior Summer Collection 2009
More Dianne Brill Reviews
More Taiwanese Brand Cosmetic Reviews Plus a Taiwan BB Cream you won’t want to live without!
My brand new Etsy Musings Category!
This is just a sneak peek for what’s ahead! Believe me their is a ton more to get too! I’ll be pumping the reviews out as quickly as my little hands can get to ‘em!
If you have suggestions of product reviews you’d like to see e-mail ‘em or comment below! I’ll be happy to consider your suggestion for use!
Hope you’re as excited as I am about the upcoming posts!
Stila coming at us this Summer with a slew of new items that are sure to please the sun lovers!
Jump ahead to read the details!
I’ve already introduced you to the Stila Indian Summer Collection (the lipglosses from this collection are stunning! Can’t wait to review for you guys!) for Summer 2009 and I’ve reviewed Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain as well. Today, I’ll introduce you to a few of the point items released with Stila Summer that will give you glowing bronze skin this season!
I’m quite excited about the Stila Bronze Collection even thought I’m not a fan of bronzers. The promise of a shimmering 24 Karat Gold finish makes me think of my great love of Urban Decay Half Baked Bronzer so I’m quite curious to try this line up. Sparkling gold and bronzer=likey very much!
Stila Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer is infused with 24 Karat Gold for shimmering bronzed skin this season. Provides an SPF 15 for a beaming, flawless face. $32 USD
Stila Loose Mineral Bronzing Powder with 24 Karat Gold is a natural origin finishing powder to create warm skin with a simple dusting of powder! $34 USD
Also available is the old pressed bronzer powder. This is a new style palette but same great formula as the last release.
Even a Muse can be tempted by this selection of goodies…hey it promises 24 Karat Gold…I can dig that!
Tell the Muse!
I can’t believe I’m about to say this but this morning when I was test driving Stila Mango Crush I realized I was too pale to use it. Gasp! Outrageous right? Although it looks mighty nice on I think it’ll look way more flattering, gulp still can’t believe I’m saying this, on sunny skin. Obviously Stila’s intention was to make a shade that was flattering on tanned skin and in this case I’m in agreement with them.
You’ve been reading Musings long enough by now probably to realize what an advocate the Muse is when it comes to brightening, whitening, and remaining as pale as possible. I’m a medium fair skin and I do everything in my power to bring my skin down to, at the very least, a fair shade without looking too ghastly. I think I blend out well enough that you’d never realize my skin was a shade or two darker than it actually really is. This morning I was having a test run with Stila Mango Crush and I realized that it’ll actually be way more flattering if I simply sat in the sun for a while or used a tinted bronzer or bronzing powder prior to applying.
I’m loving the shade. It’s a gorgeous deep coral color that has a hint of a pearly shimmer that’s very pretty. It’s plenty pigmented to give a nice pop of peach to cheeks. I think the idea was for it to taste like mango as with the other stains in the line they taste and smell like their namesakes. However, I thought it tasted like cucumber and not mango.
The stain comes in a click style pen and with a brush applicator. Simply click for a squirt of color and brush on. A per my rantings in my prior reviews I’m not a fan of using the product on my lips and following up on my face so I’ve taken to simply wiping it clean with a MAC Cleansing Cloth after each use. My first venture with Stila Cherry Crush I ended up purchasing one for my lips and one for my cheeks but I’ve become economy friendly now and just wipe down the brush after use with the cloth and I’m good to rumble. I like the style of packaging as it’s travel friendly and mess, fuss-free.
As mentioned above it gives a rather lovely pop of peach to my cheeks but I think it would look even better on a tanned face. Tomorrow I’m going to try using a bit of a bronzing powder to see how it looks on. The shade is quite pigmented and should work well on most skin types however it may not be deep enough for a darker skin tone. It looks quite nice and natural on lips as well.
Overall, I really loved Stila Mango Crush and must say I love that they keep extending this line and growing it with new shades. It’s a wonderful color for Summer and it’ll work well into the Fall. The stain is long wearing with no touch ups between so it’s virtually sweat proof, rain proof, and sunny day proof. Even when the rest of your makeup has well worn away you’ll still be sporting a sunny shade of sunset on the apples of your cheeks!
Well done Stila! Keep crushing and the Muse will keep buying! Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is Muse Approved for purchase. This was a little sneak peek review so you’ll have to wait a little longer for Mango Crush, she’ll be available in May from Stila and Sephora. For now check out Cherry Crush and Pomegranate Crush for cure your lemmings!
Have to have it?
Tell the Muse!
Steals and Deals are on the rise this Monday morning! Hautelook
has over 80 items on sale from Stila Cosmetics. This sale is on for only 38 Hours so you’ll have to haul fast to get in on the deals.
They have palettes, lipglazes, single eyeshadows, foundation, the works! A little something for every Stila lover!
Jump ahead for the deets!
Hautelook is by invite only to join so just e-mail if you’d like to be referred. You’ll also get $10 USD spending cash if you join from my referral!
Here are some of the deals on Stila but there are LOADS more…it’s a big sale…I couldn’t help but wish they had the Stila Duo shadows on sale as I am feeling the love for those lately for some odd reason or another! They literally have a slew of products, probably more than what you’d find at the Stila Warehouse Stila.
Just e-mail me or twitter me
and I’ll send you an invite to HauteLook!
Oh Stila you had me at Cherry Crush and you made me fall in love with you all over again with Pomegranate Crush. Now, well now you want me to lust after you and crush on you for your new addition to the your lip and cheek stain family with Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain!
Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain is the third installment in Stila’s click pen lip and cheek stain collection. Add a coral, peachy glow to lips and cheeks for Summer with a quick swipe of this highly addicting, tasty treat!
Like it’s past releases, Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain is a long lasting formula with high anti-oxidants and Vitamins A, C, and E making this stain healthy and good for your skin!
Stila Mango Lip and Cheek Stain will be available from Stila Cosmetics and Sephora in May 2009.