The amount of stupidity that the Muse buys into does so boggle her little mind. Take for example her love affair with B&C Ultra Skin Make Up Base which promises to clear away dull, dark circles and make the Muse fresh, awake, and gorgeous.
Well….I like to think it’s working….*shrug*
B&C are those friendly people that bring you the cosmetic line Love Clover although that particular branch of B&C is more geared towards the kawaii theme of things.
B&C also makes a range of primers, concealers, and other bits and bobs that you’ll run across within Japanese drugstores. Today I’ll be bringing you a review of the B&C Ultra Skin Makeup Base for the Eyes which I’ve convinced myself is almost as important as the coming of the Messiah.
You do realize that this is one of those products that excels at doing absolutely nothing but that the Muse has absolutely, positively tricked herself into believing she’s seen amazing results after use. Don’t sit there and act like you don’t know what I’m talking about! You’ve done it before too!
What is it? It’s a makeup base for your eyes that basically preps the eye area with a thick yellow base in a creamy formula prior to concealer. Supposedly the base lightens up the eye area and erases certain dullness and possibly even dark circles from under your eyes. Honestly, I’m not sure if it’s my imagination or not but it makes one hell of a primer for concealer. It doesn’t cover dark circles but it does lighten a tad bit and it makes a very nice prep for concealer as it moistens up the eye area fairly well and considering my eyes can use all the moisture they can get that’s a plus.
I’m not sure why they advertise it as being a concealer for under eye circles because if you had plans for a night out on the town using this only best forget it. Unless you’re blessed with very light dark circles that are barely noticeable chances are you’ll never be able to use this as your sole concealer. The product is a base after all and being deemed and labeled as such I take it for what it’s worth which would be a prep treatment prior to my concealer.
Now the Muse may have just convinced herself that this does work but I honestly couldn’t do without it because I generally like it as a primer and for it’s slight whitening effect.
Seriously my arm looks a bit lighter right!?
I do admit that the guy on the package scares me…what the hell is he doing with his mouth wide open like that anyway? Blowing into her eye??? So scary. Who is that dude and can we replace him with some hot Japanese dude? Is Gackt to busy to advertise for B&C because I honestly wouldn’t mind him blowing in my eye.
Who needs it?
- It’s cheap so the Muse thinks everyone needs it ($4-$5 USD)!
- Those who want a bit of a moist prep prior to concealer (although don’t think it fills lines because it does not)
- Anyone who wants a tad bit of a whitening moisturizing treatment prior to applying concealer
- Girls who buy into the frenzy of possibly stupid, useless products!
All in all I’ll continue buying this each and every time I run out. I’m either a glutton for punishment or this stuff actually works. Who knows?
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Some of my very favorite facial cleaners are disturbed by Kose under a sub-brand entitled Softymo. After seeing the words “softymo” pop on the screen you may very well associate it with the Muse’s all time favorite cleanser, Kose Airy Whip. Indeed, any company that brings out something as amazing as Airy Whip should have an incredible line up of other amazing goodies.
Since I promised myself that I’d get around to reviewing everything and the bathroom sink that I have laying around my washroom vanity I firgure I might as well dive in with a review of Softymo Q10 Face Cleansing Powder Wash.
It’s honestly not the best powder wash around the Asian market but it is cheap and the Muse figures she keeps buying it out of habit because it bears the Softymo name on it.
You may not be so familiar with powder washes as they aren’t really something you’d come across within a US or European drugstore, or at least it’s not something I’ve seen outside of Asian drugstores. Allow the Muse to briefly explain how to use one if you’re wondering about them. It’s pretty self explanatory I suppose. Simply wet face, shake a small amount of powder into wet hands, run a bit of water under the powder, rub hands together to form a foam, and whisk across face. Simple. Cleans your face in one simple move.
I’m actually using the wrong formula for my own face as the Softymo Q10 line specializes in sebum which is not something I have a problem with however it does also do a good job of washing away light makeup, promises to deep clean pores, and whisk away impurities. Who knows if it really does all that….I honestly buy it because it’s cheap (around $4-$5 in an Asian drugstore), easily accessible, and it’s good for the lazy days that I don’t want to bother with my full on remove my face cleaning routine. If you do purchase be prepared as the smell isn’t terribly pleasant. It has an unusual sour like smell that takes a bit getting used too. Granted the scent isn’t really overpowering but it is there.
Honestly, I’ve seen it ranging for close to $10 USD on the Internet and I personally think it’s not worth that at all so you can probably avoid it and indulge in a better powder wash as their are quite a few the Muse likes much better then this one.
As much as I adore Softymo I think it’s safe to say you can skip Softymo Q10 Powdering Wash. Yes, it’s convenient to have around but you can honestly find better for the price.
The Muse will bring you more powder wash reviews soon so stay tuned!
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How is everyone today? I hope you all had a super fabulous weekend! We deserve it right?
The Muse is quite swamped today and she’s doing her best to get through a slew of comments left over the weekend! I’m really enjoying reading everything you wrote in between getting work done here at my office! It’s one hell of a busy Monday for this Muse!
I have a slew of reviews lined up but I need a few things to be edited and a few pics need to be taken, etc…..so things are moving a tiny bit slow today! Excuse the wait.
I’ve been working on a few new features at Musings which I hope you’re enjoying! If your comments are anything to go by I guess you’re liking the new posts I’ve come up with like Stash Spotlight, Musings of the Day, Etc…..or at least I hope you like them! I’ve also been scheduling posts for the weekends so when I’m not around you all have something to enjoy. Hope you’re loving that too.
Anyway! Back to work with the Muse! Must crack the whip and get my butt in gear to clean up my desk today! Reviews coming your way soon so check back later in the day!
For now tell me about your weekend? How was your BBR hauling?
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The Muse thinks that the order of business this Spring appears to be cream shadows. They sure are popping up everywhere aren’t they?
Urban Decay has an extensive list of cream shadows to choose from with their Spring Collection and Lancome is also releasing a new cream shadow but today what has the Muse’s interest is Too Faced Lock Down Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow.
The Muse believes that her lovely friend, Pursebuzz, was the brains behind the concept of Too Faced Low Down Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow. A few months ago Pursebuzz was in her laboratory and came up with the idea to combine Too Faced Shadow Insurance with a bit of pigment to create a colored shadow base….
And whatta ya know..we now have Too Faced Low Down Creaseless Cream Eye Shadow which indeed has a base of Too Faced Eye Insurance Primer! This indeed looks promising however it’s only available in four shades so far which disappointed the Muse who really likes variety but hey it’s a start!
What do you think?
Which are you lemming more…Too Faced Lock Down or Urban Decay Cream Shadows?
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The mighty gods (or should I say girls?) of Specktra are dishing on the new MAC SugarSweet Collection and boy does it have the Muse hyper!
With names like Cakeshop and Butternutty can you blame me?
Not much is known about the collection so far but they do have images up of three new MAC Shadesticks being released entitled Butternutty, Red Velvet, and Cakeshop. The Muse wants ‘em for the name alone! Loves it.
Looking at the swatches this actually makes me want to hold off on purchasing Shu’s new Spring Collection, Mirage as this collection looks like it’s going to be loaded with beautiful shades of pastels with hints of shimmer.
What do you think?
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