Musings of a Muse

A Blog of Musings from a Cosmetic Whore

Jul 18, 2008

Bare Minerals Tutorials Rocker Eye Kit Review

I'm a vintage rocker geek. I really adore vintage rock I also happen to love heavy metal, hair bands, etc...etc....

The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Iron Maiden, The Eagles, Triumph, Metallic, Sammy Hagar, Guns n' Roses circa the 80's, (seriously have you seen Axl Rose lately? Not pretty! Let's remain in the 80's shall we?), The Ramones, Led Zeppelin, just to name a few are all loaded up on my iPhone and iPod for my head banging pleasure.

I'm off to see The Eagles at Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center in Alantic City this weekend! Yay! I can barely wait.

Sadly, The Eagles aren't what they were back in the 70's:

During Acid

After Acid

I think they got old and stuff somehow. I wonder how the hell that happened! Hmmm...! They also happened to lose and gain a few members along the route but the sound is sorta kinda still the same although it'll never truly be as wonderful as when the entire band was tripping out on acid but hey we can't have it all right?

So why am I telling you all this anyway?

Because right now would be the perfect time to review the new bareMinerals Tutorial Kit entitled Rocker Eye!

What better time to sport a rocked out eye look then at The Eagles concert right?

Right! \m/!

Ok, before we get to the rave I must rant. Sorry that's the order of business today!

I will go right ahead and rant at the price yet again (How many times have I gone on about the price jack on BE lately?) I cannot believe how high in price Bare Escentuals has gone lately. I truly like some of the items they put out but the prices have taken a considerable raise very quickly in the last year or so! Rocker Eye is particularly expensive at $38 USD....ok...ok...let's go ahead and give this the benefit of the doubt and say hey we get two shadows, a liner, and a brush! Awesome! But guess what? Another rant coming on....! The size of the shadows and liner have reduced in a MAJOR way! I was SHOCKED! Simply shocked! Fall off my chair shocked when I seen the ridiculously small size of the eye shadows and liner within the box! I've purchased many kits similiar to this and always the size of the shadows and or liners included are 0.02oz in size. The size has been decreased to 0.28 grams! Basically it's about the size of a pigment sample now or a quarter!

Is that surreal or what?

Just last year I purchased the Foiled Eye Kit for around $28 bucks I believe and it came with a brush plus three eye shadows that were 0.02oz. This year I'm purchasing almost an identical kit thats $10 bucks more plus has took a big hit in size! I can never get through an entire jar of Bare Escentuals eye shadow because they are such a wonderfully large size but I think I can honestly say that getting through the colors in the Rocker Eye kit shouldn't be a problem they are so small!

Normal size eye shadows compared to the Rocker Eye Kit eye shadows

Ok..I guess enough of ranting. I do have some major raves!

After getting over my initial shock at the size and price I was actually happy I got this kit and I admit that I may even indulge in a back up of this if it is LE (not sure if it is or isn't!). It has some wicked fine colors in it plus an amazing, I mean amazing brush!

Let me tell you more about the brush....

It's good. It's really good.

The brush is possibly one of the best ones BE has put out to date. Normally I'm on the fence about the brushes they put in kits but this is a fantastic piece of beauty tool awesome. It's a dual ended brush with super soft, dense bristles that has a liner brush on one side and a dome shaped smudged on the other side. The brush is all you'll need to create an outstanding smoked out shimmering rocking eye! Pure perfection says the Muse! It works like a charm blending in the colors, smudging them up, and lining! Props to the brush! Hint: the Muse suggests hopping on E-bay to see if anyone has taken the kit apart and is selling the brush separately! Well worth $10-$20 for the brush alone!

Second rave for the Muse is the outstanding, pigmented liner called Black Leather. It's a really dark, true black color that lends pop and drama to your eye look! It has a very tiny, smidge of silver shimmer but it's barely noticeable once on. I love lining with powder for some reason. It's just easier to work with in my opinion! You can wet this or use it dry. I prefer lining with it dry as it works a treat and is easier to manage in my humblest! Great solid black color!

