Pieces of Life: The Brad "Oh my god he’s not airbrushed" Edition

brad

Not that the Muse is a Brad Pitt fan or anything (not since Cool World anyway…the Muse thinks that was a cinematic masterpiece!) but she did take note a few days ago when her issue of W magazine popped into her mailbox with a big, giant face shot of Brad’s scary, un-airbrushed mug.

The Muse hasn’t been this upset since she seen Gwen un-airbrushed….

Ok, not that I’m pro-airbrushing but who knew that Brad Pitt was old and stuff? Every time the Muse sees him he’s smooth as a baby’s butt and looking quite like he’s 18 at the most.

Who gave him a ticket to pass go and collect $200 all the while aging himself “gracefully” for the cover of W?

He doesn’t necessarily look terrible or anything but I admit that when I opened my mailbox and seen this staring back at me I was somewhat shocked….can you blame me?

Picture+002

I was thinking about it and this guy and Brad have alot in common.

Disclaimer: Brad Pitt, Angelina, and the kids were not harmed in the making of this post. This post is solely for the Muse’s entertainment purposes no matter how shallow it is.

otherpostyoulllove2

No Comments

Too Faced Smurfette Collection Review, Swatches, Photos, and FOTD

The Muse is still musing over whether she loves Too Faced Smurfette Collection or if she isn’t quite feeling it.

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++1

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++49

She’s had her stash of the Too Faced Smurfette Collection since it’s release a few weeks ago and has been busily playing around with it, testing it, swatching it, and musing over it for the better part of a week and a half. I didn’t want to post my first impressions before actually using the items so today I’m doing a full review of the entire collection.

Sit back, grab a cuppa tea, and read on…..

To begin I will say I simply adore the packaging. I’m a child of the 80’s so I can completely appreciate “smurf” themed makeup. Call it childish, immature, whatever you will but the fact of the matter is that I simply adore kawaii cosmetics and Too Faced Smurfette Collection brings cuteness to the table.

The collection consists of an eye quad, glitter liners, a highlighter powder, and a new lipgloss. I indulged in everything aside from the glitter liners as I have a ton already which I hardly make use of as is.

The Too Faced So Smurfy Eye Shadow Palette is probably my least favorite item in the collection because it was simply too difficult to work with in terms of formula, texture, and colors. I guess I shouldn’t expect too much from a “smurfy” eye palette right? This was a strange cocktail that the Muse had a hard time trying to figure out what goes where and what sort of look would come out of it. In the end I created a “smurfy” look and a more natural, shimmering look by using separate color combos (I actually liked the shimmering look the best!). I’m not sure what they were thinking exactly but it was seriously brain surgery for me to think up some way to use the shades in the palette. The colors included were a bright matte pink, a bold navy blue, a shimmering, glittery gold, and a glittery deeper pink almost brown shade. After much thought I decided to wear the pink on my lid and the navy blue as a liner for the bottom lash line…I honestly wasn’t sure how else to pair the two up? Was I supposed to wear the blue on my lid? Should I have applied the blue in my crease and the pink on my lid? I haven’t a clue but after much playing around the best possible look (which isn’t even that fab anyway) was applying the blue as a liner on my bottom lash line.

Behold:

The full Smurf look using the palette, lipgloss, and highlighter!
Picture+008 400x300
Picture+002 400x300
A partial smurfy look using the gold glitter shadow and highlighter!
Picture+054 400x300
Picture+056 400x300
The pink and blue shades were difficult to blend for me but this probably isn’t at any fault of the formula, the Muse just happens to be a retard when it comes to blending matte shades.

My second look was FAR from “smurfy”! I ended up simply applying the gold shade to my lid for a little bit of a sparkling, gold look. I loved the two shimmering shadows best however they are extremely gritty and fall out is of epic proportions which makes them an epic fail for application. After applying concealer on top, wiping with a tissue, using shadow shields, and just generally doing alot of clean up I still ended up having glitter just about everywhere on my face. Sad sigh.

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++35

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++39

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++36

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++37

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++41

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++40

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++42

Now the packaging of the palette is super! It’s pink and black with a rather cute Smurfette image on it! It’s a flip top palette with a nice size mirror. I generally like this style of palette because it cleans up fairly well and stores quite nicely. However, packaging aside, I felt like the quad just wasn’t exactly what I expected.

A difficult time applying the shadows due to formula and problems with a mix match of strange colors left the Muse feeling a little less love for the Too Faced So Smurfy Eyeshadow Palette.

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++47

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++59

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++46

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++57

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++45

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++58

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++44

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++54

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++53

After all the woe of the shadow palette at least I can happily say that the Too Faced So Smurfy Illumination Face Powder was quite lovely! This palette contains soft pastel blues, yellow, white, and pink which created a soft focused look when applied on the face. The palette is embedded with Smurfette’s smiling mug and is just too sweet! I’m positive the first thing you’ll be wondering about is Smurfette’s smiling little face….in answer to your concerns about whether or not the emblem wipes away with one brush stroke…no, it does not. You’ll be happy to know that I’ve used it a total of 7 times and Smurfette is still smiling happily away inside although please do take into consideration that I was quite careful when stroking my brush across it plus given time she will wipe away completely considering that the emblem is very lightly sketched into the palette and not fully embedded in so to speak.

