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?
Tell the Muse!
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!
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!