The Affordable Bath and Body Works Liplicious Collection

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Bath and Body Works wants us to ring in the holidays with pretty lips, courtesy of their new line of lipglosses, Liplicious. Starring more than thirty scented and flavored glosses, moisturizing lip colors, scrubs and lip gloss tubes all for an economical $7-8 apiece. The glosses and lip colors are double-sided, and after you throw in the buy two, get one free deal available on their website, that knocks the final price of these products down to less than $5.50 each ($2.25 per side on the double-sided ones)! HUGE BARGAIN POTENTIAL!



I tested three of the double-sided glosses: Platinum Glow/Gold Dust, Brown Sugar/Dulce de Leche and Mango/Peach.

Platinum Glow/Gold Dust


Platinum Glow


Gold Dust

The Platinum Glow/Gold Dust wand shimmers brightly. Both gloss ends of this wand are paired with brush applicators. I can see myself wearing these two colors separately or layered on top of lipsticks.

Platinum Glow’s vanilla scent and flavor matches its shimmery white color and semi-transparency, whereas Gold Dust smells and tastes like caramel and leaves lips with a golden shimmer and peachy-brown tint.

The gloss itself feels thick on the lips, but not sticky, and, like most glosses, requires frequent application.

I think B&BW did a good job with the consistency of the glitter they poured into these glosses. It doesn’t feel gritty, and gritty glitter in lip products is one of my pet peeves.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

Brown Sugar/Dulce de Leche


Brown Sugar


Dulce de Leche

Both of the glosses in the Brown Sugar/Dulce de Leche wand are lip plumping. As you might expect, Brown Sugar has a brown sugar scent and flavor (duh), and Dulce de Leche smells and tastes like caramel, yum! I dig Brown Sugar’s cool and shimmery light pink and Dulce de Leche’s dark brown with golden shimmer. Both ends come with doe foot applicators.

The Lip Plumping formula feels different than the gloss formula from Platinum Glow/Gold Dust. It’s stickier and thicker and leaves a tingly feeling on my lips like other lip plumping formulas do. Of the three combo products I tried, this is the one with the most pigmentation.

I should say that I don’t usually like lip plumping glosses because of that stinging/tingly feeling, and I didn’t really notice a visible difference in the plumpness of my lips after using either of these shades.

I didn’t really like these on me. Brown Sugar looks too frosty and Dulche de Leche seems a touch too orange for my skin tone. This wand was my least favorite of the bunch.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C

Mango/Peach


Mango


Peach

Now, on to my favorite! These glosses contain the plain gloss formula, not the lip plumper (huzzah!). I like the subtle fruity scents and flavors of both the peach and the mango sides. The peach is a warm, shimmery peach-pink coral; the mango a shimmery red with flecks of gold. Like the Platinum/Gold Dust duo, these shades are thick without feeling sticky on the lips. I checked the Bath and Body Works website for availability, and this one is listed as sold out online. If you’re interested, you may want to call or visit your nearby Bath and Body Works store.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

One for You, One for Me

One of the holiday shopping tenets I often subscribe to is the “one for you, one for me” policy. With the economy being what it is, I’m not sure if it’ll apply this year, but Bath and Body Works definitely has the right idea this year as far as the pricing of these items.

The entire Liplicious collection is on sale on the Bath and Body Works website. The buy two, get one free offer applies to mix ‘n match items, too. Considering the size of the collection, that means having plenty of options. Don’t you love a good deal?

Hanging tough

How’s your day going? I’m all about the TGIF today… Got any good movie recommendations for me? I’m really in the mood for a movie and popcorn tonight.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Trisha says:

    I’m glad you graded them each separately. That definitely helps! Now I know exactly what to get next time I’m at the mall.

    Thanks!

    Trisha´s last blog post..How is the Economy Affecting Your Makeup Purchases

  2. Tami says:

    Hey Karen,

    I’m on my way to check them out lol!

