Victoria's Secret Diamond Collection Review
Last year Victoria's Secret had introduced a collection entitled Sparkling Diamond. The collection was limited edition and the Muse was quite happy about her purchases from the Collection. This year the collection is back and simply entitled "Diamonds Collection". Both collections have made the hefty promise that each palette contains crushed diamonds. Call me skeptical but I fail to believe these palettes actually contain crushed up diamonds but hey you never know right?
Last year the collection was quite a deal larger and included a face palette, various shadows, and glosses. This year the collection is a good deal smaller with a new face palette, three duo eyeshadows, and re-releases of the glosses from last year.
Although the collection is lovely I felt like it's previous release was much, much better and I only ended up with one shadow duo and the face palette both of which didn't wow me too much but I had to have them for a simple a reason that sometimes a drug addict needs a fix and so it goes for a beauty addict!
Here's the palette from this year:
The palette quite reminds me of Dior's Blossom Face Palette. It's lovely but I'd have really enjoyed something pink or something with more gold. This appears mostly bronze for me and I'm not thrilled with the color selection. It can be used on your face or your eyes to create various looks!
Below you'll see the difference in size between last years palette and this years! I really liked the pink version much better than the bronze/peach version. The size was much nicer as well plus the enclosed brush was lovely!
Last Year's Release
The shadows available for this collection are duos. Last year they had released a loose eyeshadow powder where as this year the duos are pressed shadows. The shadow is nice and shimmery but a bit on the sheer side sadly!
Other color options available for the duos were a black/purple and a pink/gold I believe. I wasn't paying too much attention but I remember not liking the other versions and settling on the teal/gold palette!
Here are a few pictures from last year's release:
I'm a bit disappointed that a loose powder wasn't released with the collection. Last year a gorgeous sparkling pink Diamond powder was released with the collection but this year we didn't get one!
Here's a photo of it:
I wish they had released something similar this year!
As you can probably tell from my lukewarm review I'm not entirely thrilled or as excited as I was last year about this particular collection! Oh well! I am kinda sorta pleased with the palette but aside from that I think you can safely skip! Word to the wise these tend to sell out super fast so head out to Victoria's Secrets as soon as you can to cure your lemmings!
Happy Weekend Everyone!
See you Monday!
Click here to read my ravings about last year's Victoria's Secret Sparkling Diamond Collection!
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