A new day and a new concealer lovies!
Time to continue on with my quest for the perfect concealer.
Here’s a cheap one for you that works pretty good. Excited? Don’t be too hyped! It has it’s flaws sadly.
Physicians Formula Circle RX Concealer covers virtually everything and anything and stays on all day. It’s one of the concealers I grab for when I need SERIOUS coverage. If you’re sporting major baggage, deep, dark circles, and just generally bad problems with your under eye area here in lays your solutions.
This stuff sincerely covers anything and everything. It’s extremely pigmented and blends easily into the skin creating a very matte, fresh look to your under eye woes. It’s a yellow based concealer which we all know helps combat dark circles but this does double duty at fighting off severe dark circles and any other drama you have going on under your eyes. Although the color appears to be very yellow it does blend in well and creates good coverage that lasts at least 10 hours or more. The formula is moisturizing enough but I did find it quite drying under my eyes however if you have younger skin this might not be a problem for you. The formula is extremely dense as well and lacks the watery texture that most liquid concealers sport. It’s like a thick cream almost which accounts for ease of application.
Overall, it’s a rather great concealer that does have a few flaws.
The packaging design is both good and bad. One good thing is the very nifty slanted applicator that makes applying easy. Swipe under your eye, blend, and go. Nice. However, the lid is so difficult to get off that you’ll end up removing both the lid and applicator if you tug too hard. Major flaw in my opinion and rather annoying as well.
Secondly, the formula is drying to my eye. If you have dry skin you might want to use this only when you need the 12 hour sleep effect look otherwise avoid it as a daily concealer.
Lastly, it does contain a cocktail of parabens that may turn you off to purchasing this.
Aside from this rants I do think the concealer is a good deal at around $7-9 USD. It does a superior job of covering EVERYTHING and anything plus it has sincerely fantastic wear time.
Is it worth picking up?
Yes, for the price it’s worth having on hand for the days you get an hour or two of sleep and need to look awake and fresh!
Tell the Muse!
Tomorrow……Bobbi Brown Concealer……Worth the cash? We’ll see!
Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer Review
L’Oreal Visible Lift Concealer Review
Patricia Wexler, M.D. Instant Airbrush Concealer Pen Review
You might be missing Bourjois Paris from Sephora but have no fear QVC sells many of the items at a nice price!
In particular this trio of Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadows caught the Muse’s eye:
$32 bucks nabs you all three! I’m kinda partial to that lovely aqua shade! The photo doesn’t do it justice (no that’s not gray it’s aqua honest!).
Item Number A50995
Read my review on Bourjois Paris Shimmer Shine Liquid Eye Shadow before you buy!
Holy cow! Target sells Philosophy now?
When did this happen and why wasn’t I sent the memo?
So far it’s only the 3-1 Shower Gels but it’s kinda neat that Target is carrying the selections!
Nab some now plus free shipping and here’s a coupon from your dear old Muse to use while you’re shopping!
10% Off plus Free Shipping using promo code EVW6WK7W
Prescriptives has my heart this season with it’s new Fall Collection Daring. The entire collection is simply gorgeous but one item in particular I’d like take a moment to rave about is the new Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad.
Must have Fall makeup starts with this quad.
The quad consists of three flattering shades of yummie Fall colors and a rather oddball fourth color of blue! Have no fear the blue works! Promise!
I created two separate looks with the palette one of which was a very flattering brown smokey eye and the other was a dupe of from Prescriptives Urban Heat Collection! Hey, what can I say I’m still in Summer mode here! Sue me!
I wish I had created a third look for you duping the promo model’s eye makeup but the Muse only has one face! I’ll work on that third look soon.
The first look was creating by using three colors in the palette. How brilliant is that already? Three colors, a little mascara, and I’m looking smoking hot (well kinda…not really smoking but definately cute comes to mind!).
As I get older I find simplicity is the key to life, the universe, and everything (42 also happens to the key but that’s probably another story for another day when I’m feeling more geeky to explain!) so reaching for one palette in the morning to create an elegant, mature, and fun look is a good thing for the Muse. Especially since mornings consist of the Muse running around like a chicken without a head.
The three colors I used in my first look were the base shade which is a matte creamy beige color, followed by a lighter lid shade of brown, and followed up with a contrasting shade of deep dark chocolate and finishing with the deeper chocolate shade as a liner. Add some mascara and I had a beautiful smokey brown look.
Aside from the lightest base shade in the palette each shade has a very fine grain of shimmer which is barely noticeable but does give a bit of a sparkle to your completed look! Very nice to say the least.
Now I got all happy when I originally seen the Urban Heat promo images and I can recall wanting to dupe that look and there in lays the inspiration for my second look!
