Not even Spring yet and already into Summer peeps!
Jump ahead for some cool images of the upcoming Bobbi Brown Summer Collections 2009….
I located this on MUA from user Lina. Looks like they are images from the Nieman’s flyer that I tossed onto the top of my rather large mail pile (really need to take a look at that! How did I miss it?!) a few days ago!
As per my original post about the Bobbi Brown Platinum Collection release in Japan it appears we are indeed getting it within the US as well! Yay!
Bobbi Brown Sheer Cheek Tint and Bobbi Brown Sheer Gloss, likey! I absolutely adore cheek stains so this is right up my alley and those glosses look amazing!
Also some cream stick blushes are releasing!
Looks like a new Sand and Surf palette as well!
And finally a new bronzing powder and kabuki brish!
I’m quite excited about the lot of it in all honesty as I’ve been on the Bobbi Brown fan girl wagon for a while now. Even though I wasn’t a big lover of my last Bobbi Brown Sand and Surf palette I’m actually quite looking forward to that new palette pictured!
Overall, very nice offerings for the upcoming Spring and Summer months from Bobbi Brown.
What do you think?
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Oh lovely Lip Cushion how I love thee let me count the ways!
You keep my lips moist and glossy all Winter long! Tint them with a berry beautiful shade of beautiful! You taste like strawberry jam and make me want eat you up with my cuppa tea and toast!
Bless be Jelly Pong Pong keeps you around as the Muse fears insanity should they axe you from their catalog!
Truly a fabulous gloss, lip treatment, and balm would be Lip Cushion by Jelly Pong Pong!
The Muse thinks you need it! It’s her very flavorite!
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Prescriptives In Bloom Spring Collection holds a special place in my heart this season as the colors are quite Spring-like and particularly pretty. The packaging on Prescriptives In Bloom Collection is truly fitting for the season ahead with it’s sweet blossoming flower design!
Prescriptives is always a fond favorite season after season for offering a great selection of both warm and cool looks. I love that they take the time out to release two very different color selections that are suitable for warmer and cooler tones or for those who prefer both a warm and a cool look.
Jump ahead to learn more about the cooler side of Prescriptives In Bloom Spring Collection for 2009.
As I mentioned above the Prescriptives In Bloom Collection consists of cooler and warmer shades. Today I’ll be reviewing the cooler shades of the collection but let’s take a brief second to look at what was released.
Four brand new palettes currently available in two shades each for both warm and cool.
And two new blush palettes are available in one shade each:
Each collection creates a warmer or cooler look or mix and match to create your perfect Spring look! Both the shadow duos and blushers are a reasonable $24 USD each so you’re not breaking the bank picking up some of the collection. Love, love the packaging on these. It’s a flip top, magnetic compact with a hard case, large mirror inside, and a brilliant pink, red, and orange blooming flower on the lid.
The Prescriptives In Bloom Eye Color Duo in Petunia contains a delicate pale pink shade with a contrasting darker pink almost mauve color. The best way to apply is to use the lightest shade as an all over color wash and follow up using the darker shade in the v of the eye and blending into the crease to contrast with the lighter pink. Line the lower lash line with the pale pink and apply a light layer of the darker mauve shade on top! Of course, you can get a few different looks from the palette by combining or using the shades by themselves. Pigmentation is very good on both shades and the shadows have a silky, soft formula that blends very well.
The Prescriptives In Bloom Blush Duo contains two shades of contrasting blush colors one of which is a deep rose shade and the other softer pink with touches of peach. You can easily use the shades separate but I think swirling your blush around in both creates a deeper shade of pink with a tiny hint of peach that’s quite lovely all it’s own.
The look I designed below was done by using the Prescriptives In Bloom Eye Color Duo in Petunia
and the Prescriptives In Bloom Blush Duo in Fresh Pink
Overall, I absolutely loved the cooler side of the Prescriptives In Bloom Collection and think it’s well worth checking out. I can’t think of better colors that are suitable for the Spring weather than these!
I’ll try to get to a counter soon to see if I can pick up the warmer shades as I know some of you requested both a warm and a cool look so do keep your eyes on this space for an update soonish!
Prescriptives In Bloom is available now at www.prescriptives.com or at your local Prescriptives counter.
Hello Lover! Meet Stila’s new Smudge Pot shade, Pomegranate.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Stila Smudge Pot in Pomegranate has melted this Muse’s heart with it’s rich berry pink shade that looks luscious and dare I say good enough to eat?
This will make a rather wonderful base I’m sure and pair up dramatically with lighter shades of pink! The Muse loves it and is adding it to her wish list right away!
Best hurry she’s only available for a limited time!
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Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation is part of the Milani Spring Collection 2009. Available in six shade this oil-free mineral foundation offers a mousse like texture with a built in primer.
Innovative? Yes. Does it work?
Read ahead to find out!
Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation sounds like thee perfect formula with it’s light-weight mineral base oil-free formula that offers a silicon base which fills pores, evens out skin tone, and diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
This brand new foundation is supposedly suitable for all skin types and provides medium to full coverage with a small amount (a very small amount, take my word for it, small is good…). Enriched with vitamins A&E, parabeen-free, and oil free this foundation sounds like a dream come true. Available in six shade selections Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation is $8.49 USD.
Sadly, the dream ended as soon as I tried it out. I tested it in the shade 304 Classic Beige and it was WAY too dark. It was really a rough shade of beige that applied almost orange on my skin and seriously when I say use a tiny bit please do as the foundation is super max pigmented and a little goes a very long way. The texture is that of cream cheese, very thick with a mousse like consistency. I absolutely hated how it felt on my skin as it has a good base of silicon in it that made me itchy and greasy feeling, this is exactly why I don’t like Smashbox Photofinish. Once it was in place I just felt like I had a second skin on and looked heavily made up which I chalk up as the color being very wrong for my tone. I can’t deny that I was pretty impressed with how pigmented the product was but it’s such a heavy base that I couldn’t really make proper use of it. The foundation also has a strange scent that one could describe as fresh but for me it was a tad bit cheap smelling. It blends quite well but even with proper blending it just sits on top of my skin which in turn makes it feel very strange on my face.
All in all I really can’t say I liked this one but I feel somewhat tempted to re-test using another shade. I recommend it to those who have large pores and like the idea of a foundation with a built in primer. It has plenty of silicon to fill large and small pores, fine lines, and any other skin woes you’re looking to cover.
Who might love it?
- Anyone who wants to fill in large pores
- Anyone who likes the idea of a silicon based foundation that acts as coverage and primer all in one prodct
- Anyone who desires a heavily pigmented foundation
At $8.49 USD I do recommend checking it out for yourself as I have some strange feeling that this might somehow become a cult favorite, sadly, this was a no go for me.
Anyone try it yet?
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The entire Milani cosmetic line is available at CVS or check out www.milanicosmetics.com for further information!