Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Vincent Longo Cosmetics

Vincent Longo is a brand I am just getting to know, but it has been around for 20 years! Since its inception, Vincent Longo Cosmetics has sought to celebrate the individual woman. Having gained cult status, this brand is a beauty and fashion insider's make-up brand of choice, trusted among A-listers, Supermodels and Professional make-up artists. Regularly used on television, the red carpet and the runway, Vincent Longo Cosmetics is returning to the UK this month and with it comes six key products which I was lucky enough to see used in a live demonstration.
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Water Canvas Base (£33.50) - Described as being a must-have for naturally beautiful skin, this product preps the skin for a silky smooth complexion. Surprisingly unlike other primers, it is silicone, oil and paraben free but does still have the gel like formula which is really lightweight on the skin.  Formulated with 81% Microwater for continuous hydration, infused with Seaweed Extract to nourish the skin and local in moisture alongside Bistoria and Liquorice Root which work to minimise pores and fine lines.  I love how this feels on my skin, it does hydrate and it is s lightweight you forget that it is there.  Taking just 20 seconds to dry, I have found my foundation be it liquid or powder literally glides onto the skin.  
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Water Canvas Creme-To-Powder Foundation (£43.50) - Part of the best selling Water Canvas range, this creme-to-powder foundation provides featherlight, light-medium coverage which feels like a second skin.  Again this is oil, fragrance and paraben free and is formulated with 75% Microwater which intuitively seeks out imperfections, helping to diminish the look of fine lines and to smooth the skin to create a flawless look.  Seaweed extract is also used to nourish and lock-in moisture as well as to prolong hydration.  Again, I love how this feels on my skin, it is a texture like nothing else I have ever tried, almost bouncy to the touch and using the Water Canvas sponge, it glides onto the skin.  I am impressed that there is a choice of 15 shades and rather than being my usual lightest shade, I am Shade #5 which is Bisque. 
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Water Canvas Blush (£33.50) - Again a creme-to-powder product which glides onto the skin with minimum effort. Ultralight and again oil, fragrance and paraben free and is formulated with 75% Microwater and seaweed extract for nourishment and long-lasting hydration. Again for me, the formula, which is similar to the Foundation, is just a delight to work with and one I find myself feeling really comfortable using.  Available in 4 shades, I have Swan Lake which looks quite pink in the pot, but on the skin, it is so blendable you can tone the colour down to your liking.
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Lip and Cheek Gel Stain (£18.50) - This is a dual purpose water-based stain which delivers a sheer wash of colour which is not only long-lasting but one which doesn't budge easy. Described as being an innovative and water-based formula, it does blend really easily for the cheeks and is perfect if you want a pop of colour in an instant and you like that deep colour.  On the lips, it isn't tacky or sticky and nor is it drying, the formula is simply lightweight but with great colour pay off.  It is hypoallergenic as well as being oil, paraben and gluten free.  Available in three shades, I have Baby Boo which is a deep pinky red shade.
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Pearl X Eyeshadow (£19) - Now if you follow me on Instagram you will have seen these already and I have to say they are just absolutely stunning. Described as being a sophisticated multi-textured eyeshadow which pairs matte and shimmer which effortlessly blends for a seamless application.  Enriched with Vitamin E for hydrating wear, the multi-tonal formula can be used for shading, highlighting and lining the eyes depending on whether you want the natural or smoky look.  Available in 5 different shades, I have Gypsy Rose which is beautiful. Flecked with purple, golds and burgundy shades, it is the kind of product I want to look at not spoil.
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
Vincent Longo Cosmetics
The final product from the six is a Creme Gel Eyeliner (£19) which is incredibly pigmented and infused with subtle pearls for added depth and dimension. Available in 6 different shades, there is something for everyone whether you like blacks, blues, greens or something a little more colourful such as a shade called Flamenco.

I am enjoying using these products, they are far removed from the brands that I am used to using and working with. Available now from Cult Beauty.



