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Beauty Reflections: The Road So Far

The Muse has been busy as a little bee pumping out plenty of wonderful Spring Collection reviews for you!

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She has a slew more to go and they’ll keep coming until Spring actually hits, it’s still cold as all hells around here so Spring seems ages away.

For now let’s reflect on some of what she’s reviewed so far for you!

Possibly one of my favorite items this Spring would be Benefit Coralista! Truly a star for Spring (and Summer for that matter!)

Benefit Coralista Review

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer is brand new and holding it’s own against my other face primers and winning a coveted position in my daily use pile!

Prescriptives Flawless Face Primer Review

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick has this Muse’s heart! Amazing formula, pigmented, and did I mention tasty?

Clarins Joli Rouge Perfect Shine Sheer Lipstick

The Givenchy Spring Collection is ridiculously awesome as far as this Muse is concerned!

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Lipstick Review

Givenchy Sari Glittering Eyeshadow Review

Givenchy Sari Glow Blush Review

The Muse has been erasing all her worries with Tarte The Eraser Concealer!

Tarte The Eraser Concealer Review

Preppin’ and Primin’ comes easy with Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer!

Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer Review

The Muse got her Smurf on with the Too Faced Smurfette Collection!

Too Faced Smurfette Collection Review

Men dressed as dames? It happens. Dame Edna happens to be a male, happens to dress up like a woman, happens to be a dame, and most important, happens to have his…errr her own MAC Collection!

MAC Dame Edna Collection Review

Obsessed much? The Muse is with Clarins Instant Gloss!

Clarins Instant Gloss Review

Valentine’s is way over but Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel is still guest starring in the Muse’s Shower!

Philosophy Cinnamon Hot Dots Shower Gel Review

Creating a masterpiece was easy especially when the Muse had Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece available!

Smashbox Muse Blush Rush in Masterpiece Review

What have you tested, tried, and purchased from the upcoming Spring Collections so far?

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Stash Spotlight: Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer

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I like pretty much everything Tarte puts out but one of my absolute favs are the Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers!

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The Muse thinks that Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheers don’t get nearly enough love so she thought she’d feature them in a Stash Spotlight today!

For a very, very long time these were my go to item for a beautifully pigmented pouting smile. I used to use them with almost every single look I created as they are so moist, glide on beautifully, and are pigmented as all heck. At $14 USD I always thought they were an incredible deal with the quality. I’ve been thinking about how much I’d love it if Tarte took a bit of time out and revisited with these incredible balms and maybe introduced a few new shades. The Muse would be every so happy if they did!

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If you never tried a Tarte 24/7 Lip Sheer the Muse highly recommends nabbing one! Fab stuff, ’nuff said.

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Tarte Dark Circle Defense Under Eye Corrector

OoOooOoo! New Tarte Dark Circle Defense Under Eye Corrector!

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Help banish dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines with Tarte’s new paraben-free concealer!

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The Muse must haves some. Exclusive to QVC at the moment this set includes the concealer and brush for $32 USD, Item Number A89539

I imagine it’ll pop up sooner or later at Sephora and on Tarte’s website but not with the brush included so it’s probably a good deal to get the set.

I haven’t ordered it yet but it’s on my radar so expect a review soon!

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Tarte The Eraser Concealer Review

Dontcha just wish you had an eraser to wipe away fine lines, problem skin, and anything else that bugs you about your face? Wouldn’t that be the ideal product? A little swipe of my handy eraser and all my woes and troubles would be gone!

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Well..I don’t really have an eraser to do ALL of that but the next best thing would be nabbing yourself Tarte The Eraser Concealer and calling it a day!

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We’ve been on this adventure before haven’t we? Ahhh the concealer journey truly it’s grown to epic proportions and the Muse loves to gather concealers near and far and put them to the test to see how brave they are at concealing my under eye woes! Tarte happens to be pass all my tests and gets a rather high score in the concealer department.

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The Muse freaking loves click pen concealers and this happens to be packaged in a chubby little click pen which in my opinion makes a great travel companion, easily stores away, and just makes application a breeze. Although the product is not new it has released several new shades for the Spring Collection release so at the moment you can get this in up to 10 shades which is truly fantastic. In particular they introduced porcelain which I was quite excited about as I had swatched Fair (the lightest shade available at the time) last season and it was a bit too dark for me but Porcelain is perfect!

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The formula is a creamy moisturizing silicon and water based formula that keeps skin hydrated while wearing long without creasing or caking. It also happens to be extremely “green” friendly for those who are conscious what goes into their cosmetics.

You’ll be happy to know the formula contains none of the following:

  • Parabens
  • Petro-Chemicals
  • Phthalate
  • Sulfate
  • Fragrances
  • Dyes
  • Talc

It does contain all of the following good for you ingredients:

  • Safflower Seed (known for it’s moisturizing benefits)
  • Arnica Flower Extract (known to reduce the appearance of dark circles)
  • Cucumber Extract (Vitamins A and C)
  • Olive Oil (retains moisture in the skin)

My eyes seemed to like the formula very much and that’s saying alot considering that my eyes are super dry which causes creasing and caking drama. The formula is richly pigmented and fantastic for covering up puffy eyes, dark circles, and other woes and problems. It did a great job of waking up my tired eyes just as a good concealer should. The coverage is buildable so one click will do both eyes perfectly well and maybe a second one if you’re really wanting to cover heavy duty problems.

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If you’re not feeling the need to shell out $40 USD for our beloved Dior Booster Pen or YSL Radiant Touch I think that at $19 USD this makes a pretty great substitute. I don’t think the formula is as creamy as the Dior pen but it’s definitely in a class of greatness of it’s own!

Who needs it?

  • Anyone who likes click pen concealers for in a flash touch ups!
  • Anyone who needs a creamy, moisturizing concealer that’s pigmented enough to conceal puffy eyes, fine lines, and dark circles
  • Those who desire paraben free and good for you ingredients in their cosmetics!

All in all I think Tarte Eraser Concealer is quite a good concealer and does exactly what it promises. The price is right, it conceals and wears long plus it’s easy to tote around with you!

The Muse likey!

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Tarte Spring Collection 2009

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Spring Collections are a poppin’ ladies! It’s coming at you full force as all the beauty sites and counters are updated with the pretties for the upcoming Spring season! Today I bring you the tale of the Tarte Spring Collection for 2009.

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DuWop isn’t the only one thinking about Anti-Aging foundations. Is this the latest craze? Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation with Wrinkle Rewind will rid your face of wrinkles while giving a soft, flawless look.

A perfect swirl of color to add to cheeks and lips with the new Tarte: A Perfect Whirled Cheek Stain that combines a soft coral and pink for beautifully blushing cheeks and as with the foundation no additives or parabens.

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The Muse is all about anything to help her bottom lashes to look longer and fuller! Wimpy lower lashes=so not cool! Tarte Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara promises to coat every single one of my bottom lashes and make them full and lovely looking!

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We all need a little pick me up palette for Spring! Check out Tarte Spring Greening Straw Palette! Contains 6 Tarte Eyeshadows, three tarte mini glosses, an applicator, and a reusable straw bag. Aww sweet!

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If you’re all about natural you’ll be happy to know all of the above products contain none of the following ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Petro-Chemicals
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Dyes
  • Talcs
  • Fragrances

All in all a rather nicely made up Spring Collection for Tarte and sometime to look forward to for those who are conscious of what goes into their cosmetics!

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