Beauty News: Twilight Beauty Coming Soon!

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Hey gang!

How’s the day treating you? Mine is absolute rubbish so far. I have such drama in my life right now it’s not even funny.

Anyway, a rather busy Monday as always after the weekend. Hope yours is better than mine.

I was browsing around and the Twilight Beauty website is officially launched. As of Friday they had a great round of flash going with different photos of the stars in Twilight and a few pictures of the makeup line but right now it’s back to being a simple “coming soon” logo. Damn, wish I captured a few screenshots while the going was good. On Friday the release date for the collection going live was on August 15th but now they just have a spot to slap your e-mail address so you’ll be officially alerted when it does go on sale. I’m ever hopeful that they keep the August 15th date as I’m impatient to see what the line looks like.

For further information do see my Twilight Beauty Cosmetics as it tells you more about what to expect from the line.

Keep yourself in the know by visiting the official site at www.twilightbeauty.com

I’ll bring you further coverage as it becomes available.

For now do share your thoughts on Twilight Beauty in the comment field.

Indulging?

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Stash Spotlight: B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Eye Shadow Palette

Many of you enjoyed my brief foray into B Never Cosmetics during my lash stash spotlight so today I thought I’d just do a few pictures of the fantastic B Never Shadow Palettes they used to carry.


I haven’t been to a B store in two years but as far as I know these are no longer available which is a shame.

Click ahead for the deets and pictures!

The palette is a gorgeous, heavy jewel encrusted affair and houses five shades of B Never Eye Shadow inside. It has a bit of a Indian theme to it somewhat as the little jewels and bling look like tiny bindis. It’s quite a nice piece of cosmetic and obviously very vanity worthy. I plopped one of the regular smaller B Never single shadows next to the larger palette so you can see the size difference.


You can find B by visiting www.bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.co.uk

They do ship to the US!

Hope you enjoyed this adventure into B Never. More to come soon!

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NARS Larger Than Life Mascara

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NARS Larger Than Life Mascara are brand new to the NARS mascara family. Two new mascaras enriched with Vitamin E and Macadamia Nut Oil and a pigmented formula that offers volume and lengthening effects.

Sounds good to me, doesn’t take much convincing to get me on board with NARS.

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NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara

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It features a signature, square brush with fibers called honeycomb, designed for maximum product pick-up and perfectly even distribution. With lash volume and curl instantly boosted with every stroke, NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara’s results are dramatically dense.

NARS Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara

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The unique conical wand of high-tech fiber bristles encourages separation and definition, and unique nylon fibers cling to lashes for pronounced lengthening. NARS Larger than Life Lengthening Mascara is transformative, leaving lashes visibly sculpted, elongated and defined.

These are $25 Each and available now from Sephora.

I’ve never tried NARS mascara before the Muse is wondering if it’s as good as the rest of the NARS collection hmmm!

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Drugstore Drive-By: August 9th to August 15th

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Here’s your early edition for sales happening at your local drugstore next week!

Take the jump for it.

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Maybelline Eye and Nail Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Almay Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

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Revlon Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Neutrogena Skincare or Haircare including the Neutrogena Wave
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Covergirl Foundation, Powder, and Blush
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

L’Oreal HIP Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Almay Cosmetics
30% Off

Maybelline Lip Cosmetics
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

Physicians Formula
Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off

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All Revlon Beauty Tools and Brushes
10% Off

Physicians Formula
$2 Off

Almay One Coat or Triple Effects Mascara
$5.99

L’Oreal HIP Cosmetics
$2 Off

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Physicians Formula
40% Off

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer, Healthy Skin Makeup, and Pressed Powder
$7.99

Neutrogena Lipstick, Eyeliner, Quads, or Mascara
$6.99

Happy Shoppin’!

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Kevin Beautymaker Bright Eye Pressed Powder Review

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So it’s been established I’m a bit of a Bobbi Brown fan girl. Bobbi is like my makeup goddess and maven but I gotta tell you I thought she was plum loco when she suggested in a makeup tutorial video that setting your concealer with a bright white powder was a good thing. I’m of an age where placing powder under my eyes is so not a good idea. My eyes are dry, they sport fine lines, and in the AM hello puffiness how are you today? Adding powder into that mix of things is just a bad idea. After picking up my HG (holy grail) Bobbi Brown Concealer palette a year or so which indeed included a fine white powder my mind switches from thinking bad, murderous things about powder to thinking how glorious it is.

I learned over the course of a year that a simple dusting of white powder is effective at concealing dark circles, lightening up my eye area, sets concealer to last all day, adds a soft focus to fine lines (virtually erasing them), and makes my bags disappear like magic.

Impressive right?

Recently, I reviewed the Mally Concealer System for you which actually came with a white powder included. Obviously Bobbi isn’t the only smart cookie around here as Mally choose to include an entire compact filled with white powder to pair up with her creamy concealer.

I’ll tell you who else knows the benefits of white powder, Taiwanese Make Up Artist, Kevin from Kevin Beautymaker cosmetics.

Click ahead to hear a review of Kevin Beautymaker Bright Eye Pressed Powder.

Kevin takes the idea of white powder to a new level as his version is sold separate from his concealer compact plus it’s nearly 85% cheaper than anything else you’ll find on the market today. Benefit, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, and Mally are the only lines I’ve seen that carry fine white powder that works at brightening up the under eye area, there may be more but I haven’t really seen too many brands using the idea.

Fact is it works.

If you’re younger you can appreciate this to brighten up your eye area a fair bit after concealer is in place. I personally wouldn’t use it alone as it works best when your eyes are completely concealed using your regular potion of choice. It adds a certain airbrushed quality to the under eye area and erases certain flaws such as dark circles. If you’re older you can appreciate this much, much more as puffy eyes, fine lines, dark circles, and other woes will be magically erased when this is used with concealer.

It’s basically a very simple, matte powder. Nothing crazy or dramatic. Who knew simple white powder could do so very much? Kevin’s version comes in a cute slide out box with a decent size powder brush for application. Honestly, not loving the brush it comes with as it picks up way too much product and blends it terribly. I highly suggest using some sort of bushy blending brush for application. Use a small amount and build up as needed but please don’t overdo it as you will be looking like Casper the friendly ghost if you’re not careful.

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Kevin Beautymaker Bright Eye Pressed Powder is not my favorite by any means as the formula isn’t quite as silky as other powders I’ve tried however it is the cheapest option available and very, very good quality for the price. I only paid a few dollars for this however I’ve seen it on several stores for $14.99 and upwards. That’s of course nearly 60-65% higher than retail. At that price I do think it’s worthy of a try if you’ve never considered trying to set your concealer with a powder before or you’re simply intrigued to see how white powder can improve your overall eye look.

Overall, the moral of this story is white powder is sometimes a good thing. It took me a very long time to realize that but it’s now become a staple item that I use daily. Just as I would apply foundation, concealer, etc…everyday, white powder also gets included along with my prep and prime routine.

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