Fall Collections 2009
The Irish Beauty Blog girls have the scoop on the new Bourjois Launch Makeup Removers and Cleansers that release this Fall in the UK. Gawd, I hate that we don’t get any of the good stuff here!
Here’s the deets:
Bourjois Paris Fresh Cleansing Milk (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Vitamin Enriched Toner
Bourjois Paris Express Eye Makeup Remover (two-phase formula to remove all types of eye makeup)
Bourjois Paris Foaming Cleansing Cream (suitable for dry)
Bourjois Paris Express Cleansing Wipes
The Muse thinks she needs it all. I guess I’ll have to be hunting down a clever Brit to snag me some of the goods upon release.
Now if we could only tempt Bourjois back to US waters…..
An edgy, mysterious, unexpected Fall Collection from Illamasqua? Sounds about right to this Muse’s ears.
Illamasqua reports on it’s new Fall Collection entitled Dystopia on it’s official blog and things are looking interesting.
Click to read the deets!
Philosophy delights us this Fall with more and more additions to it’s cosmetic color collection. Try a little pinch of natural color on cheeks with their new Supernatural Healthy Cream Blush!
Take the jump for the details!
If it’s cream you love in a blush format the new Philosophy The Supernatural Healthy Cream Blush should fill your sweet tooth for a natural, creamy mineral blush that offers a pinch of color with a moisturizing formula.
Available in three shades this new blush is super easy to blend, has a good for your skin formula, and offers a radiant, sheer glow of color!
Count this Muse curious! I want to try out Look on the Bright Side that’s a very Muse-like color.
Tell the Muse!
The Muse has been testing out Fall Collections since July but even she hasn’t tried them all yet. I’m currently coveting one or two collections that I haven’t yet gotten my hands on that’s for sure!
Jump ahead to hear what I’m wanting this Fall!
I simply can’t wait to try out the Guerlain Slavic Beauty Collection particularly the new Guerlain Russian Doll Blush! It’s screaming my name. I love gel or stain blushes and this looks incredible. Guerlain’s Fall Collection for 2009 is one of the few Fall Collections I haven’t hauled yet so I’m looking forward to making the kill shortly.
What’s are you coveting for Fall ’09?
Fill in the Beauty Blank with you wants!
I did wonder when Kat Von D would pop up with her own liner considering she’s known for her heavily lined eyes. The new Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is the latest offering from the Kat Von D Cosmetic Collection available at Sephora.
Available in two shades of blue and black this liquid liner pen works on face and body. I suppose you can create some incredibly dramatic eyes with this as a liquid liner as it has a nice precise point as seen in pictures but in regards to using it on your body hmmmm…..you can create temporary works of art that are water resistant on your skin but the Muse doesn’t suggest using it on your skin and proceeding to use it on your eyes, perhaps buy two?
I’m not an artist but I like the concept.
What do you think?
Barbie still loves Stila by the very way. So much so that she has her own color collection releasing shortly from Stila!
Take the jump for the complete details!
Unlike the first release this collection focuses on individual color cosmetics with a Barbie Loves Stila theme. The collection is available for a limited time from Sephora (online and in store), Ulta, and Stila Cosmetics website.
The following items will be released shortly.
Barbie Loves Stila Lip Enamel Trio ($32) Includes shades Happiness (light pink), Tickled Pink (signature power pink shade made exclusively for this collection), and Joy (red)
Barbie Loves Stila LipGlaze ($22) Available in Pale Pink, Bright Pink, or Red
Barbie Loves Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner ($20)
Barbie Loves Stila Smudge Pot ($20) Available on Cobalt Clutch which is a bright blue with blue shimmer. Features a cute Barbie image on the lid of the pot.
Barbie Loves Stila All Doll’d Up Palette ($28) Quite a value and a different style palette for Stila. Includes four pans of color split into three shades for a total of 12 shadows!
Looks rather fabulous doesn’t it?
It’s out and available as of August 27th so very shortly kiddies!
I’m excited. How about you?
Tell the Muse!
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Be saintly…or full of sin, no matter which Kat Von D understands your twisted personality. Her new fragrance release is getting quite a few raves and looks like on top of the brand new perfumes she’s gone and released a few other exciting items.
Jump for it!
If you’re not quite ready to dish out the dough for Kat Von D Parfum in it’s full size try out the new Kat Von D Rollerball in Saint or Sinner for $16 Each.
Each of Kat’s new scents is housed inside an easy to apply roll on bottle for quickie touch ups on the fly or as an inexpensive way to treat yourself to these decadent new fragrances!
If you’re up for a little bit of fabulously chic you can try out Kat Von D Purser Spray for $42 Each available in both Saint and Sinner. These portable purse sprays look like they are made up of some sort of silver. Quite nice to look at that’s for sure!
