Beauty News: Avon Makup Gets A Makeover

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The Muse is fond of telling you that this isn’t your mama’s Avon anymore! Avon has made steps to creating an incredible product line as of late that continues to impress this Muse with each release.

You can be sure that the Muse was quite happy to hear that Avon Cosmetics was getting a makeover! It’s quite exciting that the line is revamping it’s packaging to be more appealing to fans and newer customers alike.

Check it out below!

With the help of Jillian Dempsey Avon Cosmetics is undergoing a dramatic transformation. From nail varnish to lipsticks and powder and shadows, the entire Avon line is getting a new pair of clothes! Not only has the packaging changed but many items are sporting a brand new, improved formula. The new packaging is available as of April so be on the look out for it when purchasing your Avon bits and bobs!

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The Muse for one is quite excited about the new packaging and looks forward to seeing it in person.

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The Body Shop Summer Collection 2009: The Body Shop Hot Brights Summer Collection

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The Body Shop Hot Brights Summer Collection is available online kids! If you’re wanting a fun, slightly funky look for your Summer look do check it.

Jump ahead for the full retails on this collection!

The Body Shop Summer Collection looks interesting enough this year. The packaging is always interesting with The Body Shop and they didn’t fail at making a fun packaging for it’s Hot Brights Collection. The palettes have sweet flower motif emblems on the covers, quite nice. The collection doesn’t have a whole lot of wow inspiring colors but I see a few odd pieces that I can get on board with! The collection is sectioned into two groups, one being the color cosmetics and the other being the sun/tanning/bronzing collection. This is normally how The Body Shop does their collection every year so you have two available options of either color or a more tropical, Summery look using their bronze items. Have a look below for more details!

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Check out some of the color collection release from The Body Shop for Summer ’09!

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The Body Shop Hot Brights Blush available in two shades selections. This blush is a duo which includes a lighter and darker blush for contouring, highlighting, or mixing together for a pinch of color!

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The Body Shop Hot Brights Eye Color available in two shades is a duo shadow with a lighter and darker shadow for a contrasting eye look or use separately for two different looks!

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The Body Shop Hot Brights EyeLiner is a duo pencil available in two shade choices. This duo liner pairs up with the Hot Brights Shadows for a dramatic, fun Summer eye look.

The Body Shop Hot Brights Lip Shine/Cheek Stain is also dual sided (I see a theme developing here) and available in two shades. Contains a gloss on one end and a cheek stain on the other.

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The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes 16 is the newest shimmer cube palette with array of sunkissed colors for a sparkling Summer look!

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If it’s sun you see check out a few of the offerings for the sun goddess in you from The Body Shop!

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The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Bronzing Powder is a loose shimmering bronzer to create a sparkling sunny look!

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The Body Shop Body and Leg Shine is a old favorite that gets introduced year after year. Slick this on your legs or body for a touch of the sun! The Muse imagines if you’re daring you can get away with a slick on your cheeks for a hint of color

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The Body Shop Kabuki Bronzing Brush should get you all covered with Summer from head to toe!

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What do you think?

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Matte Review

Ok, peeps…it’s going to get hot soon and humid. I’m deciding if that’s a yuk or a yay…hmm!

Anyway as it becomes warmer you may find that your make up begins to melt off your very face (it happens sadly!), particularly your shadow…oh noes! Why, jebus, why!? Was that dramatic? The Muse loves drama.

But yes indeed your shadow may fade, crease, etc….or you may be prone to oily eye lids…my god how do people with oily lids cope? My big sis has oily lids and it’s a nightmare. I don’t have this problem but I can sooooo understand how crummy it must be!

No worries…perfect solution for mattifying those eyes, getting your shadows to last all day, and other general problems are solved after the jump!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Matte to save the day! This versatile, multitasking cream to powder pencil can be used to highlight, mattify, prime, prep, and conceal all while looking really pretty in a sweet peachy pink color and an easy to use pencil. Loves it!

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The pencil is a nude peachy pink shade that wakes up tired eyes, refreshes the eye area and creates a good base for shadows. If you have oily lids you’re definitely going to want to give this a whirl as the formula has an incredible matte finish that’s sure to keep lids from being an oily mess. The pencil can multitask as a highlighter for your brow area, a quick touch up for brightening up under your eyes (be gone tired eyes), or as a base for your shadows which not only mattifies but also intensifies colors. Or if you’re feeling minimal just use it as a quickie touch up to give eyes a refreshed, natural look.

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The Muse recs it for those warm, hot days ahead when you need an extra little something to keep your shadow in place or evil oily lids at bay!

Check it out at Sephora.

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Excel Summer 2009: Excel Shimmer Mix Shadow

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My little eye spies the brand new Excel Shimmer Mix Shadows available from Sana this Summer!

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Pretties!

Available in three shades for 1,260 yen each these pretty mosaic shadows look quite interesting. I have three of these LE’s from a few year’s ago but they are solid colors and not as pretty. The finish is a heavy duty shimmer so if you’re not a big fan of such a finish I’d avoid but for those of us that are sparkle junkies these should please!

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Colors available are SM01 (Pink), SM02 (Gold) and SM03 (Green).

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Wants ‘em!

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Sephora Beauty Insider Exclusive: Stila Mini Lip Glaze Trip

Calling all Stila fans! Steal this.

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$8 bucks snags you a trio of Stila Mini Lip Glazes! w00t! The glosses even come packaged in a special Sephora Beauty Insider box.

Included in the set are:

  • Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar (shimmering golden nude)
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Apricot (melon nectarine)
  • Stila Lip Glaze in Starfruit (shimmering coral)

Head to Sephora, log in, and steal ‘em!

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