in Bare Escentuals
, Kevyn Aucoin
, Too Faced
, Urban Decay
It’s today people! Sephora Friends and Family starts today with a whopping 20% off your entire order! I always look forward to this time of year since it’s a fab time to try out new makeup, stock up on staple items, purchase gifts for friends and family, and of course indulge my own sweet tooth for more makeup! After all we all know the Muse can never have too much makeup!
For a while there I was worried about whether Sephora Friends and Family was going to actually happen but thankfully soon after we got good news and today we are ready to shop till we drop hopefully!
I can’t speak for this year but I did use the code three times last year when I forgot to purchase various items that didn’t end up on my wish list, or I seen something else that caught my interest, or I ended up grabbing a few items for friends, and so on and so forth! This year I’m hopeful I can do the same thing just in case I forget an item or want to go back for second helpings however I’ve prepared myself just in case I can’t and I thought I’d share some of the items I think you should be considering or things that you may already have on your wish list or things you might want to quickly write down since your Muse loves ‘em and we all know what the Muse loves is probably awesome…right? Am I putting too much importance on how uber fabulous I am there? Probably but my ego knows no bounds!
I took a few pictures and I’ve included links to reviews if I already reviewed an item here on Musings. If you need help or have a question about any of the items I mention here do shout it in my comment box as I’d love to be of service! I’d also love to hear what you’re hauling so share, share, share! Please? The Muse loves hearing about hauling as much as she loves to haul herself!
Considering Sephora is busy stocking up on palettes and gift sets the Muse thinks it’s a great time to stock up on these items considering the discount! Some of the ones she thinks you should keep your eye on are below!
Bare Escentuals Rocker Eye Kit
Urban Decay Book of Shadows
Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box
Vincent Longo Diamante Quad
Bare Escentuals Ruby Collection
Laura Mercier Flawless Face Kit
Urban Decay Essentials
Too Faced Glamor 2 Go Palette
Too Faced Pink Diamond Jewelry Box Palette
Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette
Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette
Now you might not even be thinking about staple products at the moment because you’re so excited about getting new makeup but don’t forget that now is such a great time to grab some staple items that you use daily and may be running low on or better yet to have a back up handy when you are! At 20% off it’s a great time to nab concealers, skincare, foundations, primers, etc….Some the ones the Muse thinks you should have on your list are below.
Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough
Philosophy Microdelivery Wash
Cargo Blu_Ray Concealer
Dior Radiance Booster Pen
YSL Touche Eclat
Laura Mercier Concealer
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer
DERMADoctor Wrinkle Revenge Eye Balm
Of course, we’re all hyper about makeup! We want as much makeup out of this deal as we can get! Right? Glosses, shadows, blushes, the more, the merrier!
The Muse has selected some of her personal favorites that she thinks you might like too! Check it out:
Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow
Urban Decay Eyeshadow
Bare Escentuals Glimmer
Mascara, mascara, mascara! Now is a rather great time to grab some mascaras you’ve been dying to try out but not wanting to splurge on! The Muse picked out a few that she thinks you might love:
Lorac Visual Effects Mascara
Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara
Bare Escentuals Big Tease Mascara
Bare Escentuals Brushless Mascara
Givenchy Phenomen’ Eyes Mascara
Nothing can begin without foundation! The Muse knows of some she thinks you’ll want to nab at a discount!
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
Keyvn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
Too Faced Illuminating Magic Wand Foundation
Benefit Play Sticks
Primers can be costly so now is a great time to stock up on old favorites or try out a new primer at a discounted price!
Tricia Sawyer Skin Balancing Water Primer
Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine
Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
Make Up For Ever HD Primer
Urban Decay Primer Potion
There are so many powders and blushes that the Muse absolutely loves but some are rather costly! Now is a great time to update your blush wardrobe with some new shades! Check below for ones that the Muse loves!
Bare Escentuals Blush
Stila Convertible Color
Can’t forget lipsticks and glosses can we? Many have run across the Muse’s path this year and some of her favorites are on her list to stock up on during Sephora Friends and Family!
Urban Decay Lipstick
Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited
Dior Addict Ultra Reflect Lipgloss
Finish up your greatest eye look with an equally fab liner! The Muse choose a few she loves below!
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner
Last minute bits and bobs can quickly be added to your cart! Some items the Muse suggests nabbing are Benefit’s powders such as Dandelion and Dallas! Don’t forget stains! The Muse swears by a good stain and listed a few favorites below!
Benefit Face Powders
Stila Cherry Crush
Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Stain
Well I think that’s all for now guys! Plenty more awaits you I’m sure and your lists must be as long as mine! Better check ‘em twice and make sure you have all the yummie goodies in place and start shopping!
Don’t forget to stop back here and tell the Muse all the deets on YOUR order!
Looks like Beauty Crunch has been busy updating it’s site with a SLEW of Steals and Deals!
