Vincent Longo have made a return to the UK market which is very exciting for any make-up lovers, as the range is truly fabulous; think innovative formulas, flattering colours and general, everyday essentials. I’ve been having a play with a few of the key products in the Vincent Longo range, and I would say that the base products are really where it’s at – the primer is like a glass of water for your face (particularly brilliant for those with dehydrated skin who don’t want to flood it) but the standout, for me, is the amazing formula of the foundation. Here’s a little look at some of the products you might fancy trying out:
The aforementioned Water Canvas Base has that primer-like feel, but in a cooling formula that feels beautiful on the skin; the only problem is that the feeling is very moreish, so you can easily end up using more than you realistically need. It settles dry, tight skin and evens everything out, making it ideal for use under any kind of base. It’s £33.50 here – link. Unfortunately the most expensive product is also the very best; the Water Canvas Creme-to-Powder Foundation is unlike anything else I’ve ever tried, and pretty much looks and acts like skin, which is pretty hard to find in any kind of foundation formula. It’s another cooling formula that feels almost water-like during application, but it goes a bit gel-like on the skin before melting in and becoming one with skin (sorry, cheesy I know, but it’s true) whilst hiding imperfections and reducing colour. It’s buildable to an almost high coverage, but it didn’t quite cover everything. However, it made light work of concealing afterwards and the natural finish is soooo amazing that I keep reaching for it whenever I want that skin-like finish. It comes in ten shades and I’m the palest (Porcelain – a perfect match) but it is pretty expensive at £43.50 – link – but if you can afford it then it’s a seriously great product.
I think one thing that sets Vincent Longo apart from the rest is how great their formulas are, as demonstrated in the Water Canvas products that also includes the Water Canvas Creme-to-Powder Blush, which again is that slightly cooling, gel-like formula that feels almost powdery on the face, but without the chalkiness. There are four gorgeous shades available including the stunning Swan Lake which is a very flattering pink. Much like the foundation, this is a very buildable formula that ends up quickly looking like flushed skin as opposed to well-applied blush. It’s £33.50 and I want every shade –link. Finally there’s my little intro to the Vincent Longo eye products, courtesy of the Pearl X Eyeshadow. It’s extremely pretty to look at, but I’m not a mega fan of these types of multi-coloured, “no two are the same” style products as I always fear that I’ll find my perfect colour within one, and then never be able to track it down again! These are really so lovely to look at, but I’m mostly blown away by the base products. Having said that, I’d quite like to try out some of the pot liners…and the mascara is supposedly very good…the brow pencil is also meant to be fantastic…Find the Pearl X Eyeshadows here – link – for £19 and check out the full Vincent Longo collection here – link – which is currently a Cult Beauty exclusive.