Breaking News: Twilight Beauty makeup line launches!

by Jami Summers on August 28, 2009 · 14 comments

DuWop launches the Twilight Beauty makeup line with Twilight lip Venom

The brand new Twilight Beauty makeup line went live at 12:01am on August 28! For Twilight fans, it’s quite a big deal. For makeup fans, you’ve got some pretty nice options to check over. Only a few items are in stock right now… but you can take advantage of this limited pre-sale to reserve the items you want.

The makeup line is broken into two collections Volturi Twilight and Luna Twilight. Both lines were developed by DuWop Cosmetics. I’ve detailed all the products in each collection below.

I have tried Twilight Venom. It’s basically DuWop’s standard plumping lip venom but it’s packed with a bit more stingy cinnamon. Twilight Venom is also a lip stain. Be sure to shake the bottle well before applying- the red coloring settles to the bottom of the bottle. My experience: I didn’t experience any plumping from Venom; the lip stain color is a really, really bright red- not stop sign red, more like fluorescent red; and the color applied unevenly. I hope some of you have a better experience than I did. Twilight Venom is $16 and is available now.

I adore the packaging motifs on the majority of the collection. The Forks-esque tree outlines are very cool and mysterious. And the Volturi logo is stunning. However, is anyone else reminded of a plain Revlon lipstick when you see the square lip stick?

Just Bitten Staining Balm from Twilight Beauty

I guess both collections just seem a bit “standard” to me. There is nothing really outstanding about most of the colors, and the pricing is quite high. I can’t imagine being a teen in this economy and asking my parent’s to dish out money for this makeup. And besides the motifs and logos on each item, the packaging and look of the cosmetics seems a bit low.

And now the full rundown of each collection…
Luna Twilight makeup collection logo

  • Gleam Metallic Mascara $22, available in black shimmer, blue shimmer and silver. Ships Sept 20, 2009.
  • Moonshadows Eyeshadows, $20 each, ships Sept 15.  This seems like a very unique product- each compact has a cream shadow and a shimmer powder shadow. Available in 4 duos.
  • Femme Fatale lip gloss, $20, ships Sept 20. Available in 8 shades from clear in 53′ Chevy Red!
  • Just Bitten Lip Staining Balm, $18. Available in 4 colors from light pink to deep maroon.
  • Twilight Venom (see my comments above)
  • First Light Body Glow, $34, ships Oct 30. A body lotion with subtle shimmer. I’m not sure of the size, so $34 could be a bit pricey.
  • Mortal Glow Blushing Creme (for face), $22, ship Sept 20. Comes in a swirled pink or swirled beige.
  • Sensational Palettes for eyes, lips and cheeks, $28, ships Sept 30. Each palette has 3 eye colors, a lip color and a blush. They’re based on the 4 female lead characters: Bella, Victoria, Alice and Rosalie.

Luna Twilight will also be available in Nordstrom and Dillard’s stores.

Volturi Twilight makeup collection logo

  • Crown Metallic Mascara $16, available in black shimmer, blue shimmer and silver. I’m loving the looks of the blue!! Ships Sept 20, 2009. I’m not sure why this mascara is 6 bucks less than the Luna version…
  • Foreshadow eyelid primer $11 (basically it’s a nude cream eye base)
  • Labyrinth Loose Eyeshadows $9. Seven cool-toned shades including purples, silvers, and grays. Packaged in the little lucite stackers that Bonne Bell Cosmetics used to use. Ships October 30.
  • Twilight Venom (see my comments above)
  • Enrapture lip gloss, $12. Packed in little eyeshadow-style pans. Comes in sheer black and sheer pink. I’m guessing the black is similar to Lancome’s Piha Black that I adore. Ships Sept 30.
  • Reign Scented Body Mist, $18 and ships October 30. Scented body shimmer sprays in pastel green (“Green Apple”), pink/musky (“Wicked”) , peach/vanilla (“Bella”) and lavender/floral (“Romance”).
  • Immortal Liquid Body Shimmer in Tainted Love (Pink) and Black Magic (black). $20, ships Oct. 30. Too bad it won’t be out for Halloween.

Volturi Twilight will be available online, as well as Hot Topic, Ulta and Torrid stores.

I really like the idea of the Volturi body shimmer. Although I have a ton of body shimmers right now (my personal faves are Hampton Sun’s Shimmer Spray and Spell Cosmetics’ Body Gloss).

