Summer Collections 2009

Stila Summer Collection 2009: Stila Indian Summer Collection

Summer is all about hues of shimmering gold, bronze, and coppers. Infusing all these gorgeous shades the Stila Summer Collection Indian Summer takes a dip into the exotic beauties of India.

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Stila Indian Summer is simply thrilling for me as I’m enjoying the various shades of shimmering golds and bronze paired up with ruby lips and gently flushed cheeks, this collection is pure perfection for the warm weather ahead.

Stila Charmed Palette is a grouping of rich metallic jewel tones with an infusion of genuine 24 Karat to paint eye lids with the colors of Summer. This gold paper-wrapped palette houses four shimmering shades and will be $28 USD.

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Infusing it’s new lip gloss with 24 Karat gold leaf surely is a gift from the gods. Stila 24 Karat Lip Gloss is available in four glimmering shades to paint lips with a touch of golden color. Available for $22 USD each.

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Stila Golden Noir Smudge Pot is the perfect black liner but with a hint of golden sparkle to light eyes up! Available for $20 USD

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Stila Marigold Convertible Color Duo is the newest addition to the Convertible Color family. A shade of shimmering marigold and a darker bronze shade await you! Swipe on the bronze to create a perfectly tan canvas and top with the shimmering marigold to create a highlight of Summer sun on cheeks and face! Available for $25 USD

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Well, wow. This collection is simply gorgeous isn’t it? I’m quite excited to see this in person. The colors all have me rather hyper for the release. If all the Summer Collections turn out as good this one we are in for a good season ahead!

The Muse loves it!

What do you think?

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Loving all that gold?

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick Review and Swatches

I simply love a lipstick that performs double duty and not only adds color to my lips but a nice glossy finish too. A lipstick and a gloss all in one formula is always a complete joy of a product for this Muse. Sad fact is so little brands embrace the idea enough!

But have no fear with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection four shades of beautiful Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sticks were released so you can get your lipstick and your gloss fix all in one product!

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Likes it? Nope, Loves it!

This Summer, oh hell, let’s make it Spring…This Spring drench your lips in popping shades of color with a lipstick that has a beautiful shine, a glossy finish, and the power to plump your pout!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick is available in four shades. These beautiful lipsticks act as both a lipstick and a gloss.

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The Muse has a thing for lipsticks that are moisturizing and leave a beautiful glossy finish to lips. This could stem from my gloss addiction or just the need for a quick application of lipstick minus gloss or maybe it’s me being generally lazy and just wanting to whip out my lipstick and not have to apply gloss on top. Anything that helps me get done fast is always the business!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Stick offers moisturizing pigmented color to lips and also creates fuller, plumper lips within four weeks of use, I’m not entirely sure if it’s working but at the very least it does make my lips fuller when it’s on. The color has a good long wear time and the shades released are all very flattering for Spring and especially Summer.

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I tried out all four of the shades which were Nude Almond, Orange Poppy, Wild Plum, and Pop Pink. Pop Pink is a bright pink that could be dubbed fuchsia but it’s not like any wild shade of pink I tried before. In the tube it’s frightful but on the lips it’s quite inviting and pretty! Orange Poppy is a true orange shade which is flattering with bronzed or peach cheeks. Wild Plum is a plum shade with hints of lilac and a little hint of pink. And finally Nude Almond is a very natural shade of beige brown with a hint of golden shimmer. All four shades are very wearable and pretty for both Spring and Summer. The shades compliment the Bronze Goddess Collection, particularly when paired up with a bronze look!

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All in all the new Estee Lauder Pure Color Sticks are well worth checking out and have a nice price tag of $18.50 USD each. The Muse enjoyed these and thinks they are worth swatching at your local counter.

Check out more info for the Estee Lauder Bronze Collection by visiting www.esteelauder.com

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Very Sexy Makeup Collection

Spicy hot is the order of business for the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection. Rich hues of bronzer, shimmering shades of shadow, and slippery sexy lips should break you from Spring to Summer in a flash!

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Jump ahead for the full details!

I’m always delighted by any and every Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Makeup Collection that pops up. I’ve always been terribly pleased with all the releases and the quality of the Limited Edition items so but of course the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Collection completely appeals to this Muse. Although I’m not much of a bronze fan I can’t help but feel a sense of excitement upon viewing all these new goodies. The collection is inspired by the rich hues and scents of Brazil, think tropical heat, warm sandy beaches, and plenty of shimmering shades. Releasing with the collection are some beautiful point makeup items such as a bronzer, eye palettes, glosses, and even a fragrance!

The Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Silky Bronzer Powder is available in two shades for Light to Medium skin tones and Medium to Dark. The bronzer is housed in a zebra printed compact with a large brush for buffing color on. The compact is $24 USD which is a reasonable price and quite in keeping with the normal price tag on Victoria’s Secret LE items.

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Also releasing are two Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Radiant Shimmer Eye Palettes for $24 USD each. The two shade selections available are entitled Amazon RainForest and Rio De Janerio. I’m partial to the lighter shimmering golds, beiges, and browns in the rain forest palette. The Rio De Janerio palette contains more popping shades of blue, purple, and brown. Each palette has four strips of shimmering eye shadow that can be worn wet or dry for a more dramatic, tropical look!

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Victoria’s Secret Beauty of Brazil Lip Gloss is available in three shade selections for $15 USD. In an interesting twist this new gloss comes in a squeeze tube where as Victoria’s Secret normally prefers housing it’s LE glosses in a square tube with a brush or sponge applicator so this is an interesting packaging choice for them. The shades all look like semi-sheer shades that range from peach to berry, the formula also has an SPF of 15.

