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For $10 USD or less you can have awesome flawless skin.
Are you in?
If you like the way my skin looks in my photos you can thank my secret weapon which I’ve been using for at least 10 years now.
It creates flawless perfection.
Seriously the best stuff I ever used in my life.
Now you know I HATE drugstore cosmetics within the US however this stuff deserves some serious props.
I discovered this when I was a wee lass and on a student budget and since I started using it I never looked back.
It can be used as my sole foundation, as a quick touch up, as a finishing powder, to hide dullness, to refresh my skin, to create the illusion of pure perfection.
Sounds too good to be true right?
But it’s true.
WHAT IS IT MUSE!?
Physicians Formula Multi-Colored Pressed Powder Palette.
Go figure right?
I’ve seriously used this stuff since I was a teen and I just love it. I recently had to purchase a new one and I thought gee I need to share this with the world.
See? Told you I needed a new one!
So here I am telling you all about my secret weapon that creates the flawlessness you see in all my photos.
The powder comes in a few different color selections but I use Creamy Natural. I think it’s safe to say that Creamy Natural should work on fair, medium, and yellow tone skin. I think this should be flattering on Asian skin but I can’t completely guarantee it as I haven’t yet convinced any of my Asian girl friends to take the dive (they are just as snobby as me when it comes to drugstore beauty brands!). However, it has so many variations of beige in it that I think it should even out yellows very nicely!
The palette is made up of several colors including white, darker, lighter, and medium shades of beige. Each color combines to create this rather amazing shade that’s completely flattering to my skin tone.
I’ve used the product as a finishing powder mostly but I can easily get away with using it as foundation. It’s truly pure perfection. It works amazing well at creating this soft focused look that I’ve never been able to duplicate with expensive powders I’ve tried. It evens out my skin tone, removes dullness, and just makes my skin look beautifully flawless.
I love the packaging too by the way! It’s a two way compact with the powder on top and a small compartment underneath for tucking in the super soft puff application it comes with.
Sadly, it does contain talc and parabens. Parabens are definately a no for many people but I don’t mind them as much and talc has been known to cause break outs however I’ve never experienced that problem with this.
Is it love?
If I had to pick three products to take with me on a deserted island would this be one?
This one is holy grail material.
I love it and I’m kindly sharing it with you!
Go out, grab some, and try it out! I bet you’ll be hooked!
This is by far the best Beauty Budget purchase I ever made in my life and if they ever axe this from the line I might as well jump out a window! Can’t live without it!
The Muse Approves it big time!
Want to try it?
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Enjoy some past Beauty on a Budget posts!
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Beauty on a Budget: Twice as Clean Gift Set
Physicians Formula Flawless Complexion Kit Review
Shiseido Kesho Wakusei Summer Collection Line Up
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Just when you think MAC has done it all they switch things up a little bit and create another new, interesting, and unique collection that will appeal to the n00bs and fan girls alike.
Although MAC has done and re-done pigments until we are all blue in the face I think it’s safe to say that they never get old and we never get tired of ‘em, at least I don’t!
Last year MAC Rush Metal made me a happy girl but this year…this year MAC Overrich really made me estactic. Although Rush Metal is by far one of my favorite pigment collections I must admit that I was thrilled with MAC Overrich.
The pigments in Overrich are good deal different from most previous pigment releases. The formula is a finer grain of product that pigments are most definately not known for and the colors are richer and deeper than any previous release I’ve collected thus far.
Now the formula as I mentioned is slightly different on a few colors. I noticed the formula varied in format in several of the pigments however pretty much very single shade had a very finely milled texture. Most pigments I own do not have this texture, most are very grainy and chunky where as most all of the Overrich pigments were finely milled powder. I also noticed that the colors blended easier and fall out wasn’t as bad as it normally is with other MAC pigments. I also felt like the colors were more richer and intense in comparsion to past shades I’ve collected.
I got all the colors released aside from Mauvement which was a repromote from Rush Metal. The colors are truly intense shades that are super Fall friendly and will be great for creating unique, mysterious, dark eye looks! I can barely wait to dive in!
Blonde’s Gold is my favorite and happens to be a perfect shade of tan that contains so much gold it can easily be mistaken for a shimmering subdued beige shade.
Vintage Gold and Antique Green are next on my top list! These two combined will create a near perfect smoky green eye look. Vintage Gold is an olive green with traces of gold where as Antique Green is a true forest green shade.
