Bitch Slap! Cosmetics releases the Vajj
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Stuck on what to buy your favourite make-up addict? Is your friend or lover a complete pervert, or do they enjoy immensely crass things that would make almost everyone else blush and turn away? Well, luckily for you, Bitch Slap! Cosmetics has just launched their new line of highlighters, and believe you me, they’re a little risqué.
Available in a wide range of shades, the Vajjs come from the same minds that brought us Big Daddy Lipsticks—you know, those lipsticks that look like giant dicks. Pronounced “vah-jay-jay,” the pressed compacts come with, you guessed it, a vagina imprint complete with a little shimmery clitoris.
Hand-made, each pan retails for about $27 CAD, and is available in white, an extremely pale shade with silver undertones; pink, a rosy shade with gold undertones; soft bronze, a medium/olive tone shade with both gold and silver undertones; and rust bronze, a dark caramel shade with gold undertones. If you’re a bit more adventurous, the Vajjs also come in rainbow and purple—but be warned, the highlighters themselves are extremely pigmented!
Aside from being a fun novelty, the quality of the make-up is pretty on par with most grass-roots cosmetics brands. Meaning that they definitely work, and there is a high level of detail, as well as having the customer appeal of dealing with a small business rather than a big corporation.
The one criticism that the Vajjs seem to receive is similar to that of most hand-pressed, independently made make-up palettes—the fall-out is horrendous! Because these powders are hand-pressed as opposed to machine-pressed, like compacts from companies like L’Oreal or MAC, the powder isn’t pressed as tightly, so once you take a brush or anything else to it, you’re going to have a lot of pigment just fall away. Luckily, the Vajjs are the same diameter as a MAC magnetic compact, so you can just pop the pan into one of those and any loose pigment will be confined, thus still usable.
Though I probably wouldn’t recommend these for everyday use, they are something fun and different, so they’d make a great gift. Don’t like vaginas? Don’t worry, they’re also available in a breast and scrotum version.