October 29, 2009

Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glossy Shinestick Review and Swatches

Hey guys!

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What’s news today?  I’m kinda lagging off bad today.  So much to do, so little time to do it.  Miss me much?  I’m missing you!

Today I’m reliving some of my youth with Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Glossy Shinesticks.  Why the reliving part?  Well, they remind me so much of the Covergirl Gloss Sticks from yesteryear, which by the way are still around to this day.

Jump ahead for the review.

Yes well, I’m so cheap lately that I was weighting in the price of these new lippies. It’s one of the first things that captured my attention prior to being blinded by the cosmetic light which turns into, “omg! so cute! must have it!”

Let’s be honest for a second. These are expensive. $7 bucks gets you one or you can save $1 by picking up 2 of ’em for $12. Why are they expensive? The small size and the formula is so moisturizing that it melts away the product quite quickly. We are looking at .06 oz in size….Covergirl Lipslicks are .14 oz and nearly half the price.

But…now that my rant is over about the price and size even I admit they are rocking. I actually really like ’em. Moisturizing, sheer hint of color, cute little packaging, and a different flavor for every gloss makes ’em a nice little pick me up for swiping onto lips and going.

From what I gather each gloss is flavored differently. I picked up two shades and one sported coconut flavor and the other lemonade, cool right? The Muse loves little touches like this. The shades I got were Lemon Twist and Colada Love. Lemon Twist is kinda a mauve pink with golden shimmer and Colada Love is more of a nude rose, bit of a brown pink almost. The shades have decent pigmentation so really color pay off isn’t limited to a very sheer layer of pigment. You’ll notice a pretty nice shade to your lips after application.

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I suppose we can debate how much cheaper Covergirl is at this point but I won’t go into it because fact is I actually kind of like these price and size aside. Overall, the moisturizing, melty formula applies smoothly and leaves my lips slightly shiny with nice color. You can really get crazy and buy 5 of ’em for $20 bucks which really breaks the price down or just try one or two. I’m not moaning too much as I purchased two with a $10 coupon so I got ’em for $2 bucks. I suggest waiting for a $10 dollar coupon to pop into your mail box (if you shop at VS you’ll get one sooner or later) and getting ’em them if you aren’t feeling the price tag as is.


I liked ’em. Cute little gloss stick.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • dina

    these look good as far as color goes but i’m curious about the formula – does it feel waxy/kinda heavy on? that is one ish i have with the covergirl ones.
    thank you in advance 🙂

    • the Muse

      hey dina not at all very nice formula. it’s very melty and moisturizing not waxy but more wet with moisture. Good stuff. They have tested in VS if you wanna swatch on your arm for a little feel 😀 granted I wouldn’t touch them to my lips though :-D!

  • Hana

    Are the Covergirl ones just as good though? I’ve always wondered about those…

  • Dao

    I remember wanting the CG one back in the day, but it looked very waxy so I passed. I’m glad you love this one.

    • the Muse

      hi dao!

      These are a nice formula 😀 very creamy and moisturizing so you might like more than the CG!

  • Christy

    I love Beauty Rush products! I haven’t gone into La Senza (formerly a Canadian company bought by VS & they carry most of the VS cosmetics line) lately though, but I’ll add it to my list of places to go to.

    • the Muse

      hi Christy, me too! I kinda have a soft spot for VS makeup in general 😀 It’s so awesome you get this in Canada now!

  • Halifax

    I just found these in Tango Mango and Colada Love at La Senza (Canada) 5 for $10. It’s interesting how the shade names are different on VS’s website. How many shades did you see in VS store?

    • the Muse

      oh yes I noticed that halifax. Completely different, very weird. Mmmm I think in store there were about 6 or 8 shades? I’m trying to recall but that’s about it. 5 for $10 usd!?

  • K

    I just bought some of the Beauty Rush products at La Senza today and they are all 5 for $10 right now. I was really surprised by the quality of them, especially the eye shadows. And not USD, that was in Canadian!

    • the Muse

      fab k!!!!!!! Nice price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 I’ll have a look out at VS see if they went down 😀