The Muse’s version of Urban Heat:
To create my look I simply used Bare Minerals Glimmer in the color Cervas on the inner lid of my eye and finished with some of the dark blue from my Perspectives Dimensions Eye Color Quad.
Pretty interesting isn’t it? I’m feeling rather properly proud of myself! I really like how the blue contrasted with the gold and creates an exotic look to my eyes!
I realize I could have just lined the bottom lash line with the blue when I did my smokey brown look but I was feeling adventurous and wanted to use the bolder blue to create something completely different! Isn’t that the fun of a palette? Creating multiply looks from four simple colors!
The texture of each shadow is silky and easy to blend and pigmentation is pretty good as well. Granted it’s not as pigmented as say a MAC shadow would be but it’s a different type of pigmentation that you’re really not wanting a load of color on your eye to create simplicity and elegance. That’s why I adored the palette so much.
The presentation of the packaging is extremely nice as well with it’s quilted cover and quilted design on each shadow. Beautiful!
If you adore elegance, if you seek a beautiful Fall eye look, and if you love nudes and naturals don’t hesitate picking one of these up!
Definitely a gorgeous palette to add to your Fall must have beauty list!
The Muse approves it in a major way! It’s been a long time since a palette has captured my heart so quickly!
Stay Tuned for more reviews on the Prescriptives Fall Collection!
Although the Prescriptives Website has not been yet updated with the Fall Selections you can get yours at both Nordstrom and Macy’s (Bonus Gift with Purchase at Macy’s!)! Happy Shopping!
Do you have the Prescriptives Fall Dimensions Eye Color Quad?
Want it for your very own?
What are some of your Must Have Fall items?
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Enjoy other palette reviews by weeding through some of my past posts!
MAC Colour Forms Review featuring the Warm Palette
Cosme Decorte Magie Deco Shadow Brilliance Palette First Impressions
MAC Dresscamp Palette Review
KATE Glamtrick Palette Review
Lunasol Geminate Diamond Palette FOTD (Warning: Shimmer Overload!)
Bobbi Brown Mauve Palette Review
I’m having my morning tea (geeks need geeky tea! Gotta love it! I’m partial to Prager’s blend) with some obscenely bad for you crumpets (these things should be illegal! Which is why I don’t buy them often! Bad! Bad! Bad!) this morning and I’m flipping through Bath and Body Works Look Book for Fall 2008.
I can’t help but a tad bit disappointed as it appears they aren’t releasing as much as they did last year. I think this accounts for the spending habits of Americans right now in a way as last year they had a slew of items released and this year I imagine they are trying to keep it simple.
It’s an interesting selection however I think it’s safe to say the Temptation 3-1 Shower Gels won’t be making a reappearance anytime soon and they may very well be gone for good aside from possibly small releases such as the Hello Sugar! Collection.
Typical coupons inside!
Black Amethyst is making a guest starring appearance on a five page spread lay out in the booklet. I got a lab sample of this and it’s rather deep and dark for Bath & Body Works. I’m testing it out and will review it shortly!
A new Spa line entitled Shea Cashmere will be available shortly. It seems like a comfortable scent that sports major moisturizing benefits. I’m curious about this one!
Body Cream $17.50 USD
Bubble Bath $18 USD
Body Lotion $16.50 USD
Although the Sleep Collection is not new they have added quite a few items to the line up that are interesting. The items are scented with Warm Milk and Honey and are limited edition. Available as of September 3rd online and in shops. These come in heavy glass bottles and are definately vanity worth. They normally come in Lavender or Vanilla Lavender variations however I think that the Warm Milk and Honey sounds rather fitting for a “sleep” collection!
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Pillow Mist $10 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Body Lotion $13 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Massage Oil $16 USD
Warm Milk and Honey Aromatherapy Luxe Bath $16.50 USD
Cancer survivor Marisa Accocella Marchetto teamed up with C.O. Bigelow to create an exclusive kit the proceeds of which go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each Kit is $36 USD and contains an array of C.O. Bigelow goodies housed in a cute cardboard suitcase.
A very small sneak peak of this year’s Winter/Holiday Collection:
Bit disappointed that the same old flavors are back for the Holiday selections. Although I am happy to see Twisted Peppermint back. A new Bath Parfait is being introduced as well which looks quite lovely.
Holiday Traditional Items will be available as soon as October 13! And as of November 3rd the Foaming Bath Parfait will be available for $12.50 USD.
And finally a few autumn bits to keep us happy!
All in all a rather nice selection of goodies from Bath & Body Works!
Lemming any of these items?
Yearning for the Temptations to come back?
Tell the Muse!
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008 Sneak Peek
Bath and Body Works Fall and Winter Collections 2007
Bath and Body Works Sassy Strawberry 3 in 1 Shower Gel Review
Bath and Body Works Spring Collection 2008: Temptations Body Spray Review