Last year Victoria’s Secret had introduced a collection entitled Sparkling Diamond. The collection was limited edition and the Muse was quite happy about her purchases from the Collection. This year the collection is back and simply entitled “Diamonds Collection”. Both collections have made the hefty promise that each palette contains crushed diamonds. Call me skeptical but I fail to believe these palettes actually contain crushed up diamonds but hey you never know right?
Last year the collection was quite a deal larger and included a face palette, various shadows, and glosses. This year the collection is a good deal smaller with a new face palette, three duo eyeshadows, and re-releases of the glosses from last year.
Although the collection is lovely I felt like it’s previous release was much, much better and I only ended up with one shadow duo and the face palette both of which didn’t wow me too much but I had to have them for a simple a reason that sometimes a drug addict needs a fix and so it goes for a beauty addict!
Here’s the palette from this year:
The palette quite reminds me of Dior’s Blossom Face Palette. It’s lovely but I’d have really enjoyed something pink or something with more gold. This appears mostly bronze for me and I’m not thrilled with the color selection. It can be used on your face or your eyes to create various looks!
Below you’ll see the difference in size between last years palette and this years! I really liked the pink version much better than the bronze/peach version. The size was much nicer as well plus the enclosed brush was lovely!
Last Year’s Release
The shadows available for this collection are duos. Last year they had released a loose eyeshadow powder where as this year the duos are pressed shadows. The shadow is nice and shimmery but a bit on the sheer side sadly!
Other color options available for the duos were a black/purple and a pink/gold I believe. I wasn’t paying too much attention but I remember not liking the other versions and settling on the teal/gold palette!
Here are a few pictures from last year’s release:
I’m a bit disappointed that a loose powder wasn’t released with the collection. Last year a gorgeous sparkling pink Diamond powder was released with the collection but this year we didn’t get one!
Here’s a photo of it:
I wish they had released something similar this year!
As you can probably tell from my lukewarm review I’m not entirely thrilled or as excited as I was last year about this particular collection! Oh well! I am kinda sorta pleased with the palette but aside from that I think you can safely skip! Word to the wise these tend to sell out super fast so head out to Victoria’s Secrets as soon as you can to cure your lemmings!
Happy Weekend Everyone!
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Click here to read my ravings about last year’s Victoria’s Secret Sparkling Diamond Collection!
Want some more? Click here to read my latest review about Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Eyeshadows!
Click here to read why I disliked Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine Lipgloss!
Click here to read my ravings about the Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Face Palettes from the Fall Collection!
Here’s an awesome Beauty on a Budget find for you!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Loose Eyeshadows.
I picked these up this weekend spontaneously while waiting in line at Victoria’s Secret. I see them ALL the time and Victoria’s Secret pimps them out big time. These things are in little buckets all over the store so seriously sooner or later you’re bound to pick up one or two even if you don’t want to which is just the case for me!
I didn’t need, nor want these but somehow, someway they finally ended up in my cart.
What can I say? I guess I got tired of seeing them all the time and never trying them! No idea why I bothered purchasing them but honestly I’m actually glad I did because they aren’t so bad!
These are $7 USD each which is the most obscene price I ever heard of in my life as they are so tiny! $7? Come on! No way am I dishing out a near $10 bill for these little tiny eyeshadows!
But I brought five of them which means I got ‘em for $4 USD each! I like that price much better
They are available at a single price of $7 or as a purchase of 5 for $20 which sounds much better.
F0r some odd reason everyone and their mum decided that it was a good idea to be at Victoria’s Secret and the line was fracking out the door. So as I waited impatiently I was busy swatching every color of these shadows on my arm and decided I did indeed need one or two.
As I said they are good.
First of all they are very light and shimmering. If you love a “not so made up” look these are definately something you might want to consider purchasing. Pigmentation is not too bad and the color is buildable. The powders are light, shimmery, and have a nice bit of sparkle.
They are advertised in two finishes one of which is a “high sparkle” finish while the other is a Luminous version. I honestly can’t tell the difference between the two as they both give a nice fair amount of sparkle.
Colors range from a few bold colors like greens, purples, and teals to lighter shades like pink, beige, and white.
I personally choose mostly light colors as I thought they would be great for Summer for a light makeup look.
Not alot of product comes in the little jar but for the price I can’t complain too much. The applicator is awesome in my humble opinion! I wish that Urban Decay had such a great applicator on their new loose pigment shadows. It’s a dense, rounded sponge tip that fits very nice not only in the contour of my eye but right across the lid for easy application!
The colors I got were:
- Glow Nude-A sparkling nude cream color
- Deja Blue-A deep blue green
- Goldblinger-A soft creamy gold
- Miami Ice-A sparkling white
- Twinkled Pink-A iridescent pink
All in all these are pretty good quality for the price and the Muse likes them! If you favor a light, natural look or just want an easy, simple eyeshadow application these might be something to consider!
Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Sparkling and Luminous Loose Eyeshadows should definately be able to fit into your Beauty Budget!
