Monday, 31 October 2016

Introducing Vincent Longo Cosmetics

Vincent Longo cosmetics review foundation blush stain eyesahdow 2016

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you had a lovely weekend if you were up to anything for it! Today I have a little brand focus centred around Vincent Longo Cosmetics! This was a brand I hadn’t heard of until I started seeing them pop up on my Instagram feed and I’m so glad I got the chance to try them out! Founded in 1995 by you guessed it, Vincent Longo, the cult cosmetics range has been reintroduced to the UK market and is stocked exclusively at Cult Beauty. Presenting innovative formulas and award winning products, read on to see what I think of the items I was sent!

When I first opened this I thought it was actually a powder and it was only when I touched it that I got my first experience of the beautiful VL crème-to-powder formulation! The foundation is so cooling and refreshing to apply it’s unlike anything I've tried in the past. I personally don’t like the Vincent Longo Water Canvas Sponge* that comes with it – it doesn’t give enough coverage for my liking so I’ve been using my Zoeva Silk Finish brush which gives me a gorgeous buildable medium coverage that is very natural and skin like. I do still like to conceal any scars or marks first before applying this then the foundation works really well to even out my skin tone.

Vincent Longo water canvas creme to powder foundation porcelain review

The foundation is so lightweight and not cakey at all, it’s formulated with 75% microwater and seaweed extract to protect, nourish and lock in moisture so I can imagine this would be perfect for those with drier skin. Saying that, it also works amazingly well on my oily skin due to its oil free formulation. I only have to top up my powder at lunchtime which is standard for me and it’s a very subtle shine that comes through.

I didn’t see many swatches when I was trying to decide my shade so screenshotted this helpful guide Cult Beauty had on their Instagram stories a few weeks ago! I decided to play it safe and go with Porcelain as I am usually the lightest shade in foundation when I have no tan on and this is a perfect match for my skin!

Vincent Longo Cosmetics water canvas creme to powder foundation swatches cult beauty
Taken from Cult Beauty Instagram Story

Vincent Longo Water canvas travel compact sponge review

As well as being oil free, the water canvas foundation is non comedogenic, hypoallergenic, fragrance free and cruelty free. The only bad thing I have to say about it is it’s so bloody expensive! I was also sent the Vincent Longo Water Canvas Travel Compact* RRP £12.50 which is airtight to maintain the moisture content of the foundation and its worth mentioning that it is recommended to keep the lid closed tight between applications to prevent evaporation of the product!

Like the foundation, this has the beautiful creme to powder formulation that again is a dream to apply. I started by using my Real Techniques Stippling Brush with this but I don’t like the shape of it so switched to my trusty Zoeva Cream Cheek brush which makes it so easy to build up the pigment.

Vincent Longo water canvas creme to powder blush swan lake review

The shade itself is a lovely natural pink and it lasts so well on me unlike other cream blushes I’ve tried giving such a healthy flush of colour! It looks matte in the packaging but I do detect a few hints of shimmer in the swatch however these aren’t noticeable on me when I’m wearing it! Like the foundation its oil free, fragrance free, non comedogenic, hypoallergenic and cruelty free.

Vincent Longo water canvas creme to powder foundation porcelain blush swan lake swatch review
Vincent Longo Water Canvas Creme to Powder Foundation in porcelain and Blush in Swan Lake

Vincent Longo pearl x eyeshadow novalei review

This is my least favourite of the bunch simply because it’s not a shade I would go for with my boring neutral eyeshadow tendencies! Saying that, it’s probably the most unique item of makeup I have in my collection and though the colour isn’t very ‘me’ the formulation is! It’s really smooth, nicely pigmented and the packaging has a very satisfying magnetic closure! Sadly not a shade I will be reaching for though!

Vincent Longo pearl x eyeshadow novalei review swatch

I have been loving this stain since I got it! I've been using it more on my lips than my cheeks as I find I can go overboard easily but I appreciate the duality of the product. At first glance I thought this looked a little like a tube of fake blood and expected it to be very dark and gloopy for some reason! Like with the foundation and blush, when I felt this formula for the first time I was surprised yet again. Its water based and gives a beautiful sheer wash of colour to the lips that can be layered for a deeper colour payoff.

Vincent Longo lip cheek gel stain baby boo review

It dries in quickly without drying out my lips and it’s so lightweight I can’t feel it yet its super long-lasting and water resistant. A pet peeve of mine is when my lip product wears off and my lips end up looking like the same colour as my foundation. With this I am guaranteed a subtle lip stain that lasts hours through eating and drinking! My lips have been drier than normal recently and this has been perfect to give me some colour that sticks around and that I can layer my favourite lip balm over to keep my lips hydrated.

Vincent Longo lip cheek gel stain baby boo review swatch

I do find the packaging of the products a little simplistic for such an expensive price point but the quality of the products more than makes up for that! Vincent Longo is currently exclusive to Cult Beauty and can be found here!

Have you tried anything from the brand before? Do you like the sound of anything here?

