Summer Collections 2008
Too Faced is celebrating 10 glamorous years of makeup with it’s Summer 2008 Collection. I’d have thought that an anniversary of 10 years would warrant a bit of a better collection than this but there are a few interesting items you might be interesting in!
Decade of Glamour Kit $40 USD
Weighting in at $40 USD the Decade of Glamour Kit gets props from me for being cute but let’s face the facts, it’s a mess waiting to happen. I seen the kit at my local Sephora and it’s adorable but everything is embedded into a cardboard style palette which opens and closes with flap covers. Another words using the powder, glosses, etc…will make for a messy situation once you close the flaps if you’re not careful! There are detachable items in the kit such as a mascara and lip injection Adorable, yes. Conventional, no.
The kit includes:
1 Bronzing Powder
1 Blush Duo
1 Lash Injection Mascara
1 Lip Injection
1 Beauty Balm
Mineral Water Eye Brightener $18 USD
This caught my eye. I’m always looking for ways to refresh my eye area and make me look awake! I have a review ready to post for this shortly!
Single Eyeshadow $16 USD
Not sure why but they are re’pimping single eyes shadows….um ok?
Blotting Sheets $12 USD
I don’t think these are new either but I’m unsure and I’m not spending $12 bucks on blotting paper anyway!
Tanning Bed in a Tube $21.50 USD
And finally in extension to their body tanner they have introduced a bronze cream tanner for the face!
I think I can safely skip it all! Aside from the Mineral Water (see my entry below for a review on this) which I was tempted by and purchased. As for the rest it looks sadly lacking!
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Too Faced has a new eye pencil out and available with it’s Summer Collection. The pencil is entitled Mineral Water and is basically a dupe to Benefit’s Eye Bright Pencil.
I picked this up on a whim because my concealer tends to wear off towards the end of the day and this promises to refresh and brighten my eye area up. Benefit’s Eye Bright promises the same thing however the Too Faced version says it’ll also de-puff and improve firmness and elasticity. The de-puff action totally sold me as my eyes have been suffering from puffiness for a while now sadly!
It doesn’t live up too all it claims that’s for sure.
This is actually made up of 35% mineral water and promises to feel refreshing and cooling on the eye area. I was thinking with that much water content in the product that it would be extremely moisturizing and easy to blend. Not the case. After swiping under my eyes with it I didn’t feel much of a cooling feeling and blending was the typical heartache of tugging around a bit to get it all smoothed out.
De-puffing? Naaa that claim definately is false. I experienced nothing in the ways of de-puffing my eyes.
Now the color of this is a nude/beige which is supposed to be flattering on most skin tones but if you want to be realistic this is definately not going to work if you’re tanned, medium, or dark. It’s mostly geared towards a fairer skin type or medium fair.
When all is said and done I’d say that this is probably a nice item to have around for a quick touch up and go. It’s tiny and fits nice and compact in your purse. It’s not a messy liquid and a few swipes from the pencil does indeed cover up tired eyes.
Is it worth the $18 USD price tag? I’m not sure. I like the fact that it’s easy for touching up but it definately doesn’t live up to the hype of de-puffing, improving firmness, making me appear like I had 8 hours of sleep, etc….
This one isn’t Muse Approved for purchase but it is interesting to say the very least and maybe something you want to try out for yourself!
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I probably should start this review by expressing my deep love for Bourjois Paris mascara. Prior to becoming a total addict and junkie to Japanese Brand Mascaras I was a complete Bourjois Paris fan girl when it came to mascara!
Bourjois Paris makes some sincerely great mascaras and I have quite a few in my makeup arsenal that I absolutely adore using daily!
I picked up a Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Mascara a week or so ago when doing a Sephora order and I should have seen the writing on the wall with this one. I should have reminded myself that lately Bourjois Paris has fallen off the awesome mascara bandwagon. Example: Yes To Volume, No To Clumps how about they reverse the title and say YES To Clumps and No Volume At all!
I’m a huge fan of Bourjois Paris Maxi Frange and I was somewhat hopeful that Volume Clubbing Mascara with it’s big chunky applicator brush might be the next awesome deal on the mascara hit list.
I purchased this rubbish for $17 USD in the color Brun Remix. Since I have only one other brown mascara in my entire mass collection I was thinking how beautifully it would compliment my eyes. The color is very nice. It’s a chocolate brown with a tiny sheen of lighter gold!
As I mentioned the brush is big and chunky which I always find great for application however in this case I think both the brush and the formula of the mascara just create one big, nasty mess on your lashes.
L@@k kids a hot mess waiting to happen!
I curled my lashes prior to use and proceeded to apply. What came out was a clumpy mess of wet mascara. My lashes were literally stuck together in large, wet chunks. It was thee most disgusting look I’ve ever gotten from mascara. This failed to separate my lashes, yes I did get some volume, but forget the volume what about the mess of clumping I had going on here?! It almost felt like I was applying really old mascara to my lashes. Every notice when mascara ages it tends to clump lashes up badly? That would be the case with this mascara.
It’s seriously a mess to use, an absolute mess.
After spending the next five minutes coming my lashes out and disturbing the product better with my own mascara comb, since the bloody brush was of no use, I decided I’d give it a test drive out for the day.
Flaking, smudging, raccoon eye nightmare.
Bad, bad idea to go out of the house with this crap on my eyelashes.
I came home with flakes of mascara all over my cheeks, dark, runny streaks of mascara under my eyes, and just grossness all around.
I am so utterly and completely shocked and disappointed how bad this truly is.
Bourjois Paris Volume Clubbing Mascara gets a big fat DON’T BUY from the Muse!
Big waste of cash!
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Give your eyes a bit of shimmer and shine with Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow! I ran across these when looking for new collections on Sephora late last night when I couldn’t sleep.
I’ve had a bit of a thing for cream shadows lately so I’m quite interested in giving this a test drive! I just ordered two of the six colors available from Sephora.
Review to follow soonish!
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Ahhh Bare Minerals continues the saga of overpriced cosmetics with it’s newest Collection entitled Carnevale.
This particular collection is available as a Nordie’s Exclusive but I’m positive we’ll see some new spin on it and it’ll pop up at Sephora with little, tiny differences.
I know I’m hating on BM/BE lately and it sounds like I don’t like the products but that’s just not the case at all. I actually love some of the items they have available but as of late I’m very disappointed in the prices. This particular set is $64 USD! I’ve come to expect more from BE for less but it’s now reversed to “expect less and pay more”.
This collection doesn’t wow me but if you’re interested have a CLICK!
The kit includes all of the following:
bareMinerals Warm Radiance All Over Face Color
bareMinerals Sangria Eye Color
bareMinerals Carnival Liner Shadow
bareMinerals Sun Kissed Blush
Glamour Lash Mascara in Black
Lipgloss in Harp
Tapered Blush Brush
Double Ended Shaping Brush
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Click here to read my rantings on the new Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Tints Kit!
Click here to read my babblings on the Bare Escentuals bareDiamond Spring Collection!
Click here to read about the New Bare Escentuals Foiling Kit versus the Old Kit!
Click here to read about my ravings for the Bare Escentuals iQuad Palettes!
Click here to read about the Bare Escentuals Holiday Collection, Classic Rock!
A very tiny Early Summer Collection from Kesalan Patharan includes three new eyeshadow trios for 2,625 yen each. Each trio contains three coordinating gradation colors for eyes or face if you so choose.
This is a bit boring for me as Kesalan Patharan has plenty of trios available within the general catalog the only difference being these have a beautiful floral embed.
As the price stands I think I can safely skip these.
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