[affiliatelink] Hold on, we can’t move for celebrity beauty launches at the moment! Lady Gaga’s collection, Haus Labs, launched on Amazon last week so I bought a lip colour just to satisfy my curiosity.
Honestly, it’s pretty impressive. This is Le Riot Lipgloss in Venus, a peachy shade with a little bit of lustre in the shine. I don’t think I’ve seen this style of gloss packaging before and I love the black ombre that works its way down the tube leaving just a little bit of colour showing.
The best thing about this from a user point of view is that there is no scent. If you are as averse as I am to having vanilla or mint on your mouth every time you want to wear gloss, this is a welcome relief. The texture is just the right side of tacky to stay for a good while but doesn’t glue your lips shut. It’s a high sheen, helped by the lustre and this shade is not full pigment – it’s more of a glaze than a glare.
The wand has an impressive lip hug – it’s curved to fit the lip shape properly and is the best I’ve come across in that respect.
Venus is a properly easy wear shade – I could happily wear it day to day especially as it’s comfortable (and scent free) on the lips. It’s a weekend, make-up lite shade for me so I’m pleased to have it. It feels at the top end price wise at £17.50 but because it’s such a wearable colour I feel I’ll get good use from it. You can find it HERE.
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Jane, did you have to pay any customs fees when you bought this? I don’t want any nasty surprises! Thank you.
My products were samples sent by the brand but someone commented earlier that so far nobody had incurred any charges, but I’m afraid I didn’t know that shipments were coming from the USA. I don’t blame you for being cautious – perhaps watch and wait for a while. Pat McGrath started off being shipped from the US and I don’t remember anyone commenting on custom charges for that but nobody can be sure. x
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I’ll watch and wait!
Oh Chloe! I’m really sorry – I thought you were talking about Victoria Beckham! No, I just ordered it from Amazon.co.uk – it came the next day so they must have a UK supply!! Sorry, sorry!
I’ve ordered 2 of the eyeshadow products at the prelaunch and waiting for them to arrive still. There are some more items being released in a second wave as I understand it from the Haus emails which include eyeliner, eyeliner stick on strips and some other single colours I believe in the eyeshadows and lipsticks.