The two shadows included are 1980's which is a silver grey shade and Rock Star which is this beautiful amazing off black shimmering silver cocktail! I already have a full size of 1980's and honestly it's a boring shade but paired with Rock Star and Black Leather...WOW...awesome!

Combining all three shades you'll get a gorgeous smoked eye, shimmering eye look that's both dramatic and elegant!

The packaging on this is great as well since it makes creating a unique eye look quite simple. Look kids no prior brain surgery training required! You don't have to be a master makeup artist to follow the simple steps included in the fold out box! It's easy as 1-2-3! Very idiot proof and perfect for those that struggle with a smokey eye look!

You simply apply 1980's all over the lid up to the crease, follow with Black Leather liner on the lower and upper lash line, and finish it off with some Rock Star eye color that you smudge on the V of the eye or within the crease if you want a little bit more shimmer and drama! Simple! Done! Awesomeness awaits you!

I sincerely love the kit. Although the price and size of product included is a big boo I'm still going ahead and slapping the Muse Approval on this one! It's worth checking out! It's worth buying! Grab it, seriously! Good stuff and well worth the chunk of change! The Muse may need a back up of this bad boy!

Here's an FOTD I did using the kit a few days ago!

Love this kit?

Want it?

Any kits you use for a smokey eye that are awesome?

Tell the Muse!

Bare Escentuals Tutorials Smokey "V" Eye Kit Review

Bare Escentuals Pure Platinum Collection Review

Bare Escentuals Tutorials Foiled Eye Kit

Bare Escentuals Classic Rock Collection Review

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Blogger MC said...

Grrrrr to the size of the shadow pots for that price....but the shades look soo nice and I want that brush something FIERCE. Mmm..mental debate.

You look awesome BTW. I LOVE that smoky eye on you. XD

I'll come back later and post my smokey eye shades lol...I am in a meeting right now and should be paying attention hahahahahah XD

Have GREAT weekend!!

July 18, 2008 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger *Jen* said...

Ooooh Izzy Jen likie this one! I don't usually wear a dark or smokey eye (with my crease it's hard for me to pull off without looking like I've been punched in the eye) but this looks like something I might be able to manage.

Quick question: Do BE shadows/liners wear pretty will? Or do they crease? My monstrously greasy eyelids would like to know :P

I'm loving the rocker chic look on you!

July 18, 2008 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Chica said...

Oh musey, you look beautiful :)
Smokey eyes are my fave :D I like using MAC silver ring over the lid and UD black shadow (think it's called Carbon? ) in the crease and as eyeliner.
I can't wait for the Too Faced smoke and mirrors collection - it looks right up my street :D

July 18, 2008 at 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Emma said...


July 18, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey mc!

I know! Ugh! I'm pissed! They are really rather awesome and I can't help but say go buy it but still the size damnit!

Look through ebay! I bet someone breaks the kit up and sells it off piece for piece!

Aw shucks thanks *blush*

Looking forward to your smokey eye looks ;)

Cheeky MC very cheeky :) I should be workingbut it's too nice to be coped up in this office today! Damn it I wants the weekend to come now!

You too! Are you off to Baltimore this weekend???

July 18, 2008 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey jen!

LOL!!!!!!! we likey alot :)

You have a good eye area to cover it. Shouldn't be a prob!

Mmm that's a good question. I'm not sure. I'd give you a rec according to my sis as she has uber oily lids but she doesn't have any BE :( so nothing to compare too! I'm going to say with proper prepping they should last all day!

Thanks :-) Cheers!

July 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya chica!

Thanks :)

Oh my gosh the UD shadow you're talking about is so amazing! Love that one (can't remember the name either at the moment hehe)!

I'm reviewing smokes and mirrors sometime next week so don't buy until I review hehe!

July 18, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

Thank you kindly Emma!

