For a totally inexplicable reason, I don’t think Vincent Longo Cosmetics are doing half as well as they should be. It might be because they sit at quite a high price point, but they’re such well formulated, easy to work with products in some of the most fantastic shades that also look pretty and luxurious, so they definitely deserve a lot more credit than they appear to be getting!
I’ve had a few of the newer launches to play with for the last few months, with the gorgeous powders quickly becoming favourites that still get used most days thanks to their buttery texture and flattering finish. The two base products that have recently launched are the Liquid Canvas Concealer and the Perfect Canvas Loose Powder. Unfortunately the Liquid Canvas Concealer runs a little too dark for me, even though I have the palest shade, but the Perfect Canvas Loose Powder is a brilliant setting powder that sets all make-up into place and removes shine without looking chalky.
The above duo are practical and everyday bits, but all the make-up joy can be found in this trio of stunning powders. I’m so fussy when it comes to make-up, but all three of these exceeded my expectations as they all give a beautiful finish that’s so natural yet really enhances. The La Riviera Sun Matte Bronzer is an essential if you’re pale like me (it comes in two shades, Sun-Kissed for us pale girls, Sun-Drenched if you want something a bit darker) as it really does give the most natural glow that looks like you’ve spent a few hours in the sun; it’s pretty much the only bronzer I’ve reached for this Summer.
If I was forced to pick between these three powders (and you’d really have to force me!) the one I’d favour is the Dew Drop Radiant Blush, as it’s so easy to work with and gives that healthy, glowy, natural flush that you want from a blusher. It also blends out like a dream and stays put too. Finally, the La Bella Luce Highlighter in Flora (also available in a deeper shade called Patina) gives a multidimensional glow that’s so much more natural than one colour highlighters as it then catches different elements of light in much the same way naturally lit skin does – it’s beautiful and the cool-toned Flora is just stunning. You can find Vincent Longo Cosmetics at FeelUnique here – link – and Cult Beauty here – link. The usual price point is around £25 – £45, but if you’ve been put off trying anything from Vincent Longo due to the high cost, now is the time to right this wrong as Cult Beauty have most of their VL stock on sale with some serious savings: for example, the Bella Luce Highlighter is down to £14.70 from £24.50, an the cult (but expensive) Water Canvas Creme-to-Powder Foundation is down from £43.50 to £26.10 – check out the whole VL sale here – link.