Saturday, May 5

VIVO Cosmetics

VIVO Cosmetics is a fairly new range available from selected Tesco stores. I was given the opportunity to try a variety of their products a while ago and never got to let everyone know my thoughts! Unfortunately I cannot pick up VIVO products from my local Tesco store, but if I could, I would have tried the whole range by now. I have included swatches with my reviews below but as they are on paper they aren't 100% accurate.

Baked Blush £4 in 'Peaches & Cream': I was recommended this by Zoe (London Lipgloss) after whinging about the discontinued MAC Stereo Rose Mineralize Skinfinish. I can't compare the two for you, but after looking at swatches I can see a definite resemblance. This baked blush has brilliant colour pay-off.

Baked Blush £4 in 'Rosy': This shade looks great on paler skin tones, but I have to be light handed with the brush! It's a very pretty shade, and I really like the simple packaging.

Blush & Highlighter Duo £2.39 in 'Sweet Peach': I have been using this one the most recently, and I prefer this finish to the Baked Blushers. I do find they don't last all day on my skin, but for £2.39 I'm not too worried about it. This colour is just perfect with NARS Laguna bronzer. It's a must have. The highlighter isn't the best, so bare that in mind when purchasing this.

Blush & Highlighter Duo £2.39 in 'Sugar Candy': Here is the other shade I received that is comparible to 'Pixie Pink' by Sleek, but with a little less pay off. It's a great shade for bringing some life to a tired face and will be perfect for the summer months.

Lipstick £1.99 in 'Barely There': The swatch for this product doesn't give it any justice. I much prefer this lipstick to any of the MAC neutrals I have, as it doesn't apply too much product and sits perfect on my lips. I find MAC lipsticks can look quite thick and can highlight chapped lips, but this just give a lovely wash of colour. I would 100% recommend this!

Lipstick £1.99 in 'Sugar Pink': I haven't used this lipstick as much as 'Barely There' as it has a less natural and wearable finish. This would be the perfect lipstick for a night out, or a special occasion. This consistency is great on this and it has good staying power for the £1.99 price tag.

Shimmer & Shine Lipgloss £1.99 in 'Frosted Pink': This is one of the only products from VIVO I haven't been pleased with. This lipgloss is a lovely colour but is far too sticky and thick to look flattering. I prefer tinted lip balms and Sleek pout polishes.

Baked Bronze £5 in 'Healthy Glow': When I first saw this bronzer I was expecting it to have a shimmer, but it's completely matte. It is a very pale shade that makes me look tanned rather than orange. For £5, this is an absolute steal.

Ultimate Under Eye Concealer £3.39 in 'Light 1': This is the most fabulous under eye concealer is you have dry skin. It adds radiance at a fraction of the price of YSL Touche Eclat. In fact, I sometimes reach for this over the Touche Eclat. I would recommend this to everyone, and just wish I could get hold of a back up!

Trio Eyeshadow Palette £4 in 'Graphite Glamour': I hardly ever wear dark eyeshadows as I don't believe they compliment my pale skintone, so I must admit that this has been barely used. However, the eyeshadows are very pigmented and aren't chalky at all. I would be interested in trying a more wearable palette by VIVO, though this will be great for nights out.

Overall, I really love VIVO's blushers, lipsticks, and their concealer. If I was able to buy VIVO near me I would definitely be picking up more blushers! I am really impressed with the quality of VIVO Cosmetics, especially their lipsticks- I was in shock when finding out they were on £1.99. 

Go check them out at to find your local store!
 Products mentioned were provided for review purposes, all opinions are honest and my own.


  1. The blushes look lovely! I've got their eyebrow pallete and love it!xx

  2. I love their baked blushes, I deffo need more. xx

  3. i like that they are so affordable

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    thankyou x

  5. I ordered my first lot of products yesterday, having no Tesco's near me is so annoying! Nearest is half hour away a part of the town I wouldn't go to. Glad the under eye concealer is good, as that's one item I picked.


  6. I'm not a fan of Vivo at all, I really feel like it feels as cheap as it costs, I admit I'm a make up snob, but it's just not for me. But I wanted to comment to say that I love how you have swatched on a notepad, not actually seen anyone else do this and I love it, I might have to experiment with this idea myself. Looks far prettier than the stands forearm swatch and quicker than swatching in action!

  7. love the blushes they look so pretty :)
    i also like the pink lipstick!

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  9. Ooh, these colours look gorgeous! :) Thank you for posting.


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