July 18, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

You look great with a dark smokey eye! I love this look but have been staying away from BE as of late. Not sure why? The last thing I bought from them was the "guilty pleasures" eyeshadow kit.

July 18, 2008 at 3:58 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

I am lusting after this so badly, but even in USD it is way out of my budget =(

You look amazing with a smokey eye.

July 18, 2008 at 5:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking good! Have fun in AC my love!

Then, return and comment, comment, comment.

What? I just misses you is all!

July 18, 2008 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Tammy M said...

OOOoohhh Musey! Love you rocking the sexy smokey eye!!!!

My friend picked this up when we were at Sephora last weekend...I had it in my hands, but put it back cause I felt like I had plenty of blacks and silvers already! Plus the price!! yikes!

Now I think I will swipe it from her, hehe...

I took the day off...mental health day...long difficult week at the office and felt like I needed an extended weekend!

July 18, 2008 at 6:51 PM  
Blogger MC said...

Yep, off to Baltimore this of now, I am at the airport waiting for the plane. XD

Anyhoo, my normal smokey eye is a violet/purple one that consists of BE Gal Pal glimpse eyeshadow as a highlighter, BE Soul Sister Glimmer shadow on the lid, a touch of MAC Shadowy Lady in teh crease, and eyes lined with MAC Fab Orchid/Dash Lily pencil that is smudged and layered with more Shadowy Lady over the pencil. I like to add a bit of Dash Lily in the inner corner for bit of sparkle.

I like Tarte's Peep Show Onyx Smokey Eye Palette for a classic black/grey smoky eye. It's such a cute kit and has 2 awesome brushes. XD

July 18, 2008 at 6:59 PM  
Anonymous Allysia-May said...

OH MY GOD!!!!! I'm totally getting this irrespective of the size or the price; this is what i've been searching for all my But seriously, me wants it terribly. You look fantabulous with the smokey eye, you should do it more often *hint hint*

July 18, 2008 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Dalenna said...

WOW!!! i LOVE those eyes. so smoldering and sexy. beautiful job, Izzy!

*hugs* it's been a while :D


July 18, 2008 at 9:03 PM  
Anonymous Christina said...

You look great!!! I can't pull off the smoky eye, but it looks amazing on you :)

July 19, 2008 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger serenity. said...

ahhh, i really want the BE rocker eye kit & the sephora mascara set! i will most definitely be hitting up the mall this weekend. ;)

i think i might go back to nyc in the beginning of august. WE HAVE TO MEET UP!! where about ny do you live again?

we should chat more via email or messenger. agree?

July 19, 2008 at 3:14 AM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

I absolutely love what you did to your eyes you did it so well! Musey!!!

July 19, 2008 at 3:33 AM  
Anonymous Dancinggal said...

That's such a great smokey eye - looks great on you!

July 19, 2008 at 3:46 AM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY said...

this is actually one of your best looks. seeing it in action, I'd go for it...if it was someone else buying the damn thing. hella pricey, yo.

July 19, 2008 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY said...

this is actually one of your best looks. seeing it in action, I'd go for it...if it was someone else buying the damn thing. hella pricey, yo.

July 19, 2008 at 4:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow i love this look on u
ur eyes looka so pretty u should wear smokey eye more

July 19, 2008 at 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Hi Muse!! Great post, I'm wanting that brush! But, just wanted to let you know, I was able to swatch Shu Fall (and Starflash, but not all of the colors, so I'll let you know when I post that). I've posted the review/swatches on MUA:


July 19, 2008 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger fiftycenthead said...

Hi, girl. I love this post and I LOVELOVELOVE this eye on you! Spectacularific!

And now I want this kit - and I've never wanted a kit from this company before (much of the draw is the brush).

Thanks so much for (another) amazing post.

July 19, 2008 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Giorgia said...

The shades look so nice, too bad the pots are so small.
You look great, I love the smokey eye on you!

July 19, 2008 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous gio said...

