Thursday, 13 April 2017

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone | Vincent Longo Highlighters


Vincent Longo highlighters review creme to powder la bella luce

Highlighters are a funny thing to me, with my oily skin I tend to shy away from them or skip them completely when I’m doing my makeup because I’m paranoid they will draw attention to me (ironic since this is one of the reasons most people wear them, no?). I remember doing my makeup for my friend’s wedding a few years ago and thinking I’ll add a little highlighter, what can go wrong, fast forward a few hours and I notice glitter that has dropped down my cheeks and gathered under my eyes (ABH Sand from the contour kit by the way) and I think I made a conscious decision then not to bother with that step. (I think I was probably the only person that noticed the fall out and I cleared it up pretty quick with a powder brush by the way!)

Since then, I’ve always been extra careful with highlighter, I only use a tiny amount and the highlighters I own all come in palettes with the only full size coming as a free gift! So, when I was sent these two Vincent Longo highlighters I knew I was going to be pushed firmly out of my makeup comfort zone and you know what, I’m loving it!

Vincent Longo highlighters review

I have previously reviewed Vincent Longo Cosmetics on my blog here but very briefly, the brand was founded in 1995 and is known for its luxurious, high performance formulas as well as creativity and award winning products. One of my favourite products from them is their Water Canvas Crème to Powder blush which featured again in my Five Products I’m Loving post back in January so I was excited to give the Vincent Longo Water Canvas Highlighter in Mermaid Muse* (RRP £32) a try.

Vincent Longo Water Canvas Highlighter in Mermaid Muse review creme to powder

Vincent Longo Water Canvas Highlighter in Mermaid Muse review

The crème to powder formula is quite possibly the most unique formula in makeup I’ve ever come across and it feels absolutely beautiful on the skin! It’s moist with the formula containing 75% Microwater – a natural seaweed polymer - pure pigment, Vitamin E and silica. In the pan this looks like a peachy blush shade but when on the skin it transforms into a translucent sheer but buildable skin shimmer that promises to give a refreshing wash of luminous colour and sparkle which it certainly does! This is a little too sparkly for me for daily wear but I’ve been enjoying experimenting with it and can vouch for how long lasting it is and it won’t migrate or cause fall out. The packaging is airtight so keep it moist so make sure you close it properly after use!

Vincent Longo La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora review

Vincent Longo La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora* (RRP £24.50) on the other hand is something I can fully get on board with and it’s officially my favourite highlighter! It is everything I didn’t know I needed on my face and I’m going overboard because I love it! La Bella Luce means “beautiful light” in Italian and that’s really what this highlighter is. It’s a very finely milled powder in a beautiful marbled pan. Flora is a pearlescent pink that suits my skin tone perfectly whether I have tan on or not and it’s easily buildable depending on how much glow you want! Ethereal, candlelit and luminescent are also words that are in the description of this product online and I could not agree more, this gives me exactly the right amount of sheen every time I use it and it just adds a little somethin’ somethin’ to my face! I also love the packaging; it’s a sleek black magnetic compact with a mirror inside so perfect for travelling with. I think I’ve finally got over my highlighter fear with this one! Trust me, you need it!

Vincent Longo La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora close up review

I found it impossible to capture these properly in my swatches but I’ve added them in any way to give you a guide! The first photo on the left shows finger swatches of Mermaid Muse and Flora, the middle photo shows a finger swatch of Mermaid Muse then a brush swatch using the Real Techniques duo fibre contour brush and finally the last photo is a finger swatch of Flora then a diffused brush swatch using a Morphe B8 fan brush.

Vincent Longo highlighters review swatches

Vincent Longo Cosmetics are available at Cult Beauty, Feel Unique, ASOS, Beauty Expert, Look Fantastic and HQ Hair!

Have you tried Vincent Longo Cosmetics before? Let me know what your favourite highlighter is in your collection!

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

Danielle xx

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75 comments

  1. I've not heard much about this brand, but I've seen it pop up here and there in a few blog posts. The flora highlighter looks so pretty and being a glow getter haha, I need it in my life!

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    1. It's amazing, I am completely in love with it which makes a change for me as a highlighter phobe! Xx

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  2. Both of these are just so, spopretty! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. Love these colours! I've never tried this brand, they look very subtle and great to use as an everyday highlighter, something I need!

    mishkiins.com

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    1. 100%! I use them very subtle but you can just add more if you want more of a sheen! Xx

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  4. Ahah that wedding episode was really a Bridget Jones moment! x

    Caterina | www.caterinasosso.com

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    1. Haha thankfully it was only me who noticed! Xx

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  5. I've never heard of this brand before, Flora looks like such a pretty shade. I am so obsessed with highlighters lately.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Flora is absolutely beautiful, I really reccomend it! Xx

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  6. I've never used cream to powder formulas but they look as amazing as they sound. The highlighter is gorgeous and the pink tone is super pretty too
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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    1. Glad you think so too Kathy! They are beautiful! Xx

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  7. I'm just the same when it comes to highlighter, I always worry it would look overdone or it would be too noticeable (as noticeable from very far away) so I also skip that step or do it so lightly that I'm probably the only one who notices it! The formula of these sounds really lovely and quite unique indeed! Lovely post!