Heritage Rouge is a deep burgundy with hints of brown.
Copperbeam is a fine brown with hints of deeper red which creates a tarnished maroon shade.
Mega-Rich is a burnt orange and ideally perfect for Fall!
And finally Museum Bronze is a taupe off brown with hints of gold.
As you can see a majority of the shades contain quite a good deal of golden shimmer which is quite alright with me as I favor a bit of gold in all my shades.
The selection is extremely Fall orintated but can easily work well in the Winter if you’re seeking some ultra chic smoky looks using bolder shades.
I’m glad I got all the colors as they are something well worth picking up! I’m particularly enamoured with Blonde’s Gold.
All in all I’m loving MAC Overrich! It’s a wonderful selection of colors that are Muse Approved for purchase!
Grab ‘em before they are gone!
Which colors are your favorite?
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The Importance of Piggie Vials
MAC Antiquitease Color
MAC Blue Storm
MAC Painterly and In3D
MAC Rush Metal
MAC Cult of the Cherry
Ok, I normally avoid reviewing skincare until I’ve tested it out a few weeks but might I gush about the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask I got in the mail today?
I just finished trying it out and I’m in love!
Has anyone tried this!?
I’ve wanted to try this stuff for a long time but never really got around to indulging in any of the Bliss skincare line. I adore Bliss’s Bath and Body products, what prevented me from grabbing some of the face line I’ll never know so I’m more than pleased to finally have gotten the chance to test some of it out!
So what’s the Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask anyway?
It’s a super quick oxygen mask that mimics Bliss Spa’s own world famous triple oxygen facial treatment! Cool, a oxygen mask I can do at home in the comfort of my own washroom!
What it promises to do:
Wake up dull, tired, and swallow skin.
What it does:
Wakes up my dull, tired skin and gives me a radiant, refreshed glow!
After one use I could immediately see the sigh of relief my skin was breathing. My complexion looked glowing and rosy once again! Fantastic!
This is product is particularly recommended for those with problem skin, it also happens to be recommend for refreshing skin if you’re a smoker. I have neither problem but my skin definately can use a wake me up lately and this surely delivered what it promised.
My first go with the product wasn’t successful as I didn’t use nearly enough to create any big change so I quickly washed up and tried again. The directions state use a generous amount and this was my biggest problem with the first use. I obviously hadn’t used enough the first time to notice anything happen however in this case more is better.
You simply dampen your face, pump out three squirts, and begin rubbing around your face in a gentle massage. The formula has a citrus like smell that’s very pleasing. It begins as a gel but it quickly turns into a foam as you massage it in. After you’ve covered your face, sit back and relax. Leave this on for five minutes and rinse.
As you sit and wait you’ll notice a small tingle as the mask begins to foam. It sizzles, cracks, and makes small little noises as it’s penetrates and you can literally feel it working. It kinda feels like a million tiny little fingers rotating around your face as it foams up. After five minutes I rinsed with lukewarm water and noticed that the water slid off my face in a rather interesting manner. My face didn’t feel greasy or oily but it did have a moisturized feeling as I rinsed.
After I dried my face I noticed my face was slightly warm and blushing…thus the glow the product gives to your cheeks!
After all this my face felt extremely smooth and the tiny dry flakes I get between my brows had disappeared. My face was glowing, smooth, soft, and looked healthier!
The mask detoxifies your skin in five minutes leaving behind younger, healthier, more refreshed skin….I think the Muse loves this one!
If you’re 30 or older this will be an absolute god sent for creating a smoother, healthier skin. If you’re younger the novelty of detoxing and clearing your skin of acne woes will most definately appeal.
This one I can’t recommend enough! So far, after one use, I’m feeling the love. Next on my list to try: Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Mask
The Muse likey for sure.
What are your favorite Bliss products?
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Bliss Shock Therapy and Bliss Minty Scrub Soap Review
I previously discussed Beauty Credit’s Lovely Q10 Makeup Fitting Gel with you which I simply adored. Today I’m bringing you another makeup base/primer from Beauty Credit entitled Lovely Q10 Pearl Shine Makeup Base.
Beauty Credit’s Lovely Q10 Makeup Fitting Gel is quite different when compared to Pearl Shine Makeup Base. Where as the gel is more of a prep for foundation I felt like the Pearl Shine base was more of a makeup product on it’s own.
