Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor Review and Swatches

All the members of the Total Beauty Network recently got a chance to try out the Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor that’s newly launched from Max Factor a few months ago. I read quite a flattering review about it on MUA and some other lovely words from fellow bloggers which had me eager to try it out for myself .

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Jump ahead to hear the word on Max Factor Vidid Impact Lipcolor!

I’ve heard plenty of great reviews about this but I have to say it’s not really all that special. The pigmentation is decent, the lipstick applies smoothly enough but could be a bit more moisturizing, and the price is decent enough but I don’t see myself running to the store to pick up a few more. I only tried one color and honestly wasn’t all that impressed.

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If anything I’m positive I can find a better drugstore lipstick than this in my humble opinion. Perhaps it was that the finish was the semi-matte? Or maybe it was the fact that the color applies somewhat dully without a hint of moisture or shine. The formula is a tad forgivable when gloss is placed on top but not by much.

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If anything the variety of shades, 20 altogether, price tag of $7.99 or less, and nice pigmentation could appeal to some but for me I’ll skip. As for me I’m not running to my local drugstore to haul it anytime soon, no likey, just an uneventful lipstick for this Muse!

Anyone a fan?

What are some redeeming qualities you like about Max Factor Vivid Impact Lipcolor?

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Wake Up Winter Skin, Hello Soft Summer Skin: Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask Review

I dunno about you but my face needs a revamp after the Winter. When the warm weather begins to set it I seriously need to work to get my skin in proper Summer ready order. Winter is harsh for me as it dries my skin out, causes gross flaking, and just generally destroys the freshness my skin normally has. What am I left with? Dull, dry, in need of help skin.

So to wake up my winter skin this year I’ve tried out Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask and I proceeded to say hello to soft Summer skin!


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Although it’s a tad expensive and it’s made for mature skin I still likey Clarins Super Restorative Replenishing Comfort Mask. Props because it smells so heavenly (soft rose floral scent) but bigger props for making my face so smooth and moisturized.

The mask is a moisturizing pink cream that you apply generously to skin and leave on 10 minutes. I leave it on half an hour, might as well get all the moisturizing I can get for the $62 price tag. After time has elapsed I proceed to rinse it off with cool water. My skin feels nicely moisturized after use, very soft and nourished, and just generally pampered.


The greatest thing about it?

I love how I apply a super generous layer and I’m left with a slew of what appears to be lotion on my face. But within the time I leave it on, be it 10 or 30 minutes, my skin literally sucks the mask up. It’s a pretty awesome effect as when I look in the mirror after a time my face is virtually clear of the mask prior to my rinse. Pretty cool!

If you’re seeking something to bring a bit more moisture into your life or looking for way to revive dry skin or dullness left over from the Winter this is worthy of a look at. It’s quite expensive though so it may have you second thinking whether it’s something you need or not. Clarins has my heart lately and I was pretty delighted for what this did for my skin. If I were you I’d head to counter and ask for a tiny sample to try out, you might find yourself falling for it too!

Anyone try?

Do share some of your tips for getting your skin back in shape after a long Winter!

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Beauty Abroad: L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection

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You all suck in the UK. Ok not really I absolutely adore Britain, all hail the Queen. The point is you guys always get the good stuff. Pout! ‘Bout to have a proper Muse tantrum after seeing the new L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Collection available exclusively at Boots UK.

Oh my gods wants!

Check it after this jump.

Bjooti posted about this today and I must say it intrigues me something fierce. I’m not a huge fan of L’Oreal but they have gone and outdone themselves with this collection. We got hi-def foundation, skin brightening primer, shimmery shadow, indeed this collection looks gorg!

Dear L’Oreal Paris,

Can we has Studio Secrets Professional Collection here in the states? If you bring it I will buy.

Also I’d love you forever too!

k, bye.

Talk soon.
the Muse

Check it:

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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How incredible do these look? You got one for anti-shine, one for anti-dullness, one for anti-redness, a solution for every skin type! £9.99 each and they look like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer but heaps cheaper! Want!

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Primers

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Available in 8 Shades for £15.99 (plenty of rosy under tones as well, score!)

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Ultra-Glossy Lip Lacquer

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Available in 11 shade selections with an ultra glossy finish supposedly. £7.99 Each.

L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Lipstick

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Available in 23 shades for £8.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Eye Intensifier Eye Shadows

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Slap me, I’m feeling excited about L’Oreal eyeshadow! Available in 16 shades for £5.99

L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer

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Available for £11.99

Well, that’s about it folks! Pretty nice right? I’m lemming a majority of it as everything looks super nice especially those primers. The price ranges aren’t too bad considering sterling is converting decently to USD at the moment although if available in the US it might be considerably lower priced with many coupon and sale options. I’m trying to sit on my hands and not jump on board asking people to haul me some as I’m wondering if Boots might go ahead and do a buy two get one sale soonish? But I know myself and I’ll jump to snag some way before that.

If you’re wanting it your options are to fly to the UK (not a terrible thing I’ll come with too!), have a friendly Brit buy some for you (check MUA, forums, etc…), or search evil-bay UK (on occasion deals do arise on the UK side of the evilness).

I must say this looks like an astoundingly good collection from L’Oreal and it’s a shame we probably won’t ever see in the US or if we do it’ll be sized down and revamped to be el suck.

What do you think?

UK’ers, anyone haulin’?

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Beauty News: Chantecaille Website Launches!

I’m ever so intimidated by the Chantecaille counter. Hold me I’m scared. Chantecaille reps scare the beegees outta me so I normally avoid the counter and order online if I’m self indulging myself in beautifully prestigious makeup. I don’t own a ton of Chantecaille but the few pieces I do have are safe guarded by two very large growling dogs but anyway onto the beauty news of the days!

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After a long, long, very long, pretty long, long, why did it take this long?, long time Chantecaille has gone live with it’s brand new website which includes an online shop with the entire Chantecaille collection!

Bless be! I think I heard an angel get it’s wings!

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Chantecaille has had a website for a long time but it was rarely updated and you couldn’t purchase anything from it. How pleasant that the site is now newly revamped with an online store for browsing and finding out more about the brand and making possible purchases. Truly this is a great day.

So so long intimidating MA’s and hello chantecaille.com!

Happy news for any fans?

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Also, free shipping from the site until August 12th if you’re wanting to dish our a few bucks on incredible cosmetics!

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Beauty News: Walmart Expands, Offers More Buying Options and Bigger Cosmetic Playground

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Walmart has recently expanded it’s cosmetic aisles to appeal to the junkies that explore the empire for a deal or two or three. The Muse herself has been known to hit up the Walmart cosmetic aisle for a steal and a deal on a rare occasion when her sister forces her to tag along on long expeditions to explore cheap warez and goods.

In further news Walmart intends to expand even further, the Deathstar got nothing on this empire! It’ll be a bigger, badder Walmart than you’ve ever known before!

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Walmart may have your money but they want to keep it to. In a bid to keep customers clamoring for more Walmart has plans to expand it’s line by dumping many brands and bringing in higher end merchandise. But..but…but that’s why I shop Target!

I dunno if this really applies to cosmetic goods but Walmart has already begun revamping many 3,600 of it’s store base to include many big name brands. One can hope this means you’ll see Dior on your next trip to Walmart but don’t be too surprised if you don’t k? In the Muse’s opinion they should spend a few billion dollars on the cosmetic aisles.

Count the Muse curious to see these changes during her next yearly visit to the empire.

Read the full article about Walmart’s changes here.

What do you think?

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