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!
Last year I happened to have a $10 Victoria’s Secret Coupon burning a hole in my pocket. The coupon talked to me for a bit, asked after my family, asked how work was, made random chitchat and the like. All this kindly conversation from the coupon led me into Victoria’s Secret to have a nosy around (remember kids rip coupons up, burn them, or throw them out! Don’t talk to them!).
I personally think all the polite chitchat was under the guise I’d go in and buy something and truth be told I went ahead and did just that.
I normally head straight for the beauty department when I go into Victoria’s Secret and this day was no exception! I wandered right over to the front display and my eyes spied a gorgeous palette that the coupon insisted I buy!
And guess what?
I did just that.
Make Me Gorgeous Palette
And thus began my love affair with the Sexy Little Things Cosmetic Collection at Victoria’s Secret.
Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Palette, Shadows, and Eyeliner
I have to admit the palette is truly a gorgeous affair. It was $28 but the kindly coupon let me have it for $18!
This particular palette is entitled “Make Me Gorgeous” and it does just that! For a really simple, minimal yet sexy look this be the palette for you! It contains two shimmering shades of eyeshadow (one sparkling goldish white and one shimmering cranberry), two lip creams, cream blush, and applicators.
The entire look you can create with the kit is very simple yet sexy and is perfect for day or evening. It’s especially nice during rushed makeup days when you’re brushing your teeth and applying lipstick with the same hand!
I must admit that the reason the palette sold me was because it has an adorable lit mirror! You can switch it on or off if you so choose or it can remain on whenever you open the palette and shuts off when you snap it close! How cute is that?
I guess I’m concentrating too much on my nifty little palette when I should mention that I am quite in lust with the entire collection!
I also have two of the Douse Me with Diamonds eyeshadows which are no longer part of the collection (never fear E-bay is here) and a Put a Sparkle in My Eye eyeliner pencil.
I have the say the Douse Me with Diamonds eyeshadows are awesome! Major fall out all over your face but damn it’s super pigmented and sparkles and shines and gives your eyelids a party!
Put a Sparkle in My Eye Eyeliner
The line also consists of perfume, lipgloss, mascara, sparkling powder, and general bath and body bits!
I happened to wander onto the site a few days ago and BEHOLD:
Please Dazzle Me Glitter Lash Coap
A glitter lash coat! Oh My! And it’s only $13! The Muse says Santa Baby put this in my stocking!
I’m used to being spoiled rotten with Japanese Brands that offer me tons of different glittery overcoats for my lashes but it’s so rare that any brands here have these and I see them popping up more and more in different lines such as the Guerlain Gold Overcoat!
I love this entire line and I’m really hopeful that they’ll do something special for Christmas!
Head on over to Victoria’s Secret and check Sexy Little Things out for yourself! And if you happen to have a talking coupon all the better!
If you remember not so long ago I was bragging about how delightful I found Victoria’s Secret latest cosmetic offerings (Clickie for the previous blog entry).
I was pretty chuffed with what they had introduced this Spring and Summer and now I must say that I’m happy once again with the palettes they have released for the Fall.
Prior to these I had purchased the Heavenly Face Eye Shadow Quad and couldn’t rave enough about how cute, pigmented, gorgeous, and girly it was.
I had a Doctor’s appointment today and I happened to wander into Victoria’s Secret because I had about 2 minutes to spare and I came across the latest Eye Shadow Quad and deemed it a must have! My little eye spotted the duo blush and I had to have it as well! I left the store feeling quite content that I nabbed two gorgeous palettes weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Dontcha love palettes?
Both are Limited Edition palettes so get ‘em while the getting is good! I find these palettes sell out pretty darn fast at Victoria’s Secret and I’d rather nab them in store than online because paying shipping on top of the price tag of $22 each is a bit obscene! If by chance you are unable to locate these they are most definately available online and I notice they sell out at a slower rate than in stores so it’s a second choice if your lemming comes on hard! I ended up getting a kinda good deal on these as I had a $10 coupon so I got both for around $34 plus taxes, not too bad.
These new palettes come in a really blinged out box compared to the prior boring box of Spring/Summer. One is a gold glitter/shimmer box and the other is a pink glitter/shimmer box. I love the packaging this time around and will definately keep the boxes and store the palettes in ‘em as the box is to darn pretty too toss out!
As with the Spring/Summer palette the shadow and now the blush too has a cute gold shimmer design imprinted on each shadow and blush. This time it’s a little twirl and prior it was a cute star shape (you’ll see what I mean in the pictures below). The actual palette case is vastly different from the previous release. It now has the words “Heavenly Face” in script across the case where as the prior release had only a simple design on the cover. I like both actually and think they are super nice either way!
The colors in the eyeshadow quad are very fall this time around. A shimmering dark brown, a shimmering gold, a shimmering beige/nude, and a shimmering bronze are included.
The blush duo has a pale shimmering pink color and a darker shimmering pink. You can use them separately or together, personally I think the lighter pink color may be to sheer for my skin tone but I haven’t yet tried it that’s only based on looking at it not actually testing it. Sadly I couldn’t swipe any of these in store as the testers were behind a glass cube.
Overall these are definately impressive. Victoria’s Secret shocks me somewhat as they have come such a long way with their cosmetic line. These are truly cute and girly to the max!
I’m loving ‘em!
The Muse says go get ‘em before they sell out!
Here is the Spring/Summer Palette on the left hand side and the New Fall Palette! I’m loving the new packaging!
Again the Spring/Summer Palette is on the left and features a design on the case of the palette while the newest Fall palette has the imprint “Heavenly Faces” on it!
Color comparisons between the two palettes! The Spring/Summer (On the left again) palette had more vibrant, bold colors while the Fall palette gives us colors that are just as vibrant and bold but more geared towards the upcoming Autumn!