Does anyone else feel there should have been some nail polishes included in the collection? I would have thought Alice’s infamous “Blood Red” polish would be a given!

Head on over to TwilightBeauty.com and check out the collections. You can pre-order now and most items ship towards the end of September or October. Unfortunately there is no international shipping at this time (that sucks, I know.).

Do you plan to order now or wait for some reviews to come in? What items are catching your eye?

All photographs are the copyright of TwilightBeauty.com.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Victoria Bouras August 28, 2009 at 10:01 am

The Gleam Metallic Mascara looks cool! But I think I might wait till the reviews come in, cuz I don’t want to spend that much money on it and then not have it be shimmery or glittery.

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2 Bionic Beauty August 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

Victoria, That’s a good point about the mascaras. I think I’m going to wait to see it photographed first too, before dishing out. I *really hope* it is shimmery! :)

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3 The Cheap Chick August 28, 2009 at 10:58 am

Sadly, when I think of the body shimmer, Vampire Baseball comes to mind. And then? I burst into giggles. Which I don’t think they intended.
Anywho – thank for for the rundown and review!

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4 Bionic Beauty August 28, 2009 at 11:11 am

Mmm… vampire baseball. :D

I mainly use my body shimmers on my legs. It seems to help smooth out my uber-pale skin tone and provide a bit of definition.

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5 Marina August 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

I got a couple things: two Femme Fatale glosses (Butterfly Kisses, ’53 Chevy), the blushing creme in Adrenaline and the Bella palette. I really hope it’s good quality, because I spent a chunk of cash on it.
Also, the reason I didn’t buy any of the Volturi line was because I just KNEW it would be at Hot Topic. As a former HT junkie, I can recognize their makeup packaging any day. The glosses look like they’re in the same container as the HT shadows. So…if I REALLY want some, I’ll just go to HT, but in the past their makeup has failed me.

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6 Lauren August 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm

MTV posted this picture from Comic-Con (you might need to scroll down) It looks like there are nail polishs with the Volturi line but idk…why aren’t they online?

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7 Lauren August 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm
8 Bionic Beauty August 31, 2009 at 9:04 am

Hi Lauren, Great catch! The nail polishes are “in the works” according to DuWop/Twilight Beauty. I would guess that they are still in the formulating stage and that’s why they haven’t been released yet.

I’ll let you know as soon as I hear some launch dates!
Jami

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9 Lauren September 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I just found out that there will be an entire line of nail polishes coming out called Nox Nails…I’m so excited :)

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10 Marina September 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Where did you hear about the name and everything? I’m excited for those :) I think that they should have released everything at once though. I was wondering why they said it was a 70 piece collection, but there was barely 40 pieces out. Plus, some of the items won’t ship until 10/30, while some are available 9/20. It just doesn’t make sense to me to make some people wait and extra month for products that could have been sent out on 9/20. They’re shipping all the products you order on the latest shipping date. I don’t know, it just seems like a stupid business move to release everything piece by piece.

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11 Bionic Beauty September 13, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Hi Lauren and Marina, Yes there will be a nail polish line joining the line up. I can’t wait to see the colors and how they perform.

Marina, I’m guessing they rushed the launch on some items due to Halloween coming up and the movie in November. They want to maximize sales leading up to those events. Plus I heard that some of the formulas needed to be revamped (ha!).

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12 Annie September 24, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I really want to try the just bitten staining balm- lullaby. If anyone tried, I’d like to know what it looks like- I also want to try it in blush. It looks BEAUTIFUL! Maybe I’m just crazy about the mysterious forest packaging!

The volturi reign scented body mist- maybe green apple and vanilla- has anyone tried them yet? They sound good!

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13 Bionic Beauty September 25, 2009 at 12:36 am

Hi Annie, I haven’t tried any of the items you mentioned, but maybe when they come to Hot Topic I will swatch them for everyone. :) In the meantime, I did try the V Lip Venom. It was okay. The color was nice, but save you money and get the $8 Sonia Kashuk lipstain from Target. If you’re interested in lip stains, have you checked out CoverGirl’s? They are amazing! I just top them with a regular clear lip balm. They last alllllll day!

Here’s my review of the Twilight V Lip Venom: http://bionic-beauty.com/twilight-beauty-lip-venom/

And Welcome to Bionic Beauty! I hope to continue to see you around the website!!
All the best,
Jami (aka Bionic Beauty)

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