Wanting to try them?
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Join me in loving Victoria’s Secret Beauty by viewing some old posts!
Click here to read my babblings and excitement over the Victoria’s Secret Sparkling Diamond Collection!
Click here to read my review on Victoria’s Secret Heavenly Palettes!
Click here to find out why I wasn’t loving the Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine Lipgloss!
Click here to hear my raves and review about the Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Cosmetic Collection!
Click here to enjoy an FOTD of me using Goldblinger from this Collection!
Meet Victoria’s Secret’s imitation of Yves Saint Laurent ‘Touché Brillance’ Sparkling Touch Lipgloss:
From Top to Bottom: Possession, Randy, and Torrid
These shiny little glosses cost a nice cheap $12 however you might want to save your pennies and spend the $29 on the YSL version as they aren’t that great sadly.
Contrary to my rave reviews about Victoria’s Secret Cosmetics line lately I must give these guys a poor review.
Let me share some of the cons with you. The packaging on these is great. They come in the standard click pen style. Click for color and apply. The price tag is pretty sweet at $12 per pen and it’s quite a large amount of product in the pen from what I can see.
However, the cons stop with the actual formula of the gloss. The gloss is sparkling and comes in an array of gorgeous shades but the texture is tacky, sticky, and difficult to apply. It’s not so much about tacky and sticky as I wear lipglass and god knows lipglass is the height of stick and tack. This is much more on the waxy side. Weird right? But it’s true. It feels like I’m smearing a melted crayon on my lips when applying.
When finally have this arranged on my lips correct, which is a task to say the least, the actual gloss doesn’t last that long at all. It slips and slides right off my lips within 10 minutes. So chalk up the staying power as zero.
Don’t try layering this with lipstick either otherwise you’re liable to look like a clown. For some reason the texture, the formula or all of the above just smears in a way that you’ll end up looking like Bozo the Clown in a matter of seconds during application.
So…sadly…these get the Muse’s thumb down rating. Vicky has been doing so well in the beauty department lately and I’ve raved (See my raves here, here, and here) a ton but this time I must rant and say that these are an utter waste of $12!
Save your pennies and grab a YSL gloss instead!
Victoria’s Secret always comes out with delightful gifts and this year is no exception!
I came across the Ultimate Sexy Set while browsing around Victoria’s Secret website. The set is $100 and it is well worth the price however the Muse highly recommends checking the website the week of Christmas and the day after Christmas to nab a huge deal on it! As we know everything is always cheaper AFTER Christmas and I have no doubt the set will go from $100 to $50 to $20 or lower in the days after Christmas and that’s a great time to cash in any gift certificates you may have gotten and nab yourself a nice little collection of yum!
Victoria’s Secret Ultimate Sexy Set
The set includes a lovely little black bag with “Angel” sequined across the front and inside it’s chock full of cosmetics!
Perfect Lipstick, Mosaic Blush, Lipgloss, Lip Plumper, Mosaic Bronzer, Mosaic Eyeshadow, Silky Eyeshadow, Mascara and more!
This is a pretty stocked tote of goodies!
If you HAVE to have it right now the Muse says use code GIVEVS and get $15 off your total which brings the Ultimate Sexy Set down to $85 or you can wait for the Semi-Annual sale like the Muse and maybe nab it for far, far less!
It was just a matter of time before we got Heidi Klum cosmetics from Victoria’s Secret don’t you agree?
Victoria’s Secret Limited Edition Heidi Collection as seen on Victoria’s Secret
The collection is up and available for sale at Victoria’s Secret and the Muse is slightly interested as her love affair with Victoria’s Secret cosmetics has not diminished quite yet!
The collection looks interesting enough if not a bit on the boring side!
Let’s have a look see at the products being offered.
Mosaic Eyeshadow Palette $18 USD
The palette looks interesting enough but a bit of a snore for me. Colors are too standard and you know the Muse loves her vibrant, bold shades! The actual palette looks very pretty done in gold with Heidi’s image on the front but the actual shadows aren’t very appealing to me!
Perfect Lipstick $12 USD
The lipstick does have me intrigued as it seems to be shimmery. Bit too nude for me to love but I’m still liking the shimmer in it and I’m wondering if that runs straight through the actual lippie formula! Hmmm…! Possible wish list here!
Lipgloss $12 USD
This might be a possible hit as well since it looks like it’ll be nice over the nude lipstick they are offering!
Glitter Eyeliner $10 USD
Nothing special here! I have plenty of glitter eyeliners!
Overall, it’s a really nice collection and it’s quite pretty but the colors aren’t anything that I absolutely have to have! I will most definitely consider getting the lipstick and the gloss if it happens to pop up on sale (and it will for sure at the semi-annual) but for now I’ll skip! It’s inexpensive to begin with but imagine the deals you’ll nab after Christmas!
It’s worth mentioning as Victoria’s Secret, as you know from my previous blogs, has been really making a mark in my cosmetic world!
Tell the Muse all about it!