February 19, 2008

Albion Eprise 2008 Spring Collection First Impressions, Reviews, and Other Bits and Bobs!

I got something kinda sorta interesting to show you guys today and I have to post this super quickly I’m extremely busy at work today! If I owe you an e-mail or a reply to a comment I promise I’ll get to it soonish! I’m just a bit backed up due to work, life, the universe, and everything!

Albion Eprise has released it’s Spring Collection and one item that particularly caught my eye was the Water Face Color. Before I introduce you to the Water Face Color allow me to babble a bit about the new Collection.

I personally left behind a majority of the Spring Collection but it did have some very interesting pieces! The Collection consists of some very pretty items and unlike most of the releases this Season I’ve noticed that this particular Collection consists of some very fresh and interesting colors. Albion Eprise is obviously making it’s own kind of music with their Collection!

I feel a real sense of Spring with these colors and I was tempted to purchase a majority of this collection for that reason but I was good and only indulged in two pieces. Basically they went with really bold lips and really soft eyes which I totally love!

The lippies are almost all very bright reds and pinks while the eye colors are very soft blues, greens, and purples.

The release consists of a beautiful array of lipsticks, three new colors in the Creamy Eye Color, three new nail varnish colors, lipliners, and the Water Face Color Blush which ended up in my cart!

As I said I skipped all of these delightful goodies and went for just the Water Face Color Blush. They blush was released in five colors and I ended up with two. All in all I thought it was rather the best of the lot of items! They have some really cute cartoon promo images using the cosmetics and this in itself almost convinced me to buy the entire lot of items used on each face but I was good!

Ok enough babbling on to the review!

As I was saying I ended up with the Water Face Color and these are so, so, so interesting! The blushes come in a heavy glass bottle that’s quite cute. These are truly interesting as they aren’t quite a stain but they almost give you the same effect as one. On top of each bottle is a stopper which you place your finger over and proceed to tilt the bottle upside down to distribute a bit of the color on the tip of your finger for application! Not alot of product comes out of the bottle using this method which is good because you can slowly build the color up on your cheeks or use a lighter hand for a more natural, fresh look!

The texture is a silky cool liquid that’s quite pigmented and beautiful. I found I got a beautiful flush of color to my cheeks when using this. This doesn’t dry as a powder nor does it really give you the benefits of a stain. It’s like nothing I’ve really tried on the market before and reminds me a little bit of Hard Candy’s Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush but not quite as the texture is more water based where as the Sweet Cheeks is more thick. The blush is very lightweight and has excellent staying power. I imagine this is going to work excellent in humid weather!

If you’re seeking a very light, refreshing blush this might very well be something you’d be interested in purchasing! The colors are natural and beautiful and the formula is light and refreshing! I find it especially flawless on my combination skin (which is more dry right now in the cold weather)!

Overall, I’m very impressed with these! The entire Spring Collection from Albion Eprise appears very wearable and beautiful and I feel the need to go back for a second helping of this fabulous line up!

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Vanessa

    You get the cutest things!!! Too bad I can’t read the packaging! LOL I wouldn’t even know what is what haha, you are such a PRO!

  • Allysia-May

    I’m very interested in the blushes as the colours look really good and i like cheek colours that come in liquid form.

    Having said that, i’m so not into bright lips because i have full lips and i’m quite shy so i don’t like drawing attention to it.

    On another note, i just ordered a camera and i’m getting it on Friday so expect your inbox to be bombarded with FOTD’s as i’m having quite a social weekend.

    I dont know if you guys have Body Shop over there but they have a limited edition blush called ‘blushing daisies’ and it’s so beautiful. You’ve gotta try it. I might be picking it up today as i’m so tempted so i’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • alien man?!

    i love coming in here and checking out your makeup candy hehe

    gosh am i going to have to stock up for spring now??

  • ?~Eru~?

    I do love the Blushers!! They look amazing, I can΄t wait to see them on you, please, post a FOTD!!
    Oh, I΄ve moved my blog, hope you have the time to check my new site.

  • petitez

    The Water Face Color bottle looks cute. Do you apply it after or before you put on your powder?

  • the Muse

    Hey ‘nessa πŸ˜‰ *hugs*

    LOL I can’t read the packaging either. It’s possible that I’m applying eyeshadow to my cheeks right now and I wouldn’t even know the difference πŸ˜‰ hehehe!

  • the Muse

    hi Allysia-May!

    I think the blushes were truly the best of the lot of goodies released!

    Aw I understand! I used to be quite shy too in regards to cosmetics and what I should or shouldn’t be wearing. I just sorta grew into it though and now I have a serious problem when to say that’s enough! No neon pink eyeliner today! Bad Muse πŸ˜‰

    Oh that’s brilliant! I’m looking forward to seeing FOTD’s!


    I think blushing daises is available for the Spring or summer. I think. We normally get the same cosmetic line as you guys do at the Body Shop!

    I really like their collections lately. Did you try the solar duo blush? I love that! I have the two shades and I use it almost everyday! So awesome!


  • the Muse

    hi alien man!

    hehe πŸ˜‰ Glad you love visiting alien man! Before you know Summer Collections are here…oh no!

  • the Muse

    hi Eru!

    Thanks!!!!! I definately will do an FOTD! I e-mailed you about a week ago let me know if you got it.

    What’s the new addy? I’ll change it on my link list!

    Missed you here!

  • the Muse

    hey pets!

    I apply it prior to powdering my face πŸ˜‰

    The bottle is adorable! Very nice for displaying on your vanity! Cutes!

  • ?~Eru~?

    Sweetie!! That was fast :3
    I΄m at http://www.thepunkcat.es . I wanted my own domain so I moved from Blogger.
    I΄ve been missing you as well. πŸ™‚ I have been pretty busy with my exams but now I΄m free!! Freeeeee!!
    Hehe! Hugs!!

  • Ping.

    oh my i like pretty cosmetic that delivers! is it very costly and I never heard of this brand haha

  • the Muse

    Hi Eru!

    I’ll be over to visit soonish πŸ™‚ and will change your URL in my other beauty blogs to love list πŸ˜‰

    I’ve been so swamped myself lately. I hope you’re well πŸ˜‰ Yay exams over party time!


  • the Muse

    Hey Ping!

    Whatcha doing love?

    hehe! It’s about $32 USD which is what I paid…$29-$30 something like that but I’ve seen it online jacked up a little bit for about $40 or so πŸ˜‰

    But it does work really well so I guess it’s not alot to pay if works πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hey ping πŸ˜‰
    you’re welcome hun!

    you can bump around here and keep me company πŸ˜‰