I’m dying to indulge myself.
Kat Von D’s new fragrances are available now at Sephora.
With the Fall quickly approaching it’s become my duty to get my cat eye on which I epically fail out by the way.
That’s why I want to practice with something cheap but that’s of decent quality.
No worries got me some Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liner and working my way to a dramatically lined look for Fall!
Check ‘em after the jump!
All my adventures with liquid lining have always been a tad bit of a problem, I haven’t yet given up and I’m well on my way to performing amazing feats of dramatic eye lining tricks…or maybe that’s my imagination running away with itself.
Either way, I wasn’t really interested in spending about $20-$25 bucks on a liquid liner when I suck so hard at application. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to hear about the new Milani Infinite Liquid Eye Liners available in a rainbow of cool shades at a budget price.
This is a great little liquid liner with a thin precise tip for application. Although a brush application it’s nicely dense so it won’t wobble around as you apply. The colors are all richly pigmented and application is a snap without skipping or having to go back and reline. I blame the rich pigment on the fact you won’t have problems with skipping as it simply lines straight across without having to go over it or start again to cover any skips. The shades are all really vibrant so if you’re not wanting to do a traditional black liner look you can pick any number of cool colors to work with to make your look unique and fun!
The colors I tried out were Everlast (Black), Infinite (Sapphire Blue), Endless (Rich Royal Purple), and Eternal (Olive Green). Out of the four I absolutely adore Eternal as I’m all about green on my big brown eyes as it lends a certain mystery to my looks.
The formula is pretty much smudge proof and lasts all day without fading or creasing. It says 24 hour wear but I’m honestly not up for testing those number out (I will not sleep in my makeup for the sake of Musings, somethings I simply will not do) but just rest assured it’ll stick around for a good long while. It’s fairly easy to remove as well with oil based cleanser.
Overall, if you’re looking for an inexpensive richly hued shade of liquid liner do check out the new Milani Infinite range, I’m positive liquid liners fans will love ‘em and brand new folks can take advantage of an inexpensive liquid liner that’s not hard on the wallet.
Even though I stink at lining with this medium I’m sticking a Muse Approval on ‘em for purchase, good stuff!
P.S. I’m ever so tempted to try them as an all over lid color, is that terribly weird?
Barbie still loves Stila this Fall season, you’re not alone Barbie, the Muse really loves Stila too.
Quite excited that Stila has released a set of Barbie themed Lip Glazes this Fall, does this mean we might see more Barbie color cosmetics soon?
Jump ahead for a peep!
Barbie Loves Stila Lip Glaze is a trio of Stila’s popular gloss in shades Barbie would simply adore. A shimmer-infused and glossy finish formula in various shades of pink will give your pout a splash of color.
The set includes:
It’s available now for $22 from Stila.
Givenchy’s Fall Collection is proving to be one of my favorites this season. I’m delighted with the brand new shades of lipstick introduced which are soft, romantic shades that enhance my own natural lip color.
Click ahead to hear the review and see the swatches!
Two brand new shades of limited edition lippies compliment the Givenchy Les Poetiques Fall Collection. Each shade introduced is in a different Givenchy lipstick formula. Both shades are soft, natural shades which compliment the palettes introduced with this collection.
The first shade Poetique Camelia is in the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Shine Lipstick format. This is a soft peach pink with a shimmer finish. The formula if Interdit Shine is moist, sheer, and glossy.
The other shade introduced, Poetique Iris, is available in the Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick format. This shade is a light pink much liked Urban Decay Naked but with a deeper hint of mauve. Satin is considerably easier to apply than Shine and the formula is beautifully glossy and rich. It’s a subtle, sheer color that enhances the look of my naturally pink lips.
Overall, each shade is better than the next and worthy of a pick up as they combine beautifully well with the softer shades of the Les Poetiques Prismissime Eyes for a full on romantic look for Fall!
Ahh primer. The Muse recalls a time without primer, this was during the dark ages when the world of eye shadow had never heard of such an incredible thing like primer. I remember those days well as that was the time I’d come home after a full day to creasing, faded, gross looking shadow all over my lid. It would either be completely gone or creasing so much that it looked like I had a second eye lid eww!
Those days are thankfully long gone and many a brand has released primer of it’s own in some shape and form. I’ve tried many a primer in my day and I’m about to review a brand new one for you!
For it’s new Fall Collection Tarte has released a brand new shadow primer for not only prepping for shadow but also for smoothing lids out for a younger look.
Jump ahead for a review and a peep at Tarte Lifted Natural Eye Primer!
With an incredible formula that’s free of fragrance, gluten, dye, talc, parabens, and many other harmful ingredients this primer is as green friendly as they come.
