January 9, 2019

Which Makeup Brands Would You Like To Hear More About?

Did you know you can search by brand on my site? Look all the way on the top menu bar on the right hand side after my logo and there’s a brand drop down which allows you to search popular brands or sort them in alphabetical order! You can also filter your results to look for reviews from one particular brand should you want!

Just go to the review menu, click the review item you’d like to see, now use the drop down filter to sort all the blushes you want from a particular brand.

This reminds me I’ve been meaning to ask which makeup brands would you like to hear more about? Is their a particular brand you’d like to see featured and reviewed more? I think I cover a pretty extensive assortment of brands but I’d love to hear which brands you think need more coverage!

Let me know!

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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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  • Emily B

    Hi Muse, long-time reader here! (Since ~2010)
    Your site used to have a search bar where you could type anything in such as a specific product or keyword. I noticed that that functionality is no longer available (or at least that I can find). Could you add that back into the site?
    Also, to answer your question: The Ordinary, Farmacy, Catrice, Clinique, Pacifica.
    Thanks for everything you do and have a wonderful day! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Emily! Thanks for reading so long! the search box is still there! Right on the menu bar there’s a little magnifying glass, click it, and a box opens you can use to search ;-D I cover a lot of Farmacy/Catrice/Clinique already as well as some Pacifica too ;-D see the archives but will def incorporate more into my reviews! ;-D as well as more Ordinary!

      • Emily B

        Oh my goodness. I see it now, it shows up below all of the menu options and on a small screen you have to scroll down after opening the menu to see it. Thanks for the help!

  • Lee

    100% pure cosmetics
    Sugarpill
    Lime crime
    Beauty Bakerie
    Pacifica
    Melt
    Menagerie
    theBalm
    K-beauty
    Tony Moly
    Skinfood
    Holika Holika
    Etude house
    Basically anything Riley Rose has
    Also could you please please please write where the products you review are made and who the umbrella company is such as Estee Lauder, Elizabeth Arden, Lancom

    Thanks and I love the sale postings!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Lee! Thanks for the feedback. I have quite a lot of k-beauty coverage including all the brands you listed! Did you see the beauty abroad section: https://www.musingsofamuse.com/category/beauty-abroad <---all brands featured are alphabetical listed! 😀 including Etude House, Tony Moly, Skin Food, Holika Holika, etc...! When I review a product I make sure I include where the product is made however, I don't always include the umbrella company! Will try to do that! I'll take your suggestion on all the brands you listed as those are brands I don't commonly feature (melt, sugarpill, etc...)!

  • Dee

    It’s not a makeup brand but I would love to see something about Clarisonic. Are they discontinuing their Mia 2?

    • Isabella Muse

      Not that I know of but they did recently introduce a new brush! Did you see that?

  • Adrienne

    Muse I think you do a great job at covering a wide variety of brands (makeup and skincare). The benefit is that you introduced me to a lot of brands that were VERY good that I was unaware of and in covering the high ends that I was considering because of marketing you said save your money. I can’t think of anything to add or remove as you have a good balance.

    • Isabella Muse

      EXCELLENT ONE! I really need to try more their stuff thanks for the suggestion!

  • Kish

    You do an amazing job of covering so many things in this ever-expanding beauty world. The only brand I could think of is Bad Habit Beauty, but I know some people aren’t interested in them since they dupe other brands. I really appreciate your hard work and honest reviews. As much as I enjoy Instagram, I feel like most of the reviews aren’t honest. People just sucking up to brands who send them free stuff. Or send them on trips. So, thanks again 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw thanks Kish <3! I don't even know who Bad Habit Beauty is I'm going to google ;-D haha! <3 xoxo!

  • Dot

    Love the variety of things you cover on here; I love that your blog is not cookie cutter or chasing every trendy palette or brand (which I find pretty tiresome), and I’m so grateful that your reviews are honest! I’d love to see more natural/clean skincare picks, and if you’ve got the budget for it, it’d be lovely to hear your opinion on some higher end pieces and how the drugstore dupes compare!

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks Dot! ;-D Sure! Will try to incorporate more higher end! I started this blog on higher end brands but it evolved into more of a budget blog ;-D will def starting including more of my higher end purchases!

  • Chris

    Hi Muse,

    You do a great job at covering numerous brands (drugstore & various store brands (Ulta & Sephora) in addition to many other cosmetic lines. Maybe less focus on the obviously geared to tweens/teenagers lines & more to the established lines seen in department stores. I don’t really see an emphasis on many fragrances, (yes, that could get expensive to test) but the ones you do cover are okay with me (B&BW for example).