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And finally to complete your steamy, tropical look you can spray yourself with the new Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Now Eau de Parfum. This new version of Very Sexy is a colorful blend of exotic fruits like papaya and creamy coconut with a blend or orchid to spice things up!

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I’m really loving this collection and I’m adding it to my Summer wish list! I’ll be picking it up as soon as I see it in store so I can review for you. At least one of the eye palettes, possibly a bronzer, and all the glosses are getting added on this Muse’s list!

How about you?

Loving this new collection?

Feeling all that heat?

Tell the Muse!

Can’t wait? Grab it at Victoria’s Secret website now and score a free beauty tote filled with 13 samples by using promo code FRBEAUTY

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer Review

I think I might have turned to the dark side….must be because they have cookies over here…nothing could tempt me over to the dark side other than cookies and possibly cuppycakes.

I’m talking about the bronzer dark side of course.

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The Muse likes her white pasty skin. This means the sun, tanning, and bronzers are a big NO for her. However, she does so admit to dabbling her tiny toes in the bronzer pond lately.

Shocked was she that the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer is actually kinda awesome….

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Whoa a momentous day indeed! Should we write the date down? Muse discovers awesome bronzer March 3rd, 2009. K, got it!

I’m thinking you need to try out the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer for yourself. Head to a counter and have a little swatch and a play. Afterward come back here and tell me whatcha think. Bet you’ll join me on the dark side, don’t expect cookies I don’t bake.

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I like this stuff!

Basically the product comes in a glass foundation style bottle which houses a rather dark, scary gold bronze liquid. Looking at it makes me quiver and shake in fear but I promise it’s actually quite an enlightening experience once you tried it out.

I take a few dabs and rub on my cheeks and whatever I have left on my fingers I apply to my chin and forehead. The effect is a soft, peachy glow with hints of golden sparkle. Nothing too dramatic, nothing too crazy. A little goes a long way considering the product is deeply pigmented so best not get too crazy otherwise you’ll be sporting a BAD tan. Just a tiny dab on each cheek, blend, and presto beautiful looking skin.

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Well, wow who knew it could be so simple to apply liquid bronzer? I followed up my look by putting a touch of blush on top so it looks more natural. The finished result is a flushed tanned look that makes me look like I stood in the sun for a few hours. Actually the effect is better than a regular boring tan as the color is such a nice peachy glow which is something you can’t get from the sun.

Considering you only need a dab for your face you’ll probably take years to use this all up so I highly suggest adding a little bit to your moisturizer and applying to your legs for a nice tint of color or even arms! Might as well get the most bang for your buck outta of it right?

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If you’re wanting to pair it up with some great products the Muse suggests trying it out with a golden eye look! How about the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea Eyeshadow Palette (review coming soon…)? Gold is always great with a tan so I recommend applying a touch of the bronzer with some Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on top for a truly sparkling golden tan! Want glowing pink cheeks with your bronzed skin? Trying topping with a touch of Bobbi Brown Rouge Pot or a Stila Convertible Color!

The application is simplicity itself which makes it very appealing for a bronzer newbie like me. A simple swipe and blend on my cheeks is all it takes! The shade should be pretty universal and work with lighter, medium, and darker skin types. If you’re lighter you’ll want to just use a tiny dab and if you’re darker a little bit more will give you just the right glow!

No matter how you use it I’m positive you’ll fall in love with it the way I did. I’m quite shocked at how much I liked it and I’m already planning many uses for it this coming Summer!

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Heavier Application of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer
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Loves it and I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I’m Muse Approving it for purchase!

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You’ll love this if:

  • You want a simple bronzer that applies in a snap and doesn’t make a mess!
  • You want something you can use on your face and your legs and arms (why not? who says we can’t improvise!)
  • You like a tanned look but don’t want to get it by forsaking your skin to the evil rays of the sun!

Overall, I was delighted with this bronzer and can see myself making great use of it, particularly when the MAC Summer Collection hits!

How about you?

Think this might be something you’d love?

Tried it before?

Like it?

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View more of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection by visiting www.esteelauder.com

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Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer 2009

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Summer arrives early this year with the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection that features plenty of warm, sun-kissed colors to make your skin glimmer with the kiss of Summer.

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Estee Lauder covers all it’s bases with it’s new early Summer release of Bronze Goddess which includes makeup, skincare, and fragrance all rolled into one glamorous collection.

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For the face nothing says Summer like a shimmering warm bronzed color. Create the look using the below items:

  • Estee Lauder Limited Edition Bronze Goddess Sunblush Illuminator
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer, Soft Shimmer Bronzer, and Soft Duo Bronzer
  • Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Luminous Liquid Bronzer

For your eyes a seductive hint of shimmering bronzes, golds, and aquas with the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Sand & Sea Palette. This palette contains six shades to compliment your glowing Summer tan. Use the new Estee Lauder Duo Tone Eye Pencil in Aqua and Teal to dress up your bronzed eye look!

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Complete your look my drenching lips with Estee Lauer Pure Color Lipstick and topping with Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss Sticks.

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Indulge in the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection of self tanners for that safe, healthy Summer Glow!

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And just in time for the sultry hot days of Summer Estee Lauder reintroduces for a limited time, Bronze Goddess, an intoxicatingly beautiful blend of warm tropical vanilla, golden amber, and coconut milk for that perfect Summer scent!


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection is available from Estee Lauder at the beginning of March.

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