I’ve blogged Beauty Crunch prior to this and have ordered from them in the past with great delight. Beauty Crunch is an authorized dealer of Stila and a few other select beauty brands and offer great deals and discounts on cosmetics!
Do check it out!
I noticed these crunches (And they may make a guest starring appearance in my cart shortly):
Bella’s Powder Room $14.50 USD
Stila All Over Glow Peachy Keen $11.50 USD
Stila Sleeping Princess $12 USD
Too Faced “Love Lisa” Palette $10 USD
Lola Simply Smoky Eye Kit $22 USD
Pop Beauty Cabinets $15.20 Each
Beauty Crunch definately has a little something for everyone! I definately want to indulge in a few items from Stila and Pop! I’ll be hauling shortly!
How about you?
What caught your eye?
Beauty Crunch and Stila: A Union of Yummie Sales!
Stila Kitten Gloss and Stila Kitten Eyeshadow Wash Review
Stila Cherry Crush Review
Stila Look Book Palettes Review
Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette Review
Pop Apple of the Cheeks Stain Review
Pop Day To Play Palette Review
Too Faced seems to know what a girl wants this holiday season with it’s new Holiday Collection!
Plenty of shimmer, glimmer and sweet palettes await you from the Too Faced Holiday Collection entitled What A Girl Wants!
What a girl wants and what a girl needs is more Too Faced makeup!
Ok, so are you naughty or nice? Freak it….go on and be both with the Too Faced Naughty and Nice Set for $29.50 USD
I personally consider myself super nice with a tiny crusty, chewy inside of naughty. How about you? For my nice side I can use the natural, nude shades included with the palette and for my inner naughty side I can deck myself out with a smoked out eye and a sexy red pout! The palette includes two complete sides of color to create a more natural or a sexier evening look. A total of 12 shades make up the palette, 6 shadows and 6 lip creams!
You might want to step up your game a little bit and go for the Too Faced The Jewelry Box Pink Diamond Edition for $39.50 USD! $10 bucks more than the Naughty and Nice Set will get you an array of items to make up face, lips, and cheeks!
For the mini obsessed check out Too Faced Mini Mirror Mirror Gloss Set for $25 USD and Too Faced Mini Starry Eyed Liner Set for $25 USD!
The Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss Set comes with a Muse recommendation and approval! Bestest gloss evers!
Too Faced has quite a few other beautiful pieces up their sleeve for the Holiday Season! Do check out further information about the Too Faced Holiday Collection What a Girl Wants by clicking here!
Indulging in any of this collection?
Tell the Muse!
Too Faced Holiday Collection 2007
Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Fall Collection 2008 Reviewed Featuring Too Faced Mirror Mirror Lipgloss
Too Faced The Quick Books Chronicles Mini Collection
Sephora is turning 10! Happy Birthday Sephora! We all love you very, very much, particularly the Muse of course!
In honor of it’s 10 year’s providing much joy to the beauty whores of the world, Sephora is doing up some seriously awesome collections and sets that are truly a steal in a deal!
One such set that caught my eye is the Too Faced The Quickie Chronicles Mini Collection…whoa…have you seen this?
This contains 8 Too Faced Quickie Chronicle Mini Palettes for $59.10 USD
It’s a bit early to be offering gift advice but wouldn’t this be a super pressie for a good friend or the makeup lover in your life? Or yourself of course…!
With 8 palettes you can create endless looks!
I’m very tempted by this one, very!
At $59.10 USD it works out to around $7.50 USD per palette but buy this during the Sephora Friends and Family Discount and you’ll end up paying around $5.85 USD per palette! Sweet!
I may indulge…I’m very tempted by this one…very!
What do you think?
Want this collection?
Love the idea of 8 palettes for such a low price?
Tell the Muse!
Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Review
Too Faced Mess in a Dress Eyeshadow
Too Faced Mineral Water Review
One of my favorite Fall Collections this year is Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors. This ones deserves some of your time so head on over to the Too Faced website or visit your local Sephora and have a peek at the selection of goodies! They are great and come with the Muse’s highest approval and recommendation.
The collection consists of several items but two of my favorite products are the Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette and the Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss. I was super impressed with these and had so much fun creating three separate looks with the palette to share with you guys!
I’ll start my review with the palette. The palette is this super cute flip up box that features nine shades of shadow that are divided into three looks. Each look has an easy to follow, step by step instruction card for creating a different smoky eye look. The eye looks you can create are Day Smoke, Fashion Smoke, and Classic Smoke.
The palette has everything you need to create your look and carry it around with you if you so please. The cards slip into a pocket in the inner lid of the palette and a nifty little draw on the bottom of the palette pulls out to reveal two dual ended sponge tipped and brush tipped applicators. I actually had one minor rant concerning the applicators. I’d have liked three applicators for the three looks! That would have really made my day but aside from that everything else is cake and ice cream. The shadows are super pigmented, very silky, and easy to blend. Each look I created was simple, easy, and quite fun. You don’t have to be a makeup artist to understand how to complete each look and the cards give a brief little instruction that’s not difficult to understand. It’s as simple as highlight, lid, and crease…done…beautiful.
