Josie Maran Cosmetics

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I’ve been thinking about it really hard I think Josie Maran must know alot about cosmetics after being Maybelline’s promo model for so long. It’s probably pretty fitting that she now has her own line of cosmetics available from Sephora than dontcha think?

I admit I’m tempted.

Her new line isn’t only quite nice to look at but it’s also organic. The line contains botanical ingredients and sports recyclable and biodegradable packaging. Go Josie Go!

I think I’ll be picking up a few items for review shortly as I’m totally digging the packaging and the looks of everything!

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Check out more about the line at Josie Maran Cosmetics.

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Philosophy Fall Collection 2008

Plenty of items to get excited about this Fall Season from Philosophy!

My little eyes did spy several new shower gels and lip glosses that I’m simply dying to get my greedy little hands on!

Philosophy Lip Shines $12 USD

Available in three new flavors! Fruit Punch, Root Beer, and Cherry Cola

Love ‘em all? Buy a boxful for $28 USD!

Match up some shower gels with those lip shines! Root Beer, Cherry Cola, and Coming Soon Fruit Punch!

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Can’t decide between all three? No problem! Get ‘em all!

What better way to ring in Halloween then with Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Caramel Apples! Available now from Sephora for $16 USD each.

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You might want fill your haunted house with Black Licorice to go with those apples and muffins! In that case buy the entire lot in a gift set for $30 USD!

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These are SO Muse Approved for Purchase! I want ‘em all! Especially Root Beer and Fruit Punch Shower Gel! Yummie!

Visit www.philosophy.com to grab yours!

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Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen Review

Today I’ll be reviewing Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer in continuing with my spotlight on Good, Bad, and Great Concealers!

Patricia Wexler M.D. is one of those brands that I end up buying due to all the fancy stuff I read on the packaging. I buy into all that hype that’s written all over the boxes, packaging, and adverts.

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Wrinkles gone in an instant, dark circles concealed forever, a newer, fresher face awaits you!

Um yeah…right…sure.

I’ve purchased three products by Patricia Wexler M.D. so far and all have been a major disappointment one of which happens to be the Instant Airbrush Concealer.

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The packaging is simply awesome as it’s a click style pen concealer which I absolutely love and lust after when it comes to concealers. I love pens simply because they make concealer application so easy, hygienic, and simple!

The Patricia Wexler M.D. Instant Concealer is a tad bit of a high price at $19.50 USD. It is considered a Beauty on a Budget find however since it doesn’t work too well that’s a bit of a high price to pay for it.

The concealer is lightly pigmented and offers ok coverage plus the pen style applicator as I mentioned is an added bonus however the formula is lacking in this concealer.

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The concealer is not only drying to the delicate eye area but it also creases into fine lines plus the texture is extremely watery which makes it a delightful mess to apply. Instead of brushing it on and blending you’ll find it dripping down your cheek before you have the chance to pat it into place, the formula is that watery!

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Contrary to reviews I’ve read once you’ve successfully blended your eyes will look quite well rested and your dark circles will be quite concealed however any fine lines under your eyes will be displayed a bit more prominently due to how drying the formula is. I’ve read that the coverage is ultra light and doesn’t conceal well and those reviews would be correct however on days I was awake and had a good solid 8 hours of rest the coverage was enough to make my eyes look good. My main problems lay with the fact that the product was not long wearing, crept into my fine lines, and dried my eye area terribly.

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Major rant for the fact that this comes in only three shades so anyone with darker skin than a medium will have trouble finding a good match for their skin tone.

Although the packaging is brilliant and the formula is wonderfully light yet pigmented it has too many flaws to be a truly great concealer! I’ve seen better budget finds that are cheaper and work better! I can recommend it if you’re seeking lighter coverage and aren’t concealing a ton of extra baggage. It’s also pretty good if you’re not sporting dryness under your eyes however I think it might be safer just to spend your $20 on a better concealer!

