Friday, December 4, 2009

Victoria's Secret Makeup: Heidi Klum's Exotic Jewels & VS Makeup Collection

I stopped by Victoria's Secret a few weeks ago and decided to check out the Exotic Jewels Holiday collection by Heidi Klum among other things (thanks to some recommendations). I'm a huge fan of Heidi Klum, she always looks stunning and glowing. I like her modern and chic style - I especially love that she's been featured for Ann Taylor's holiday ad campaign. She gives the brand a more modern look.

What I came home with (beauty-related):

* Lipglosses & Lip Lacquers $10 to $14 - The lipglosses are pretty sheer, they are have a non-sticky texture similar to MAC Lip Gelees, but a bit sheerer. The lip lacquers are more pigmented.

* Heidi Klum Perfect Lipstick in Exotic Spice $16 is a great nude nude with good coverage/pigment. It has a tiny bit of sparkle in the tube, but it's not visible on the lips. I'm not the biggest fan of the packaging and $16 seems steep for something from VS, but the texture is creamy and I love the color. I'm not sure about the regular lipsticks in the VS line, but this one has a chocolate scent.

These blend out very sheer:

* Eyeshadow quads in Eye Contact and Sultry $15: I have to say I am fairly impressed with these! $15 is a steal for this size - you get a decent sized quad. The texture is really soft and pigment is decent and very blendable. I wouldn't carry these in my purse though - I think the formula is pretty fragile - there were several boxes on the display unit in the tore that had broken shadows inside.

* Heidi Klum Luminous Gems $22 - a bit pricey in my opinion for VS makeup and it seems like you get about 1/2 of what is pictured on the Victoria's Secret website (in terms of amount of product) , but there is still enough product in the actual container and I can't imagine ever using this up. Swirled together you get a pink-gold shimmery glow. (Swatch didn't turn out so hot on my arm.)

I have to admit I bought these mainly b/c I had some coupons to use up. If I had paid more attention to which glosses were "lip glosses" versus "lip lacquers" I probably would have passed on some of these knowing that they were very sheer.

For those who just like sheer makeup and decent prices, I recommend checking the line out too. They had quite a few good neutral nude-pink lipsticks. I didn't purchase any though.

Do you have any VS makeup favorites?


  1. thanks for the review! I kind of want that blusher because of the adorable packaging but I'm waffling on it. I may have to get that lipstick bc of your review though. I had an e/s from their new collection ... the one that looks like a knockoff of NARS night clubbing - and I had to return it because it was chalky and just very low quality. I'm glad your quad is good though!

  2. oooh the luminous gems look so pretty!

  3. I've heard that the Exotic Spice lipstick is almost comparable in texture to the LM stickglosses... so I think I am going to have to go check it out!

  4. Oh, Lina ... you've sparked a new lemming with that l/s & those e/s quads! They really DO look pigmented (something I've not seen in VS makeup before)!

    And I'm glad to know that, while they look gorge on your hand, those l/g will probably not show up on my pigmented lips :-/ ... so pretty to look at, though!

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