This Summer I’ve been motoring around and jumping from foundation to foundation to find that perfect light wear that I seek for the humid weather.
When I ran across Stila’s Illuminating Liquid Foundation I firgured it was worth trying out. I’m glad I decided to give this a shot because I like it, alot.
First off I’d like to rave about the uber nice packaging. The foundation comes in a heavy, vanity worthy, glass pump bottle. I really like the cute Stila girl on the front of the bottle and just think they went that extra step to make the bottle look nice! I really love the packaging on this and can’t help but gush about how cute it is. It’s truly a nice heavy bottle plus the pump makes it mess free to apply while keeping your hands and fingers away from the product! Bacteria be gone! The pump allows you to disperse just the right amount of foundation without creating a major mess!
The formula on this is extremely light and of medium pigmentation which means you’ll need at least two or three pumps to cover your entire face but that’s the beauty of the product for me. The lightness of formula is what drew me to the product to begin with. It’s hot out and humid so I’m really not wanting an entire mask of foundation on my face thus Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation is perfect light wear that offers decent coverage while giving a bit of moisturize to the skin and offering a dewy, fresh look to the face.
The product will be particularly appealing to those with a porcelain, milky completion since many of the color options available are extremely light and creamy. I choose mine in the color 30 Watt which probably isn’t what an MA would choose for my medium-fair tone but I thought it blended well and gave me a very fresh look.
Although the formula is moisturizing it dries matte which is particularly perfect for hot weather and oily skin woes. The matte feeling is not a cream to powder feeling thankfully which I’m not fond of. It’s more of a simple dry down of the product as it adheres and becomes one with your skin creating a nice, even coverage that’s not overly made up. It’s almost like wearing really tinted moisturizer with much better pigmentation than you’d get from a tinted moisturizer.
Here’s a photo wearing the foundation on a clean, bare face. As you can see coverage isn’t super duper pigmented but just natural. It evens out my skin tone yet doesn’t successfully hide my blushing cheeks thus it’s more of a lighter coverage versus a heavier foundation.
The wear is pretty good and I got about five hours before I needed to touch up. One major plus to the product was the fact it didn’t go ashy, chalky, or gray on me which some foundations are known to do on my skin.
All in all I’m really enjoying this as a light Summer-wear foundation! It’s light, creamy, and offers decent coverage while taking my skin from dull to glowing.
What are some of your favorites for light Summer coverage?
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Check our some past posts of coverage by clicking below!
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Tarte Peaches & Cream Powder Foundation Review
Prescriptives All Mineral Makeup Review
MAC New View: Mineralize Skinfinish Duo Review
Another week, another round up of new concealers for you! I’ve slowly been reviewing a concealer a day for the past week in keeping with my introduction article to Good, Bad, and Great Concealers and so far I’ve done reviews on good ones, a bad one, and some cheaper options! This week I’m going to try to focus on great concealers! Excited? Me too!
I’m really excited about today’s review because it’s a waterproof option that I feel extra confident recommending to all my lovely readers in Singapore (or those of you in similarly humid climates). I recently went on vacation and I reached for Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer to tote along with me because I know it would suffer through the humidity, the heat, and the blazing sun and come out none the worst for wear.
Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer promise of waterproof coverage is a promise kept. This concealer is my concealer of choice when I want my eyes to appear awake, refreshed, and dark circle free for long periods of time. It stays where you put it all day long until you’re ready to remove it which means it can suffer wonderfully well under hot humidity, heat, and if you so choose, a day at the beach or pool!
The formula is liquid and quite moisturizing. Although it comes in a liquid formula it’s quite dense so blending is simple without the mess. Pigmentation is wonderful and a little product goes a long way.
I have one minor rant about Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer and that would be the color. I have the lightest shade available and it still seems too dark for me and contains shades of beige which for me are extremely unflattering under the eye area. However, once blended well it does work out well and covers up my dark circles and any baggage I’m sporting.
Aside from my minor rant all else is wonderful on this front. The concealer wears long, doesn’t crease, fade, or cake under my eye nor does it dry my eye area out plus the formula is pure perfection for blending. What more could a girl want?
