To start off my review of concealers I thought I’d go with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer since I use it often!
ALOT of hype surrounds Make Up For Ever’s Lift Concealer.
I couldn’t count the numerous reviews raving about this particular concealer that I’ve read all over the internet. I’m hear to say it lives up to most of the hype and does a damn fine job of concealing all your under eye woes.
The concealer comes in five shades and although that’s not a big selection I think it’s safe to say you’ll find a match for your tone in the five available options. I use Pink Beige 1 which is the lightest shade available. One thing I don’t particularly like about the color is the fact that it’s a very fleshy shade with a tiny bit of unflattering beige to it, thankfully the color works well on my skin tone.
Now the formula is pimped out as having skin-firming benefits however I haven’t experienced that. It also contains vitamins A and E which regenerate the skin but again I really haven’t noticed much of a difference in my eye area since using it other than the fact that it does a wonderful job of making me appear awake and fresh!
It virtually conceals all problem areas under my eyes. Dark circles, fine lines, and extra baggage literally disappear creating a flawless, wonderful finish for my makeup. The formula is extremely moisturizing however I don’t like how watery the product is and I’d have prefer a bit of a denser product. This blends easily and beautifully and as I said the color goes perfectly wonderful with my skin tone.
I’ve read many raves about how long the concealer holds out but I felt that I needed touching up after at least 3-4 hours or so. I’d have loved for it to last longer in all honesty but I guess we can’t expect miracles from a concealer but I did somewhat expect more from Make Up For Ever as a majority of their products are unstoppable, smudge-proof, waterproof, last all day items but I didn’t find that the case with the lift concealer.
Props to the great packaging that keeps your hands and fingertips away from the majority of the product. I actually don’t bother touching the tube at all. I simply dot some on with the long tipped applicator and blend with my fingers! This makes bacteria and germ obsessions a little bit less of a problem for the Muse.
The concealer is $21 USD and for some that may be a bit of a high cost but personally I think the quality is brilliant and since the product is so pigmented a very little goes a long way which means you’ll be working on a tube for about 6 months to a year without having to replenish your supply.
I experienced no problem with the concealer creasing or becoming cakey. I also never noticed the product creeping into my fine lines which is a total plus for me as I always feel that as soon as concealer begins to crease into the fine lines it makes me appear older! The formula pretty much blends in perfectly well and does a very good job of actually concealing fine lines without settling into them.
Although it’s not pure perfection the good outweighs the bad with Make Up For Ever Lift Concealer and I find I reach for it daily to make myself appear fresh, awake, and gorgeous.
I like it and I definately approve it for purchase! It’s definately part of my daily beauty ritual and does what it promises!
Not holy grail material but definately good stuff!
The Muse likes it! Alot.
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Oooo look what I came across!
Since I’ve grown rather fond of bronzing powders this new compact from Sugar Cosmetics has caught my eye!
Sugar Cosmetics Sweet Cheeks Baked Blush is available in two shades Cupcake and Gingerbread for $24 USD each.
I’m wondering if these are those massive compacts that Sugar puts out! Know the ones?
I’m dead curious about how shimmery they are! Looks rather gorgeous from what I can see!
Cupcake seems more pinky while Gingerbread is a warmer shade!
I feel a strange lemming for both!
Anyone with me?
Almost Fall but the force is strong for these compacts! Expect some sort of review shortly I imagine!
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Although Blinc is virtually a no name by some it doesn’t fail at creating an amazing lash primer that I simply love!
Personally I don’t see Blinc as playing ball with the big league mascaras out there however they make a solid line of products that deliver on their promises.
One such product would be the Blinc Lash Primer. I’ve been using Blinc Lash Primer for over a year now and I simply haven’t found a better primer and I’ve tried alot!
I noticed in my primer travels that most cause spiky lashes, cake my mascara, and just generally make a mess and by the way what the hell is the point of a lash primer anyway! Seems like another endless step in the beauty routine!
Blinc’s Lash Primer has changed my mind completely about lash primers and made me realize how beneficial it is to use one prior to to mascara. As I said most primers have just created a mess for me however this one succeeds at making lashes longer while conditioning them and causing less breakage.
One key benefit to the primer is the fact that it adds both length and volume to my lashes. Yes, I can achieve both with a curler and a good mascara however the primer does add at least 2 to 3 times the amount of volume and length I’d get by solely using my curler and mascara plus it offers protection against breakage. I find I lose alot less lashes in the eye makeup and mascara removel when I’ve used a primer prior to my mascara. I felt like this would be extremely beneficial if you’re Asian as Asian girls tend to have smaller lashes with alot of breakage and this might protect against breakage and also offer extra length and volume for short, stubbier lashes!
The formula is simply wonderful as well. Unlike other primers I tried it doesn’t sport that strange elmer glue style texture that makes my lashes clumpy and spiky. Although the formula is white it goes on clear and smooths on as if I’m just using simple water on my lashes!
All in all it’s become a part of my daily beauty routine and a real staple product. The primer is $16 USD and used to be available from Sephora however they have since stopped carrying the primer but you can find it on the Blinc website.
I’m on my 2nd tube of this since discovering it over a year ago so it definately gets a Muse Approval for purchase!
Works a treat and does what it promises makes it a staple product for the Muse! Try it out the Muse thinks you’ll love it as much as I do!
If you wanna nab a steal and a deal head over to Dermstore to purchase it and using code TOTALBEAUTY92 to get 10% off your purchase!
I’m busy testing out a majority of the Too Faced Smoke & Mirrors Fall Collection but I did notice that Too Faced happened to extend the line to include Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point Mascara.
I’m not too much of a fan of the regular Lash Injection however I am slightly curious about Lash Injection Pin Point as it does sound promising!
At $19.50 USD it’s a nice rounded price for mascara plus it promises precision application to lashes and looks like it might be able to come through on those promises with the tiny brush it sports.
It is a fiber mascara which does turn me off as I’m not a big lover of fiber mascaras however it does look very interesting!
Anyone try it yet?
Tell the Muse!
If you’re lemming it it’s available now from Sephora.
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Hey there, Hi there, Happy Monday!
How’s your day going so far? Mine is complete stress! One of the seven fans in my gaming box went boom last night so I’ve been going NUTS trying to locate a new one! Anyone know where I can find a 92MM M35105-58 with ball bearings and frames? I figure it’s worth a shot asking! The worst part is it’s one of the three fans that are cooling the CPU and I’m NOT in the mood to reconfigure the box fans to blow onto the CPU so I’m aimlessly wandering gaming forums and IRC asking around for a swap! At this point I’ll take anything new or used! My CPU is overclocked so it’s either find a new fan or sit down and rip the fans out and rearrange them! Nooooooooooo!
On top of that my work load is triple today since it’s Monday so I’m quite nuts! Plus I’m behind on comments and my email box is about to burst!
Can anything else go wrong today?
Grumpy Muse am I!
But hey some good news comes out of all this! The Winners to the Benefit B Spot contest!
I got some interesting answers to the following question: where does the name and the “concept” Babel Fish originate from? Hint: Look to my profile and you’ll notice a hint and a clue that may help you solve this little puzzle!
Watch the clip below for the correct answer:
The hint in my profile would be the fact that my location reads: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe which is the 2nd Book in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Series.
So now you know that the babel fish I was referring to was from a series of brilliant books by the author Douglas Adams.
And the winners are………
Just send me over an email with your address and I’ll send your prize over!
Thanks to everyone who participated and if you didn’t win this round you always have next time to look forward too!