Sometimes being a MAC Whore is hard work. Last Thursday MAC released Metal X which is a collection of gorgeous metallic cream eyeshadows and some fantastic glitter eyeliners! The entire lot is very appealing and of course the Muse wants it all!
Sadly, I’m having a hard time keeping up with MAC lately! I still have the Finery lip bags, Stylistics, and now Metal X on my wish list! Oh woe is me! Choices, choices, choices! It’s so difficult to decide! I want them all to be honest but it’s the Holidays and it’s time for giving, to others, not myself so I’m in the boat deciding which collections to pass and which collections to get!
As appealing and gorgeous as Metal X is I think I may have to pass. I’ve heard reviews about the shadows creasing rather badly plus I’m not a cream lover anyway! As for the glitter liners I know they’ll somehow make their way into my cart one way or another but I should kindly remind myself that I still have last year’s liners which are almost the same colors as this years (except renamed).
Metal X’s collection consists of the following yummie goodies:
- Virgin Silver
- Pure Ore
- Fusion Gold
- Pink Ingot
- 6th Sin
- Plum Electric
Previous Glitter Eyeliner comparisons:
Pewterpink=Saucepot or Pinkphobic
From Left to Right: Spunsilver, Saucepot, Divine Lime, Oxidate, Pinkphobic, Blitzed
I know that the Metal X glitter eyeliners are going to win me over and I’ll somehow end up purchasing at least one or two of the eyeshadows out of curiosity but as you can see from the photo above the glitter liners appear to be very similar to previous releases! I haven’t yet seen any of the collection in person but I hope and a pray I’m right that the liners are pretty much the same colors I already have in my collection (or should I say my wallet prays)!
Overall, it looks like a fantastic collection but I’m trying hard to resist!
Bare Escentuals came out with this really awesome set of lippes about a year ago. That’s the perfect word for them really, lippies, because I don’t really know what else to call them! They aren’t a lipstick and they aren’t a gloss and they aren’t even a cross between the two! They have a category all their own I suppose.
The formula on these is a waxy balm that goes on smoothly, evenly, and offers great moisturize but that’s not the best part. The best part is the color! These are tinted with some of the nicest, most natural colors I’ve ever come across!
My favorite in the lot of two is Barely Berry which literally gives you the perfect “rosebud” pout! I adore this color and it looks so natural and fresh on me! My lips aren’t particularly gorgeous minus gloss and stain so I’m always slathering something on to make them look pretty. On the days I don’t feel like a buncha of gloss, lipstick or stain I use Barely Berry to make my lips look beautifully fresh!
I’m really, really impressed with these and I’m sad to say that they appear to be no longer available! However, if you are interested I have seen them pop up on E-bay!
The second color the set came with is Barely Sorbert which is a natural peach color. This isn’t my favorite of the lot but it is a beautiful very sweet peach color that would be flattering on anyone that carries a more nude color to their lips!
Both are really great products and of course, utterly and totally Muse Approved!
Bit o’ Glitter Today!
What I Used:
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Concerto
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Sparkling White
MAC Technakohl in Black
Tony and Tiny Herbal Glitter Pencil in Black/Silver
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner in Pyrotechnics
Bare Escentuals Beautifully Luminous Mascara and Overcoat Duo in White Diamond
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Porcelain Pink
MAC Blush in Full Fuchsia
T’estimo Highlighter in WT-04
Urban Decay Lip Envy in Greedy
Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips in Dominique
The most lovely Regina at Margarita Boom has informed the Muse that you can get 25% off your entire order up until the New Year!
This is a tremendous value and a great time to stock up on some great and unique Bath and Body goodies as gifts and stocking stuffers!
I featured Margarita Bloom in a Few of my Favorite Stocking Stuffers post! You can click here and check it out!
The Muse is off to fill her cart with goodies!
It may sound unappealing but I rock the home shopping boat every year for Christmas! Many people think that shopping from QVC will nab you cheap gifts that are not worth the effort or the money of ordering but that’s not the case! You can nab some great gifts that are inexpensive and quite posh! They also offer great flexible payment options to spread your payments into small monthly payments rather then paying the entire amount right away! Many cosmetic options also have some products that are exclusive to QVC so these are items you can’t purchase from anywhere else!
I’ve gathered together a few Philosophy items that are really great deals in my opinion and maybe they’ll simplify your Christmas gift list!
Philosophy Lemonade 5-Piece Deluxe Set Available at QVC Item Number A18856 $80USD
Includes all of the following items:
- 16-fl oz old fashioned lemonade shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath
- 8-oz lemonade body butter
- 23-oz old fashioned lemonade salt scrub
- 2-oz lemonade hand cream
- 0.5 oz lemon-flavored lip shine
Purchased separately this entire lot would run you $91USD
Lemonade isn’t my favorite philosophy Shower Gel but this lot of items will save you $11 if you purchased them separately so not a bad deal!
Philosophy Flavored Lip Collection Available from QVC Item Number A72108 $29.98
Includes all of the following:
- lip gloss in vanilla birthday cake
- lip gloss in powdered sugar cookie
- lip gloss in raspberry sorbet
- lip gloss in melon daiquiri
Purchased separately each lip shine is $10 which totals $40 for four! You’ll save $10 by getting this set!
Philosophy Amazing Grace Head to Toe 6 Piece Layering Kit Available from QVC Item Number A4518
Includes all of the following items:
- 8-oz amazing grace shampoo, bath, and shower gel
- 8-oz amazing grace hair conditioner
- 8-oz amazing grace firming body emulsion
- 1-oz amazing grace hand cream
- 2-oz amazing grace spray fragrance
- 0.27 oz amazing grace perfume oil
- 2-oz bonus purity made simple facial cleanser
- 0.4 oz bonus hope in a jar moisturizer
Some of the items in set set aren’t valued but if you add together the shampoo, conditioner, body emulsion, hand cream, spray perfume, and oil it comes to $87 or more!