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 vivocosmetics.co.uk to find your local store!
 Products mentioned were provided for review purposes, all opinions are honest and my own.

9 comments:

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

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

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  3. i like that they are so affordable

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  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.

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    x

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  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!

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

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

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