Day Smoke is a combination of softer brown shades that you can use to create this insanely beautiful natural, neutral look. Actually, believe it or not, I adored this look the most out of all the looks I created. You know how much your Muse loves loud, outrageous shades but in this case I was actually loving the softness of the Day Smoke look I created. It’s perfect office wear and flattering as all heck for the Fall.
Day Smoke Look:
Use the lightest cream shade as a wash of color all over your eye prepping it for the darker shades in the palette. Pay particular attention to your highbrow using the cream to highlight this area. Follow up by sweeping Fawn all over your lid and into your crease. Blend Bronze into your crease and use it to line your lower lash line!
I felt like Day Smoke was a very flattering look for both older and younger woman. I fancied how awake and fresh it made my eyes look. I think the cream shadow made my eyes look very bright.
Completed Day Smoke Look:
Fashion Smoke Look:
Fashion Smoke was a bit difficult to pull off since all the colors are so very pigmented I had a hard time creating my look. My blending was a bit off with this and I ended up with a very nice look but you couldn’t differentiate between the green and the blue do to my poor blending and how pigmented the shadows were. In the end I ended up with more of a green look. This one needs a bit more practice when applying but master it I shall!
To create Fashion Smoke you’ll be using Sugar Cookie as a wash all over your eye prepping it for the darker shades in the palette. Follow up with Wicked Green on the inner lid and blend Midnight into the crease and upper and lower lashes.
Sadly, Midnight just turned into one big blob of green! I’ll keep trying and re-post soon when I have the look down correctly.
Fashion Smoke is a bit more daring so you may or may not want to wear this to work. It’s a great combo for a night out or if you’re like the Muse you may just sport it on any day of the week and proudly display how much you adore bold and vibrant looks!
Completed Fashion Smoke Look:
Finally, my 2nd favorite look is the Classic Smoke. Classic Smoke is the classic smoky eye look that we all love and know.
Creating it is a simple process and you can be as light or heavy as you want while applying. I choose to go crazy and create a very heavy, bold look with it. I was particularly impressed with the way the Silver shadow blended so wonderfully well with the other darker shades in the palette.
To create Classic Smoke you’ll start by blending silver into your crease and slowly pulling upwards and fading it into your brow. Follow up with Black Spark on the lid and outer v and finish with Black Suede on the outer crease and lower lashes.
This look, in my opinion, is great for day or evening.
Completed Classic Smoke Look:
All the looks are extremely Fall friendly and I like that Too Faced didn’t go metallic the way many brands did this season. The colors are pigmented and rich, the looks you can create are simply endless, and the price is very nice at $32 USD.
If you grow tired of creating three looks using the palette no one is stopping you from using the shades individually or mixing them up for some other look you want to create!
I love the packaging, I love the ease of use, the quality is excellent on the shadows, it’s just a really great palette that I’m happy to have gotten the chance to test out.
I recommend grabbing this one. Muse Approval for it! The Muse loves it!
Also released with the Too Faced Smoke and Mirrors Collection are the Too Faced Mirror Mirror glosses. I was so silly and only used the gloss in one of my Face of the Day photos above. I’m wearing the shade “I Love Myself” in my Day Smoke look. I’ll create more looks with the glosses soon so you can see the amazing quality of these.
These are excellent.
It’s been a long time since I’ve run across such a glossy, emollient, moisturizing lip gloss and again these come with my highest recommendation and seal of approval!
The gloss reminds me of Philosophy Kiss Me gloss. It glides on so beautifully and leaves behind a glassy, mirror like shine just as it’s advertised and named, Mirror Mirror.
The formula isn’t stick or tacky yet still manages to have good long wear. They happen to be delightfully fruity tasty as well! The Muse loves her gloss tasting good!
I got the chance to test drive two shades but I’m really eager to lay my hands on more. They have the potential for holy grail material because they have such a sincerely awesome finish. I love how glossy they leave my lips, very sexy plus the mirror shine goes so well with the looks I created with the Smoky Eye Palette!
L@@K at that shine!
These I absolutely love, definately a staple product for me and I’ll be indulging in more shortly.
I have a few other items to review from the Too Faced Fall Collection that will be coming along shortly. The entire Too Faced Smoke and Mirror Collection is worth some of your time to look at and definately indulge in. Both the palette and the gloss stole the show for me!
I’m sticking my highest approval on these! The Muse loves ‘em and recommends you nab both the palette and the gloss! You won’t be sorry if you do but you will if you don’t!
Check out more of the Too Faced Fall Collection by clicking here!
Tried these yet?
Want the palette?
Love smoky eyes?
Tell the Muse!