Cherry Pie : VIVO Cosmetics

23 September 2011

VIVO Cosmetics

Hooray for VIVO Cosmetics, who have recently released a brand new, cheap and cheerful cosmetics range that doesn't hold back on quality. The VIVO range is exclusive to Tesco (though unfortunately not available near me just yet!) and has been hailed as the MAC of supermarket make-up.

We all know that some supermarket make-up can be extremely bad and tacky, however, VIVO cosmetics is anything but. The range consists of your every day make-up necessities such as bold, statement eyeshadows, mascaras, liner, lipstick and lipglosses as well as face making musts such as highlighters, powders, primer, concealer, blush, bronzer and even foundation. They've really catered for your every need with the range and I can't believe the prices either. £2.59 for a foundation? Yes please!

I was very kindly sent a few products from the new range to test out and I have to admit, I've fallen in love! I've been holding back on writing this post as I really wanted to get used to the products and give them a good chance. I received the 'Green with Envy' Trio Eyeshadow Palette, 'Baked Bronzer' and a very pretty 'Shimmer and Shine' Lipgloss.

I absolutely love the eyeshadow palette and I've been wearing it non stop. I love the Green shades as it makes a nice, but not too drastic change from my usual eye make-up looks.

The shades are really vibrant and highly pigmented and after wearing them for a full 8 hour shift of cooking food and serving customers at work, the colour just didn't budge all day, so I was extremely impressed! They're great shades to mix and play around with but they also work well as block colours on the lids. I'm not too keen on the applicator though and chose to use an eyeshadow blending brush to apply them instead. However, the sponge applicator provided would probably work really well if you wanted to add a touch of colour to the lash line. I actually really rate this palette and I definitely want to get my hands on some of the other shades, such as 'Graphite Glamour' and 'Innocence,' and for just £2.50 it's certainly affordable!

I think I have managed to just about capture the colours here, which I'm very pleased about!

I was also sent the Baked Bronzer compact, which looks absolutely gorgeous and shimmery. I don't really ever put on a full face of make-up so I won't be using this as much, however I have given it a try and it's great for a night out as it's so shimmery and golden. Again, it's extremely pigmented and blends really easily. As it's such a bold bronzer, I think just a little would go a long long way!

Last, but by no means least, I was sent one of the 'Shimmer and Shine' lipglosses in 'Pink Frost.' I am not a fan of lip gloss at all. It's lipbalm all the way for me, but I will always give a product a fair chance so I popped it on and was really surprised that I actually liked it! It has a teeny hint of a scent, but not enough to make me want to lick it off (which is always what happens), it's also lovely to apply and isn't sticky at all. I could certainly get used to it and think I'll definitely be using it on a more regular basis. Lipglosses usually annoy me and I end up wiping them off after 5 minutes but I've had it on for about an hour already and it's absolutely fine! The shade is really sweet and has a hint of shimmer which I prefer as I'm not a fan of hugely coloured glosses.

All in all this new range of cosmetics gets an absolutely massive thumbs up from me. I am extremely keen to try out a few more pieces from the range, perhaps the mascaras and foundation to really see if they can stand up against some of the current make-up giants on the highstreet. As I mentioned, VIVO has been hailed as the MAC of supermarket make-up and I'd certainly rather spend my hard earned pennies on VIVO rather than MAC, any day.

This post contains PR samples


  1. Great swatches and photos! I have read some really positive reviews about Vivo and now want to get my hands on some :D Hopefully next time I'm round my nan's I can go to Tescos and see if they have any in stock, as it's the closest one to me :) x

  2. i've heard so much about this brand! must give it a try :)

    maddie xx

  3. oo these look great!!! have to pop down Tesco! xx

  4. that make up looks gorgeous!!!^^

    xoxo dear! :)

  5. I really enjoy reading cosmetic reviews so it's really nice that they sent you this to review, i hate it when i buy make up and finding that it's not right for me, or maybe it's not pigmented enough (Etc). I have heard lots about Vivo, and Tesco has been doing so well with this brand - i can't wait to try it out next time i pop in! xxx

  6. These stuff look awesome!

  7. I adore that green eyeshadow on you, I think greens are very underdone in general and i'm glad to see someone showing how lovely they look!

  8. I love the colours of those eye shadows. I am definitely going to have a look i Tescos for this range as I am yet to find a good budget brand of makeup to use.

  9. cool!

  10. The Bronzer looks amazing and baked too :)

  11. I loved reading this post! Thanks for this Cherry, the lipgloss looks gorgeous on you :) love Miss VIVO xx


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