The shades look so nice, too bad the pots are so small!
You look great, I love the smokey eye on you

July 19, 2008 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger robert said...

smokey eye looks great on you!

July 19, 2008 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Dao said...

Oh man, rip off from BE major time! That jar is the 5-gram jar that some companies store their samples. You may get about 1gram of powder max! For $38, that's a lot of money for them. At least you got a good brush to compensate. The colors do look good together as well.

July 19, 2008 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Sminkan said...

YOU look awsome! The kit, well, not for me. But you in a smokey eye is always a treat!

July 19, 2008 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Vanessa <3 said...

you look so cute as a rocker chic!

July 19, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Badbomben said...

You really work the smoky look, suits you!

July 19, 2008 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger WendyB said...

Nice job!

July 19, 2008 at 9:16 PM  
Anonymous helly said...

gahhhhhh beautiful look muse!!! haha i haven't seen you in dark colours in a while; but you totally dig the rock look!!! i'd look like an asian raccoon ><

July 19, 2008 at 11:41 PM  
Blogger Tanya Annette said...

OMG Thank you for this review!!! I have been debating if I should get this or not and yeah...this confirmed it, lol. I think I just have to get it for the rock 'n' roll brush alone :D

AND! I 'm so jealous you get to see The Eagles! I've missed them twice when they came to my city and I've heard they put on a terrific show. I hope you have a blast!!

July 20, 2008 at 1:46 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Rock chick smokey eyes suits u too! :) I can nv pull them off!

Btw, I've asked. Skin food doesnt have any sweet smelling cleansing oil. Oh! And I saw Bourjois Paris Ombre Stretch in stores. Boring! Seems like we only have Reboosting Collagen Foundation? I wanted to try the 10 Hour Sleep Effect Foundation! Maybe I shld try the stores again. ;)

July 20, 2008 at 7:42 AM  
Blogger Paint Me Gorgeous said...

you've done a great job with this smokey. love it

July 20, 2008 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger *Jen* said...

hey izzy!

i just wanted to let you know that i passed the brilliante premio weblog award onto you over on my blog. your blog is one of the few i visit regularly and honestly one of the few i felt comfortable passing this onto-i hope you don't find it to be too trivial and silly!

thanks for always being so sweet and helpful!

July 20, 2008 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh i really want this kit! i have been looking for the perfect smoky kit and this looks great. i passed the exceptionnel de chanel quad and guerlain but this looks promising again.

our local BE virtually has NOTHING! how can i get my hands on this???

and i have a thing for that song. even my 4 years son loves it...

great review again and you look great.

July 20, 2008 at 4:02 PM  
Blogger Chinchillerie said...

I'm not usually a fan of Bare Minerals (due to lack of coverage, & mess) :gasp: but those shades are pretty awesome. I agree I wish there were more of them though.
Your eyes are beautiful! The smokey look really makes them pop!

July 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Rowena said...


Sorry i am back from the dead :) How are you?! I adore this look its funny cos I have never tried BE ever, this is divine. Do you think its easily dupable? xxxx

July 21, 2008 at 4:39 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Laurie!

Thanks :) I sorta kinda drifted from them as well. Guilty pleasures I seen but didn't get. it seemed like a rather nice round up but I think at the time I was just kinda feeling meh about it. I think I'm mostly distant due to the prices but unsure.

Happy Monday :)

July 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya laura!

It is really pricey :( Worth it for the brush but the price is obscene for such small pots!

Aw shucks thanks honey!

Happy Monday to you!

July 21, 2008 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

good morning my dearest panda!

Thanks so much lovie ;) I will I will!
I misses you as well! and I keeps telling you when you getting im service damn it!

July 21, 2008 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning Tammy!

Aw thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The blacks and silvers I do give props to as they are a tad better pigmentation than my other colors I already own plus unique. So I didn't mind but the price was scary :(

LOL Hurry grab it! it's good!

I need a mental health day! Dude seriously? Maybe I should speak to my boss..oh wait..scratch that I am the boss lol!

