Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Product Review: VS Beauty Rush Lip Gloss

It took me long enough to find out that Victoria's Secret has some great undergarments and start wearing them regularly. It was around the time that I made this discovery that something else came to my attention: VS has branched out into the cosmetics world. Sort of. They have many of the same things you'll find in your local Sephora, including many of the same brands. They also have their ever-expanding line of lotions and sprays (yawn). What's not-so-yawnworthy is their line of lip glosses, called Beauty Rush.

My first thoughts were, "Another line of lip gloss? Do we really need any more?" Of course we don't, but it's nice to have the Beauty Rush line. It's a thick gloss, so it's definitely not for wearing around your significant other, but I like the way it feels, and it stays put very well. It's pretty sticky, though, and things like your hair will get stuck in there and it will be a pain to get it out without making a mess of yourself. Otherwise it's a great product. It's high shine gloss with some sparkly versions if you're feeling like having sparkly lips (which I often do). It certainly makes a statement. They claim the glosses smell and taste great. I can vouch for the smell factor, it's a nice touch, but they taste waxy, just like any other gloss, to me.

The variety of available colors is rather unusual. Of course they carry the usual pinks and reds, but also oranges, blues, whites, purples and yellows. They actually don't end up looking all that bad, for the most part. It's important to test the colors out on your hand before you make a purchase, especially for some of the more outrageous colors. Their sparkly purple actually comes out looking quite nice on your face, whereas the non-sparkly variety looks - well, purple. Each gloss ends up being quite unique. I own three at this point - Tangerine, Creme Femme and Oatstanding, and they each feel, smell and look fantastic. And, lucky you, they are on sale for 2 for $10 (in my local store) or 3 for $15 on the VS website. The variety pack would make a great holiday gift, too!