Spring Collections 2009

IsaDora Spring Collection 2009: IsaDora In Bloom

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I’ve already blogged the IsaDora Spring Collection, In Bloom but today I thought I’d share further details and images from the collection as it’s such a great beauty budget collection that it’s well worth a re-mention! Have a peek after the jump!

For Eyes:

Isadora Shadow Palette in Blooming Spring $19 USD

A Spring color palette of soft bleached pastels in peachy sherbet, soft pastel pink, glimmering lilac, sheer luminous mint and shimmering bronze.

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For Brows:

Isadora Eye Brow Lift and Define $13 USD

A double ended brow pencil and highlighter is a one-stop-shop for flawless, shapely brows. Apply the soft pink color underneath the brow to accentuate brow area and make eyes pop. Gently fill in sparse areas in brows with the brown pencil to naturally define brows and frame the eyes.

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Isadora Jumbo Flex Sharpener $5 USD

Professional quality flexible sharpener for round or sharp jumbo pencils. It includes a cleaning stick and pop-off case for storing shavings for mess-free sharpening.

For Complexion:

Isadora Ultra Cover Compact Powder SPF 15 in Camouflage $14

This anti-redness water-based pressed powder foundation instantly covers problem areas such as veins, dark under eye circles and effortlessly evens out skin tone for a flawless finish. The universal shade flatters all skin tones and features an oil absorbing formula that immediately mattifies and protects skin with SPF 15. Perfect for on the go touch ups as skin adjusts to warmer climates.

For Lips:

Isadora Crystal Gloss Stick $12

A sheer lip gloss stick with a crystal shine finish with the perfect touch of color. Moisturizing shea butter and Vitamin E provide a soft and creamy texture.

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Available in 6 Shades:
  • Taffeta Pink: a soft, luminous pink
  • Mango Fizz: a shimmery copper
  • Coral Rose: a vibrant coral with a hint of pink
  • Choco Breeze: a bold terracotta
  • Bermuda Pink: a vivid, feminine pink
  • In Red: a glossy, dazzling red

The entire collection is available now from Cosmetic Mall.

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Product Musings: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Confetti

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My pink radar is currently tuned into Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Confetti. Loves it!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Confetti was released with the Bobbi Brown Platinum Collection and in my opinion easily ignored since it’s a simple, sheer pink shade. But remember kids try not to judge a book my it’s cover!

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The shade does look a tiny bit dull in the tube but on my lips is looks stunning. It’s a nude pink that gives me lips a full look while coloring them a natural, sweet shade of pink! Although it’s supposed to be a shimmer formula I got more of a pearl finish to the gloss which I normally don’t like but exceptions are made for such a lovely color.

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The formula has quite a bit of tack and stick so it’s incredibly long wearing however I do detest the lip brush that comes with all BB glosses. Why oh why do they always split!? It drives me quite mad and makes me grumpy as hell! Aside from that one minor rant I think Confetti is worth checking out before it’s gone for good!

Great shade, loves it and Muse Approving it for purchase!

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Did you haul Confetti?

Loving it as much as the Muse?

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Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color Platinum Gold Review and Swatches

Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color in Platinum Gold was released as part of the Spring Collection this year and proved extremely difficult to get a hold off. Almost as soon as it released it was sold out in Japan right away. See kids? Japan knows what LE really means!

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Jump ahead to hear a rave about Platinum Gold!

Proving to be one of the most elusive items to date that the Muse had to track down, Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Color in Platinum Gold also happens to be the most beautiful. After it selling out in Japan I had to quickly located it in Taiwan, which bless be, it was easy enough to locate. It’s understandable why it was so popular as it’s probably one of the prettiest shades in the Jelly Eye collection. The color is a white gold with contrasting silver shimmer and sparkle. It’s heavy duty sparkle so if you’re not a lover you’d best keep away from Jelly Eye Shadows in general.

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Although it’s a cream shadow it blends effortlessly and creates a soft, subtle golden shimmer on the lid that can only be described as stunning. It also lends a certain lightness to my eyes so it’s particularly nice if I’m having a dark circle day or baggy eye day as this will brighten up my eyes a fair bit. I’ve have a few of the Jelly Eye Shadows before and I really like the formula. As I mentioned the formula blends easily and it’s also very light and smooth, not heavy at all, so it feels silky on. Although for some the amount of shimmer could be a deal breaker. It doesn’t dry quickly so it gives plenty of time to blend the shadow out, I’m a sucker for cream shadows that don’t dry right away as I think this causes woe for blending. The shadow comes housed in a gorgeous jar with a pretty silver top, very feminine and elegant.

