Beauty News: Stila Pulls Out Of Japan

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We were discussing Stila’s demise in Europe and Asia a few weeks ago and it’s finally confirmed that Stila is now out of Japan as well!

My good friend Iris reports that Stila will be completely pulled from Japan by the end of August. I’m shocked to hear this as Stila does very well in Asian countries. It’s quite sad!

The good news is Stila is working on gaining ground again in the cosmetic world so just be patient and I’m sure you’ll see Stila back in your country again soon!

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Beauty News: Lancôme Pout-à-Porter Lipstick Collection is Back

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Lancôme Pout-à-Porter Lipstick Collection is Back! It’s rather thrilling to hear this as I was one of those dopes that missed these shades. The last collection featured collaborations with celebrated designers such as Behnaz Sarafpour, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som and Thakoon.

All four of the lipsticks sold out and Proenza Pink Lipstick even sold on evil bay for $122.50. That was probably the one I was bidding on!

Jump for more beauty news on Lancome Pout-a-Porter’s return!

For Spring 2010 Lancome is collaborating with emerging designer Chris Benz. The newest shade in the Pout-a-Porter Lipstick will be inspired by Chris Benz’s Spring 2010 Collection and will be worn on the models at his show in September during Fashion Week.

Lancome is doing a lipstick naming contest to name the new shade. Winners will receive five of the lipsticks plus a $500 Lancome gift certificate. All you have to do is sign up for Chris’ FaceBook Fan page and post a suggestion based on what you know about Chris and his fashion personality (Helpful Hint).

The deadline for submissions is July 12th. You can become a fan and start suggesting by visiting Chris’ Facebook Fan Page.

Good luck!

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Musings of the Day: MAC Colour Craft


Tis coming lovies!

Coming fast now! MAC Colour Craft releases July 9th (and is already released in a few places such as Singapore) with a big hooray from this Muse. The collection looks astounding and I’m wanting much of it!

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Which brings me to today’s Musings! What are you wanting to haul from MAC Colour Craft?

Tell it and jump ahead for my lems!

Let’s see…I want alot but not too much….if it was up to me I’d haul it all but I’m trying to be good!

What my haul will probably include:

MAC Mineralized Blushes

  • Improvise
  • Hand-finish
  • Style Demon

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Improvise

hand finished


MAC MSF
  • Sunny By Nature
  • Cheeky Bronze
  • Triple Fusion
  • Smooth Merge
  • Warm Blend

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triple+fusion

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soft+merge

cheeky+bronze


MAC Brushes
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I think I’ll skip on the shadows and not sure on the lipglosses and lipsticks. The shadows look pretty but I think they’d be a pain to apply as they are split into four shades in one tiny pan or maybe that’s me feeling that way?

All in all it looks like plenty of beautiful items and I look forward to having a peek shortly!

How about you?

What are you haulin’?

Tell the Muse!

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Light, Flawless Summer Foundation: Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Review

Have I told you lately how much I hate silicon? Ugh! The primer world is taken over with silicon bases and now suddenly foundations are popping up left and right with a silicon base. No please, no! I truly hate silicon in my face products. It feels terrible on my face and on a rare occasion I’ve been to known to break out because of it.

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That’s why I was ever so shocked when I got my hands on Giorgio Armani Face Fabric a few months ago and fell in love!

With it’s base of silicon I was sure I’d hate the feel of Giorgio Armani Face Fabric but turns out I love it, especially now that the weather is warmer!

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If you like your foundation extremely light, subtle, sheer, and flawless you should indulge in a tube of this. The foundation is a unique silicone based formula that’s neither oily, sticky, or uncomfortable to wear. I normally feel like I’m wearing a mask when I indulge in silicon based primers or foundations but this gives my skin plenty of breathing room with very light coverage.

The product is ideal for mattifying as I can get good continuous wear out of it for about 7 hours without having to blot or reapply. The finish is dewy and evens out skin tone creating a brilliant canvas for makeup. It is advertised as a “tint” so it can’t be called a foundation however it feels like a cross between a primer, foundation, and a tinted moisturizer all in one to me.

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I’d recommend this if you like lighter coverage in the warmer weather. It’s particularly fantastic at holding in for longer periods at a time where as many tinted moisturizers and foundations melt away quickly in warmer weather. It looks so natural and pretty on that it’s perfect for a natural, fresher makeup look. The product contains an SPF of 12 so you’ll want to add a bit of your own sunblock for extra protection.

All in all Giorgio Armani Face Fabric is one of my must have makeup items for the Summer. Muse Approved for purchased for sure!

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Who might like it?

  • Anyone who wants a lighter foundation product for Summer.
  • Those who want a long wearing tint that evens out skin tone and creates a fresh, natural finish.
  • Anyone who likes their makeup simple and fresh.

Anyone a lover?

Tell the Muse about your experiences with Face Fabric!

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Hot Summer Fragrance: Summer by Kenzo Eau de Parfume Review

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Bring a little touch of sun to your fragrance with Summer by Kenzo Eau de Parfume. With notes of bergamot and citron this fragrance will surely please for daytime wear all through the Summer heat!

Jump ahead to hear the review!

The Muse finds many of Kenzo’s blends a bit overly floral and quite powerful. My sister is a huge lover of all of Kenzo’s blends and can’t rave them enough however for myself some are a tad too strong. However, I recently found love with one of the Kenzo Eau de Fleur fragrances and now with Summer by Kenzo.

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With a burst of warm, slightly sweet floral Summer by Kenzo is a sultry fragrance that captures the spirit of the season. Notes include bergamot and citron with a warm powder dry down and touches of amber, almond milk and mimosa. Summer by Kenzo is a complex warm blend that’s sure to bring a touch of warmth to your Summer fragrance regime. The golden lines of it’s leaf-shaped bottle is a sunny piece elegance for your vanity.

Capture the warmth and sizzle of the season with Summer By Kenzo, one of my favorite blends for Summer so far!

Worthy of a sniff!

Anyone try?

Loves it?

Tell the Muse!

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