Fall Collections 2009

NARS Essential Eye Palette and NARS Best of Lips Palette

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Ahhh NARS you excited me so! And two new palettes to choose from too! Loves it!

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Two new palettes are available now from NARS for lips and eyes. Yay!

The NARS Essential Eye Palette contains a combination of warm and cool tones for the eye.

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Top Shades
  • Unconditional Love
  • Night Star
  • Galapagos

Bottom Shades

  • Nepal
  • Ondine
  • Thunderball

Also available is the new NARS Best of Lips Palette which includes a variety of rich, vibrant shades for Fall.

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Top Shades
  • Copacabana
  • Chelsea Girls
  • Dolce Vita

Bottom Shades

  • Orgasm Multiple
  • Eros
  • Red Lizard

These are both available now at Nordstrom.

Want ‘em? I know I’m yearning for the eye palette!

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Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour

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Oh Clinique aren’t you up to interesting things this Fall! Introducing Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour for glossy, shiny, lips with a formula that defends delicate lips and contains good for you ingredients!

Check ‘em after the jump!

Putting aside all that good for you ingredients stuff the Muse admits that she’s just a gloss junkie kinda girl and the idea of anything that promises shiny, pigmented lips in a click style applicator is a no brainer in the “I wants that now please, thank you so much”.

Ok, ok aside from my need for more gloss I do so admit that the interesting antioxidant formula tickles my curiosity. The formula is supposedly non-sticky and highly moisturizing and most important packed with good for you ingredients. Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour is available in eight juicy shades ranging from opaque to shimmery, shimmery you say? Ok, I’m in.

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Shades Available:
  • Fig-a-licious
  • Raisin the Bar
  • Mango-thon
  • Pink Me Up
  • Rhubarbie
  • Goodness Grapecious
  • Nude-tritious
  • Absolute Açaí

Gawd they sound so good I best be careful not to lick the applicator, what? It’s been known to happen on occasion.

Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Antioxidant Lip Colour is available now at your local counter or visit www.clinique.com for $17.50 each.

Want ‘em?

Tell the Muse if it’s something you’re indulging in!

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Sephora Fall 2009 Catalog Sneak Peek

Although the Sephora Fall Catalog 2009 hasn’t yet winged it’s way into my mail box I was still quite excited to get a little sneak peek at some of the photo shoots and looks that will probably be making a guest starring appearance in the catalog. The official Sephora Beauty Blog posted up a series of videos for Fall looks that I’m positive you’ll see soon in the Fall Catalog.

Take a peep:

Fall Look: Cat Eye

Fall Look: Extreme Smoky Eye

Fall Look: Gray Eyes

Fall Look: Candy Eyes

Fall Look: Dark Lips

Fall Look: Bold Brows

What are some of your favorite Fall looks this season?

Loving bolder brows? Favoring bolder, dark lips? Indulging in an extreme smoky eye?

Tell the Muse!

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Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection Greige Collection

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Giorgio Armani leaps into fall with an elegant new Fall Collection. Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 pairs up a subtle but distinct tones to accentuate a deep smoky eye contrasted with a fresh, luminous complex and a mute but intense lip color.

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Jump ahead to learn more about the Greige Collection from Giorgio Armani Beauty for Fall 2009.

With a heavy emphasis on the eyes Giorgio Armani Beauty brings together the simplicity of a fresh, glowing face and a dramatic eye look with it’s the Giorgio Armani Beauty Manta Ray Eye Duo Palettes ($38). This palette is an eye duo dressed with an exotic Manta Ray patter. Inspired by precious and luxurious materials used in Giorgio Armani fashion accessories, the palettes offer a beautiful selection of color harmonies inspired by nature.

  • Charcoal and Greige: the ultimate eye shadow combination for this season’s smoky eye
  • Deep Ocean Blue and Intense Ocean Green
  • Pale Lilac Grey and Luminous Fuchsia
  • Light Blue Stone and Sandy Beige
  • Shimmering Lilac Pearl and Pale Green Pearl

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  • Giorgio Armani Liquid Silk Eye Liner ($30)

Matte Charcoal Grey
Midnight Metallic Blue

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  • Giorgio Armani Silk Lipstick in 92 ($25)

This season’s must-have Armani lipstick accentuates your natural lip color, keeping the focus on your dramatic eye look. The grey-blue tones of this soft plum lipstick combines intensity but contradicts with an air of simplicity.