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Chris! Which would you say are geared towards tween/teens? Like Too Faced? Tarte? I’m actually a massive fragrance fan and have a rather huge collection of perfumes but I rarely review as I’m always scared I’ll bore people silly with perfume reviews plus I’m not an expert on notes ;-D But I’d love to do more perfume reviews for sure! Sometimes I feel like I love fragrance more than makeup! But also, some of the fragrances I like are $200+ dollars and sometimes that isn’t always in everyone’s budget and I end up getting a bit backlash for the cost of a bottle. I misted myself with La Danza delle Libellule this morning and I was so compelled to write a review about it but the $130 price tag had me second guessing if anyone wanted to read it!!!!! Likewise, for Tom Ford Lost Cherry! I feel like my target audience is more about drugstore/budget makeup versus perfume! However, I will totally try to do more fragrance reviews if more people are interested! I KNOW I’m interested in writing more of them ;-D and also, hearing what others thing of certain scents I love!

      • Grace

        I love Chris’ suggestion about fragrance….and I would LOVE to hear your reviews of high end scents! Please do more of them!

        • Isabella Muse

          I am overjoyed so many people are replying about wanting to hear fragrance reviews ;-D because I’d really love to do them! I have a massive collection and I’d love to share it some of it on here!

      • Dot

        I’d love to hear your thoughts on perfume! I love perfume, and I rely pretty heavily on reading Fragrantica for people’s general thoughts before I purchase a scent; your thoughts would also be helpful!

        • Isabella Muse

          YAY! ;-D another for fragrance ;-D I’d love to do more! Truly! I just don’t want to bore anyone! ;-D I’m going to do more in 2019 for sure!

          • Chris

            Yes, I would say Two Faced is geared for tweens & teens.
            On the other question, fragrance is subjective, what one person loves, another will say, ‘yuk!’
            Most times if I see a fragrance in a store, I will sample it & walk away. If it lasts for 5 hours on me, I consider that a great fragrance. Then I will buy it. Bath & Body Works has lower priced fragrances that might be interesting to review.

          • Isabella Muse

            Thanks for the feedback! I actually review Bath & Body Works fragrances already here and there ;-D

  • Grace

    Honestly, I think you do an AMAZING job of providing content for us!

    I would love to see more Pat McGrath coverage, on all her products really but especially your take on her shadows.

    • Isabella Muse

      Grace, for sure! I’d avoided Pat in the past just due to price as many people that read here prefer budget options but I’d love to include more Pat coverage for sure ;-D her stuff is amazing!!!!!!! thanks for the feedback!

  • Hannah

    I’d like to hear more about cruelty-free brands. It was a great victory for Covergirl to go cruelty-free and perhaps by setting this example it can empower beauty influencers to send out the message that it’s totally possible to create great cosmetics without animal testing! In this era especially, when product sales are so contingent upon social media, bloggers/vloggers are testing products all the time! By now we should know what’s safe for human interaction and what’s not.

    • Isabella Muse

      Will do my best to do more CF brands Hannah! ;-D thanks for the suggestion!

  • Carol G

    Muse, I see a lot of comments about doing perfume reviews, but for me I actually don’t read them when you do them. Perfume is a deeply personal beauty product and what one person likes another finds smelly. Plus the fact that body chemistry plays a crucial part in perfume smell. Case in point: Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir. Ask 100 people their opinion on it and 90 out of 100 will say it smells like bug spray or a funeral home (these are actual things people said as I used to work the Clinique counter) but the other 10 will buy it and say “I absolutely LOVE this perfume and get so many compliments when wearing it”.

    Just my two cents, and it’s fine if you do more perfume posts, after all it’s YOUR blog. You should do what you want. But some of us just like makeup posts only. And that’s cool too. I just skip over what doesn’t interest me. Just like any Tom Ford posts (whether it’s your blog or another) I skip because I cannot and will not pay his obscene prices for makeup.
    Same with anything Kardashian related. I just skip to the next post. No big deal.

    That being said, you are my very favorite blog. I check it numerous times a day and actually I think it’s fine just the way it is. It has a fine balance of drugstore, mid-range and high-range posts. All I would ask is if you ever decide to stop, just put out a final post letting us all know. There’s nothing worse than following a blog for years and then one day the person just stops posting and you wonder what happened.

    Cheers!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Carol! This is actually a reason I don’t cover fragrance and another is price as I tend to like a lot of niche brands which are quite expensive and many people have expressed that paying that much for perfume is obscene. A lot of people do in fact come here for the makeup posts and many enjoy budget makeup brands versus higher end which I do concentrate on a good deal. I appreciate the feedback! I might do a fragrance review in the future here and there and hopefully it doesn’t bug you too much and like you said you can just skip reading it ;-D Oh gosh I’d never do that! That would be horrible! I’ve been doing this 10 plus years and I hope to do it 10 plus more! ;-D

      • Christina

        Totally silly of me, but because I can’t wear most perfume, I actually read your perfume posts and imagine what it would be like if I could. Haha! I usually go to the store after your review and test them. No, I never bring them home, but I like to at least try them just in case I need to buy one for a friend or family member who is into niche fragrances.

