More news on the Victoria’s Secret cosmetic front with the introduction of two new Beauty Rush items. You know they place those bins of Beauty Rush products at the registers for a reason. They are meant to tempt and tease you into dropping $10 or $15 more bucks when you weren’t planning on it. Two new Victoria’s Secret Beauty items are coming at you in those evil bins and each looks quite interesting to this Muse.
The first is the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glossy Shinestick priced at 2 for $12 or 5 for $20 (Mix and Match with other Beauty Rush bits). This little lip treat is available in six shades and promises a glossy pout with a hint of color. Count me curious and wanting to haul, let’s just hope it doesn’t turn out to be glorified chapstick.
Next up is the new Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Double Balmstick also available in six shades for the same price as the Glossy Shinestick. This one is a peppermint balm for lips with a soothing aloe center. This interests me the least as I’d prefer a bit of tint and gloss to my lips and not up for a splurging on a balm.
What’s the good word?
Think you might haul either?
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Cosmetic have been known to be a yay for me so I’m thinking two of those Glossy Shinesticks might end up in my cart.
One can never have to much pink in one’s girlish life wouldn’t you agree? Victoria’s Secret Pink Me Up Collection is a extension of color cosmetics that have been introduced and modeled after the Pink Bath and Body and Fragrance Collection.
The Muse questions if this collection will be a yay or nay with the VS makeup lovers out there as it does have a certain girlish almost child-like look about it…but hey who knows right?
Jump ahead for the deets!
Ok, nobody panic but I think someone forgot to send out the memo to Victoria’s Secret about it being Fall.
With the introduction of the new Victoria’s Secret I Love Coconut Collection one does wonder what’s up at VS headquarters. Maybe they are just in denial that the season is over and in honor of it still being Summer over at Victoria’s Secret they decided to bring us a tropical coconut collection to make us yearn for those long, humid days.
Could be anything but the Muse chooses to believe that someone screwed up and didn’t tell them it’s Fall.
It’s ok though, I can still so get excited about coconut.
Jump for it!
When the Muse set eyes on the new Victoria’s Secret Silky Eyeshadow she got all kinds of hyper and excited. Looking at the display of gorgeous shadows is too tempting as the shimmering jewel shades sparkle so brilliantly under the hot, bright lights in store. Once you get past the gorgeous shades and incredible finish you’ll stumble upon the fact they are merely $10 bucks each. Omg! Makeup nirvana surely this is it.
Jump ahead for a peep at the brand new revamped Victoria’s Secret Silky Eyeshadows and hear what I think!
The new shadows are available in two finishes, Lustre and Sparkle. Of course the Muse was all about the sparkle. The shades on display just make you want to haul them all as they shimmer and shine like little square gems, too pretty. Each shadow is $10 dollars and I was truly tempted to haul away especially after swatching and seeing how richly pigmented they are.
First off I will say the pigmentation is incredible upon swatch. It’s a rich pigment with a heavy duty sparkle. Actually, after getting them home I did think that it was a bit TOO much shimmer, gasp I know? Too much shimmer? Has the Muse gone loco? But it’s true the finish is a tad too shimmery even for the likes of me. I didn’t swatch the Lustre finish and ended up hauling three shades from the sparkle line and I’m actually relieved it was only three as it turns out they aren’t as great as I had hoped.
I ended up with three shades which were Gaze (Olive Green), 24K (Buttery Golden Yellow), and Glided Fierce (Black with Gold Shimmer) Glided Fierce is also available the Christian Siriano Victoria’s Secret Cosmetic Collection
As mentioned swatching was great but working with the formula ended up to be an overall crummy experience. The formula is a creamy, powdery texture which is beautiful but causes major fall out, this was problem 1. As pigmented as these swatch they aren’t nearly as great applied on the eye, problem 2. You need a good build up of product before seeing good color payoff. This could be because the product fails to blend great or it’s just a flaw with the formula but after my first stroke I needed at least two more layers to get a good pop of color. Brushes are a big no, you’ll need a sponge applicator to properly place color on the lid. Even with proper priming (my believed UDPP never fails me) the shadow was creased and gross by the end of the day, not a cool look. I’m shocked as Urban Decay Primer Potion is not to blame as it normally bulletproofs my shadow.