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx





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  1. I love the look and sound of this brand, despite never hearing of it before! I love creme-to-powder formulas, so the foundation and blush sound lovely for everyday wear when you are in a rush to get ready. That eyeshadow is absolutely stunning in the pan, although the cool-toned, silver shade isn't quite to my taste, either. Definitely a brand I'm interested in trying!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. I'm so impressed with everything I tried! Xx

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  2. I have not heard much about this brand so this is such a great introduction. Thank you for an honest review too! I seriously thought that both are powder foundation and blusher so I'm surprise to read that they are actually cream.

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    1. Me too, they look so much like powder but have the most beautiful cream texture! Xx

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  3. It's the first time I heard about the brand and Iloved all the products, they're so lovely! Hope İt comes where I live! hanks for the info!
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    Zeynep

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  4. Never heard of the brand before. The packaging is nice and simple. Thank you for reviewing!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  5. Never heard of this before but I love how packaging looks and product sounds good to me :)
    -Karishma
    http://yourbeautyjournal.com/colourpop-ultra-matte-lipstick-in-bumble/

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  6. not tried anything but that eyeshadow is simply stunning! You could try wearing it on your lower lash line :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. I have never heard of this brand, but I love the lip product shade. Have a lovely day ;)

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    1. The lip product is gorgeous, I love the shade too! Xx

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  8. I've never heard of this brand, the lip stain looks lovely I love products like that!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  9. Heard so many good things about this brand, particularly intrigued by the foundation! Great review/introduction, everything looks so luxurious, thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  10. So many great products. I have super dry skin so the cream to powder foundation sounds right up my alley.
    Simera|Beautetude

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    1. It works really well on my oily skin and I can see it working for dry too! Xx

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  11. I like the blush color. They have a very interesting eye shadow too. I didn't know about this brand before. Thank you for sharing :)
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    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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  12. The lip product & blush are the two that jumped out at me! I must admit that I've never heard of this brand before xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I hadn't until recently either! Really impressed with what I've tired! Xx

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  13. I've never heard of this brand before but the products sound quite impressive although I also think that the packaging could be a bit more 'high end' considering the price point :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I agree! Though it does do a good job of keeping the foundation and blush airtight so it doesn't dry out! Xx

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  14. I have never heard of this brand before. The product sound great but are a bit out of my price range.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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    1. They definitely are on the higher end of things! Xx

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  15. I have never heard of this brand before but the blush is beautiful!

    Face to Curls | http://facetocurls.com

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  16. I love their Water Canvas Blushes, they're so subtle but pretty xx

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  17. Very good!

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  18. That blush is beautiful! I'd never heard of Vincent Longo before visiting Cult Beauty recently! It hasn't popped up on my IG yet, so I was definitely curious when I first saw the name. Would love to try this brand in future

    Laura x
    Laura's Beauty Binge

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    1. The water canvas products have an amazing texture! Xx

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  19. The lip and cheek stain sounds lovely, I think it'd be perfect for a nice flush of colour during Winter! I am quite mesmerised by the eyeshadow, even though I probably wouldn't know what to do with it either :) xx

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Haha my thoughts exactly! It should be in a frame! Xx

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  20. Love the look of the stain! Definitely a lot more sheer than I was expecting!

    She Likes to Shop

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  21. I have seen the brand a lot on Instagram, but have yet to try it myself. Thanks for sharing I'll go take a closer look x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  22. Great post on a brand i've heard very little about! I really like the look of the blush. xx

    www.littleluxuriesbylynsey.com

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    1. Thank you! The blush is a gorgeous formula! Xx

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  23. I don't know much about this brand but the products sound great. The foundation and blush have me intrigued xxxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  24. All of the products look fabulous...I have to check them out!
    Omnivogues

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  25. I haven't heard this brand before, but I really like the sound of the creame-to-powder foundation and the blush. I would expect eyeshadow to look different(multicolour) rather than one single colour.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. I think it does depending on where you place your brush! Xx

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  26. Never seen these products before but they sure look beautiful! x

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  27. All products are great. Loved it. i never seen these before. would love to try this.
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  28. I've never heard of this brand before, looks like they offer a great range though! x
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  29. That Novalei eye shadow looks pretty but I wouldn't even know how to wear it lol! It's a very unique colour! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. Haha I totally agree! It's so pretty to look at though isn't it! Xx

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  30. that eyeshadow looks so stunning in the pan and swatched, I've not heard of this brand but it looks like they've got a few gems!

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  31. I have seen this brand on Instagram quite a bit lately but I haven't actually read anything about it until now
    I just love the eye shadow pallet - looks really impressive
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    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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  32. This brand is totally new for me :) so thanks for sharing xx

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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  33. I don't think I've heard of this brand before, haven't been snooping on Cult Beauty lately so maybe that's why. I really like the sound of the cream to powder foundation and love the packaging overall x

    Beauty with charm

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  34. I've not heard of this brand, but the quality seems great! x

    The Belle Narrative

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