The palette is a strange mix match of pastel shades and when swatched almost appears white…however don’t let that sway you. The finished result is quite lovely. I didn’t feel like it was shimmer overload and thought it gave more of a soft focused look that was metallic like and frosty. Quite pretty really. Again, the packaging is a flip top mimicking that of the quad which makes both a nice little set.

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++18

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++20

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++24

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++25

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++23

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++26

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++29

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++30

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++32

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++33

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++51

Finally I picked up the Too Faced Mood Swing Emotionally Activated Lipgloss which I really liked alot. I’m not a huge fan of Smashbox O-Gloss so I was slightly wary of picking up another “color changing gloss”. The gloss is supposed to change to a suitable smurfy shade for your lips! Gotta love it. It starts out a shimmering blue shade but on my lips it ended up turning a super bright pink! Likey! The formula isn’t nearly as nice as my beloved Too Faced Mirror Mirror gloss but it has plenty of shine and lovely glossy finish! I simply adored the novelty of it starting out blue and later changing pink. So cutes! Works quite well at giving a deeper shade of pink when compared to Smashbox O-Gloss and also lasts a good deal longer with a glossier finish. The gloss has a nice, fresh berry flavor! Yummy!

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++61

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++65

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++62

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++55

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++34

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++3

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++4

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++5

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++2

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++6

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++8

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++10

Too+Faced+Smurfette+Collection++17

Overall, I think the collection is a great little collector’s item but I did find the palette lacking a tad bit although it is unquestionably pigmented, I just ended up having a hard time using it, blending with it, and having other general woes. Aside from that I absolutely loved the highlighter and the new gloss and think they are well worth picking up!

Did you indulge already?

Wanting to?

Tell the Muse!

otherpostyoulllove2

1 Comment

Smashbox O-Bronze Bronzer

Dude, wanna idiot proof your bronzer? The Muse so needs a bronzer she can apply without messing up in a major way!

No problem! Smashbox has you covered.

smashbox+o bronze

Riding on the coat tails of it’s popular O-Glow and O-Gloss, in comes Smashbox O-Bronze an intuitive cheek bronzer that delivers a personalized touch of the sun to cheeks and face.

The bronzer starts out a white cream and slowly turns into your perfect shade of a tanned you.

Fancy that!

Totally idiot proof bronzer for fools like the Muse! Loves it!

Willing to try it?

Tell the Muse!

otherpostyoulllove2

No Comments

Tarte Spring Collection 2009

tarte+spring+collection+2009

Spring Collections are a poppin’ ladies! It’s coming at you full force as all the beauty sites and counters are updated with the pretties for the upcoming Spring season! Today I bring you the tale of the Tarte Spring Collection for 2009.

tarte+foundation

DuWop isn’t the only one thinking about Anti-Aging foundations. Is this the latest craze? Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation with Wrinkle Rewind will rid your face of wrinkles while giving a soft, flawless look.

A perfect swirl of color to add to cheeks and lips with the new Tarte: A Perfect Whirled Cheek Stain that combines a soft coral and pink for beautifully blushing cheeks and as with the foundation no additives or parabens.

tarte+cheek+stain

The Muse is all about anything to help her bottom lashes to look longer and fuller! Wimpy lower lashes=so not cool! Tarte Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara promises to coat every single one of my bottom lashes and make them full and lovely looking!

tarte+bottoms+up+mascara

We all need a little pick me up palette for Spring! Check out Tarte Spring Greening Straw Palette! Contains 6 Tarte Eyeshadows, three tarte mini glosses, an applicator, and a reusable straw bag. Aww sweet!

tarte+spring+collection+palette

If you’re all about natural you’ll be happy to know all of the above products contain none of the following ingredients:

  • Parabens
  • Petro-Chemicals
  • Phthalates
  • Sulfates
  • Dyes
  • Talcs
  • Fragrances

All in all a rather nicely made up Spring Collection for Tarte and sometime to look forward to for those who are conscious of what goes into their cosmetics!

What do you think?

Tell the Muse!

otherpostyoulllove2

No Comments

Stila Loves Barbie Sold Out @ Sephora Already?!?!

Whoa dude.

All the Stila Loves Barbie Sets are completely sold out at Sephora already? Wait what? What about mine? The Muse hasn’t gotten hers yet! I want to speak to the woman in charge.

barbie+stila

Can it be?

The Stila Loves Barbie Talking Palette is still up there but all four cans are “temporarily sold out”…..

Come.
On.

I need a paper bag I’m about to hyperventilate. Stop the insanity.

No Comments