Stila Fall Collection 2009: Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss Review and Swatches

Dudes, I so feel retro 80′s after trying out Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss in Giggle. Holy neon pink batman!

As part of the Stila Fall Collection 2009, six shades of Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss will be sliding onto shelves this September.


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So you want intensely pigmented, full coverage, long wearing, super shiny, patent-leather like lips? Check it, Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss offers all over the above.

Can’t say I’ve run into a gloss as highly pigmented as these. If you’ve been wanting a richly pigmented gloss with that super shiny, patent-leather like shine here it is. These are some seriously incredible glosses. A simple application offers a stunning boldly lacquered finish. These are those glosses your mama told you about not wearing out in public, the ones that make your friends go, “dayummm girl!”


I tried out two shades Giggle and Ecstasy. Giggle is a glow in the dark neon pink and Ecstasy is a rich burgundy. Four other shades releasing are Joy (red), Happiness (coral), Nirvana (beige), and Euphoria (reddish brown).


I’m not sure how I’m going to pull off wearing either Giggle or Ecstasy as they are bold as all hells but I’m going to have a ton of fun trying! Expect some pictures of the Muse trying to pull off some serious 80′s pink lips shortly.

Stila Lip Enamel Luxe Gloss will be at Sephora and Stila soonish, although release date is September I imagine you’ll see them pop up shortly.

Anyone tempted to haul?

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Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009: Urban Decay Lipstick Fall Colors Confession, Oil Slick, and Naked Review and Swatches

We’ve established already that Urban Decay has been a busy little bee concocting a huge release of goodies for Fall (over 30 new items). Rounding out the Urban Decay Fall Collection 2009 are three new shades of Urban Decay Lipstick to add to the already huge selection of colors in the line.

Contrasting a single innocent shade with two outrageously goth shades, everyone should find at least one shade to love with this release.


Jump ahead for some swatches and a peep at the Urban Decay Fall Lipstick Colors!

I’ve waxed your ears off about how great Urban Decay Lipsticks are so I won’t go into great detail about these guys but if you missed it do see my original review on Urban Decay Lipstick over here.



The three new shades available are Naked, Oil Slick, and Confession. Let me just say please add Naked to your Fall wishy list. It’s so beautiful. I’ll tell you more about it in a brief second.

Just a brief note, the lipsticks have a different taste. There was some minor ranting about the taste of the last round up of lippies, personally I liked the taste but I did hear many a review saying the taste wasn’t so grand. You’ll be happy to know that the taste is barely there this time around.

So shades….


Back in black for Fall baby! Black lips anyone? No longer for club kids it seems to be a fine item for walking about the office with nowadays. The new red? Maybe. Oil Slick is indeed a glossy black with silver sparkle. Granted, not everyone can pull off black but you’ll be happy to know this is the most subtle black you’ll come across. It applies quite sheer and topped with a red gloss it makes a vampy lip look that’s very Fall friendly. Don’t think you can pull it off? Head to your nearest UD counter or Sephora and swipe some on, now find a vibrant red gloss to top with, don’t deny how gorgeous you look!


Renew your goth card with Urban Decay Lipstick in Confession the second bold shade in this release. If you liked last year’s MAC Cult of the Cherry Binge Slimline you’re sure to be pleased with Confession. Confession is a sheer burgundy that’s quite loud so best keep your eyes toned down with this one. A slick of Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Zero and some of this should have you rockin’ out a killer Fall look.


And finally my favorite, Naked. Oooo how I love you. Naked is a nude pink, who’d think I’d fall for a nude lip shade? I can’t help myself it’s such a pretty nude baby pink that flatters my lips and makes them look all pouty and pretty. Loves it! Although Oil Slick and Confession could prove too strong for some, Naked somehow evens the score out for those who are scared of too much color.


Innocence versus Evil this Fall with Urban Decay Lipsticks in Oil Slick, Confession, and Naked. From beautiful and bold to shy and sophisticated, you’re sure to find at least one or two…or maybe all three shades to love!

Which do you love?

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All of ‘em are available now for your hauling please on the Urban Decay website!

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body Review and Swatches

Large, giant, super size Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks should be illegal. I’ll happily roll around in the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body, so luscious!


Sure it’s a little expensive, try $75 bucks, but this super size Shimmer Brick is about twice the size of Bobbi’s normal facial Shimmer Bricks and incredibly pretty (15g in size versus 10.3g). Loves it!


Created for head-to-toe use, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body is a silky, lightweight formula made up of three shimmering shades of color to give a touch of a glamorous glow to arms, legs, décolleté, or if you’re being nuts use it on your face or as an eyeshadow, might as well get the buckage worth right?