Happy Monday!
Hope your extended weekend was awesome and you rested up some!

July 21, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning mc!
Happy Monday!

How was Baltimore?

Ooo I love purple smokey eyes..gorgeous!

Your combo sounds simply awesome! Especially the lily in the corner of the eye for sparkle! I need to use mine for that!

I want the tarte kit so badly as it's rather gorgeous :)
Plus I've been wanting it for the brush lol! Go figure!

July 21, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

morning Allysia-May!

I must say I overlooked the price too b/c it's sincerely a great kit!

You won't be disappointed :-) Especially with the brush!

Aw sheesh thanks honey *hugs* I love smokey eyes but I worry they make me look like a raccoon ;) lol!

July 21, 2008 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey d!

You know love me anymore? ;)

It's been a long time!

Aw thanks so much! Hugs!

July 21, 2008 at 10:21 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there Christina!

Oh love this makes it dead simple. It's really easy and a little light hand if you worry it's too much ;)

Thanks so much :)

Happy Monday and thanks for the comment/compliment!

July 21, 2008 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya serenity!

OoO do tell us if you get either please!

I live about 20 minutes from manhattan ;) I work in the city so I'm always around!

Agreed! Email me and I'll give you my user nick for messenger :)

I'd love to meet up!


July 21, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nikki!

Thank you ;) *HUGE HUGS*

July 21, 2008 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Dancinggal

Thanks lovie :) Appreciate it!

hope you had a great weekend!

July 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

'ello mizz sarah :)

Thank you kindly missus ;) LOL it is indeed. I agree 100% but I couldn't resist the bloody brush!

July 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there beautyaddict1one1!

happy Monday!

Thanks so much *blush*

I really appreciate it =-)

Come fall you'll see me sporting it alot ;)

July 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi becky!

Thanks lovie! oh my! Do share when you do!

Looking forward to hearing about it! I haven't seen it yet but I suspect that I'll get the kit/release info soon!

Wow swatches are looking awesome. The Muse likey ;) and want hehe!

Thanks for sharing!

ha! So you're shuuemuralove. I see you all over the mua board pimping me and I wondered who it was! Thanks :) hehe! HUGS!

July 21, 2008 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey fiftycenthead!

Loved your bpal round up post this week! Haven't indulged in the newest show of CD but hoping too soon!

Thanks so much! Shucks *blush*

The brush is a huge draw in. it's rather awesome but honestly the colors are simply wicked as well ;)

My pleasure! It's nice to see you here! Thanks for the comment!

Happy Monday!

July 21, 2008 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there Giorgia!

They are indeed :(

Aw thanks ;) I appreciate it greatly!


July 21, 2008 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello gio!

I'm so disappointed in the size sigh :(

Thanks :-)

Happy Monday to you and thanks for the comment/compliment!

July 21, 2008 at 10:38 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

robert! :) How are you!?

I owe you an email I fear about the blush!

I hope you're well ;)

Thanks :)

July 21, 2008 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi dao!

BIG time! Exactly. it's a bit more filled but not by much!

The brush is simply awesome but the size of these is a major disappointment and shocking to say the least!

Hope your weekend was fabulous lovie!

Thanks for the comment!

July 21, 2008 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello Badbomben!

Thanks lovie ;) I love a good smoky eye look !

happy Monday!

July 21, 2008 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Badbomben,

Thanks so much ;) I love a good smoky eye look!

Happy Monday!

July 21, 2008 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya wendy!

Thanks :)

Happy Monday to you!

July 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey hellllllllly!

Thanks darlin'!

*hugs* I normally sport the lighter look for summer ;)

lol I think asian raccoons are kawaii ;) hehe!


Love ya!

July 21, 2008 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Tanya Annette!

How are you? Missed you around here :-)

You're most welcome! The brush is simply fantastic. A really killer tool for applying eyeshadow :) It's a great kit. The price is somewhat yak but it's honestly an awesome kit!