*this post contains PR samples unless indicated otherwise

42 comments:

  1. I had never heard of this brand but the products look good - loving some of the colours. In particular, I really like the blush! xx

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  2. Lovely products. First time I am hearing of this brand. Like the blush a lot.

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  3. Another make-up brand to discover! Off to google :)

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  4. Never heard of these, will definitely keep my eyes open for them now xx

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  5. I love the look of the Pearl X Eyeshadow, how beautiful and interesting is it to just look at x

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  6. OK I need that Pearl X Eyeshadow, I need to try and get my hands on it ASAP absolutely beautiful. x

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  7. I love the look of the pearl x eyeshadow definitely another brand I need to check out,

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  8. Those are some pretty expensive prices but the quality of those items looks amazing so maybe it's worth it! ;)

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  9. The products sound good but out of my usual price range - do you believe they are worth it though?

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  10. I'm new to the brand as well but the products look fab - especially that eyeshadow! It's gorgeous! x

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  11. I have not heard of this brand before I do love the eye shadow and the cream to powder foundation x

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  12. I have recently been asked to try out some of the Vincent Longo range, and after reading this I'm excited to! The eyeshadow is so so pretty xx

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  13. Never heard of this brand, they look great! The eyeshadow though, it looks stunning.

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  14. Never heard of this brand before.
    Would love to see a look with the make up shown!

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  15. Some beautiful cosmetics here, the eye shadow looks great with all the different shimmers in it :)

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  16. The lip/cheek stain appeals to me. Very versatile product. Lovely range.

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  17. The products and colours are amazing, but this is a pretty pricey range, maybe a Christmas treat.

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  18. Awesome products! I've never heard about this brand, thanks for sharing.

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  19. I have never heard of Vincent Longo before, the eyeshadow looks great x

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  20. Not heard of this brand before but the packaging looks nice :) I must try the blusher

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  21. That eyeshadow is so pretty I'd be a bit scared of using it x

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  22. Never heard of this brand, but that last product is gorgeous!

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  23. Never heard of Vincent Longo before so was good to get an introduction. I'm loving the sound of those foundations and that blush looks gorgeous!

    Carrie xo
    CazmosWorld

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  24. I've not heard of Vincent Longo before - the products definitely look good though, although quite pricey! The lip and cheek gel looks fab.

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  25. This looks like a great brand. Always nice to discover new brands.

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  26. these products look really good. I didn't know that brand but it look like a high quality set. I love the blush! x

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  27. I do like the packaging and this is a new brand to me that I think I'd like to try.

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  28. My bad I've not heard of this brand either! It's probably a little bit more than I would pay if I'm being honest but a great treat!

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  29. Ooh these products look lovely!
    I'd especially like to try the eyeshadow :)

    Dani x

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  30. Looks like a great range, would love to give it a try

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  31. Ive heard of this name before but never really knew it was a makeup brand i love the packaging of those lip products! the colour looks amazing too

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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  32. Never heard of this brand before either but that eyeshadow looks gorgeous!

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  33. I'm very curious about the lips and cheek stain. Is it like the Benefit one? I've used it for years and really love it although I don't find it very visible on the lips.
    Mika

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  34. These look interesting. The micro blush with the seaweed extract sounds great.

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  35. Never heard of this brand until now. I like the sound of the lips and cheek stain, sounds very different x

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  36. I haven't heard of this brand before but I definitely need to try one of these products soon x

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  37. OMG I am a bit of a sucker for pretty products and that eyeshadow is beauuuutiful, definitely want one!

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  38. I have to be honest and say I have never actually heard of this brand before but I think there still looks really well made and very high quality

    Laura x

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  39. That eye shadow looks amazing! I'd love to give that a go! Never heard of Vincent Longo before!

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  40. Don't worry we haven't used this brand either! The foundation sounds lovely and refreshing, might need to hunt them down online xx

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  41. Wow what great products! Never tried that brand before. Think I will have to try them out, great post!

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