Shu Uemura Instinct Fall Mode Makeup

Ahh leave it to our beloved Shu to create an outstanding Fall collection shrouded in mysterious and sensual colors.

Shu Uemura Instinct consists of several interesting pieces. Of course the shadow palettes are what caught my eye first. Each palette is a duo that consists of a powder shadow and a cream base that can also double up as a liner. The palette is housed in the standard slick, clear Shu compact and sports a gorgeous design on front. The combination of doubling up a shadow and a base is an interesting concept and is sure to be loved and hailed by those who fancy using MAC Paint Pots as base prior to shadow.

Turns out, for once, we get the better end of the collection as the Japanese release actually sells the base and the shadow as single pieces ranging in prices from 2,940 yen and 2,415 yen where as we get the entire palette for $36 USD. I find this particularly interesting because I think the design of our palette is actually quite gorgeous in comparison to buying a single shadow and a potted base. I’m unsure how many other countries will have the palettes available to them but I do know for a fact that Singapore and the UK has the palettes for purchase and not the singles. Although purchasing the singles turns out to be a bit cheaper I rather like the idea of having both in one palette.


The collection also consists of an array of flattering, Fall shades of blush, highlighter, and lipsticks which all compliment the shadow palettes beautifully.

I think they did an outstanding job with this one and it’s definately on my favorite list this season! I’ll be reviewing some of the Shu Uemura Instinct Fall Mode Makeup collection later this week for you. Excited?

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Smashbox Wicked Lovely Fall Collection 2008

Smashbox has certainly redeemed itself in the Muse’s eyes after her disappointment with the Spring collection entitled Green House. I just wasn’t feeling Green House but I’m definately feeling the love for the new Smashbox Wicked Lovely.

This collection looks outstanding and I’m very eager to try it! The collection consists of a selection of makeup that can be used to create a wicked or a lovely look hence the name eh?

I like the idea of a collection that can be played up against your darker side (an evening look maybe?) and your lighter side (a daytime, playful look perhaps?). The contrasts of shades definately has something for everyone whether you prefer a softer nude look or a bolder, vampy look.

I’m partial to the new design of the palettes as well in their slick, black compacts sporting a bit of goth. Although the packaging has a dark edge it gets a bit of it’s innocent and “lovely” look from the lighter shades in the collection.

I’m liking the looks of Smashbox Wicked Lovely for sure so much so that I’ll be reviewing some for you later next week!

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Demeter Tootsie Roll Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray Review

I think Mister Owl should be taken out and shot! How the very dare he eat the entire lollipop! I bet that kid went home and bawled afterward!

The Muse is smarter then that and she refuses to share her new Demeter Tootsie Roll Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray with Mister Owl!

Mmmm all the goodness of Tootsie Rolls and none of the calories. Although Tootsie Rolls are supposedly low in fat…hmm why don’t I believe that?

Demeter Tootsie Roll Pick-Me-Up Cologne Spray recaptures my childhood for sure with this new edition to it’s fragrance line up. Too cute right? You may mind walking around smelling like a Tootsie Roll but I don’t. It adds to the Muse’s awesome quirky personality!

If you love really fun scents where people stop and ask “What in the world are you wearing?” this would be for you.

Yes, the scent does indeed smell identical to a Tootsie Roll. Sweet, chocolaty yum! The Muse likey! The fun factor alone on this totally makes me grin!

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Fresh Absolute Concealer Review: It’s Holy Grail Material!

Is it me or do you feel like Fresh Cosmetics get terribly overlooked since everyone is always concentrating on Fresh’s skincare, bath and body, and perfume selection.

I simply adore a majority of the perfumes Fresh puts out plus the skincare is truly out of this world but really, sometimes, I like to take a second and remind myself what a great little line up of cosmetics Fresh has available.

Since I’m on my concealer kick still I thought I’d review one of my favorite concealers that happens to be from Fresh.

Fresh Absolute concealer is definately an answer to any and all under eye woes. It’s a heavily pigmented, moisturizing concealer that does a superb job of erasing both fine lines and dark circles.

At $22 USD for a rather tiny pump jar of concealer this could sway you to pass it up but I urge you to try it once and I pretty much guarantee you’ll love it. The formula is nicely moisturizing although slightly on the runny side however I really don’t mind in the least as I use a very tiny amount anyway so the product has no time to make too much of a mess as I blend. A little goes a long way as this is heavily pigmented in a major way. It’s probably one of the most pigmented concealer I have stashed in my beauty arsenal. This blends super well and I’m very impressed with the way it simply glides across my under eye area. This is something to say considering how dry my eye area is concealers don’t glide, believe you me, so to have one that glides as I blend makes me want to fall to my knees in thanks. The concealer pretty much lasts all day long with no touch ups in between. You put it on and it stays…and it stays it and stays….until you take it off. The concealer doesn’t crease nor does it cake it virtually erases very fine lines and creates smooth flawless coverage. Please…remember…a little goes a very long way.

One minor rant is that the pump distributes way too much product and until you’re used to the trick of using it you’ll end up pumping out a rather large amount of product which you’ll waste because you won’t need that much. Don’t make the mistake of pressing it down quickly or pressing it down far the way I did. Very gently push down with a slight wiggle to your finger tip and hope for the best. The packaging definately can use improvement in this department. Even when I’m being gentle too much product comes flowing out which completely ticks me off.

All in all I really like this one but it can use an improvement on the packaging. Aside from that coverage is really good, it blends beautifully, and the price isn’t bad at $22 USD since a little goes a long way.

The Muse stamps it with an approval for purchase!

Definitely worth checking out! The Muse likes it!

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Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss

Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss caught my eye recently and I want to give it a try.

I wasn’t a big lover of Smashbox O-Gloss when I tried it out so this definately has my eye after seeing the promo. Aren’t you loving the fresh pinkness of the model’s lips? So juicy! Love it.

The gloss is body heat activated and gives your lips not only a glossy finish but also a gorgeous stained effect that completely customized by your body chemistry.

As I said Smashbox O-Gloss was slightly disappointing so I’m hopeful Tricia Sawyer Clearly Pretty Color Revealing Gloss will be a hit plus it’s $18 USD where as O-Gloss is $22 USD!

Sweet!

Review to follow shortly maybe!

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