My sister loves this thing and has tip toed into the Muse’s makeup room on many occasion to swipe it away. Cheeky older sisters that steal my Bobbi Brown makeup are so not cool, off with her head. I ended up letting her keep it and indulging in my own hehe!


The strips of color in this brick are dark bronze, champagne beige, and shimmering pink. The colors together cast a subtle glow of color onto your body. It’s quite an interesting effect as it doesn’t quite perform the way a normal Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick would. It makes arms and legs, especially tanned ones, glow with a pretty bronze sparkly finish.


Bobbi has a body kabuki brush to go along with this but I used my trusted Urban Decay Body Kabuki from last Summer’s Collection for brushing this on. I do suggest getting a good body brush for application as a tiny kabuki or any other facial brush won’t cut it. A larger size body brush sweeps color on evenly and smoothing for a perfect finish.

If you’re a sun goddess and you’re skin is tanned you’ll want to indulge in the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body as I think it compliments tanned skin beautifully, I should know my sister is crispy as burnt toast at the moment and we tested it out on her toasty mocha skin. As for me? I’ve been using it as an eyeshadow palette and casually dusting my décolleté with it when I’m wearing a low cut shirt, that draws attention!

Expensive yes? Beautiful, for sures. A Summer indulgence you may have to lean towards this season (just grab it quick it’s LE!).

Anyone haul it?

Wanting to?

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Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray Review

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I’m on this kick lately for moisturizing toner mists. I think it’s the warm weather but I just feel the need to forgo moisturizer in the morning in favor of a mist down with a hydrating toner that acts in the place of my normal lotions and potions. Recently my obssession with misting toners has turned to the likes of Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray.

Jump ahead to hear what I think!

Incredible! I love this stuff.

First off the bad news.

It’s 2oz in size and $17.50 ouchie. Wish it was a little bigger for the price but no worries I’ll totally repurchase when I’m done with my 2oz bottle as it’s darn good stuff.

Jane Iredale D20 Hydration Spray contains a blend of chamomile and myrrh to sooth and refresh skin. The mist is scented with Ylang Ylang which gives off a heavy herbal scent, quite pleasant. You can use the mist in any number of ways such as in the place of facial moisturizer, or for setting mineral makeup, to hydrate skin on the fly, or oily skin users can indulge in this as a primary moisturizer thus avoiding richer face creams.

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About 2-3 mists is all you need as the sprayer doses face very nicely with product. It has a slightly glycerin-like feel but dries down to a dewy, fresh finish. It’s since taken the place of my normal facial cream for Summer. I doubt I’ll be able to get away with it once Winter sets in but at the moment it’s just perfect for spraying down with for moisturizing and hydrating my skin.

You’ll like this if:

  • Your skin isn’t too dry at the moment and you aren’t in need of a heavy facial moisturizer
  • Your skin is oily and you’d like a tool for hydrating your face without over doing it
  • You want a cooling mist to set mineral or powder foundations.
  • You want to have a toner on hand for hydrating your skin throughout the day without having to redo makeup

Overall, Jane Iredale D20 Hydration Spray is a real winner. I’m loving this for Summer easy, fuss free moisture in the heat.

Total Muse Approval for Purchase!

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Likey!

Anyone try it before?

What are some of your fav toner mists?

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Sneak Peek: Stila Fall Collection 2009: Stila’s Smitten with Kitten Collection Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot Review and Swatches

Stila calls their new Black Cat Smudge Pot a pretty black gel liner with a blend of Kitten Shimmer. I call it gorgeous.


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If Stila Kitten Smudge Pot was a little too sweet for you, a little too innocent, try out a little mystery and sexiness with Stila Black Cat Smudge Pot. This black gel liner is infused with a golden sparkle that can be used as a liner, or a smudged up smoky lid color, or line lashes with it as a twinkling mascara. Releasing as part of the Stila’s Smitten with Kitten Collection this liner gives a sultry look to eyes to add an edge of drama.

Black Cat is almost brown in color due to the heavy dose of golden champagne sparkle that’s infused into the formula. It’s very flattering on my brown eyes! The pot is large enough to line with and if you so please go right ahead and add a bit to lids and blend out for a sultry smoked out eye look.


If you already own the Stila 24K Smudge Pot from Stila’s Summer Collection this year do go and indulge in Black Cat as it’s considerably different. Black Cat has way more shimmer to it and is a richer shade of blackish brown when compared to the Summer release. Dare I say even prettier?


The Muse highly recommends allowing this Black Cat to slink into your Fall cosmetic wardrobe, it’s delicious!

Available from Stila in September!

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