Spring Collections 2009

DuWop Circle Block Review and Swatches

I dunno what it is but concealers really turn me on lately. I’m on board the concealer express train and haven’t quite reached my destination as of yet which is why when I seen the new DuWop Circle Block Concealer I was quite excited to have a try.

It has it all! A dynamic duo to conceal my dark circles and a water-resistant treatment shield to keep my circles away all day.

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Right…when things sounds too good to be true that normally means they are.

DuWop Circle Block is a dual system which works at concealing dark circles and waterproofing the concealer formula so you have lasting, flawless coverage throughout the day.

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Well, slap me and call me silly but I’ve no idea why they though it was a good idea to package a concealer with a strange “water-resistant treatment shield” that’s orange in color and actually makes your eyes look tired and more exhausted than when you originally started out.

Two steps go into applying the concealer. 1st you’ll be applying the orange “shield” below your under eyes and proceeding to follow up with the concealer. The orange shield is a moisturizing orange, yes orange treatment which is rather strange to apply considering it doesn’t technically blend out to a suitable shade it just stays…well it stays orange. After the orange treatment is on you’ll follow up with the concealer. The concealer has a nice whipped texture which could be comparable to Clarins Instant Smooth Foundation however not as much silicon in the formula. I tried the lightest shade and it’s honestly still too beige. Add to the fact that the shade is a terrible shade of beige plus applying on top of the orange and you come out with a nice hot mess of interesting shades under your eyes.

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I generally love that they put an interesting effort into the product with a “water-resistant” treatment. That seriously sounded like it’ll be a life saver in the concealer department however it’s an epic fail for me. The orange is terribly strange! I guess they consider the treatment not only a water proof mechanism but also a means of concealing darker circles by off setting them with a salmon shade however for me it just drowns my eyes out terribly and gives me a full on made up look. The concealer itself on top of the treatment creases and cakes terribly partly due to it’s whipped consistency I’d say. The concealer blends well enough and has a nice texture but it doesn’t absorb too well and patting into place is out of the question as you’ll really end up with a cakey mess. Smoothing on is the way to go but after an hour or so you’ll notice it creeping into fine lines.

Overall, I just thought the entire two part system was rubbish. It concealed circles only ok but I have way better concealers that do the job without as much fanfare. I felt like it aged my eyes as well and made me look tired due to the mix of orange and beige shades. Props to an interesting idea but it just fails to work well enough for me to rave. The formula is paraben free but that doesn’t excuse the terrible finished results of the product.

In the end DuWop Circle Block ended up taking the short train home to Sephora as I returned it. $28 USD is just too much to spend on a product that did absolutely nothing for concealing my under eye woes.

Rethinking this I love the idea and maybe if they did a clear waterproof treatment, with a more flattering shade of concealer (less beige) please and maybe a finishing powder to complete the entire concealing system. Now that would really work for me.

In the end DuWop Circle Block is a no likey for this Muse!

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Vincent Longo Spring Collection 2009 Magnetic Beauty

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Oh thank you Vincent Longo the Muse was terribly worried but her fear was for naught! You’re back and better than ever with your new Spring Collection , Magnetic Beauty!

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I did so get worried when Sephora stopped carrying the Vincent Longo line but have no fear Vincent Longo is back with a pretty little Spring Collection that’s sure to please the cream shadow lovers!

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Vincent Longo Magnetic Beauty consists of four new Creme Powder Eyeshadows that are sure to make thee perfect Spring look! With a creamy formula and a rich powder texture these long wearing colors have a bright sparkle effect that creates a stunning eye look!

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Each shadow is $24 USD and available in four shades. These are brand new to the Vincent Longo line up and I’m quite eager for a try as they look scrumptious, particularly Honey Rich and New Magnolia! The Muse predicts a Vincent Longo order in her future very shortly.

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Available now at www.vincentlongo.com

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Steals and Deals: The Body Shop Brush Roll Set $15 With Any Online Purchase

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to indulge in The Body Shop Roseflower Collection you need look no further as the Muse will help you with your dilemma!

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If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to indulge in The Body Shop RoseFlower Collection now is a good a time as any considering you can snag yourself a brush roll that includes five of The Body Shop’s award-winning, cruelty-free makeup brushes!

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The set includes:
  • Face and Body Brush
  • Foundation Brush
  • Smudger Brush
  • Eyeshadow Brush
  • Lipstick/Concealer Brush

The brushes retail for $90 USD separately but with any online purchase you can grab the set for $15 USD!

Considering the brand new RoseFlower Makeup Collection is on sale at the moment now would be a fab time to indulge!

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Start shopping me loves and than stop back here and tell me about your hauls!

Visit www.thebodyshop-usa.com

I’m thinking I may need to place an order as I really want this set!

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Laura Geller Roseberry Baked Blush N Brighten

With Spring well on it’s way I’m always looking for a way to brighten my face up and give my cheeks an innocent blush of color! That’s why I’m loving the Laura Geller Roseberry Baked Blush N Brighten!

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Available from QVC this set is $31.82 and comes with a full size Laura Geller Roseberry Baked Blush N Brighten plus a retractable blush brush!

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The blush contains several marbleized colors such as rose, copper, and pink cocktailed into a baked blush that gives cheeks a super pretty pink flush with a formula free of parabens!

I’m loving the price of $31.82 USD as it also gets me a retractable brush, can’t complain about that.

The Muse is all about flushing pink cheeks for Spring and this should do the job nicely.

Wishy list anyone?

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Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup Review and Swatches

Bloody hell the cosmetic companies just want to confuse me with all this mineral makeup lately. Mineral foundation this, mineral foundation that….I can see if it’s a powder as the Muse’s small little brain can wrap around that concept but when it’s a cream mineral product I begin to get mighty confused. The Muse associates “minerals” with powder how are they creamy?!

Estee Lauder jumps on board to confuse the Muse further with it’s new Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup! It’s a plot I tell you, an evil plot to confuse me!

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Jump ahead to find out about skin loving minerals from Estee Lauder…!

We’ll forgive Estee Lauder for confusing a Muse since the new foundation is rather nice! Kinda reminds this Muse of tinted moisturizer but with plenty of pigment for good flawless coverage.

Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup has an SPF 10, plenty of skin loving minerals, Vitamins C and E, all packed into a creamy pigmented foundation that’s sure to please. The foundation is a creamy, dreamy formula that feels much like a tinted moisturizer. The formula is extra light and feels very natural on the skin. It absorbs easily and leaves behind a nice flawless finish. Coverage is light to medium and could possibly be built up further if you apply a bit more.

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Considering the foundation is quite pigmented you can use a tiny bit to do your complete face. It comes housed in a convenient squeeze bottle which should make all the germ-a-holics like myself do the happy dance. My skin is utterly dry at the moment but this supposedly controls and absorbs oil so if you’re skin is oily it may be something to check out however it doesn’t dry matte it’s more of a dewy finish so I did find it interesting that it promises to control oil.

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Taking into consideration that the foundation is so light and natural feeling I think it would make ideal coverage for Summer wear. I’m particularly delighted with how well it wears and how fresh my face looks. One tiny rant is the SPF 10 could be jacked up a bit to at least 15 or 20 but I am thankful for any SPF they throw into the mix.

If you’re looking for lighter coverage, something that resembles a BB Cream or a tinted moisturizer in texture and formula, or simply a good for you foundation do check out Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Makeup. And don’t let all that mineral stuff confuse you like the Muse!

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