Summer Collections 2009

Too Faced Hot Stuff Summer Collection 2009


Talkin’ ’bout some Hot Stuff baby! Too Faced Hot Stuff Summer Collection is up and available on the Too Faced (and at Sephora by the very way!) site and it’s look hawt! Jump ahead for the deets!

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I already discussed the new Too Faced Brightening Blush with you prior to this and I must say I’m quite excited about them! $19 USD each and available in three shades these blushes are tempting this Muse!

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Get a sexy sun-kissed glow on your lips with brand new Too Faced Lip Bronzer. Available in Snow Bunny, Sun Bunny, and Pink Leopard each dual shade tube is $17 USD each!

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A perfect good for you tan awaits you with brand new Too Faced Pure Bronze Loose Mineral Powder. $28.50 USD

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Too Flatbuki Brush for $12.50 USD, the Muse is speechless, I have no words. Likey!

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All in all I’d say this is turning out to look quite nice for Summer! The Muse is feeling the love for Too Faced Summer 2009.

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NARS Summer 2009

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NARS Summer 2009 is already available for purchase at www.narscosmetics.com Mmm indeed just turned Spring and on to Summer so soon NARS? Oh well we lurve you anyway!

It’s not my favorite collection from NARS but even I get deny that the colors look very nice and I’m particularly impressed with all that gorgeous shimmering blue on the promo image!

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Oooo Tropic! Wanna be friends? Tropic is a gorgeous ocean teal with silver shimmer obviously Muse Approve for purchase before I even get my hands on it. Pretties!

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Lovely apricot and radiant orange make up NARS Scorching Sun Shadow Duo. Mimics a burning sun dontcha know! Perfect for Summer eh?

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NARS Irresistiblement Bronzing Powder is a rich terracotta to give skin the glow of a healthy tan!

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NARS Lipstick in Outsider and Falaba give a kiss of Summer to lips with coral and rose shades! Likey Outsider and wants it for myself!

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NARS Belize Lip Gloss offers a shade of pink mauve to lips to contrast that beautiful tan you’ll be sporting this Summer!

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Can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore Adelita Nail Polish! Not much of nail girl but I can be tempted by this peachy pink shade!

Overall, I’d say NARS has a nice little line up for Summer. I’m wanting Tropic Eyeshadow, Scorching Sun Duo, and possibly Outsider Lipstick.

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Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo Review and Swatches

The Muse is absolutely loving the Stila Summer Collection so much. It’s possibly one of my favorite releases this year for Summer with its shimmering gold and bronze shades. Almost everything released was a win for this Muse. I’ve been busy testing it all out and today I’m bringing you a review of the brand new Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo!

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One part bronzer and one part shimmering convertible color are combined to create Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo. Creating a creamy shade of convertible color in a bronzer is ideal as it’s virtually sweat proof, tear proof, and Summer-wear proof! This isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.

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The duo comes with a strong matte bronze shade and a shimmering bronze shade (think shiny new penny). I do think I’d probably avoid this if it contained only the matte bronze color as I can’t pull off such a deep shade of bronze on my face. By combining the two shades though you’ll get a very nice healthy flush of peach. To start my look I add a touch of the matte shade to my cheeks and blend and proceed to place some of the shimmering shade on top as this lightens up the muddiness of the matte shade and creates more of a peachy, sunny glow. The duo together is gorgeous but as I said I doubt I’d ever be able to use just the matte shade as it’s too strong a color to use on it’s own. The appeal of the product is definitely in the fact that it comes with two beautiful shades that when cocktailed together create a perfect sun kissed glow.

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If you’re looking for that perfect compact to give your cheeks a bit of Summer glow, look no further than Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo! It’s a great solution for long wearing, Summer proof-makeup that’s perfect for that beach glow. The Muse likes it, alot!

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I slipped a quickie eye shot in too! That’s DuWop’s trio on my eyes, god I freaking love that palette!

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Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush Review

Wanna meet the new love of my life?

Meet Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush an absolutely essential item for Summer.

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Combining equal parts blush with a beautiful bronzer and you’ll end up with the perfect shade of gorgeous! Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is the ideal product for people like myself who really don’t like bronzers. The powder combines the richness of bronzer but with just the right touches of peach to create a warm shade of blush that’s bound to flatter any skin tone.

The blush is housed in the new standard Dior compact which they have currently embraced for a majority of the line. This isn’t the traditional blue shade though, it’s a deep brown shade. Quite pretty and practical so you’re not worried about scratching up the palette or not wanting to use it because it’s too gorgeous.

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Inside you’ll find a beautiful quilted design on the powder. The design has the Dior logo which isn’t easy rubbed off after a few times using the powder, that’s always a plus as I adore designs on my palettes. The design has equals parts blush versus bronzer so you can use the shades separate or together. I prefer using the shades together as it creates the perfect glow on my cheeks but if you prefer you can use the shades separate. The bronzer can be used to give cheeks a glow or to contour your face where as the blush part can be used to cast a peachy glow on your cheeks. The powder does have a fine shimmer overlay but it quickly rubs away after first use so you’re left with a silky satin finish.

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I’m happy to report that the Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is available in two shades, both of which are available in the US. Traditionally, Dior releases items in two shades but the US only ever gets the one color selection. I was pleased that this time around both shades are available within the US.

So far I’ve only tried Coral Riviera but I’ll be purchasing the second shade Rose Brazilia shortly as I was deeply impressed with how well Coral Riviera performs. I think the bronzer is the ideal solution for anyone afraid of bronzers or who doesn’t like using a bronzer as it gives a perfect glow to face and cheeks. I think it also prevents those with a heavier hand, like myself, from using too much product. As I find if I use a bronzer powder and follow up with a blush I overdo the amount I’m using. When I use the Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush I get the perfect ratio of blush and bronzer. The powder will work for just about any skin tone but I think it’s particularly a great addition to a fair or medium skin tone as it’s a good color combo that doesn’t appear too orange, too muddy, or too brown on a lighter skin tone. After I used the blush I thought it made me look like I used NARS Orgasm on my cheeks but with more pop and just the right amount of a sunny peachy glow. Loves it!

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Who would love this?

  • Anyone who hates bronzers!
  • Anyone with a lighter skin tone that has always wanted to use a bronzer but was scared to!
  • Those who want a sunny, peachy glow on their cheeks!
  • Anyone who doesn’t want to use a bronzer and a blush but prefers one product that can perform both functions in one swipe of your brush.

Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush is my ideal Summer bronzer and I absolutely love it. I look forward to trying the other shade in the collection shortly and bringing you a review of it. I can’t recommend this enough and give it my highest Muse Approval for purchase.

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Overall, the blush is simplicity at it’s best and makes using bronzer a snap! I love the overall look of the product on my cheeks and feel like it’s a perfect addition to your Summer makeup wardrobe.

Likey!

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Nordstrom Exclusive MAC Graphic Garden

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According to the Muse’s mate over at Krasey Beautiful this year’s MAC Nordstrom Exclusive Collection will be called Graphic Garden!

Oooo! Ahhh! Awww! Whoa! Yay! Sounds good to me.

They will be releasing the standard goodies like eyeshadow palettes, makeup bags, brushes, etc….but what really caught my interested was the MAC Look Book which will include mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc…in a little box! Cool! Likey!

I can’t wait to see MAC Graphic Garden for myself!

Sound exciting to you?

Keep your mind occupied until we can get our hands on it by visiting with last year’s Nordstrom Exclusive MAC Color Forms! Or go even further back and take a look at the Nordstrom Exclusive Novel Twist!

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