December 16, 2009

Bath and Body Works Liplicious Tasty Jewels Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos

In my quest to own every single shimmering lipgloss around this season I came across Bath and Body Works Liplicious Lip Jewels and I likey.

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Ok, story time…you know these reviews always have to start with a boring story told by yours truly. What fun would be a review without my babbling commentary to go along with it right?

So, I’m loving C.O. Bigelow Lip Cordials at the moment and this led me to go and grab some Bath and Body Works Liplicious Lip Jewels. Actually…I was ordering fragrance oils for my sis and I added these in the cart on a whim and I’m sure glad I did as they are pretty darn tasty.


I’ve been meaning to try Bath and Body Works Liplicious Glosses for a while but I always passed them up as a cheapie, cheesy gloss that I really didn’t need. How wrong was I?

Of course, I was tempted by Bath and Body Works Liplicious Lip Jewels because of the packaging. BBW decked these out for the Holiday Season by adding a glam disco ball stopper plus the formula has been revamped to include plenty of shimmer and glitter.

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Speaking of shimmer and glitter…..formula wise the gloss is nice. It’s more of a lip jelly texture with an incredible tasty formula. Each flavor is better than the last, so yummy you’ll want to tip back the tube and squeeze it into your mouth. However, the shimmer and glitter could prove a deal breaker for some. After the gloss wears away you’ll end up with alot of left behind glitter….not a pretty look. I don’t mind so much as I simply touch up quickly to avoid the problem but I know this is considered a pet peeve for some. The glosses don’t wear particularly well this could be because I’m licking my lips for a taste ever 2 seconds or could be the formula just isn’t tacky enough to stick around on my lips longer than 30 minutes tops, again, I don’t mind so much as overall I like the glosses.

The finished results on lips are pretty stunning. It’s a pop of nice color (depending on the shade you use), plenty of shimmer, and a ton of shine. Loves it!

I purchased three shades which were Sparkling Plum, Strawberry Bling, and Ruby Red Licorice. They all taste like their namesakes aside from Plum which I thought was more of a Fruity Punch flavor. The flavors are so intense and yummy to the max, I do believe that’s part of the glosses appeal.

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Overall, the formula isn’t anything to get my knickers in a twist over but I will say they are worthy of a haul as the tasty formula and beautiful shine and shimmer will make for a worthy holiday look or a little stocking stuffer for a friend. At the moment they are Buy 2, Get 1 Free but you may want to wait a little to see if you can haul them cheaper during the Semi-Annual Sale but honestly they are going pretty fast so grabbing now would be a good idea.

Anyone get these?

Love ’em as much as the Muse?

Tell us!

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • Kate

    I got the Ruby Red Licorice, and the taste is SPOT on to Twizzlers…oooo, LOVE IT!

    • the Muse

      Kate exactlyyyyyyyy!!!! 😀 very tasty 😀 Did you get the temptation shower gel? pretty good too and almost twizzler scented 😀

      • Kate

        I did not get the shower gel – for some reason I thought it would be weird to SMELL like a Twizzler. Is it really good, should I reconsider?

        • the Muse

          kate def reconsider b/c it’s just an “in shower” experience. As the scent washed clean away 😀 It really does smell fun! they are 50% off in store at the moment if that tempts!

  • Musicalhouses

    i really love the packaging! the caps are SO cute! pity about the gitter, i really liked ruby red licorice…

    • the Muse

      hiya musicalhouses how are you dear?

      I love the packaging too 😀 yea…the glitter is a pain in the behind but I still love ’em :-D!

      can’t beat the price!

  • Daituf

    I want them because they remind me of Jill Stuart lipglosses!
    And I am LOVING glitter things for the holidays! I’m obsessed with glitter liner and bright sparkly lipgloss…it’s like having diamonds on ur face 😀
    Which i had a glam party to go to tho… i don’t dare to be so glittery for nothing…

    • the Muse

      daituf I fear I’m guilty of going glittery for nothing 😀 HAHAHA!

      But me too, totally obsessed with shimmer/glitter for the holidays and ok, admit, all year round!

  • Jaci

    I got the licorice one only because I thought it was an odd scent. I love licorice stuff (yes, I got the I Love Licorice temptations 3-in-1 too) so it was a must buy.

    You mentioned the Semi Annual Sale and I literally have the date set in my cell phone so I don’t forget. They have the BEST deals during that sale.

    • the Muse

      hey jaci good hauling hun 😀 I dig licorice scents too! Glad you got both the gloss and the shower gel!!! weeeeee!

      LOL I hear you. It’s great for hauling old favs as well as hols stuff. LOVE the semi annuals 😀

  • Marina

    Like I said earlier, LOVE them! I wish I had the Licorice one, but I’ll wait til the sale. For now I’ll stick to my beloved Crystal Candy. Mmm! The sparkles that are left behind when the gloss wears off are unattractive, but I always have some lipgloss on me, so it’s not a big deal. I love the cool sensation I get from it…it smells and tastes like a Peppermint Pattie! The amount of shine and glitz is just right for me, and the color is just fab. Blue, purple, and pink shimmer in a clear-to-light-pink gloss. WINNER! Obviously the color appeal for some people may be low, but I’m all about the glamorous look, especially for holidays!

    • the Muse

      damn marina you sold me on crystal candy obviously i needs it 😀 I love sparkle and shimmer for the holidays 😀 I didn’t get this as I thought the clear would be kinda meh for me but obviously sounds awesome WANT 😀 does it have a chocolate peppermint taste or just a cool wintery peppermint?

      • Marina

        Hmm…I guess it kind of does smell a little chocolatey. It’s not strong at all, it just smells like a Peppermint Pattie, like I said. It definitely doesn’t taste like the chocolate aspect of one. It’s very cool and refreshing. I used to live in Buffalo, NY but now I live in FL…so I kind of like the frost-bitten (It’s not really THAT extreme, but it’s nice) feeling on my lips since I’m missing out on that nowadays.

        • the Muse

          sounds lovely marina 😀 def have to snatch that one up too! wow weather shock ny to fl! especially buffalo where it’s freezingggggzzzzzz! lucky you, we are currently freezing ourselves silly!

  • Christy

    Aww, I like these, but I don’t have a BBW near by. The closest one is 3 hours with a border wait and a chat with a border guard.

    • the Muse

      ugh I assume you are in Canada Christy? My aunt was visiting a week or so ago and she said a BBW was opening near her, she’s in ontario……any joy for you?

  • Patti

    Hi Muse!

    I’ve been searching the globe and back for any possible tube left of the Ruby Red Licorice Liplicious flavor!!! This is my favorite for the punchy stain and the fact that it smells EXACTLY like a strawberry Twizzlers which brings me maximum joy!!

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since this released and it hasn’t comeback yet. 🙁 I’ve stored every tube I purchased when it was out very carefully to maximize its shelf life and they held up well but I’m nearing the end of my last tube.

    BATH & BODY WORKS PLLLLLLLEASEEE bring back Ruby Red Licorice, even if the color is different, the smell of this is so addicting and I can’t live without it!!