  • Chrissie Dyson

    Revolution now do skincare that is similar to and cheaper than The Ordinary, well worth looking at.

  • Christina

    Hi Muse,

    I totally get why you don’t do it too often because it’s not as accessible for people, but I’d love some more reviews on Japanese or other Asian countries makeup that you pick up. It’s always nice to see what else is out there, and I know several items can be purchased online nowadays.

    • Isabella Muse

      This is exactly why I don’t do it I love that you are so attentive that you realize that ;-D You know me, I LOVE my Japanese makeup and my Korean skincare (and makeup) but I got so many rants about how hard it was to get I decided I’d do less reviews. That saddens me because I really started this blog on two things, high-end makeup and Japanese/Korean beauty but I rarely feature either lately and they are both things I really love :-/ I’m glad to see you and a few others mention wanting to hear more about Asian Beauty as I will def start doing more ;-D I just purchased EH Piglet, because I couldn’t resist, and will be reviewing those items shortly as well as a few items I got from Japan recently as well ;-D

    • Isabella Muse

      will def take note but I can’t promise less drugstore brands as a lot of people really love those!

  • Emm

    Hi Muse, I agree with one of the previous commentators that I miss the reviews of products from Asian countries, the difference from US beauty is really interesting even if I rarely go out of my way to buy them. And now to sound contradictory, I would really love it if you could review sunscreens from the US that are readily available and work well with makeup. Thanks for all of the reviews your do!

    • Isabella Muse

      Emm, I actually feel really bad how little I feature Japanese makeup and Korean beauty anymore. A lot of the comments/feedback/emails I got were complaining items were hard to get/etc so I stopped doing them as often as I once did which saddens me as I have a great love of Asian beauty. I’ll def start doing more reviews as I’m seeing a lot of feedback on this post saying people miss them which delights me ;-D Girl, I WISH I had good reviews of US sunscreens but I tend to hate them :-/ I’ll def do more though! My pleasure! thanks for reading them!

  • Kim Marietta

    IT Cosmetics…. everything about the items… benefits for women over 50! 😉

  • Kim Marietta

    I’d LOVE to know what products (makeup & Skincare) for women over 50…..
    My problem is visible spider veins on my cheeks & large pores plus I am fair neutral!!!

  • Brenda Lifsey

    Hi Muse,
    I have been a reader for several years. I like your balance of reviews, but would like to you to review high-end/luxury makeup and skin care, Korean and Japanese Beauty and skincare, also beauty and skincare from other countries, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Italy, Greece, etc. I don’t mind the high-end perfume reviews. Also updated reviews of past products. I did send you update review request to you by email,
    Happy New Year and to another 10 years!

    • Isabella Muse

      Brenda I love your suggestion for Italy and Australia/New Zealand as I have a few makeup brands I love from italy and some skincare lines from down under I love ;-D I’ll try to get those posted up for you! I’ll start doing more luxury beauty!!!!!!!!! as well as Korean/Japan. I feel badly that I let those two categories fall out a bit! I’m sorry I probably got it but my inbox is crazy sometimes! Can you tell me which item you wanted an updated review on!? Happy New Year and yes, I hope so 😀 I’d love to be here ten more!

  • Natalie

    I personally am very strongly fragrance-free (one person’s love is another person’s asthma attack or migraine) so I am only interested in make-up or skincare reviews, but I like how your reviews are now and can just skip anything that doesn’t interest me. I do like the drugstore focus. I’m actually hesitant to purchase high end than drugstore, but high end returns are usually fuss free, and drugstore returns are more of a hassle even if the staff is nice. I really think hard before a drugstore purchase and appreciate those reviews!

    • Isabella Muse

      I feel you! I was very ill in October with a bad cough that lasted for a month. I was on meds but it just wasn’t going anywhere! Anyway, I’m better now BUT I still have a tiny little bit of that cough left over and I have to say since getting sick fragrance has been bad to me. I typically LOVE perfume! loving smelling it, love using it, love collecting it, but for some reason I’ve become a bit sensitive since that cold and now when I mist myself I find myself choking a bit. I was going to go to the doctor’s and having a breathing test done just in case! I’m not asthmatic but I do wonder if that cold did any damage. Don’t worry, they’ll always be drugstore reviews ;-D

  • Jennifer Fong

    Hello Muse,
    I’d love it if you could review the Pola line from Japan. Especially the new BA line. It’s very hard to find any info (ingredient lists and reviews) on it. I want to know if it’s worth the search.
    Thanks for your blog! Love it!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Jennifer! oh ouch! You go big girl ;-D B.A. The Mask is on my wish list! I have quite pulled the trigger on that one yet ;-D If I do, I promise I’ll be on here raving it (or ranting the fact I spent so much lol). Thank you so much for reading it xoxoxoxoxo!