AH! You have to see the eagles live. ;) They did a great job. It's not as good as it was but they do a fine job of it!

Are you a big fan?


July 21, 2008 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey serene!

Aw shucks thanks lovie :)
You're nuts! With your fab smile and beautiful eyes a smoky look must look amazing on you!

Ugh! Darn it all! I'm seeking a sweet smelling oil ;) or at the very least minty!

Oh my gosh everyone hates to ombre stretch lol! Wow that is so OFF my wish list lmao!

TRY TRY TRY! I'm wearing 10 Hour Sleep Effect today! i freaking adore this stuff!

Love ya!


July 21, 2008 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there paint me gorgeous!

Thank you kindly! ;) Thanks for stopping by!


July 21, 2008 at 12:15 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jen!

Aw thank you so very much! I appreciate it!!!!!! *blush*

Not all trivial or silly! I'm honored! I was nominated by two others and I feel totally chuffed proper you guys took the time out to nominate me!

And now I'm awarded it by you! Thanks!!!!! *huge hugs*

I'll blog about it shortly too!

July 21, 2008 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there jojoba!

It's absolutely awesome. I passed on the guerlain one myself! I'm loving this one even though the pots are small!

that stinks :(! you can get it at Sephora :) or online at Sephora's site!

LOL! No kidding? Your son obviously has awesome taste hehe as do you!

You're lovely thanks for the fab comment :)

Hope to hear back from you when you get this on whether you are loving or hating it!

Many hugs!
Happy Monday!

July 21, 2008 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there Chinchillerie!

I don't like BM myself as it breaks me out awfully.

Ya :( the size stinks! Sigh! But the pigmentation is ridiculously good so I forgive them slightly hehe!


Thanks for the comment and the compliment!

Have a great Monday! hope to hear from you again soon!

July 21, 2008 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey rows!

I'm happy your back *hugs* I know how stressful you were due to moving yak!

I'm great! Tired but good :)

Thank you honey! It's easy to dupe but some of the colors in this are just simply awesome and worth adding to your stash!

i'd say some mac black tied and some silver shadow/sparkle should do the dupe well!

Hope your well lovie!

Love ya!

July 21, 2008 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya vanessa!

LOL Thanks! it's more like a kawaii rocker look hehe!

Happy Monday!

July 21, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sminkan :)

Thanks lovie! *hugs* your comments always make my day!

Thanks honey!

Hope renovation on the flat is going well!

July 21, 2008 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Elaina said...

OMG!! I'm totally smitten w/ your eyes right now!! Seriously, I'm leaving work to drive to Sephora RIGHT NOW!!! Amazing, Muse!! Thank you MUCHO for the review!! I've been seeing this, and I was on the fence w/ it for the same reasons you gave about them totally skimping on the shadow/liner pot sizes . . but after this wonderful reaview . . I'm out the door!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You're beautiful as always!!

July 21, 2008 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi elaina!

Thank you so so so much! You've totally made my day *blush*

I was on the fence too but I played with at sephora and couldn't resist.

The brush alone is awesome to add to your stash and truly the shadows are really, really, really good aside from the fact they are a bit on the small side!

I'm seriously considered grabbing a back up. That's how much I loved it.

I hope you'll stop back and tell me if you love it when you get it ;)

Big hugs!
Wonderful to speak to you and I hope to talk to you again really soon!

happy shopping!

July 21, 2008 at 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NEVERS!!!! That's when.

July 21, 2008 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

SNIFF I do still love you!

i've just been busy making the monies for the kids and stuf!

I promise we'll have a one one one date soon!

Please don't leave me =-)


July 21, 2008 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger sarahPUFFY said...

BAH you can get a double ended brush at walgreens and CVS! for like $5! Nom nom woman!

July 22, 2008 at 1:17 AM  
Anonymous petitez said...

Oh coz with single eye lids, smokey eyes doesnt really look so nice. Makes ur eyes look even smaller. hehe...

