This or That Beauty With the New Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge

The Elizabeth Arden Foundation Blender Brush is treated like my first born child. I love this thing. Yeah, so, it’s a sponge with a handle but dude, dude….it works wonders. I use this nifty little dodad to swipe and blend out foundation, contour under my eyes and blend conceal to an airbrushed finish, and heck I even have an extra one that I use to apply serums and moisturizers! It’s that handy! And the $15 price tag makes it a total buy and a half.


Budget friendly babes might like the even cheaper Target Up & Up Precision Blender Cosmetic Sponge at a mere $4.99 quarter the price of Elizabeth Arden’s version and gives you enough left over change to buy two more or perhaps just save that extra $10 bucks and buy some Cadbury Easter Eggs on the way to check out.


Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette for Summer 2014

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette Summer 2014

I always enjoy the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection and Summer 2014 just got better because my eye spies a new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow Palette ($60).

I’ve been a poor makeup fanatic because I can’t recall if 2013 we got a shadow palette or not? I know sometimes Estee Lauder likes to spice things up and swap out the palette for loose eyeshadows or eyeshadow creams, etc…but there always dependable about bringing back that great Bronze Goddess Eyeshadow at some point. I probably have at least three variations, maybe more, of the eyeshadow palette but this year, well this year Estee Lauder outdid themselves as you can see above.


New and Upcoming Beauty for Spring & Summer 2014

new beauty spring summer 2014

We’re kinda in between seasons at the moment in makeup land so there are plenty of new and upcoming beauty bits for Spring & Summer 2014 that we’ll be seeing before we see larger Summer 2014 Makeup Collections.

Here are a few upcoming products that are between Spring and Summer releases that I caught my eye this week including a new Korres Facial Primer that looks interesting!


Kose Buys Tarte Cosmetics

Tarte Color Your World with Shades of Clay Collection

Yes, it’s true the “Kose Buys Tarte Cosmetics” rumors are indeed true. WWD announced yesterday that Japan’s Kose company has purchased a 93.5% stake in Tarte Cosmetics.

You might recognize the Kose name from brands like Visee, Cosme Decorte, Softymo, Happy Bath Day, etc….all Japanese brands I have featured and reviewed on Musings of a Muse before.

Kose actually purchased a majority of the company including Tarte’s founder Maureen Kelly’s shares.


Spring Makeup Pick Ups for Under $10

spring budget makeup

It’s officially Spring in a few days kids! So I thought I’d pick out a few Spring Makeup Pick Ups for at or under $10 bucks for ya! These budget friendly picks up give your skin lightweight coverage for a fresher, natural Spring look with pops of sparkling peach and bronze for your face as well as lightweight blush and a hint of aqua for your eyes.

And of course the best part is they are all under $10 bucks.


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