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    1. It's always easier to add than to take away 🙊 That's my motto anyway! These are beautiful and Flora especially has really made me love adding highlighter to my face! Xx

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  8. These highlighters look divine. I just adore highlighters! I always use them as lightly and naturally as possible as I hate looking too 'shiny'. There's this girl I sometimes see out and about who wears the strongest, most shiny highlighter ever - it looks horrendous! I much prefer a soft highlighter like the ones you're showcasing above! Great review, my lovely!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx | http://wwwtheperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Hehe I've seen a few too! These are definitely buildable but I love using them for a subtle sheen, they work so well! Thank you Mollie! Xx

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  9. they look really cute, I can tell they give you a natural glow, nothing crazy
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

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  10. Sometimes its good for one to step out of His or Her comfort zone.. but i guess you were satisfied with the result on your skin.
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    Glowyshoes's blog

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  11. I totally understand where you are coming from about having oily skin and not wanting to draw attention to the texture and everything, that's me in my oily areas. I only own one highlight but that flora marbleized one is beautiful
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Isn't it! Can't get over how much I love it! Xx

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  12. These are stunning, the highlighter addict within me needs them! xx

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  13. not sure the cream highlighter would be a good match for my skin, but loving the shade Flora! so pretty!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you Pam! It's my favourite too! xx

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  14. I haven't heard of this brand before but if they make highlighters I am already interested - I am far to obsessed with highlighters.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  15. That Flora highlighter looks so so so beautiful :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. I'm glad you like it! It's my favourite :) xx

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  16. I have a highlighter from them I need to get out and use again. Thanks for the reminder!!!

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  17. Cream to powder formula sounds interesting. Flora shade is so beautiful.

    Nina's Style Blog

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    1. Thank you Nina! The cream to powder formula is absolutely beautiful! So cooling and refreshing on the skin too! Flora is gorgeous! Xx

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  18. I have oily skin too and have never really bothered with highlighters are my skin always tends to look dewy but these look so nice x

    S x
    SHELISES WORLD

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  19. I can't live without highlighter, even on days when I don't wear any foundation, I will still wear a touch of highlighter. Flora is stunning and I don't have anything like it in my stash so I'll see how much it is converted to CAD.

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    1. It's definitely my favourite of the two, it's perfect! Xx

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  20. Beautifull ^_^ I like highlighter and use almost every day.

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  21. These are so pretty!

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  22. Beautiful colors!! Thank you for sharing!

    kimberlyluxe.com
    blogbohemian.com/shopeverything

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  23. I have heard so much about this brand, so stunning, lovely products xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  24. I've never heard of this brand before, but the products look stunning! I definitely want to try that Flora Highlighter, it looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, have a great day!

    xxxx from Emily // www.diamondsanddachshunds.weebly.com

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    1. Thanks for reading Emily, Flora is beautiful! Xx

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  25. The highlighters look gorgeous, never heard of the brand so thanks for sharing!

    www.kirsty.ws

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  26. Never heard of that brand before, however I do like cream to powder blushes.

    Great review.

    xx

    In Out & Around Soweto Blog

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    1. They are really hydrating aren't they! ⎌Xx

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  27. They really are pretty, I have the Flora shade and I love it xx

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  28. I've never heard about any of these products before but the flora one is so cute :)

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  29. I've not heard much about this brand but I love the look of Flora!

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  30. I like the idea of cream to powder consistency! Love the look of these x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  31. Woww!! will love to try them <3 <3 <3

    Kisses from the Caribbean :D

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  32. Never heard of this brand before but these look really pretty thanks for sharing!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  33. I'm like you...I have to be very light-handed with highlighters or I look too much too quickly hahaha! These both look stunning...the mosaic one looks so interesting xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. It's absolutely gorgeous on the skin! Xx

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  34. They are both so pretty!
    -Maria
    SheBlushes.com

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  35. Just like you highlighters are a step I most of the time skip, simply because i get shiny anyway as the day goes on. With time passing and many free ones I started getting along with a few abd using them for filming, but I think I would still not be one to spend money on a highlighter.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I agree, all the highlighters I own are in palettes or I have been given and I don't feel the need to buy more as I love Flora so much! Xx

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  36. I'm a fan of highlighters :) my fave is the Mary-Lou Manizer!! Soo beautiful <3

    aishettina.blogspot.it

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    1. Mary Lou is beautiful! I have it in a palette! Xx

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