Spring Collections 2008

MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation

The idea of a mineralized foundation from MAC doesn’t get me to excited. I don’t use mineral foundation because I simply loath it!

However, this particular one intrigues me as it has an SPF of 15!

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Hmmm…interesting!

I may have to try it as a finishing powder! This is available now from Nordstrom.

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Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette Review

I got something cool to show you!

Behold Pop Rose Belle Blush Palette (I’m getting pretty good with these close up shots aren’t I? I’m rockin’ the new Canon!):

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I have tons of eye palettes. Like seriously alot, more then two. But I don’t have any blush palettes and in all honesty when I think about it how many companies even make blush palettes!?

Which leads me into my review on Pop’s Rose Belle Blush Palette! This thing has freaking eight shades to choose from! How excited am I? I bet you’re excited too…don’t lie…I know you are!

Pop makes some uber cute cosmetics a few of which grace my collection and I’m happy to have gotten a chance to try out this new blush kit from them! The palette comes in three shade selections, each of which holds 8 shades of blusher, highlighters, or bronzers. The one I got is Rose Belle but they also have two others which are Bronze Belle and Glow Belle. Bronze Belle comes with a selection of 8 Bronzer while Glow Belle comes with a variety of highlighting shades. In my humblest I like the idea of having eight shades of blush in one palette so I think Rose Belle is definately the nicest in the selection of kits offered.

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Each one is $28 USD which breaks down to about $3.50 per a blush, another words it’s a total steal. The colors are silky, smooth, pigmented, and easy to blend. Use one or use several to create different shades to suit your skin tone or use one to highlight and one to contour. You can seriously get hundreds of looks from one palette as it’s so versatile!

The shades included with Rose Belle are Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Mauve, Copper-Rose, Fresh Rose, Hot Pink, Nude-Rose Glow, and Bronze-Rose.

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The colors range from light shades to darker bronzer shades. All the colors are pretty much flattering for any skin tone in my opinion and if for some odd reason you can’t find a suitable color among the eight you can get all Doctor Frankenstein and start combing colors like a mad scientist to concoct a shade that’s uniquely you! Isn’t that fun now?

The palette is pretty small and perfect for travel. Easier then toting around a few MAC blushes in my opinion! Slip this into your traincase and you have eight colors at your fingertips!

Overall, definately a sweet palette for the price and worth taking a look at!

This one gets a thumbs up and Muse Approved seal of approval for purchase!

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MAC Heatherette Swatch Attempt

Ok did my best. I’m NOT a good swatch person but I thought these would be helpful for all my girls in Europe, Asia, China, Etc…that aren’t getting the collection for at least another month or more!

I’m not a good swatcher sadly and the pictures are so so! Hope it helps a little!

Top, From Left to Right: Sock Hop and Style Minx
Bottom, From Left to Right: Lollipop Loving (Why does that sound so porno like?) and Hollywood Nights
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Trio 1
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Trio 2
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Dual Eyeliner Pencils From Left to Right: Pop Blue/Black Funk, Phone Me/Text Me, Nighthawk/Front Row, and Fab Orchid/Dash Lily
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I’m off to bed! The Muse is early to bed tonight and very early to rise (5am groaannnnnn!)! Sweet Dreams pretties!

PS I forgot to do a swatch of the piggie will do that tomorrow! I’m ditching Starlet Kiss and Melrose Place so no swatches for those. Way too mod for me! And the Beauty Powders I didn’t swatch because you just couldn’t see them!

Cheers!

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MAC Heatherette First Impressions

Squeal!!

I got Heatherette tonight! Wahoooooo! My MA at Macy’s called me around 3:30 this afternoon and said, “It’s hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!”

So of course after the longest work day ever I headed over to pick me up some!

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The first thing I need to mention is the fact that Fafi is better. Sorry kids! I like Fafi’s color selection way better! Heatherette is definately a beautiful collection but Fafi still has my heart!

Ok! Anyway!

I got a majority of it of course because as you know the Muse is sick, diseased, obsessed, and generally addicted to MAC crack! The best news is I got my new digital camera in the mail today so you’re going to be treated to some high quality pics!

I’m just starting to learn the new cam so if pictures aren’t fab gimme time to firgure out all the bells and whistles on this thing and we’ll be good to go!

