Milani Minerals Mousse Foundation Review and Swatches

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

Love Milani Foundations?

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The Muse wants to hear the good word!

The entire Milani cosmetic line is available at CVS or check out www.milanicosmetics.com for further information!

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Pieces of Life: The K-Drama Edition

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Hey guys!

I’m on my latest K-Drama kick so I thought I’d do a “Pieces of Life” Edition about it as I’m wondering what everyone is watching at the moment.

I’m currently trying to get through I Really, Really Like You but for some reason it’s slow going so far…hmmmmm…must be me being tired perhaps!

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I’m positive that I’m not only tired but the bloody subtitles are moving so fast that I can’t take a breath to actually watch anything hehe! But so far it’s a bit on the meh side.

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I waited ages to purchase it via YesAsia but they only ever had the Part 1 Box Set in stock (finally Box Set 2 is out) and I just couldn’t wait any longer so I had it CP’ed from Malaysia. Impatient is the Muse but hey it actually worked out way cheaper but only prob is the damn subtitles!

There really hasn’t been much in the way of releases that I’ve really wanted to see aside from Iljimae. Lurve me some Lee Jun Ki, WANT! I just recently finished re-watching Sweet 18. I dunno what happened but one day I was listening to the soundtrack and suddenly the urge to re-watch it was upon me, glad I did it’s such a fab drama!

Anyway!

What’s playing on your telly at the moment or DVD?

Have you seen I Really, Really Like You (Love Truly)?

Whatcha think?

Tell the Muse!

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Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eyeshadow

Whoa Kevyn Aucoin has single eye shadows now!

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Available in 12 shades Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eyeshadow look stunning to say the least! I have my eye on at least three of the shades available.

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The Muse likey! $28 USD and available in liquid metal or baked clay formula for bold or serene looks. Oh my!

They are available now from www.drugstore.com or kevynaucoindirect.com

Whatcha think?

Want ‘em?

Love ‘em?

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Beauty on a Budget: Pure Luxe BubbleGum Ballz Collection

When I seen the new Pure Luxe BubbleGum Ballz Collection I so knew I needed it! Bold, bright shades that resemble those bright, sweet balls of gum that I loved as a kid.

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With Spring well on it’s way I’m all about bolder, vibrant shades of shadow so of course when I seen the Pure Luxe Bubblegum Ballz Collection I was all over it like white on rice.

Made up of 7 popping shades of bold bubblegum colors this collection is sure to please anyone who adores a bit of a bang with their eye shadow. These are some of the boldest, brightest shades available from Pure Luxe and all are an inexpensive beauty find. At $1 per a 1/8 sample and $5 per a 5g jar you seriously can’t say no to these.

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Available are:

  • Sour Apple-Bright apple green
  • Blueberry-Bright blue
  • Grape-Bold grape juice purple
  • Fruit Punch-Vibrant red with a touch of pink
  • Strawberry-strawberry with hints of melon
  • Tangerine-Funky tangerine orange
  • Lemon-Delicious buttery bright yellow

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Each shade is nicely pigmented with a pearl, shimmery finish. I purchased all seven shades in the 1/8 sample size for a $1 USD as I can get plenty of use out of this size. I’m always quite pleased with all my orders from Pure Luxe as they arrive quickly and price wise you can’t beat it.

This collection is well worth picking up if you like a little kick with your shadows. Expect some FOTD’s soon.

Love ‘em?

Too bold for you?

Just right?

Tell the Muse!

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The Solution by Envision Beauty Review

Dreaming of an anti-aging complex that’s paraben-free and alcohol-free? Dream no more, the Muse has the Solution.

No, literally I have the Solution, The Solution by Envision Beauty that is.

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I’m a creature of habit when it comes to skincare and it’s rare I veer off the well used Lush Cosmetics path that I’ve taken for many a fine year. However, being a beauty blogger I do realize that readers expect a few skincare product reviews here and there that aren’t Lush in origin. So today I’ll take you on an adventure with Envision The Solution Advanced Anti-Aging Complex that has a slew of goodness backing it up and I’m sure by the end of this review you’ll be lemming it.

Restore, perfect, and protect your face are the motto of the day when one discusses The Solution by Envision Beauty moisturizer. Both paraben and alcohol free make this solution coveted by many I’m sure. With advanced lifting and firming action plus added benefits of decreasing the appearance of fine lines I’m positive this is something to get excited about. Considering I have no fine lines as of yet I do envision myself protecting and perfecting my face with this complex. With a cocktail of vitamins A, B4, C, E and natural antioxidants goji and acai I feel confident I’m putting something on my face that’s good for my skin.

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I’ve always desired a lightweight anti-aging moisturizer and this pretty much brings everything to the table that I’d desire in one plus it’s alcohol free which means it glides onto my skin, absorbs easily, and doesn’t dry me out due to high levels of alcohol. The formula is a gel-like moisturizer that’s gentle, soft, and applies easily while absorbing into my skin upon contact.

After a near month of use my skin feels amazing! I have a certain glow about my skin, no rough, dry patches, and I feel like my skin feels healthier. Soft, silky skin in the Winter? Unheard of for me but this truly made my skin look and feel better. Like a cup of water for my skin the formula feels cooling and gentle as it glides on.

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I’ve been searching for an anti-aging cream for a while now that wasn’t thick and heavy as most are and this successfully manages to be light, airy, and absorbs easily. These are all added benefits for me as I feel like most every anti-aging cream I’ve used always sit on my skin.

Overall, it’s worth checking out for yourself simply for the amazing formula especially if you’re a green-friendly makeup user as this combines both science and nature to create a perfect anti-aging complex that’s sure to please.

Loves it!

The Solution by Envision Beauty can be purchased at www.envision-beauty.com plus they currently have a promo for buy 1 get 1 free! Gasp! Awesome! The Muse likey!

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