  3. yadiq says:

    you are soo evil !

    i am actually going to sneak to bath and body works in midtown NYC today to snag the lippman party like a rockstar kit and ima pick a few of these up woo hoo

    i also have a hold on macys on the corner from my office *dangerous* for beiges de chanel and haute chocolate :( i know i said i was gonna pass on it but i cant!

    lol i soo need to stop

    but its ok right? i am going on vaca on sunday of next week i deserve some new makeup right?

    uggh i am a lost cause :D

  4. jessica says:

    Ohh Secret Life of Bees comes out today! I absolutely loved the book and the movie cast looks awesome so I have pretty high expectations. I hope you have a relaxing weekend! =)

  5. Dao says:

    Girl, you can be a lipstick model. Your lip swatch pose is very inviting :) I just came back from grocery shopping and saw Nacho Libre and Blade of Steel on sale for 5 dollars a pop. Had to force myself from buying corny movies. W comes out already, I think it’s a funny movie to watch.

    Dao´s last blog post..Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser: Basic Face Wash for Everyone!

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Trisha,

    You’re welcome! For sure don’t miss out on the mango/peach gloss.

    Happy Friday!

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Tami,

    Yay! I hope you like ‘em! :)

    Are you having a good day so far? I hope so!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi YadiQ,

    Is that when you leave for your cruise? Have you decided on your vacation makeup yet?

    I am a lost cause too! You are *not* alone. :)

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    That’s a great book! I forgot that the movie was coming out today, so thanks for reminding me. Maybe I’ll drag El Hub go with me…

    Hope you have a relaxing weekend too! Got any exciting plans? I am actually very psyched to sleep in, ha ha ha!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    :) Thanks! I love corny movies, too! Have you seen Night at the Roxbury? It’s my favorite corney movie, ever.

    BTW, I was looking at some makeup primers today online and I thought of you…

  11. tania says:

    Oh Karen I totally bypassed the BBW today at the mall, oh how I regret that now. I really wanted some twisted peppermint body stuff but will postpone that trip. Will have to check out those lippies though! I had a MAC appt today and bought Deverish lipliner, stark naked blush, and inter-view mineralize eyeshadow. Stark naked is awesome!! I didn’t check out the other blush and I’m glad cuz I prob would have bought it!!

  12. Tami says:

    Hey Karen,

    I just came from bb&w and got all three of the colors you reviewed. The platinum and gold was most wanted because I have other colors I can layer it with. and to top it all off I had a 20% off coupon for extra savings. Yay me! I will let you know how I liked them.

    My day is going pretty ok, thanks for asking. The hubby and I are attending a wedding reception tomorrow and I was hoping to rock one of those looks from the MAC Halloween posting earlier this week. Unfortunately it is a formal affair. But imagine the attention I would get. Lol!

    Have a great weekend!

  13. Erin says:

    I definitely do not NEED another gloss at all, but these look nice for B&BW!

  14. Kelly says:

    I was eyeballing these the other day when I went to B&BW. I ended up avoiding them and buying the 4 boxes of wallflower refills that I came in for…. plus 2 bath bombs (Bigelow Ginger Mentha) and the new Black Chamomile bath salts and lotion. That store is dangerous now that I’ve got a soaker tub!

  15. Marisol says:

    Sooo pretty! Today was a good day. I am thankful that my company is doing ok in this economy and we were able to get our bonus. Typically I would blow it all but I decided to save most of it and perhaps spend 25% off it on something fun.

    A movie recommendation… Have you seen Vantage Point? I thought it was pretty good and its On Demand if you have Comcast Digital cable.

    Marisol´s last blog post..Déjà Vu

  16. Kitty says:

    I LOVE Brown Sugar, but Dulce de Leche wouldn’t look very good on me… too bad these don’t come separately! Mango looks really lovely on you, too.

  17. Grayburn says:

    Mango looks good…natural and glossy!

    Grayburn

    Grayburn´s last blog post..Strictly Black Tie

  18. sara says:

    peah looks awesome one u i think its the best 1

  19. Kylie says:

    i luv liplisious it rox everyone should try it

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