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!
I must say that I’m duly impressed with Victoria’s Secret’s beauty efforts as of late! I’ve always been a pretty ok fan of their Bath and Body line and perfume selections but not so much the cosmetics. As of late they have introduced some pretty interesting items that even caught my snobbish eye.
I must say this summer many of the interesting little pieces they came out with have ended up in my collection! The beauty department at VS has evolved from simple mosaic blushes, shadows, and glosses to an array of slick black packaged compacts!
I was tempted by quite a little pile of goodies this season! I haven’t yet tried them all, this girl has too much to get through and sometimes forgets what she has, but I will review what I’ve used so far! I’ve included a bit of cosmetic porn from my collection to feast your eyes on as well!
Sparkling Diamond Collection
I’ve tried all of the new Diamond collection items and I must say overall they are pretty nice, inexpensive too! The entire collection consists of 3 Shadows, 4 Lipglosses, 1 Blush, and 1 Sparkling Powder. I ended up with 1 gloss out of the 4, all the shadows, the powder, and the blusher.
I’ve tried a majority of it out for size but have yet to try the blusher! I’m sorta saving it for some reason or another, I don’t know why, who the hell knows how my mind works!
The gloss is super sparkly and really glides on smooth! Not tacky, not sticky! Really a great layer to some lip stain or lipstick.
The shadows aren’t a favorite of mine. Color is not pigmented at all, if you’re looking at the jar and thinking “Wow what a cute blue sparkle”, think again! I got blue, green, and pink and none have given my eye any color or pop! The great thing about them is they do give you a truly great sparkle but only when layered with an eyeshadow that has color. These seem to be weak in the color department on their very own!
Sparkling Diamond Eye Shadow
Now the two best pieces of this collection have got to be the Diamond Sparkling Powder and Blush! The claim is (which I don’t believe for a single second) that the powder, shadows, and blush contain “real” crushed diamonds. Ummm yea right. But ANYWAY….whether or not they contain real crushed diamonds is to be determined (I’ve taken them to the lab and I’m awaiting the test results). The Sparkling Powder is truly a wonderful edition to your collection and is just perfect for anywhere. Eyes, Cheeks, Body, you name it! Personally I like using it on my eyes for some hardcore sparkle or my cheeks. I also tried it on my lips and it looks awesome!
Sparkling Diamond Powder
The blush I haven’t tried yet but I can tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine too! It’s heavy duty in the sparkle department and it looks like it’ll give out nice color! We shall see when I get around to taking it out of my beauty vault and using it. For now I just take it out at night, whisper to it how much I love it, polish it, and put it back under lock and key.
Sparkling Diamond Blush
Ok..so that’s the Diamond Collection girls!
Now another interesting line up from VS is the new Bare Bronze Collection. This consisted of a few nice palettes but if you read my prior blogs you understand that bronze, tans, bronzing, etc…are NOT my THING!
Now, to go back on my earlier judgment of hating bronzing bits and pieces I decided to purchase two of the eye palettes from this collection. To my delight I am in love with both!
They have a touch of shimmer to them and are pigmented enough for even the snobbiest of snobs to love!
Bare Bronze Collection
Bare Bronze Collection
The collection also included glosses, bronzer powders, and lipstick palettes! The only thing that really appealed to me was the shadow palettes. A majority of the collection is on sale right now during the Semi-Annual so you might want to skip your way to VS or see the online catalog to nab a deal or two or three..or four!
My final purchase was part of another new collection VS put out (WOW they are going nuts now aren’t they?)! As an extension to the Angel Perfume line they have now created an Angel makeup collection which they entitled Heavenly Face. This isn’t too big a collection but it’s sweet none the less! It included two double cream blushes, one shadow quad, and two double ended glosses. I ended up with the palette only as I’m a fiend for shadow quads!
I haven’t used it yet but I did swipe my finger across one of the shadows and it has nice texture and a tad bit of shimmer to it! The packaging screams cuteness!
Heavenly Faces Collection
Heavenly Faces Collection
So kids the moral of today’s story is, Victoria’s Secret has evolved and is introducing new and exciting products in the cosmetics world and making addicts like myself gag with wanting! It’s not just for knickers anymore 😉 Victoria’s Secret wants you to purchase your beauty, bath and body, fragrance, AND panties from them!
Get shopping! Nab some deals! Semi Annual sale is in progress WHY are you still reading?
My Oh My! I do believe I forgot to mention the most important part! All items are….wait for it……pause……longer pause……………….limited edition!