Friday, 21 October 2011

Vivo Cosmetics: Alive With Colour...

So I'm sure you've heard tonnes about the new Vivo Cosmetics range available in Tesco. Dubbed as the MAC of the Supermarket, I've heard great things about the quality and price of their products and when their team sent me some of them to have a look at, I was really excited to give them a go.

I received the Baked Blush in Rouge Shimmer, Diamond Sparkle Lip Gloss in Candy Floss and the Radiant Boost Highlighter.

The stand out product for me is the baked blush. The pigmentation is perfect and the colour is just beautiful. The gorgeous pink with a slight golden shimmer adds luminosity to the skin without looking like you have a tonne of product. The powder is really blendable and buildable so you can achieve a natural or striking look as you wish. As well as coming in another 3 pretty shades, this costs a mere £4 for 8g. I'm definitely going to be picking up the other three shades as soon as possible!

Whilst a lipgloss this glittery is not my cup of tea, I cannot fault the quality. It is not at all sticky, has no 'cheap plasticky' smell and the glitter is not scratchy. For only £1.50, if you like sparkly lip colours, you can't go wrong. The only flaw I can pick out is the combination of a squeeze tube and a brush applicator an cause a mess if it's accidentally squeezed. 

Finally, we have the YSL Touché Éclat dupe, Radiant Boost Highlighter. It is meant to add instant luminosity to wherever it is applied. The click pen and brush application is easy to use, but in my opinion the slightly pink toned, thick formula is more suited as a under eye concealer. I really don't think it has the right tone nor consistency to use as a highlighter, but it would be great to combat those dark circles. 

What I also love about this brand is the fact that it's cheap has not impacted on the packaging. The blush packaging is sturdy and looks pretty and the addition of brush applicators on the lipgloss and highlighter is something you don't really find with other cheap brands. The product and shade range is also really diverse, with 14 single eyeshadow colours, 3 types of mascara and a host of palettes, this range has something for everyone and with the ease of being able to pick it up on your weekly shop, you'd be silly not to give it a go. 

I'm definitely going to pick up some Lipsticks (£1.99 each), the Mattifying Loose Powder (£3.00) and the Baked Bronzer (£5) along with some of their palettes, next time I'm in a larger Tesco store. They launched on the 1st September so you should be able to get a hold of them now!

What do you think? Have you tried any of Vivo's products?

Much Love,