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The Giorgio Armani Beauty Greige Eye by Linda Cantello

Use the Greige shade to contour the eye by sweeping the shadow along the crease of the eye. Follow by sweeping the shade under the lower lash line and over the upper lash line. Use charcoal to add intensity.

A second option is to sweep the charcoal shadow over the whole lid and use the Greige to blend. For added intensity, apply midnight blue eyeliner along the upper lid lash line.

The Giorgio Armani Beauty Fall 2009 Collection is available for a limited time online at www.giorgioarmanibeauty.com and at selected fine department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales.

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Smashbox Reign Collection Review and Swatches

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“The Smashbox Reign Collection is inspired by the ruling era of the English Tudors—an imperial court mired in salacious scandal and royal indulgence. The products featured in this collection are luxe, sexy, and indulgently sensorial, giving a glimpse into the extravagant lifestyle of royalty…”

Actually I think Smashbox was thinking “Oh my gawd that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the hawtness let’s base a collection around all that eye candy!” Or at least that’s how interpenetrated it. The Muse has a one track mind when it comes to loving me some JRM.


Jump ahead for the review on the smashing Smashbox Reign Collection!

Oh baby I’m a need the two palettes that were released with this collection so stay tuned for the review on those but for now I’m going to show you three pieces from the collection that created this rather awesome, elegant, super easy look for me yesterday.

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I got my hands on the Smashbox Reign Jet Set Palette which is hello all kinds of gorgeous. Really they put alot of effort into this collection so props and applause to Smashbox. The palette is a slick faux leather affair with a flip top, full size mirror, two wells with liner duos, a mini liner brush, and a “tudor” Smashbox themed coat of arms design. The palette is quite elegant, don’t expect cheap here, it’s a very nice piece of palette and alot of love and consideration was put into the design, likey! This particular palette houses two wells with snap closures. Inside each well a duo of Smashbox Jet Set Gel Eye Liners await you. You’ll get a deep, dark rich chocolate brown and light brown on one side and a golden metallic bronze and light metallic bronze brown on the other. I’m not the biggest fan of Jet Set liner as a prefer Smashbox regular cake liner from yesteryear but one thing I do love about Jet Set is the ability to use it as a shadow. The colors aren’t deeply pigmented so they blend wonderfully on the eye for a sheer wash of color or build it up for deeper color payoff. I got creative with this palette to create my look as I didn’t want to go all boring on you and just line my eyes using it. To create my look below I used the liners on the right side of the palette, the bronze brown and golden bronze. I placed a bit of the brown on my lid and blended out and proceeded to layer the golden bronze on top. Presto done. I lined my lower waterline with tons of the deeper chocolate brown on the opposite of the palette to set off my brown eyes. It’s a very simple, understated yet incredibly elegant look. Granted I’m doubtful that Smashbox had any intention of creating such a look with the collection but I was feeling all creative. It’s worthy of a pick up in my opinion as it’s travel friendly (hello four liners in one chic case! I likey you to come with me on holiday!) plus the shades all work as a shadow as well.


Now my new best friend is the Smashbox Doubletake Lip Color Pencil. This really beefed up my look with a bold splash of rich red on my lips. Brace yourselves for a moisturizing lip experience as Smashbox has perfected this one. The pencil is dual sided with a liner on one end and a lip color on the other. I braced myself for a rather blah experience as normally pencils aren’t all that fantastic. However, I was simply shocked at how juicy, moisturizing, glossy, and pigmented the lipcolor side was! Whoa! I didn’t use the liner but I did use the lipcolor all over my lips for my look below and as you can see it contrasts amazingly well with my more subdued eye look.


Finally I tried the one gloss that was released with the collection. Again very elegant packaging as this has a tiny charm attached to the gloss with the Smashbox coat of arms emblem. Slightly disappointed with this as the color quite reminds me of the shade released with Smashbox Muse. I personally prefer the bolder look they decided on with the duo lip pencil as this more subtle nude peach is a tad boring however I imagine it’ll go very well with the bolder eye palettes that I hope to review for you soon!


Overall, the Smashbox Reign Collection definitely has royalty stamped all over it. It’s a tad on the expensive side for Smashbox but I must say I’m quite impressed with the packaging, the overall look, and the beautiful shade selections. If you’re looking for a rich makeup look this season do settle on Smashbox Reign. Loving all over it at the moment and Muse Approving it for purchase.

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The Muse’s Smashbox Reign Look


So far it’s a love!

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