<– The real question, of course, is: who on God’s green earth came up with a salad costume for a cat? Or, if it’s not a salad (and frankly I have my doubts), then what the heck is it?
Anyway, the photo is relevant because I have this exorbitantly expensive vet bill I’m going to have to pay, which has put a serious kink in the otherwise uninterrupted flow of discretionary income to Sephora. Oh, let’s be honest — it’s going to shut it down entirely for a period of time.
After the current sale, that is. (Ahem.)
Faced with this imminent low-buy, I stopped into Sephora today just to swatch some of the new colors of the much-anticipated and highly-lemminged MUFE HD blush, which have been available online for awhile but which have only come into stores in the last week or two. I am only going to buy one (see above, in re: low-buy), so I really wanted to make sure I knew what the colors were like. So I thought I would post my swatch photo for you just in case some of you are also considering them.
Those of you who are turned off by naughty product names are probably not going to like a few of the names of some of the shades in the collection. Below, from left to right, I swatched the five shades I thought would suit my skin best, and they are: #2-Caught in the Act, #5-Nip Slip, #6-Quickie, #8-PDA, and #14-Star Struck. These were photographed in natural light (outdoors, cloudy day, about 5 pm), and the colors in the photo are true to how they actually looked. If you look at the edges of some of the swatches you can see that it will be possible to apply it sheerly and blend it out to a natural blush, but it will take some practice. They are highly pigmented and they dry very quickly.
L-R: Caught in the Act, Nip Slip, Quickie, PDA, Star Struck
Caught in the Act is just a bit bright for me, and slightly too cool, and Quickie and PDA were a little heavy. It came down to Nip Slip and Star Struck for me, and I’m going to have to go with Nip Slip, which seems to be the most wearable shade. I’ll review it when I get it; I have a feeling there will be a learning curve for this product. If you order it, just so you know: the bottle is tiny. TINY. Probably slightly smaller than a lipstick. However, you use so little that it will last a long, long, long time. The blushes also have pretty good staying power, as I was unable to wash the swatches off my arm using regular soap. Eventually my cleanser took them off, but dang! they stuck around.
The Urban Decay F&F sale is going on through 4/19: 30% off sitewide with code 1SFNF.
Today, Sephora VIBs get early access to the 15% off sale that starts for the regular BIs on Monday. Code: VIBMADNESS.
HauteLook has Pixi Beauty today starting at 11 am Eastern/8 am Pacific.
And by the way: I keep forgetting to mention these, but if you’re going to be shopping online, you will probably want to do it through sites like Ebates or Bing, which give you cash back. The amount varies from site to site and from time to time; right now, Ebates is offering 4% cash back at Sephora but Bing is offering 10%! (Disadvantage: it takes much longer to actually get your cash back from Bing than it does from Ebates, but it might be worth it.)