One of my current beauty obsessions is Yves Saint Laurent Touche Brilliance. It's a sheer, thin-textured, sweet-smelling lip gloss that comes in a clickable pen, and it contains little specs of glitter that create the most incredible amount of shine. To my surprise, I saw an almost identical version created by Victoria's Secret.
Although the Victoria's Secret tube is slightly fatter even though it contains .03 oz. less product (hmmm, I guess that means there's more air inside) I'm willing to bet that if you showed these to a nonbeauty junkie they wouldn't be able to tell them apart. If you're interested in more of the nitty-gritty details,
|Yves Saint Laurent Touche Brilliance||Victoria's Secret Brilliant Lip Shine||Advantage?|
|Texture||Has a thin, smooth texture without any stickiness or tackiness.||Also has a smooth, sticky-free texture, but is slightly creamier.||Victoria's Secret (although it's very close). Because of the creaminess, you don't feel the glitter on your lips quite as much.|
The gloss picks up more colors when it hits the light.
The glitter is more dispersed so it's shiny, but not as iridescent.
|Yves Saint Laurent. The glitter is more finely milled, so the shine is brighter.|
|Fragrance||Has more of a clean, flowery fragrance.||Has a vague, sweet marshmallow-like scent.||Yves Saint Laurent. It contains their signature fragrance, which gets me every time.|
|Color Options||13 different shades.||Six different shades.||Yves Saint Laurent has more than double the amount of color options to choose from.|
|Price||$29||$12||Victoria's Secret by 17 bucks.|