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The shade is probably my favorite from the line so far and is truly a pretty addition for Spring. It may prove slightly difficult to find so I suggest trying KATE Gel Eyeshadow in GD-1 or Coffret D’Or Fluffy Shine Eyes in 03. Both of these options are easier to find stateside and cheaper as well!

Apologies for my bare lips in the photos!

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I’m looking forward to seeing what Jill Stuart has in store for us this Summer! I’ve been kinda off the Jill Stuart bandwagon lately but I’m always excited for new release.

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Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection

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I imagine BE had your mum in mind when they introduced the new Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection but hey I won’t tell your mum if you don’t tell mine about these awesome little kits! Shhhhh let’s get ‘em for ourselves and just stick to chocolates and flowers for our mothers!

Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection is a trio of three sets that include everything to make your yourself errr I mean your mum pretty this Mother’s Day!

Whether you are (or your mum) a classical beauty, a naturally elegant one, or an adventurous spirit you’ll find the perfectly suitable shade to suit your personality. Each kit is $39.50 USD which isn’t bad as you know how the Muse likes to complain about the price of BE lately. The kits come packaged in cute little hand held purses which makes the price tag even more appealing as you get a cute little bag with your color selections! Sweet! The makeup items included are everything you need for a complete face look.

Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection Naturally Elegant

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Includes:
  • bareMinerals Moonlit Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Splendor Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Fame Liner Shadow
  • bareMinerals Premiere Blush
  • bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Rosť
  • Elegant Pewter Clutch Bag

Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection Naturally Adventurous

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Includes:
  • bareMinerals Exquisite Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Cleopatra ‘Cleo’ Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Dare Liner Shadow
  • bareMinerals Morning Blush
  • bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Sugar Cookie
  • Adventurous Teal Clutch Bag

Bare Escentuals Free To Be Mother’s Day Collection Naturally Classic

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Includes:
  • bareMinerals Be Grateful Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Classic Eyecolor
  • bareMinerals Sure Thing Liner Shadow
  • bareMinerals Papaya Blush
  • bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipgloss in Wild Honey
  • Classic Bronze Clutch Bag

The sets look really nice and I’m enjoying the price tag! Good work BE! The Muse be happy and wants to indulge in one, two….maybe all three!

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KATE Gradical Eyes S in BG-1

KATE Gradical Eyes Palettes are nothing new as they were released a year or two ago but for Spring 2009 KATE extended the line to release a new shade. I believe that this is the first time that KATE introduced a new shade to the collection, either that or I haven’t been paying much attention.

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Jump ahead to see the newest shade!

Now I should mention I have pretty much all the shades from the KATE Gradical Eyes Palettes and I believe they were released for Spring 2007, correct me if I’m wrong. At the time I got them I was really quite pleased as they were pigmented and had some great colors however woe followed soon after. Out of all my KATE palettes, and I’m a big KATE fan mind you, Gradical Eyes is probably the worst ones they have in the line up. The texture of the shadows are a bit too chalky and don’t blend too smoothly. Anyway, the reason I’m telling you all this was because it would take alot for me to indulge in any new shades they released but this Spring they caught me! The newest shade release is BG-1 and it’s simply stunning! I seriously couldn’t resist the shade and I convinced myself it would be a great palette regardless of the crummy formula.

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Wrong, but I’ll get into that shortly.

KATE Gradical Eyes Palettes contain a base shade of shadow, a contrasting shade, and a lid shade all in a powder formula. It also includes a highlighter or a base if you like in a cream formula. I’ve grown to hate these style of palettes as I don’t like the cream and think it’s an utterly wasteful item as I never use it. The basic application is applying the lightest shade as a base, the medium shade all over the lid and crease, and applying the darkest shade on the lid which you’ll blend slightly upwards. The final step is using the cream as a highlighter for the highbrow. Using the creamy shade as a base makes the shadow crease and just causes a major mess so I stick to using it as a highbrow highlighter.

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As I mentioned above the lure of the newest shade got a hold of me as it’s quite pretty. The shade selection is called blue-green by KATE but for me it’s pure aqua. I’m a big lover of aqua which is why I decided to indulge.

Ado…even a new shade can’t take away from how crummy a formula the shadows are. Although all the shades are pretty and plenty pigmented they still blend badly. You can’t contrast much of your look as the shades are difficult to blend and end up turning into one big gob of aqua. Meh.

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Although the palette is gorgeous shade it’s not worth purchasing in my humblest as the formula is simply too crummy to work with. KATE makes some great palettes but it’s an epic fail for the Gradical Eyes line.

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