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Physicians Formula Plump Potion Review

Although I normally favor Lip Venom for my lip plumping needs I couldn’t resist picking up some Physicians Formula Plump Potion Lip Gloss while I was in Harmons recently.

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Not a bad Beauty on a Budget find here guys! Total cost for two large size glosses was $8.95 USD and they are seriously big glosses with tons of product inside.

The box promises instant results and plumped up lips of up to 3 times…question is does it really work?

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Kinda.

I never ran across a gloss that actually plumped. Most just offer a bite or sting and a formula that’s so thick it gives the appearance of fuller lips which is just the case for Physicians Formula Plump Potion. The formula is extremely thick thus the illusion of larger, plumped up lips comes into play. So physically you’re not obtaining a Angelina Jolie pucker! Sorry ’bout that!

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The formula is very thick, dense, and sports a rather weird perfume smell and taste I wasn’t loving. Once it’s on you won’t feel any painful bite or sting however you will notice a rather strange little tightening around your lips that lasts for a few seconds and quickly disappears. The original application is a sticky, tacky mess however the dry down feels very nice, natural, and you’ll barely notice you’re wearing gloss which is an absolute plus for the Muse.

The color I tried out was Rose Potion which is a nice rosy shade that has a metallic finish which looked very nice on. The package also included a free Plump Potion in clear which was great for layering on top of lipstick.

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For the price it was a rather nice deal and the formula is pretty good too plus the color is extremely pigmented.

If you’re looking for a good plumping gloss that offers the benefits of fuller lips, great color selection, and an inexpensive price Physicians Formula Plump Potion is worth checking out!

The Muse thought it was pretty great for it’s $9 buck price tag!

Definitely a Muse Approved Beauty on a Budget find!

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L’Oreal Visble Lift Eye Concealer Review

My Best of Concealer round up continues today with a review of L’Oreal’s Visble Lift Eye Concealer.

If it’s cheap you seek L’Oreal Visible Lift Eye Concealer may be an ok Beauty on a Budget find for you at around $9 USD or so.

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L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Eye Concealer isn’t the best of the best however it’s the best of it’s kind for the price. Available in a good deal of color selections you’re pretty much guaranteed to run into at least one shade that should suit your skin type.

When it comes to concealers I prefer splurging rather than skimping however I realize not everyone has the same mind set as I do which accounts for me looking for a good concealer at a decent price to do a review on. I’ve found two concealers in the drugstore beauty world that work well, one of which is L’Oreal Visible Lift Eye Concealer.

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I find the formula a teeny, tiny bit drying but aside from that overall the concealer performed excellent for a drugstore purchase.

It’s pigmented enough to conceal the worst dark circles plus any fine lines or wrinkles you may sport. It also does a fine job of tucking into baggage and giving the illusion of a fresh, awake eye.

The texture is absolutely perfect and blends very well. It’s not watery and has just enough density to spread evenly across the eye without making a mushy mess that some concealers have a knack for do to how watery they are.

It sports a few minor problems that I find unforgivable, sadly. One such problem is the fact that it creeps into fine lines after a few hours and gives my eyes a tired appearance it’s also a tiny bit drying even though when it’s first applied it feels quite moisturizing.

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I did notice if I’m very careful in my prep prior to use the product won’t seep into fine lines however if I apply in a rush and I haven’t prepped my eye area enough for the concealer I will end up with a rather sad, crusty crease of concealer under my eyes. Yuck!

Although the color is a very unusual pale white combined with touches of both gray and beige it actually blends seamlessly under my eyes and works very well at waking my eyes up and giving me the look of 12 hours of sleep rather than the 6 I probably had!

The wear on this isn’t so great and around 2 hours or less you’ll end up with creasing, fading, and a general need for big time touch up so that kinda stinks. You might be able to get longer wear out of this if you choose to wear a primer under your eyes prior to use!

For the price it’s actually pretty good however I’ve definately come across better. The price is right, the coverage is good however problems with creasing and length of wear creates a huge problem for me.

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