Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer Review

Did you know the Muse had to recently move mountains to locate a pot of the new Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer? I know, I know I’m so damn heroic aren’t I? Moving mountains to locate products to review for you guys…go on now tell me how wonderful I am!

No but seriously it was HARD finding this junk! I looked everywhere but it was either not available or sold out in the shade I wanted. Seriously, when I walk into a drugstore I think they should all bow down at my arrival, after all I am the freaking Muse but ado the memo of who I am must be delayed so each time I visited my shade was not available or I just couldn’t find the product.

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How horrifying.

After several weeks or maybe it was only a few weeks, I like to exaggerate to make it seem more dramatic. Anyway, after several months I finally located Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Concealer! Bless be!

I hate all the products that come out lately that are cream but have “mineral” in their name. Does that annoy anyone? It annoys me. I associate minerals with powder not with creams and it just drives me bats when creams are called “mineral”. What was I saying?

Oh yes on with the review!

The product is housed in a dual container which has a creamy concealer on top and a white setting base on the bottom. The basic design mimics Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit and Laura Mercier Undercover Pot. Actually, the product is almost as good as both of those concealers with a minor hiccup here and there.

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Allow me to rant for a minute. When I first seen this concealer it was $8.49 USD…when I finally located it the price had jacked up to $13.99 USD which means I paid $15.02 USD. So not cool. So not not cool. Oh my god…$15 bucks for drugstore concealer? Not cool people, really not cool! Might as well head to Sephora for that price. Anyway I’ll be nice and will say that you can probably get it on sale and save a whole lot of money. I was just impatient and I’m extremely bratty that I paid that much for it.

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Formula is identical to Bobbi Brown Concealer, very emollient, very moisturizing, and heavily pigmented. This bad boy will hide it all! Dark circles, fine lines, puffiness, you name it I’m sure you can cover it with this. It doesn’t crease, it doesn’t fade, and it’s virtually waterproof. I came home after a really long day and it was still in place. VERY good long wear on this concealer. Count the Muse impressed. The setting powder is nice and sheer but doesn’t do too big a job of brightening up the eye area. I find my powder from my Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Palette brightens as well as sets but hey we can’t have it all.

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Now….problem…..could be slight and not too big a deal but could be a deal breaker for some…I’m trying to overlook this flaw and love the concealer regardless.

It doesn’t blend very well. Dunno why as the formula is pretty much the same as Bobbi’s but it doesn’t quite blend out as well. I had a difficult time getting it on correctly and it kind of sat on top of my eye area. After it’s in place it looks good but blending is a tiny bit troublesome and I’m not entirely sure why that is. When I use Bobbi’s concealer it blends in and creates a nice even finish but this just sat on top of my skin and looked quite unnatural. When I did try to blend it, it ended up smearing around and I dunno…just a mess. Minor rant I suppose since when I do get it properly in place I love the finished results and I absolutely adore at how well it conceals. The formula is quite thick so you might want to keep this in mind prior to trying it out and also remember to prep very well prior to use as it will settle into fine lines if you don’t. This has a nice high SPF of 20 as well which is a plus.

All in all I liked this alot and I’m even approving it for purchase but do try to locate it on sale as I don’t think it’s worth dishing out $15 bucks for it, for that price you can splurge on a name brand!

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Who might like it?

  • Anyone with serious under eye woes that need concealing and covering up!
  • Anyone who likes thick, creamy concealers!
  • Those who want a drugstore concealer that works.
  • Anyone who’s seeking a long wearing concealer

Who might hate this?

  • Anyone who hates thick concealers!

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Eyeko Lip Gloss

I’ve been seriously trying to convince myself all day to just say no to Eyeko Lip Gloss Tins! Oh my god the cuteness is burning my eyes!

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Three brand new scented lip balms in cute little tins are a Muse’s downfall!

I’m not sure what’s tempting me more the fact that they are available in flavors like cherry, cupcake, and rose or the fact that Eyeko is offering free shipping on every order.

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I hate how you tempt me Eyeko! Not cool, not cool at all!

Each balm is loaded up into a cute little tin and it’s 4 price tag is just as sweet!

Snag ‘em now by visiting Eyeko

As for the Muse, she’s sitting on her hands and trying to show some restraint!

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Sana Make Essence Concealer Primer

Remember that bloody cute bear that made a guest starring appearance on the Sana Make Essence Concealer?

Well, let me tell ya, the bear wasn’t enough! Sana had to go one step further and take their evil ploy to the next level by introducing baby seals!

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Damn them!

You know and I know what crap Sana Make Essence Concealer was and how I only purchased it because of that sweet dancing bear on the packaging. So of course they have to come up with Sana Make Essence Concealer in base formula with a sweet little seal on the packaging to tempt me further. You know I just want to buy it because of the damn seal!

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Ok, well maybe it’s not ALL about the seal.

I’m a curious. Count me curious or maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment but this pink primer does look interesting and it’s only 9,50 yen…I could use a little more baby seal in my life after all…..

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Expect a review soon that is if I don’t talk myself out of the dangers of bad purchases simply because the packaging is cute!

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Urban Decay Summer Collection 2009: Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss

The British Beauty Blogger has a preview of the latest Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss and I got a little scared when I seen it.

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But Muse why are you scared? It looks kinda cute. But…Well, that dude on the top half of the cap in his underwear is enough to worry a Muse. Turns out that the Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss is a uber slim gloss that tucks in your jean pocket without causing lumps or bumps.

And that guy? He’s a holographic image that appears dressed or undressed (don’t be dirty! Undressed but with his underwear firmly in place)….now the Muse likes men but the idea of having an undressed dude on the cap of my gloss makes me wonder……

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Banila Co Gossip Girl

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We all need a little gossip in our lives. The Muse thrives on good gossip…oh should I not admit that do you think?

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Banila Co knows that we all LOVE a little juicy gossip which could be why their latest color story is entitled Gossip Girl!

Be prepared for some great pops of color!

-xoxo darlings!

The star of Banila Co Gossip Girl would be the new face and eye palette which features a lovely pink blush and three shades of shadow! Loves it!

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A new marble blusher is also available in the shade Pleasure which is a cool shimmering pale pink! Sweet!

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My personal favorite is the new dual shadow which features a bright pink and orange that clash wildly together. I absolutely love this duo and def want to pick it up.

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A popping shade of green lip plumper anyone? Could work you never know!

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Pair it all up with a bright pink lippie to complete your gossipy look!

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The collection looks quite nice and I’m particularly feeling the love for that shadow duo, so gorg! Rather a nice late Spring release from Banila Co.

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