I only saw Reboosting Collagen Foundation. Hopefully I can find 10 Hour Sleep Effect this weekend. Btw, do you still use makeup base before using the foundation?

July 22, 2008 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Beauty Addict said...

Hey Izzy, Blogger is pulling a stunt on me again. My comments seems to have some error going through :(

Anyway, just want to say the smokey eye looks great on u! U should do it more often :) Love the mysterious look it's giving u ;)


July 22, 2008 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sarah!

LOL sorry I love this brush! You can't piss on my cool brush from BE! I wont lets you damn it ;)


July 23, 2008 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey pets!

Don't say that! I think single lids look great with a smoked eye!

asians have some of the most unique and pretty eyes around ;) and smokey eyes really bring it out. Just use a light hand ;) bet you look glam with a smoked eye ;)

I use a base yes. Several depending what I am into at the moment. Right now I'm using Laura Mercier's primer which I like ;) Marshmallow fit base sometimes, definately prep and prime before foundation for me!

July 23, 2008 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi gracie!

Grrr hate blogger sometimes!

Always with the bloody outages :P

Aw shucks thanks Gracie ;) Cheers darling!

July 23, 2008 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger DivaShop said...

Ooo, I like!

July 27, 2008 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

thanks gloria :)
It's a great kit :)

July 28, 2008 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger Hollie said...

I really am disapointed that they decreased the eyeshadow sizes. They did this in another kit too recently. It's ridiculous. We're already paying out the ass! However, after reading your review, my friend and I are both going to pick one up. We've both been looking for an in-depth review and this is exactly what we needed. These are the colors that I was hoping would come with the smokey v kit, but they turned out to be more purple. I do adore the brush that comes with this kit too.

This is actually how I found my way to your site and now I seriously cannot stop reading them. You've already turned me on to about four things I plan to be asap.
So keep on blogging and I'll keep on reading. :D

July 29, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello there hollie!

Thanks for dropping by to comment ;)

Is it surreal or what?! I couldn't believe it when I opened the kit. My jaw literally dropped down. This is truly ridiculous!

I've been ranting my arse off about the jack of prices on BE lately. It's obscene absolutely obscene and now the jars are about the size of a sample. Nuts!

Amen! I had the SAME prob with smokey v...purple and grayish. I did a review on it too. loved the brush didn't dig the shadows. These colors are awesome. I sincerely want to purchase another kit just in case it's gone for good b/c the colors are sincerely outstanding in this kit!

The brush is killer!

LOL I'm so pleased you're digging my crazy babblings here at Musings :) Pleases me to no end and flatters me terribly when people say they are loving what I type up here!

Which four items? Do share ;)

Thanks for the comment Hollie and I'm looking forward to talking to you again soon!

hope you and your mate enjoy the rocker kit ;)


July 29, 2008 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Ildergreien said...

Is this the same brush that comes in the ordinary smokey eye kit? (not the smokey V)

August 1, 2008 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya ildergreien!

Umm I'm not familiar with the smokey eye a link so I can look?

it's def not the same as the smokey v eye kit!


August 4, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger Ildergreien said...

Here is a link.

Is it the same brush?

August 10, 2008 at 2:48 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Ildergreien,

nope it's a completely different brush. This brush in the smoky kit is the slant crease brush and liner brush where as the one with the rocker kit is a pointed liner brush and a dome smudger.


Hope this helps!

August 11, 2008 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Ildergreien said...

Thank you.

August 14, 2008 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure ildergreien!

August 14, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jenn said...

I bought this kit after reading your review and I just love it. The brush has become something I use daily. Thanks for reviewing all these BE products!

October 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello jenn!

Fantastic! I'm so glad you enjoyed the kit! It was really a great product :)

The brush is truly fabulous!! It was prob my fav item in the lot!

You're most welcome, it's my pleasure :)

Come back soon!


October 9, 2008 at 2:08 PM  

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