May 13, 2009

Beauty Items The Muse Just Can’t Live Without

You ever have those very favorite products that seem so amazing, so great, so incredible that you feel like you couldn’t possibly live without them? Indeed, the Muse knows that feeling well!

Jump ahead for a few Beauty Items that I can’t live without.

Shills BB 6 in 1 BB Cream (review coming sometime soon) is something I can’t possibly live without. It’s one of thee best BB creams I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing! So much so that I’ve forsaken most every other BB Cream in my collection for it. This is love people.

Speaking of BB Creams no question that Etude House Magic Cream and InnisFree Trouble Care BB Cream are two of my other favs in the BB Cream world!

Benefit Coralista omg! I can’t think of three letters that explain how great Coralista is other than O M G. This pigmented peachy powder is my very favorite blush of all time.

On the topic of Benefit let’s not forget the awesomeness that is Thrrrob and my staple product, Benefit Lemon Aid.

I find that lately I can’t live without the very beautiful Ella Dean’s Beautiful Twist Lip Balm in Winter’s Cherry Snow Slushie Kisses. Who doesn’t like slushies? Especially cherry ones! Yum!

Although it’s sticky and tacky and ooey and gooey I probably couldn’t live without Lipstick Queen Shine Gloss. It gives my lips such incredible slippery shine plus it makes them look twice the size! Loves it!

The day NARS Super Orgasm entered my life I think the angel’s sung! What an incredible blush. Needs no commentary from me about it’s awesomeness.

I can’t live without Urban Decay Primer Potion and I don’t want to think about it not being in my life. ’nuff said.

Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot entered into my collection quite by chance when I happened upon it at my local CCO. Ever after it’s been my staple blush and favorite shade!

Oh Bobbi your name is on my lips today! Let’s not forget how I went from feeling unsure about the Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer palette and quickly having it become a staple product for me. I NEED this in my life.

Shu you know how to treat my lashes right. The cadillac of lash curlers would be my trust Shu Uemura Lash Curler, we be best buds.

Although it’s meant for aging skin I absolutely love Lancome Absolue Makeup. Flawless perfection comes to mind after use!

Speaking of perfection that would also come in my jar of Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, nope can’t live without, can’t go for that!

Another beautiful foundation that graces my daily cosmetic regime would be Lavshuca Creamy Liquid Foundation, we loves each other for about a year now with no end in sight!

It’s Summer again so the Muse is hauling out Urban Decay Baked Bronzer in Glided Gold. Indeed, this product single handedly changed my mind about bronzers!

Life isn’t worth living without Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy in my life, golden perfection.

Mally Concealer System, worth it’s weight in gold peeps.

Majorca Majolica Mascara
probably couldn’t live without that and not willing to try either!

Ok that’s Beauty Items that I can’t live without! Any of ’em match yours? Name a few you can’t live without!


About the Muse

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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  • Susan Kincaid

    This is such a cool site! I am not familar with some of these brands.Sephora is my Holy Grail, but would like to try brands on the fringe, so to speak. Thanks, Muse. I shall return.

    • the Muse

      thanks Susan 😀 Glad you’re enjoying your visit here 😀 I’m the same I love new things for sure!

  • coral

    Hi Muse!
    I need your advice please. I just got the BB shills cream (6 in 1), I already tried it on and it seems great but I wanted to ask you (as i can’t understand anything that is says);
    – Does it come in more tones or just this gosthy white? (which i can make work fine)
    – Do you apply something underneath it or just directly over clean skin? I felt it was a little “dry” and difficult to blend.
    Thanks Muse! The product is awesome, in only one step you have gorgeous skin for all day long

    • the Muse

      hi coral so sorry for the delayed reply. How great, that’s my very favorite BB! 😀

      Just the one shade. Shills doesn’t have two shades sadly. It’s just the one but you say white? Are you sure it’s the BB and not the primer? I normally apply over a moisturizing primer or sometimes on it’s own and it’s def not dry or difficult to blend hmmmmm which makes me wonder if it’s a BB you are using. Maybe it’s old? Where did you purchase?

      Let me know 😀
      and I’ll see if I can help!

  • coral

    No problem. I got it on ebay so you might be right =(. It is the same one pictured, 6 in 1 or something, i got it by your picture cause i had never seen it in real life… It is so hard to find in USA Ebay was the only option… I hope it is available someday here.
    Thanks MUSE!

    • the Muse

      hi coral sorry about the delayed reply! 🙂 I really do too sad that BB’s aren’t readily available in the US sigh, rant 😛 🙂

      Thank you! Sorry again for being so delayed just been swamped Hugs!

  • coral

    Oh muse, and, i have been wanting to ask for a while, as you only include gloss here, what is your favorite lipstick? I really trust your judgment and always love what you recommended. It could take me ages to try all that you have already tried lol

    • the Muse

      hi coral that’s a good question. Hmmmm I guess MAC really b/c it’s cheap and pigmented. I’d love to say it was something else but honestly my stash of lippies is small compared to my gloss collection! and most of it is made up of mac 🙂 So def loving mac. It’s cheap, has a huge variety of color, and it’s a great formula 🙂

      haha I get a little nuts with makeup 🙂

  • suz

    I want to try shills bb cream but am scared to buy it on ebay…especially if it’s from china. I recently bidded on a Skinfood aloe bb cream and it ended up being a dupe! Anyways to make sure it was a dupe I bought another one from Korea and I compared the two and yep yep I was right it was fake…thank god I never used cuz I had a feeling it was fake! So yeah I do want to try shills bb cream…where did you get urs?

    I find that ebay has so many bb creams very cheap especially from trusted sellers that I buy from in Korea. Other sites price the bb creams tooooo high so I just buy off a ebay ONLY…

    I haven’t bought etude house and Innis free trouble care bb cream…hopefully soon I will…oh yeah I’ve been meaning to ask…how do you find out if there are new bb creams out? Any particular website?

    SOrry for replying to your OLD posts a lot…I am a new to your blog so catching up on a lot that catch my attention!!

    • the Muse

      mmmm any friends in Taiwan Suz? Payeasy is a good place to get it if so! omg that’s crazed. I got mine from the payeasy site but a friend in Taiwan ordered it as they do not ship to the US. grrr I normally ask friends to get it for me if possible. I use visit the brand website. Skin79, Dr Jart, Skin Food, Etc…and the site normally shows the newest items. It’s quite ok I love comments old or new posts 🙂

      and welcome, it’s good to meet you 🙂

  • Jane

    Hmm, you know what I have to say about that BB Apricot Blush? Ga Ga oohh la la, want your bad romance! Never noticed before. Looks like a good time. xo

  • Vicky H

    Thanks so much for the advise on the Urban Decay Primer! I absolutely love it, so much better than the mark. one!
    I gotta try the bobbi brown concealer now,lol 🙂

    • the Muse

      awesome vicky ;-D so happy to hear it hun! the BB concealer is amazing qvc has the concealer palette.