The palettes aren’t really much to write home about in all honesty. The compacts are gorgeous, pink, and glittery but aside from that the colors within aren’t so wow aspiring. The 1st contains Hoppin’ which is your best bet for a brow highlighter. It sort of reminds me of Shroom but not quite the same. It’s a creamy pale peach with a pearl finish. The next color is Mood Ring which is a sea foam green and the last color is Cloudburst which is a sparkling navy blue! Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t Cloudburst part of Blue Storm’s release? I’m too lazy to go look through my shadows at the moment but it seems vaguely familiar to me!

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The 2nd palette is my favorite of the two but yet again the colors aren’t exactly anything to get to hyper over! Baby Petals is a very pale pink, V.I.P. is a bubblegum pink, and Cassette is a dark shade of purple. Unlike the first palette these colors all work well together and little thought goes into what sort of look you can create!

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Beauty Powders are of course a fast favorite for me! I’m utterly addicted to Beauty Powders and I’m officially chuffed when they are released in the LE packaging! Smooth Harmony is a muddy beige color that I’m not thrilled with but of course like the sick person I am it ended up in my cart! Alpha Girl deserves some of your attention because it’s quite a delightful shade of fleshy peach that I’m absolutely loving! Both are worth having a look at but Alpha Girl is the best of the two!

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I got three of the four lipsticks released one of which I’m considering returning because it looks a bit too nude for my taste. My two favorites of the lipsticks are Lollipop Loving and Hollywood Nights. Lollipop Loving is a beautiful coral with bits of gold shimmer and Hollywood Nights is a bright fuschia! I also got Melrose Mood which is a nude pink but I think it’ll go back. It’s way to mod for me to pull off even though it looks so beautiful on the display!

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The lipglasses I ended up with were Sock Hop which will go well with Lollipop Loving. It’s a beautiful true coral peach that’s very flattering for the Summer! I also got Style Minx which is a hot fuschia and of course it compliments Hollywood Nights beautifully! And lastly I got Starlet Kiss which is a lovely true pink! I’m wondering if I try some Melrose Mood with some Starlet Kiss if it’ll look good..hmmmm….!

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The dual pencils are the stars of the collection! These are something to get excited about in my opinion! One side is a regular pencil while the other side sports a soft sparkle pencil! Cheers! I got all four because I was easily tempted by both the price and the awesome color selection! I always find MAC pencils easy to work with and these are no exception! The color combs are gorgeous as well ranging from purples, blues, golds, and silver! Very nice!

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Lastly I got one pigment which was Pink Pearl. This reminds me of the pink piggie released with the Sweetie Cake Collection, the name of which escapes me at the moment (I believe it was Pink Mauved). The color is nice but I’d have loved a truer pink! We don’t have nearly enough true pink pigments in the catalog! Jardin Aires I skipped as I have it already and it’s a repromote from a past collection!

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I didn’t get the glitters simply because I already have Reflects Gold and 3D Silver is lovely but I’ll never use up that much glitter! I did get a healthy sample from my MA which will last me years I’m sure!

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Overall, the collection is lovely and worth some of your time and money however I found Fafi was a much better release color wise however Heatherette does deserve the award for better packaging! No stickers here. All the packaging is printed on and you won’t be running into any peeling sticker drama a la Fafi!

Another fine collection from MAC and I’m excited to start creating some looks with it! Fafi is my truest love at the moment but Heatherette comes in a quick second!

How about you?

Got any of this yet?

Want it?

Love it?

Feeling love for Heatherette or Fafi?

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PS What do you think of the pictures taken with my new digital camera?

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Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection

Oh god I feel the force of the lemming hard this morning!

Have you seen this!?

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I’m sitting here doing my best not to order this gorgeous, beautiful set. I’m breaking out into a cold sweat as the object of my lust stares back at me in all it’s virtual glory on my monitor!

I admit it.

I’m a slave to Bobbi Brown lately.

I’ve analyzed and done the math on this for the past five minutes deciding if it’s worth $140! Do I really need this at that obscene price?! Yes I do don’t I?

Seriously, I really loved the Metallics Collection and now having a Pink Metallic Palette is making me excited enough to spit.

Oh the struggle!

I think I’ll get it, no I won’t, yes I will!

Want it?

Absolutely need it like the Muse?

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