I have always walked by the make-up section in Victoria Secret assuming that it wasn’t up to scratch. Since I have joined the beauty community online I have heard so many of you raving about their Beauty Rush lip glosses and some of the eyeshadows.
I did order a few lipsticks last year and they were lovely quality however I choose the wrong colours.
On a recent visit to the US I popped into VS with the sole purpose of picking up some make-up and giving it a whirl.
I swatched every product they sell and one of the products I settled on is was Provocateur eye shadow. It really caught my eye.
Despite it’s initial powdery appearance this is a creamy shadow. It’s easy to apply and a delight to work with.
Colour wise, Provocateur is a blend of peachy champagne with a hint of gold. There are some pink undertones in there somewhere so I tend to avoid this shade if I look tired. But on normal days, it makes my complexion and eyes appear brighter. It’s slightly shimmery but still suitable for day wear.
When I applied the shadow with a brush, rather than the pretty creamy champagne/gold above, I ended up with a load of shimmer. This was down to my method of application- I applied the shadow with a brush which just picked up the sparkley particles rather than the pigment. I tried applying it with my fingers and it went on perfectly.
I have been wearing this on the lid with MAC Antiqued eyeshadow in the crease and Twinks in the outer corner…. love!
What’s your favourite eyeshadow at the moment?
I did a little beauty and make-up shopping, oopsie! I ordered some goodies from Victoria Secret.
I have heard so much about their lipsticks that I had top try some. Here’s the video if you want to see what I got. You’ll find the links to my review of the lipsticks (and swatches) and the shampoos below.
Click here to read my review of Love Spell Shampoo and Conditioner
Click here to see swatches of the lipsticks and a review
If you have seen my latest video you know that I bought Victoria Secret Love Spell Shampoo and Conditioner last week. It came highly recommended so I had to get my hands on it.
Victoria Secret had a 3 for 2 offer on so I bought two shampoos and one conditioner, since I use so much less of it.
Most of my haircare purchases are bought to enhance my hair in one way or another, plumping roots, smoothing split ends, volumising etc etc This purchase however was purely based on scent. I love when a breeze catches your hair and the fragrance of your shampoo escapes. This shampoo smells like peach, cherry blossom and jasmine. It’s very pretty but very sweet.
I gave them a whirl this evening and I have to say, my hair does smell good. I did my usual to washes and one conditioning session. Performance wise I’d say it’s the same as most of the other shampoos I have tried. No better but no worse.
My one concern, as I mentioned in my video, is for my highlights. This shampoo is for all hair types. I am a little concerned that this won’t do my few highlights any favours.
I have the Love Spell body spray so I think I shall be layering my scent this afternoon. If I smell like a teen, so be it!
This is my first experience with Victoria Secret lipsticks. I ordered 3, a sheer pink, a peach and a coral. It was tough to settle on these three but after consulting some swatches I decided these suited my requirements; a soft, medium and loud. Don’t ask why I felt the need or a loud lipstick when I am addicted to neutrals, I’m may be trying to change my ways.
Satin Sheets is the first in the picture. It’s very sheer, with little colour. It adds a lovely dimension to the lips when applied over other lipsticks. It also looks very pretty on bare lips for a soft pink sheen. This is one fo those lipsticks that will live in my handbag. Regardless of what lipstick I apply when I’m getting ready I always keep a go to lippie in my bag and I retouch with that. I think one makes lips look kissable.
Scrumptuous is a true peach. It’s much more pigmented than Satin Sheets. This is one of those lipsticks that will look great on most skintones. It’s quite a warm, fleshy shade. I notice on the show What Not to Wear that the make-up artist usually applies a peach shade on the women during the make-over; this is what this lipstick reminds me of. I applied it over concealed lips lined with MAC Buerre Liner and a dab of Love Nectar Lustre Glass. It looked quite glamorous but in a soft way. It made me look polished.
Cabana is a coral. It looks quite bright but has a semi sheer finish. It is absolutely gorgeous and bang on trend this season. Whether I have the guts to wear it is another issue!
Here are the swatches:
Left to right: Satin Sheets, Scrumptuous, Cabana
Have you tried Victoria Secret make-up? What do you think?