Ok, let me tell you a story. A hundred years ago or so I purchased my first MAC Technakohl and promptly fell in love. To this day I still adore Technakohl but I also hate it. Dontcha just love having a love hate relationship with makeup? That so means you’re totally a psychotic product junkie like me, yay us!
So let me explain. Technakohl…omg awesome liner. This is such a dreamy, creamy formula that lines my eyes so perfectly but don’t let it wear down. I swear it’s probably good for three uses tops before the pencil quickly loses it’s sharp edge. Now what? Well nothing. You can’t do anything. There isn’t anyway you can sharpener a dull Technakohl liner. How can something so great be so incredibly crummy.
Someone suggested to be that I can roll the liner between a napkin or paper to sharpen it…yea well people…I am so not that coordinated…I tried and ended up with a mess of black swirls on a piece of paper.
Forget all this though.
MAC I am so sorry but you’ve been replaced by the joys of Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner, damn straight she cares. She cares so much she included a sharpener and a smudger! My god I heard the angels just sing (in my head that is).
Jump ahead to learn more about the brand new Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner and why the Muse thinks it’s the best thing since peanut butter on toast.
What is it?
It’s a super, smooth, long wearing, water resistant eye liner that applies like a dream. No skipping, no going back to re-line, just simple one line perfection. This is what love is. The formula is so dreamy and creamy and manages to glide across my lash line in a quick, flawless stroke so I don’t have to go back and reline or deal with skippage.
But let’s forget the formula for a minute and concentrate on the fact that it has a built in sharpener tucked inside the end cap. Laura you’re a master mind! You’ve solved world peace in my makeup world. I can’t believe a soft kohl liner housed in a plastic pencil has a sharpener, it’s a gift…from the gods above! The sharpener is really tiny but it manages to create a perfect point each and every single time. It’s like getting a new liner every time you sharpener! I admit I purposely squashed the end of my pencil so I could try it out and it created a perfect sharp point for me. I swear my makeup life is complete thanks to this handy, dandy sharpener.
Brand new again!
Ok, enough raving about that.
It also has a flexible, soft spongy smudger that’s ideal for smudging out the liner and creating an air of mystery to eyes.
If all this isn’t enough let me tell you that Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner is sold in a pair for $22 bucks!
Have I sold it to you yet?
Get it. Now.
You’ll be all the happier that you aren’t stuck with a dull pointed liner that you can’t sharpener!
Laura Geller I-Care Eyeliner total loves it moment for the Muse and of course a mega Muse Approval for purchase.
Thank you Laura you’ve heard my prays.
Available now on QVC, Item Number A84597.
Word on the street is that the Too Faced Natural Eye Kit is a Top Seller at www.toofaced.com
The kit contains all the things you’ll need to create a pretty, soft, and slightly sexy natural eye look. It’s one of the easiest palettes I’ve come across to create a pretty nude eye look. The palette contains everything you need from shadows, to applicators, and most important three separate cards containing step by step instructions to create a three different natural, nude eye look!
I Muse Approved this for purchase in my recent as I adore the palette. Thought you’d like to know the good word that it’s a bestselling hit at Too Faced.
I was curious who hauled it already?
You should be dancing yeah! Why? Because Korres is being every so lovely to readers of Musings by giving them 30% Off their total order!
Thanks Korres we lub you like family!
As I told you in a recent beauty news article Korres has officially launched an online store. I prayed for this every night before I went to bed. There’s just something about buying product from the source ya know? The site is quite lovely as it’s organized so you can easily find products for specific needs.
Visit www.korresusa.com and use promo code MUSE at checkout to get 30% Off
As for me I rec everything. I’ve fallen in love with Korres a few months ago when I discovered the Sugar Plums Color Collection which by the way they have available on the site, you need this in your life. They so need to slap a Muse Approval on that bad boy.
Check out my Korres tags for reviews to help you with your haulin’! It’s ongoing until September 15th.
Happy Shoppin’ peeps!
Come back and tell me what you snag!
The Muse went to Ibiza once when she was 12, it’s obviously been too long since that trip. I do remember thinking, even back than, omg cute guys and paradise. These things do wander through a pre-teen’s mind on occasion.
Since I haven’t been to Ibiza since I’ve been settling for partying like I’m there with Lush Ibiza Party Shampoo!
Let the games begin!
Jump for it!
Ibiza Party Shampoo was created in the good old days and recently was brought back (as it was discontinued long ago) to the Retro Lush Collection. The shampoo was created for clubbers…what? I don’t make this stuff up, Lush does. It contains lemon, grapefruit and pimento berry to keep your hair shiny and awake into the early hours…again that’s all Lush talkin’ there. The thing is I think they slipped a little hemp in my bottle because it smells like hemp and citrus, w00t I’m really going to party like it’s 1999 now!
I’m not too keen on the smell even after all these years of using it but I do so admit it keeps my hair incredibly light feeling, frizz and tangle free, and just squeaky clean. God, I love you Lush for making everyday a good hair day.
Get it while the getting is good as it is part of Retro Lush so who knows how long it’ll stick around.
Start partying peeps!
Just so you know I’ve always been a self proclaimed lover of shimmer and sparkle. I find absolutely nothing wrong with that either nor will I apologize for. Bring on the disco glitter baby!
I am trying to mend my ways. Shimmer is much like alcohol one needs a support group and a step program to help with the addiction.
Until I can get myself off the shimmer kick I’ve been on for the past 150 years of my life I’ll go ahead and indulge my need for intensely pigmented shimmery shades of shadow from my latest Beauty Discovery, Obsessed Minerals.
Check it after the jump.
Obsessed Minerals carries a large range of mineral powders, shadows, lip products, etc….one item I’m partial to are their pressed mineral eye shadows. First off they have a wide range of color variety in the pressed format for a mere $10 bucks…hello inexpensive makeup! If that isn’t enough they also take anything from there normal range of loose mineral eye shadow and will press it for you for an extra dollar, is that not the coolest thing ever? God, I wish more companies would do that as the chore of pressing piggies, as we established already, is not a job I relish!
The shadows are loosely packed presses which makes the formula into this creamy powdery texture. This formula in fact makes them very easy to blend and wear. The colors are all richly pigmented and about one swipe with get you extreme color pay off. They aren’t what I would call pretty packaging wise or formula wise but the quality is there that’s for sure. The shadows are quite easy to work with aside from a tiny bit of fall out but proper prepping and priming will ease the way. I tried three shades total and I must say for $10 bucks it’s a real steal. The shades all work well wet or dry.
The shades I tried were Gotcha, Wanderlust, and Pagan. These all have an intense shimmer finish. Gotcha is a pretty copper penny shade, Wanderlust is a dirty gold, and Pagan is a sparkling royal purple. My swatches below are one swipe, one single swipe. As you can see they are seriously pigmented shadows!
The inexpensive price tag and ability to request loose shades be pressed make Obsessed Minerals a unique beauty discovery. I love the idea of browsing loose shades of pigment and have the option of someone else slaving over a press for me. Overall, Obsessed Minerals is worthy of a check out.
Loving all over it!
Anyone try before?
Do share your experience.
Visit www.mineralobsessed.com to browse or purchase.