Christian Siriano Victoria’s Secret Cosmetic Collection

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Christian Siriano is a busy bee this Fall season. Upcoming is his Payless Shoe Collection, I know right? Christian and Payless? Plus the brand new Christian Siriano Victoria’s Secret Cosmetic Collection is now available online and in store. Busy, busy boy!

I headed in store to play around with the collection for myself because the Muse is all nosy and she needed to know how “fierce” this beauty collection was.

Click ahead for a peep at my initial thoughts!

This isn’t a massive collection but it does have a few pieces that are quite good. I will say it does surprise me that Christian is busy creating makeup collections but hey cool he’s putting himself out there. I’m unsure if this is LE but it does deserve to be mentioned that most special edition cosmetics collections from Victoria’s Secret are always quite good quality and I’m normally one for jumping on board to purchase. This time around I did skip as I wasn’t too particularly wow’ed by the offerings.

Here’s a few pics I took with my phone camera:

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The packaging is quite nice as each item is featured in in a gold compact with the brush, kohl, and gloss having a golden theme as well. It’s all very elegant looking.

First off the Christian Siriano Silky Eye Shadow are actually the same texture and formula of the brand new revamped line of Victoria’s Secret Silky Eyeshadow. The shadow colors in Christian’s collection are all brand new shades aside from one which would be Gilded Fierce. This shade is available in both the VS makeup line and his line. So technically you’re paying a little bit more for packaging and new shades that are already pretty much offered from VS. These shadows are $12 where as the general catalog shades are $10.

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Aside from the shadows the other item that did capture my interest was the Christian Siriano Kajal Eye Liner ($12). This is available in one shade, Eclipse, which is pretty much black. The liner is quite a chunky size and perfect for creating a smudged, smoky effect.

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Now the items that didn’t really tickle my interest were the Christian Siriano Bronzer/Highlighter Trio and the Christian Siriano All-Over Bronzing Powder Brush. Although both are reasonably priced at $16 and $18 I wasn’t really feeling bronze for Fall in all honesty. Even though I suspect Fall will rush in with a bit of an Indian Summer this year I still fail to feel the love for using bronzer in September through the rest of Fall.

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And finally the Christian Siriano Lip Gloss ($12) is available in three shades. This too didn’t capture my interest as I wasn’t too into the shades. Shades range from a pale beige, nude pink, and red.

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Overall, the collection is fairly inexpensive and rather fun if you’re a big fan of Chrisitan Siriano. As for me I wasn’t particularly inclined to pick up anything from the collection for myself and instead ended up with three shadows from the brand new, revamped Victoria’s Secret Makeup Collection. Dare I say the collection is a tiny bit boring perhaps? I’m not sure why I found it so unappealing but I ended up coming away with a sad sigh and a shrug.

Sorry Christian, you’re fierce darling but your makeup collection didn’t sit well with this Muse.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Heading out right now to buy it?

Tell the Muse!

The collection is available now at www.victoriassecret.com and in store. They have some videos of the look and Christian speaking about the collection on VS’s site.

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Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit

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When it comes to our bad economy you have to be thankful for small favors. Take for example the fact that Sephora has packaged up so many premium brands lately and slapped a “Sephora Exclusive” stamp on ‘em and a smaller price tag. Love ya Sephora, thanks so much.

My latest find in the Sephora Exclusive category is one I can always use help with, my eyes. Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit is $50 bucks, available exclusively at Sephora, and a killer deal.

Jump ahead to find out more!

I’m always on the look out for the best eye cream around anything to rid me of puffiness, fine lines, dark circles, and the other woes of suddenly getting older. I’ve come across plenty of great but nothing incredible as of yet.

A kit that focuses on my eyes that’s a mere $50 bucks is a welcome adventure for this Muse. The Shiseido Anti-Wrinkle Eyecare Kit focuses on eye woes with products to improve wrinkles, dark circles, and dullness.

The set includes:

  • Shiseido Benefiance Concentrated Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream
  • Shiseido Benefiance Creamy Cleansing Foam
  • Shiseido Benefiance Enriched Balancing Softener
  • Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Instant Treatment Eye Mask (4 Packets)
  • Tip card

I’d say my eyes need this kit!

Likey!

Available now at Sephora.

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Urban Decay 30% Off Friends and Family Coupon Code

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It’s here, it’s here! Time for Urban Decay Friends and Family Event! And just in time for back to school too.

Use promo code FNFF1 to get 30% off your total order! w00t!

Go haul and share what you get in the comment box, the Muse is all nosy about those kinds of things.

SHOP!

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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?

Yay?

Nay?

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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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