MAC Holiday

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MAC Holiday is live and up on the website! It’s not yet available for purchase just yet but you can start viewing what’s up, prices, and of course start making your wish list!

Tomorrow it’ll be on sale at counters and I’d say either later today or tomorrow it’ll be ready for purchase on the website!

Wahoo!

Keep in mind that tomorrow’s releases do not include Finery (the lip bag sets) or Curiousitease (mini pigments, glosses, etc…). Curiousitease and Finery will be available for purchase via the website but not at your counter until November 15th and the 21st! However, you may be luck because as I recall my counter had gotten in some of the dress sets from Formal Black’s release sort of early!

What I’m wanting (depending how they look in person) are the eye palettes for sure, coral lip bag, and tan lip bag.

I know my list is small but of course when I’m faced with all of it I might very well change my mind!

The lip palettes I may nab one…probably a Viva Glam palette.

Aside from that the rest I can safely skip! All the vials of pigment are tempting but I have the full sizes and don’t need any of these, the liners I have as well, and the glosses I’ll have to see maybe one will tempt me!

As tempting as it all is I do find some of it disappointing. The fact that the eye palettes look identical to last year’s colors has me worried but you can never really go by the MAC website for color swatches so I’d rather get to my counter and view it for myself.

If you happened to miss last year’s Formal Black release and some other color stories this is a good time to get what you may have missed out on!

Some items that are popping up in these kits were LE from past collections and wonderful if you haven’t yet gotten your hands on them!

I see Helium pigment, Softwash Grey pigment, etc….

Now is also a good time to grab the softsparkle eyeliner pencils! The first time I got these was with the Sweetie Cake collection and I loved them! Now is a good time to get A mini lot of them for $29.50! Can’t go wrong there!

Overall it’s a beautiful collection and if you’re new to MAC this is such a great place to start! If you’re an older collector it can be a bit of a disappointment as many items are repromoted from past collections and colors are similar.

The Muse will keep you posted when she gets her goodies on Thursday!

What are you getting?

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Queen’s Sin and Red Romp FOTD

Ahhh the Muse has finally located a red lipstick that she actually LIKES!

I used my Queen’s Sin Lipstick and Red Romp Lipglass today and I’m in absolute lust with them! These two are a MUST MUST MUST have from the MAC Antiquitease collection!

The Muse gives these a hearty thumbs up for purchase! I’ve never run across a red lipstick that works for me and Queen’s Sin just works perfectly and Red Romp on top makes my lips look amazing!

I’ll leave you to judge for yourselves!

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What I Used:

Eyes
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Vapor
MAC Eyeshadow in Forgery
MAC Eyeshadow in Fineshine
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Oil Slick
MAC Technakohl in Black
Lavshuca Silver Glitter Mascara Overcoat in SV-1
Excel Mascara

Cheeks
Nars Desire Blush

Lips
MAC Lipstick in Queen’s Sin
MAC Lipglass in Red Romp

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The Muse Takes on Specktra

You may recall that I had mentioned I was expanding my horizons in a previous post!

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My love affair with MAC began not so long ago by visiting a forum entitled Specktra. Now you may or may not know of Specktra and here in lays my story with Specktra icon smile

Specktra is the type of community that plenty of hard work, passion, and love goes into! You can tell by visiting Specktra how much hard work goes into it! It’s an utter and complete encyclopedia for all good things MAC. Truly if you can’t find what you seek on Specktra you won’t find it anywhere else on the Internet.

I’ve been a proud member of Specktra for quite a while and I use it for all good things MAC. Now Specktra isn’t completely broken out of it’s MAC mold and that’s something I love about it because it’s my #1 resource for MAC information!

The Muse has the responsibility of bringing all the latest and greatest non MAC news to Specktra’s Blog.

This is thee most exciting news for the Muse! Writing for a blog that I admire so much is truly something I am very excited about!

So, once a week, you’ll see the Muse making a little guest appearance on Specktra blog featuring some new cosmetic find =-)

Many of you are privy already to huge stash of cosmetic must haves and now is my chance to share the information further with members and readers of Specktra!

I hope you’ll visit with me on Specktra Blog!

And of course this new venture does not hinder Musings of a Muse in anyway! The Muse’s blog will chug along as it always does!

I hope you’re excited about this as I am!

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Victoria’s Secret Limited Edition Heidi Collection

It was just a matter of time before we got Heidi Klum cosmetics from Victoria’s Secret don’t you agree?

Victoria’s Secret Limited Edition Heidi Collection as seen on Victoria’s Secret
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The collection is up and available for sale at Victoria’s Secret and the Muse is slightly interested as her love affair with Victoria’s Secret cosmetics has not diminished quite yet!

The collection looks interesting enough if not a bit on the boring side!

Let’s have a look see at the products being offered.

Mosaic Eyeshadow Palette $18 USD
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The palette looks interesting enough but a bit of a snore for me. Colors are too standard and you know the Muse loves her vibrant, bold shades! The actual palette looks very pretty done in gold with Heidi’s image on the front but the actual shadows aren’t very appealing to me!

Perfect Lipstick $12 USD
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The lipstick does have me intrigued as it seems to be shimmery. Bit too nude for me to love but I’m still liking the shimmer in it and I’m wondering if that runs straight through the actual lippie formula! Hmmm…! Possible wish list here!

Lipgloss $12 USD
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This might be a possible hit as well since it looks like it’ll be nice over the nude lipstick they are offering!

Glitter Eyeliner $10 USD
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Nothing special here! I have plenty of glitter eyeliners!

Overall, it’s a really nice collection and it’s quite pretty but the colors aren’t anything that I absolutely have to have! I will most definitely consider getting the lipstick and the gloss if it happens to pop up on sale (and it will for sure at the semi-annual) but for now I’ll skip! It’s inexpensive to begin with but imagine the deals you’ll nab after Christmas!

It’s worth mentioning as Victoria’s Secret, as you know from my previous blogs, has been really making a mark in my cosmetic world!

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Biteki Magazine Holiday Collections Feature

Sometimes I think I need my mate Betsy on board to keep this blog updated icon wink Without her you wouldn’t get this special little treat I’m about to give you!

The Muse hadn’t checked Biteki’s site in a bit and it appears, thanks to Betsy for alerting me, that the Holiday Collection pull out is up and available on the site.

Biteki is a Japanese magazine that is sadly not available here in the US! Sometimes if you happen to be lucky you can nab older copies on E-bay or the Muse wanders through drugstores in Chinatown in hopes of nabbing a copy! On a rare occasion you can get a copy that’s…..wait for it….6 months to a year old *sigh*

However, the good news is you can always visit the website! The Muse just happens to be picky and likes to have a hard copy of the mag in her hand!

Anyway.

The good news is the holiday collections are up and on the site! You can check them out by clicking here. 17 pages of pure Holiday bliss! This features US and Japanese brands so you get a little mix of great and wonderful!

Sincerely, take a look at the site because it really does give a great break down of holiday “It” collections! I truly wish the US offered a better beauty magazine that did this!

Of course Betsy should be taken out and beaten for making the Muse’s wish list triple! But I love her so I’ll forgive her! Just this once.

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Enjoy the Holiday Previews in Biteki! And let the Muse hear all about your wish list!

My comment box and my ears are open!

Update: Duh! I just noticed that Rouge Deluxe also has a feature on Biteki and also Voce! Click here to have a peek!

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