Illamasqua Dystopia Fall Collection 2009

An edgy, mysterious, unexpected Fall Collection from Illamasqua? Sounds about right to this Muse’s ears.

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Illamasqua reports on it’s new Fall Collection entitled Dystopia on it’s official blog and things are looking interesting.

Click to read the deets!

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Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation Review


Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation gets a bad wrap on most reviews the Muse has read but I’ll tell you a secret…shhh…I kinda dig it!

Jump ahead for my review.

When the Muse is feeling all lazy and isn’t up for a whole face of makeup she uses a dab of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation and calls it a day.

Before I tell you why I like it let me get the bad stuff out of the way. One, it’s likely going to settle into fine lines or large pores if you sport either. Two, it’s not going to mattify your skin, yes the name says matte, but I experienced no oil control when using it.


I hear so many reviews of how people look made up with this on and how it has a cakey finish and honestly I’ve experienced none of this. A simple dab will do you well so yes if you proceed to slather this on as you would a normal foundation chances are you will be made up. However, a simple dab or two and you’ll be golden. This is the kinda foundation I dig for the days I’m being lazy. It’s an ideal foundation for anyone who doesn’t need nor desire a ton of coverage. It doesn’t wear incredibly long but it’s great for running errands with or heading out for a quick bite, etc….as it evens out skin tone and creates a good canvas for a simple blush or cheek stain. It’s my minimal makeup product of choice.

The formula is a thick, whipped mousse that blends quite nicely onto my skin. I don’t have fine lines nor do I have large pores so it absorbs easily, mess-free, without settling on my face like a mask. It feels incredibly silky and almost silicon-like. It’s pretty pigmented and evens out my tone well erasing dullness and creating a good canvas for makeup. I tend to wear very minimal makeup when I use it as I don’t think it’ll hold well with a whole load of makeup but for use with a bit of cheek stain or powder blush it’s perfection.


I’m not keen on the packaging as I’m a germ-a-phobe so dipping my fingers into a pot to apply isn’t my ideal idea of good packaging. I tend to use a disposable sponge with each use that way I can get a dab on a new sponge without handling the product and creating a breeding playground for bacteria. After use I simply toss the sponge.

A find one or two dabs can do my entire face and I’m left looking quite flawless and ready for blush. As I mentioned above it doesn’t wear incredibly long and feels like it melts off after about 2-3 hours of use but for the days I’m just running to the grocery or something unimportant it’s great as I’m not keen on going out completely nude without a face on.

Overall, Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation isn’t going to change your coverage life but it’s a great one for minimal makeup days. If you have good skin and don’t require a ton of coverage minus large pores or fine lines this should be a great little find for natural coverage.

Call me crazy but I tend to lean towards the likey side of this foundation.

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Wants It: Lush None Of Your Beeswax Lip Balm

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Remember when you were a kid and told people to mind their own beeswax….gosh that seems ages ago. I guess that’s what tickled my funny bone when I seen the new Lush None of your Beeswax Lip Balm, got me thinking of silly little childhood sayings.

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What is it?

Something good for your lips!

Take a peep after the jump!

Lush None Of Your Beeswax Lip Balm is a mix of lemon, mandarin, and vanilla for a super tasty treat for lips. The taste of natural lemon, mandarin, and vanilla combined with extra virgin coconut oil, murmuru butter, and caranauba wax make lips soft and supple. It’s a brillant way to get your lips super smooth with a vegan friendly ingreident list.

Wants it, just so I can say “None of your Beeswax” when someone asks me “what’s that you’re applying on your lips?” That’d be my immature reply of course. More more mature reply would be, “You can’t have any! Nanner nanner!”

Available now from Lush for $6.95.

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Philosophy The Supernatural Healthy Cream Blush

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Philosophy delights us this Fall with more and more additions to it’s cosmetic color collection. Try a little pinch of natural color on cheeks with their new Supernatural Healthy Cream Blush!

Take the jump for the details!

If it’s cream you love in a blush format the new Philosophy The Supernatural Healthy Cream Blush should fill your sweet tooth for a natural, creamy mineral blush that offers a pinch of color with a moisturizing formula.

Available in three shades this new blush is super easy to blend, has a good for your skin formula, and offers a radiant, sheer glow of color!

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Count this Muse curious! I want to try out Look on the Bright Side that’s a very Muse-like color.

Want it?

Tell the Muse!

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WANT IT: bareMinerals Tutorials Eyelining Kit

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The Muse generally enjoys bareMinerals Tutorial Kits so she’s all excited about the latest offering from BE which is the new Eyelining Kit!

Jump ahead to hear more about this cool kit for making lining eyes easy and simple!

First I fell in love with the Smoky Eye Kit and than the Rocker Kit captured my fancy and now I must have the bareMinerals Tutorials Eyelining Kit.

This kit includes everything you need to learn how to line like a pro, indeed I need to learn these things. An easy script on a tip card allows you to create a perfect lined eye look in a few simple steps.

bareMinerals Eyelining Tutorial Kit includes bareMinerals sable liner shadow (matte) and minx liner shadow (shimmer). The set also includes a magnetic multi-liner brush with brush pouch. An interchangeable handle has a magnetic bottom for inserting either a flat line brush or a regular thin tip liner brush into it. One brush allows for multiply liner looks!

The kit is available now for $38 from Bare Escentuals.

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