Overall, I really had a difficult time working with these. It’s a mystery to me as truly they swatch so beautifully but the formula just doesn’t live up to what I was expecting. I’m wondering if VS will take these back as I’m unsure what the return policy is for used makeup. At this point I’m really considering getting my money as you can count me unimpressed and disappointed. They are definitely a big improvement over the shadows VS used to carry but this doesn’t change the fact they aren’t as great as I had hoped for.
Oh well can’t win ‘em all.
Regardless of how I’m feeling about these I do urge you to head in store and have a swatch for yourself I’m curious what you think. I think I’ll explore the lustre finish to see if that works out better and I’ll continue playing with these to see if I can get a better payoff.
Here’s a look I created using Gaze
Anyone try yet?
Tell the Muse!
If you haven’t already noticed Victoria’s Secret has revamped and updated it’s main makeup line. This is the 3rd time that VS has repackaged the line but it’s the least dramatic revamp of the three times. I’m honestly not sure what I expected but I didn’t think it would be quite so similar to the standard black cases of old.
Hear my initial thoughts and see some photos of the new line after the jump!
As I said I was a little surprised that the changes weren’t particularly dramatic. The main change would be an introduction of new products, a Victoria’s Pro Makeup Collection, and compacts now have viewing windows where as before they were closed.
First off the main line of shadows include singles and now quad strip style shadows. If you’re a sparkle girl you’ll absolutely adore the singles as they are heavily pigmented with a major shimmer finish (I’ll tell you a bit more about these in my review that’s scheduled for later today) and the strip eyeshadows have a very faint shimmer with four strips of graduating colors. The Victoria’s Secret Eye Shadow Quad is $15 where as the Victoria’s Secret Silky Eye Shadow Singles are $10 each. I’d say they are fairly reasonable priced.
Lip items are pretty much the same lot of items that VS always carried aside from a new slim line lipstick.
Face products seem to be pretty much the same as well with little minor differences. Concealer is pretty much the same wand style and foundation has a new revamped rounded bottle packaging. The mosaic blush powders I’ve come to associate with VS are now replaced with a Blush Trio. There isn’t anything dramatically different about the face products but the tiny updates could tempt you to stay and play a little with the products to get a feel for them.
The new Victoria’s Secret Pro Makeup Collection consists of a few items that are located on the top tier of the display. These items include the following:
Victoria’s Secret Airbrush FX Face Primer SPF 20 ($14)
Victoria’s Secret Radiant FX Face Illuminator ($14)
Victoria’s Secret Camouflage FX Concealer Palette ($14)
Victoria’s Secret Matte FX Blotting Gel ($16)
Victoria’s Secret Brow FX Grooming Gel ($8)
Victoria’s Secret Lastig FX Eye Shadow Primer ($8)
I found it interesting they are doing a shadow primer, face primer, and concealer palette. I love they took the initiative to make affordable pro products for perfecting the face. I haven’t indulged in anything as I’m a tiny bit worried about quality but count me curious.
Overall, the line looks promising. I had a little swatch and play a few days ago and was pretty excited to discover some new products as well as old favorites with tiny differences. At the moment my wish list is packed so I probably won’t purchase anything but I’m looking forward to reading a few reviews to see how users are feeling about the collection. It’s also quite inexpensive for many of the items which makes them worthy of a peep.
At the moment if you head in store they have a coupon booklet which entitles you to $10 off your $30 purchase. You can purchase any three products and get $10 off. I used this to purchase three shadows for $20 which was a great deal as it would come to $30 without the coupon.
What do you think?
Have you seen the new Victoria’s Secret Makeup Collection?
Think you’ll buy anything from it?
Tell the Muse!