Now I can’t speak for lifting my lid as I’m not in any condition to speak on such matters as of yet but supposedly Tarte Lifted Primer works to tighten eyelids and the surrounding area for a younger, smoother look. This could prove a perfect tool for those who are aging a bit and are having issues with fine lines on the lid or a droopy area in and around the lid area. The formula contains something called Firmitol which aids in this firming technique. Again, I can’t really say if it works or not as I don’t yet sport wrinkles around my upper eye area but it sounds quite interesting and unique as many primers don’t have this option.
Rejoice at the packaging as a certain known brand we all love makes us terribly irritated when we can’t get all our beloved primer out. This is a straight line tube so you’ll capture every drop, every time, without waste.
The formula is considerably looser and runny when compared to other primers I tried. This did have me worried as the harder texture of other primers seems to fit over my lid like a glove allowing shadow to sit on the primer and not the lid which in fact makes it last long. Such a loose, runny formula had me worried that it would mix with my shadow and create a bit of a mess. First application is easy with the enclosed sponge applicator. Tap some on your lids and blend out. Your lid will remain slightly wet with the primer for a second or two…again me panicking over this as I thought for sure this wouldn’t work well. I will say it blends very nicely onto the lid and smooths on perfectly.
Now the results….
As I mentioned it’s wet texture had me worried about the results but after a quick dry down period (30 seconds or so. Just do your hair, foundation, or concealer while it sets) all is ready for my shadow application. Shadow application and blending was easy no hiccups with the formula pilling or creating any known problems. As for wear it wears well and it wears long as a good primer should. I can get an entire day/evening out of the primer without fading or creasing of any kind. It keeps my shadow in place without a problem.
Overall, it’s friendly packaging, decent price tag ($20), and easy to blend formula makes it a winner for me. Plus the added benefits of a “healthy” formula could tempt many to change the primer they are currently using to replace it with Tarte Lifted Primer. The ability to lift the eye area is also an interesting perk which I’m sure I’ll be taking advantage of in a few years.
Not bad Tarte on your first real primer release. Likey!
Anyone try yet?
Wanting to haul it?
Do share your fav primers!
Oh my god how did this slip by me? A brand new powder from Benefit?
Check it after the jump!
One thing about Benefit you must know, they excel at base makeup products. Benefit has so many winning products when it comes to base makeup that I dare say many are HG (holy grail) material for this Muse. Which is why I’ve very excited about the newest item in their base makeup range, Benefit Matterial Girl. This silky powder is used for mattifying and setting makeup. Dust onto your face, nose, and forehead to make those shiny, oily areas disappear.
As with most Benefit products Matterial Girl comes housed in a cute, girlish container…after all we are material girls aren’t we? It’s all about the material things and the packaging sometimes isn’t it?
Loving all over this.
Review coming soon!
Available now from Benefit.
Some Fall Collections stick in the Muse’s head as being unique and interesting. Where as everyone in the makeup world is looking toward warmer browns and golds for Fall, Lancome took a step towards an interesting selection of golds and a dominate shade of blue to make up it’s Fall Collection.
Pairing up a deep shade of sapphire blue to reign over it’s Fall Collection is probably one of the most interesting ways to gain this Muse’s attention.
Jump ahead for a review on Lancome Artliner Eye Liner Indigo Charm from the brand new Lancome Declaring Indigo Fall Collection.
Although I have yet to get my hands on the Lancome Fall Palettes I will say that the main model’s look inspired me to recreate it using other items from my collection. Pairing up sparkling gold with a deep set sapphire blue was indeed a rather unique and interesting Fall look to go with. Although I fail to associate blue with the Fall, I will say I’ll gladly take the Lancome Declaring Indigo Fall look and make it my own as it’s so strikingly gorgeous and different.
Lancome Artliner Eye Liner in Indigo Charm is a beautiful sapphire jewel blue shade. It’s a very true blue color that pairs up wonderfully with gold. It’s richness is fitting of royalty but also great for Muse’s like myself. The liner is incredibly easy to work with as it has a good formula that doesn’t skip or require relining. A simple stroke will get you an even, pigmented line of jewel blue to line with.
In my case I took Lancome Artliner to the next level and used it to dupe the Lancome Declaring Indigo look as seen on the model below.
For my look I gathered a rich warm shade of loose gold shadow and placed it all over my lids and lined my lower lash line with the same shade. Taking a small liner brush I painted Lancome Artliner Eye Liner in Indigo Charm in the outer v of my eye and blended it out and slightly upward into my lid. I lined half of my lower lash line with the liner and proceeded to smudge it into the gold already in place. The look is fairly easy to create and doesn’t require much blending or skill as the liner is incredibly creamy and easy to work with. Although I imagine Lancome didn’t create Artliner for this purpose it does work perfectly as a shadow as well as an eye liner.
