Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow Mystery Solved!

The Muse was busy thinking about Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadows recently. Remember when she had mentioned that Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadows aren’t such a new item?

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As I recall it these were around a good deal ago. Same packaging, same creamy texture, and a few of the same colors too I think! Of course, I didn’t mind a rerun as they turned out damn well this second time around. But I couldn’t help but wonder what exactly was different about these new shadows, if anything?!

Jump ahead to finally hear the mystery solved!

I remember having an Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow in Midnight Cowboy many moons ago and another shade the name of which escapes me at the moment and of course when they re-released these I couldn’t help but wonder had anything changed? I also realized that MANY of you were wondering the same thing as I’ve gotten dozens of emails asking me, “Please Muse what’s the difference between this version and the old version?”.

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Turns out I’ve finally solved the mystery! The new version of these shadows have “silicone technology”. Clever right? Who knows what the hell that is….I had to do a little homework and from what I understand the shadows do indeed have a brand new formula that has a special silicone texture which lets you blend well before it stays put. Another words these shadows stay “wet” and “creamy” a heck of alot longer than normal cream shadows so it gives you plenty of time to blend it up before it dries down.

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This makes perfect sense as the texture is indeed an interesting loosely packed cream formula which doesn’t dry down right away. I both love and hate this because 1. it does make it easier to blend and 2. it kinda makes it a little bit difficult too! It’s all about packing on the right amount of color so you aren’t left with a streaky mess!

Anyway!

That’s the mystery solved in case you were wondering what it is that was different about this release and the past release.

Thoughts?

Comments?

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MAC Hello Kitty Video

For your trippy pleasure, MAC Hello Kitty Collection video:


Skip ahead to hear my thoughts on it!

I swear I wish I had a tab of acid I could slap back because that would seriously give me the full on experience of watching the MAC Hello Kitty video.

For serious.

It’s trippy enough mind you but acid would really give it a certain edge dontcha think? Didn’t those dudes in the big Hello Kitty heads remind you of the Pyramid Heads from Silent Hill? Shudder! For a second there I was thinking things were going to get sexual as they looked ready to rip that blond chick’s clothes off. Omg when did Hello Kitty become so scary?

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That’s some seriously trippy stuff even without the acid.

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Scares me Muse!!!!!

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Pieces of Life: You’re Never Too Old for Sparkle

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Ok, enquiring minds want to know. Who tried the new Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows?

I just got these on Monday and can I say I lurve them with a deep passion. I don’t want to give too much away about them less I ruin my full review but boy am I in love.

All the shimmer, sparkle, and glitter haters should take note and rejoice as these are pure perfection for a very subtle, sophisticated shimmer. And as for those who think they might be a little too old for sparkle? Think again! These create a tiny touch of sparkle that instantly lights up the eyes and casts a beautiful glow onto your lids.

Gorgeous!

The Muse is smitten at the moment with Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows.

Spill it, Who’s tried ‘em?

Tell the Muse!

My review is coming soon!

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Etude House VIP Girl

Etude House has updated it’s Korean portal (yes, there happens to be an Etude House US Portal too now!) with a brand new color story entitled Etude House VIP Girl.

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I was just discussing with you yesterday how Sephora has opted for an interesting neon look this year and here we have Etude House doing pretty much the same with bold, bright colors that are sure to get fans in a colorful mood for Spring!

I can honestly say that nothing truly calls to me with this particularly collection. I took note that this is a rather interesting collection for Etude House as normally I associate the line with “sweet” and “kawaii” however this is a bit more…I dunno….wild for lack of a better word.

As with all Etude House campaigns this includes color selections for a sweet or a bold look or in this case a “Hot Girl Style” or a “You Say Pink Style”. I think it’s safe to say that the “You Say Pink Style” is the more subdued look of the two.

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The collection places heavy emphasis on the new lipstick shades which are all quite loud and outrageous. Hmmm how very un-Etude House like! Four new shades are available of the lipstick.

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Also available is a lipstick base quite which is like what I had purchased last year with the Etude House Peach Spring Collection. This is used to mute out lips and intensify the color of your lipstick.

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A liquid eyeliner is also up for grabs. Interesting as I believe this is my first time seeing a liquid liner available from Etude House.

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Two new shades of gloss in “VIP” packaging are also released.

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Four shades of eyeshadow which have captured my attention. These appear to have a base shadow and a liner shade smack in the center. The colors are somewhat boring but I like the looks of them regardless.

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A new mascara is also being released which is something I can safely skip as I’ve never had much love for Etude House mascaras anyway.

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And finally 5 shades of a new nail varnish! I’m not much of a nail girl but my friend Michelle is so I’ll be picking these up as a little gift for her as I screwed up an order of nail polishes from Japan on her a few months ago and these would really have her hyped I think plus I think she’d adore blogging them or at least I hope she would.

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All in all the collection looks quite nice but I’m not feeling any great love for it…I honestly wish they’d have released some sort of new primer or a more fresher, sweeter look for Spring like last year’s release. This is quite fitting with the theme of things at the moment but I’m just more for a lighter, fresher look for Spring.

I thought it was quite interesting that the mascara was priced at 9,500 KRM at the moment….is it me or is that a bit of a price jack? Will have to do my homework but I thought the mascara was cheaper. On a side note Won is converting ridiculously awesome to USD at the moment so do take full advantage if you have friends, family, or easy access to Korean cosmetics, skincare, etc….

What do you think?

Loves it?

Leaves it?

Tell the Muse!

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Pieces of Life: The Sims Edition

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So OMFGBBQWTF! The fact that EA Games continues to bundle it’s games with SecuROM totally rips into the Muse but if that wasn’t enough guess what else they are doing now!?

Check it.

Not only do they bundle games with SecuROM but now they pushed the release date for The Sims 3 from February to freaking June! I may be dead by then dude!

I dunno what’s worst….the delayed release or the bloody SecuROM!

Give me a shoulder I need to cry.

Hold me.

Apologies, back to our regularly scheduled cosmetic musings….

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