Step back in time with the Muse and re-visit with some of what was happening in Summer 2008.
Bobbi Brown taught this Muse a thing or two about the benefits of combining pink with beautiful bronzes to create a killer Summer look! Check out the Muse’s review of the Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection from 2008.
Much excitement was afoot when the Muse discovered the new Stila Kitten goodies but sadly they did so disappointed. Gather round and listen to a tale of Stila Kitten Silk Shimmer Gloss and Stila Kitten Silk Eye Shadow Wash.
MAC Solar Bits
were somehow easy to forget after the Muse originally purchased them and you’ll understand why after reading my review!
What was the deal with Too Faced Mineral Water
? Find out by reading my review.
Bless Be! The KATE Summer Collection 2008
was absolutely a joy for this Muse! She was partial to her favorite shadows being released in three new shades. Japan never looked so good.
Urban Decay taught the Muse how to love bronzer! Check out her review of the Urban Decay Summer Collection 2008 after this jump
Please MAC won’t your bring back Volcanic Ash
Small but lovely was the Majorca Majolica Summer Collection 2008
Vincent Long Liquid Shadow had a Muse crying nay! Check out her review
on these shadows introduced in the Summer of ’08.
Addict? Sure definately an addiction when it comes to the Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect
shades that were released last year. Loves ‘em!
Cooling off with Etude House Aqua Sherbet Skincare
was easy especially since it smelled so pretty and looked equally gorgeous.
Hope you had fun clicking through some of Summer 2008. Maybe you came across a few reviews you missed from last year or discovered something new.
The Muse is a wonderin’…..
What’s your favorite releases from last Summer?
Share ‘em with me!
The Muse knows you’ve been patiently awaiting swatches and a review of Too Faced Lockdown Cream Shadow. And finally here I am with a review, swatches, and a few FOTD’s!
Excited? I am.
Click your heels and jump ahead for the good word!
The Muse really loved Urban Decay for bring back their cream shadows but she had general woe with application, loved them yes but hated the irritating way they applied. When she seen the brand new Too Faced LockDown Cream Shadows she was thinking how great they looked but was a bit worried about application. Turns out that they apply amazingly well, have a great long lasting formula, and make an incredible base. Likey!
Combining it’s awesome Shadow Insurance with metallic pigments, Too Faced created a long wearing vibrant shadow that lends a nice pop of color to lids. Since it’s technically a primer (with a bit of pigment thrown in for good measure) it applies easily and blends flawlessly. And again taking into consideration it’s a shadow primer it makes a great base for regular powder shadow so you can amp up a look and intensify your powder shadow while keeping it locked on your eye all day long. The Muse says multitask with Too Faced Lockdown by taking advantage of it as a base and a primer or use it on it’s own as a cream shadow.
The formula dries down fairly quickly but not so fast you won’t have a chance to blend a fair bit and also layer on more color if you choose. The formula is considerably less shimmer/glitter laden than Urban Decay’s Cream Shadows plus the texture is considerably lighter and easier to blend and dries down nicely without remaining wet for a long period of time making blending an impossible task. Overall, the shadow just applies easier and leaves behind nice pigmented color. Although color isn’t as pigmented unless you layer a bit. A small dot will get you a nice dose of color but the Muse suggests blending one layer on and go for a second layer before dry down to get a more intense color payoff!
Only rant the Muse has is Too Faced Lockdown is only available in six shades. Aw shucks can’t we have more colors? The colors I tried were I’m Guilty (Shimmering Aqua), Bedroom Eyes, my favorite! (Smoky Brown), and JailBait (Baby Pink).
All in all the Muse is liking Too Faced LockDown Cream Shadows! Good stuff. Long-wearing, multitasking, and easy to blend makes them a great treat for hot Spring eye looks.
Too Faced LockDown is available now from Sephora and Too Faced.
Tried ‘em yet?
Tell the Muse!
Talkin’ ’bout some Hot Stuff baby! Too Faced Hot Stuff Summer Collection is up and available on the Too Faced (and at Sephora by the very way!) site and it’s look hawt! Jump ahead for the deets!
I already discussed the new Too Faced Brightening Blush with you prior to this and I must say I’m quite excited about them! $19 USD each and available in three shades these blushes are tempting this Muse!
Get a sexy sun-kissed glow on your lips with brand new Too Faced Lip Bronzer. Available in Snow Bunny, Sun Bunny, and Pink Leopard each dual shade tube is $17 USD each!
A perfect good for you tan awaits you with brand new Too Faced Pure Bronze Loose Mineral Powder. $28.50 USD
Too Flatbuki Brush for $12.50 USD, the Muse is speechless, I have no words. Likey!
All in all I’d say this is turning out to look quite nice for Summer! The Muse is feeling the love for Too Faced Summer 2009.
Shop it now!
What do you think?
Tell the Muse!
The Muse is loving herself silly over the Balm Down Boy Blush
! Have you not tried it yet? Go now, get some! Come back later to read this for now go get the blush!
When I seen Too Faced Pinch My Petals Blush I couldn’t help but notice how similiar the two were! Whoa! Tis like having Down Boy Blush in several shades…likey!
The blushes are $19.50 USD and available in three shade selections! Loves it!
The formula is paraben free and the blush is designed to brighten and freshen up your complexion…hmmm I’m loving it even more! I like the sweet little vintage flip compacts. Very cute. And the price tag isn’t too bad either. I think I might indulge in at least to give it a test try and if it’s good snag the others.
What do you think?
Tell the Muse!
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!