My completed look is much like the model’s with a shade of blue dominating my eyes but a nice twist of shimmering gold to contrast the smoldering blue.
Overall, Lancome Declaring Indigo has some very promising pieces particularly the Artliner in Indigo Charm which is versatile enough to line eyes with and use as a cream shadow to lend a certain mystery to eyes. Lancome Fall promises a bolder, fresher, more unique look when compared with many of the same repetitive shades of brown that Fall is associated with. Something different and exciting is always in order the Muse thinks.
Likey very much and Muse Approved for purchase. I must get my hands on the Lancome Fall Eye Quads as those look stunning!
Anyone hall from Lancome Fall 2009?
So I’m a complete an idiot when it comes to liquid liner. I’m ok with pencils and I’m alright with potted liners but really I’m pressing it to say I’m good with either. As hard as I try getting a single straight line proves impossible sometimes.
Now liquid liner that’s just a big mess waiting to happen as far as I’m concerned. I tried one or two here and there but I honestly do not have that steady of a hand to take full advantage. For the most part liquid liner is most definitely off my must have list.
The Muse could possibly change her tune especially when it’s made this easy with the new Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner.
Check it after the jump!
Well wow, there may be hope for me still. Milani has introduced a brand new liquid eye liner to their line up and with it’s inexpensive price and precise point I could still yet become some sort of master wizard eye liner wielding pro.
Count me impressed and that’s saying something as I suck with liquid liner. I’m talking hot mess all over my eye. I really don’t know why I can’t get it on right but it just ends up turning into one big disaster anytime I try. I remember in high school being terribly jealous of this girl in my first period class, Angela, who had this incredible cat eye she wore each and every day but of course the Muse could not begin to dupe such a look. I’ve tried with cheap and I’ve tried with expensive but to no avail has lining my eyes with liquid ever become some easy task.
Milani Eye Tech Liquid Eye Liner is an absolute gem of a product. With a sharp, thin pen point this is a quick stroke and go liner. Your first line will be your last as there isn’t any tugging or relining required. The product is pigmented enough to work with a single stroke to get an even, flawless line across your lash line minus any drama. Part of it’s appeal is the precise point which gives an even, straight line with each and every use, no skipping at all!
The formula is waterproof and smudge proof for long wear even in the heat and sun. The small size makes it ideal to tote around for touch ups or to thicken the line for evening wear after work.
It’s probably one of the best liquid liners I’ve come across to date and makes me quite happy that I can finally attempt to use one without the normal chaos that comes along with liquids. Yay for the endless cat eyes I’ll be attempting this Fall, thanks Milani.
Loving you Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner.
Total Muse Approval for purchase.
Milani Eye Tech Liquid Liner is available in three shades at your local CVS or online at www.milanicosmetics.com
Easier lining experience ever!
Givenchy took a delightfully different road for their Fall Collection eye look. Where as the rest of the world is going bold, Givenchy’s look for Fall is a soft, romantic look with a range of delicious little shades to spark up your eyes with an ethereal glow.
Jump ahead for a peep and swatches of the new Givenchy Prismissime Eyes in Poetique Blues and Poetique Browns!
Packed inside each of the new Givenchy Prismissime Eyes Eyeshadow palettes are a range of nine gorgeous shades to create any number of softly focused eye looks.
Givenchy Prismissime Eyes Poetique Blues is packed with rich, sparkling jewel shades ranging from purple, to blue, and pink. Givenchy Prismissime Eyes Poetique Browns is a richer range of golds, browns, bronzes, and creams.
The friendliest palette for Fall would be Poetique Browns as it’s considerably warmer in color than Poetique Blues. If it’s a cooler look you fancy, Poetique Blues is an ideal selection.
As with most Givenchy Prismissime this aren’t heavily pigmented eye shadows. They give just a touch of shimmering shadow to eyes for a very soft look but can be built up in intensity depending on the shades used. I felt like the browns were considerably more pigmented than the blues. The browns definitely hold a special place in my heart for Fall and I imagine when the brisker weather sets in the blues will top my list.
Each palette has the typical stealthy little hidden compartment beneath which houses two sponge applicators and a brush. Some do find these a tad useless as they are so itty bitty in size however I think they are actually ideal for picking up just the right amount of color from each tiny square eye shadow and applying to the lid.
Overall, both are wonderful color combos and worthy of a pick up for true Givenchy fans. The browns are particularly a great collection. I’m quite pleased with both and ever so happy to have a new Prismissime to play with as it’s been too long inbetween eye Prismissimes for me!
A happy Muse Approval for purchase!
Loving all over these.
I’ll be bringing you looks using each palette shortly.