The product is meant to be used as prep for your foundation. It’s a wonderful moisturizing cream base that has a subtle pearl shimmer. You can easily use the base as a foundation product with a bit of blush on top for a healthy, glow to cheeks and face or, of course, use it as it was meant as a base for your foundation. Whichever way you choose to use it you’ll notice a subtle glow to your face that’s quite gorgeous.
The packaging is identical to the Beauty Credit Lovely Q10 Makeup Fitting Gel which is a cute, pump style bottle with the Beauty Credit rocking horse emblem on front. The bottles are definately vanity worthy in my humblest opinion. And at £6.50 you can’t beat the price!
I really enjoyed Lovely Q10 Makeup Fitting Gel but I’m actually favoring Lovely Q10 Pearl Shine Makeup Base at the moment for it’s multitasking abilities in creating a rather lovely glow to my face. I tried this out with a bit of cheek stain and it looked rather great all by itself.
All in all another fine, inexpensive, and cute product from Beauty Credit!
Definately Muse Approved for purchase!
UK residents enjoy Free Shipping from Beauty Credit’s website with your order of £25 or more!
The Muse is loving Beauty Credit’s offerings so far!
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Beauty Credit Lovely Q10 Makeup Fitting Gel Review
I never realized how many products Bobbi Brown releases. Bobbi Brown is quite like MAC with it’s variety and frequency of new and exciting products.
In the past few months I’ve seen a number of different collections released from Bobbi Brown one of which happens to be the new Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow and Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color. They just recently introduced the Mauve Collection and now new Metallic shadows and lippes! Cool! The Muse be happy!
I got the chance to try out some of the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow selections when I was testing out the Bronzed Pink Collection and I enjoyed them immensely! I was excited to see the line extended to include new shades for Fall!
I recently got to test out a few new colors with the Metallic Eye Shadow selections. I fell in love with these shadows last Fall when I purchased the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow Palettes. I loved those palettes with a passion and I wish they’d introduced something similiar this year however they have come out with a TON of colors to choose from so the variety is definately more appealing and instead of having to stick to a few palettes colors you can now have a slew of colors to choose from! With eighteen shades to choose from ranging from bold to soft there is definately something for everyone available.
The colors I played around with this time around were Lavender, Cognac, and Champagne Quartz. The shadows are heavily pigmented with a very fine bit of shimmer. The texture and formula is that of a thick almost creamy powder. It glides pretty effortlessly onto your lid and blends like a dream. The finish is unmistakably metallic which gives your eye a very soft, unique look.
Wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Champagne Quartz (Lid and Crease) and Cognac (Crease and Outer V)
I’m partial to the Lavender as it was a perfect soft lily shade that brightened up my eye while creating just the right amount of pop! Definately Summer and Spring friendly! I paired up Champagne Quartz with Cognac (without getting loaded mind you!) and came out with a rather nice, natural, neutral look that had a teeny tiny bit of edge.
Wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Lavender
The shadows are definately an indulgence at $20 USD but they are actually bigger in size at 2.8g compared to a MAC shadow which is 1.5g. This was kindly pointed out to me by a reader and I’m realizing now that the Bobbi Brown shadow is actually the better bargain of the two.
Since Metallic are ruling some of the Fall Season you might want to head over to Bobbi Brown’s site and have a click through the numerous shades!
I’m wanting to try some of these shadows:
Gold Dust (Swoon!)
How about you?
Of course we couldn’t have Metallic Eye Shadow without including some sort of lippie to go along with the collection!
In comes Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color to make your eyes and lips a perfect match of wow!
Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Color have a tiny hint of shimmer with a soft, moisturizing formula that’s sure to please. I was frightened of Metallic Lip Color as I was thinking the finish would be quite gaudy and strange however I’m happy to report that it looks quite gorgeous on. The formula is wonderfully moisturizing so a bit of gloss after is completely optional as the lipstick has plenty of it’s own shine without! The lip color isn’t deeply pigmented but more of a simple, sheer, lovely wash of color. I tried this out in Pretty in Pink which is a soft peachy, pink shade that went great with my Champagne Quartz and Cognac look!
You’ll have plenty of color selection available with eighteen shades to choose from! Click here to view the shades. Berry is calling my name! Pretties!
All in all the Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow and Metallic Lip Color definately has a little something for everyone to enjoy and is truly fitting for the upcoming Fall season!
Tried Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eye Shadow?
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