The price tag is hefty at $27.50 USD however since it promises waterproof coverage and delivers I’d say that isn’t too bad a price to pay!
This one gets a Muse Approval for purchase. The Muse likey and approves of products that promise and deliver! It’s not my holy grail concealer but it’s definately a runner up!
Have you tried Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Concealer?
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Check out what’s been covered in concealers so far by clicking through the Muse’s past reviews!
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer Review
L’Oreal Visible Lift Concealer Review
Patricia Wexler, M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen Review
Sometimes the Muse is lazy.
On the lazy days when it’s just too much effort to go through the process and hassle of removing makeup using a ton of different products I like to reach for a quick wipe to just remove it all in one shot.
Biore makes some rather great wipes to remove all your make up in one go and of course MAC does a version that’s absolutely awesome!
But I’m guilty of adoring the kawaii in products and neither MAC nor Biore has the cute factor going on!
Soooooooooo I found a cute face wipe to remove all my makeup (even waterproof mascara!) in one go!
Meet Eyeko Face Off Wipes:
At £5.00 for 20 wipes I’m saying you’ll be sporting both a cute way to get it all off simply and quickly! Likey!
Sorry but sometimes the cute factor wins!
At £5.00 for 20 this isn’t the cheapest option you have available but I do find it’s a rather cute way to sport your face wipe around! Traveling with these is ultra nice as they are each individually wrapped which can’t be said for most removers which come in a larger container.
Each wipe is pre-soaked with a cleaning solution that contains Vitamin E and other good for you ingredients. The wipes are extra large so one should do your entire face plus they work extra well at removing waterproof mascara in a hurry however some rubbing is required which is why these are good for quick removal and not recommended for daily use (who wants to be rubbing their eye area daily to remove makeup right?).
Ewwwwww! After use!
For travel, quick and simple makeup removal, or just lazy days Eyeko Face Off Wipes get a Muse Approval for purchase. Cute, simple, quick, easy, and awesome for travel make these a must have for the Muse!
Learn more about Eyeko products by visiting their website.
The Muse highly recommends stopping by both as each has a different line up of products to enjoy!
Which all in one wipes do you use?
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Eyeko Summer Releases 2008
Learn about more ways to get all your makeup off by clicking through some past reviews!
Heroine Mascara Remover Review
Etude House Eye and Lip Remover Review
Philosophy Purity Foaming Cleanser Review
Clarisonic Skin Care Brush Review
Two of my favorite designers, Viktor & Rolf, have teamed up with Shu Uemura to design three amazing lash designs for the Tokyo Lash Bar this year.
The Couture Collection makes the Muse simply quiver in delight while drool drips from her mouth!
Have you seen these lashes?
Is it terrible to admit that I want to buy at least two pairs just because they are so stunning!?
Each lash set is encased in a gorgeous white box complete with a masquerade eye mask and costs $95 USD.
I can’t think of a more wicked and indulgence purchase than these.
At first I had two sets in my cart but I’ve since decided that I should show some control and just purchase one! Now it’s all about firguring out which pair to buy!
It’s a toss up between the Wing and Swirl versions….I’m thinking the Swirl is very Muse-like!
Ugh having such a hard time not buying both! Ahhhhhh!
And yes, before you say it, these are an utterly extravagant, spoiled, and self-indulged purchase! But the Muse has decided she deserves it and no one can change her mind!
Expect ridiculous amounts of pictures soon and possible…if I’m so inclined…a Face of the Day sporting these…it’ll have to be a special occasion…hmm…New Year’s? My Birthday? Just because?
Stay tuned! Can’t wait? Check out Erika’s haul at Makeup Bag!
For now I leave you with promo pictures:
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See more stunning lashes from the this year’s Tokyo Lash Bar by clicking here. Pssttt guess which ones I am lemming at the moment!
Learn more about the Viktor & Rolf Couture Collection by clicking here.
Shu Uemura Brightening Cleansing Oil Review Coming Soon….
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine Review
Shu Uemura Mini Lash Eyelash Curler Review
Shu Uemura Fleur de Source Eyeshadow Palette Review
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.