Vivo Cosmetics...

Thursday, 29 September 2011

[Healthy Glow, Barely There]
[Wearing all 3 products]
I was lucky enough to be sent some of VIVO's new range that they have launched exclusively in Tesco. This brand has been bench marked as the MAC of supermarket makeup, bringing catwalk inspired looks to the covenience of the supermarket without the hefty price tag.

I was sent the baked bronzer in Healthy Glow (£5.00 for 12g), the Curl Effect Mascara (£3.00) and the Lipstick in Barely There (£1.99 for 3.5g). I previously bought the lipstick in Pink Pout as mentioned in my Tesco Haul Video but I shall review that in another post. 

First off I shall talk about the baked bronzer, immediately you notice the similarities with a MAC mineralised product. I wouldn't use this product as a bronzer myself, I would use this as a highlighter. I love the golden shimmer which I prefer to silver shimmer in highlighters. There is a great level of pigmentation so this product will last for ages. The packaging looks more expensive than what it is, I like the clear lid so you can easily see the colour within your makeup collection. 

Secondly is the Lipstick, and from the start I will say I LOVE IT. A beautiful pinky nude that will be ideal for me in my new job (my uniform will be red!!). The lipstick is fairly pigmented and not drying in the slightest, with a glossy finish. The scent is vanilla-y (I know not a word) which I really like and I am the type of person that HATES strongly scented things with a passion. Would really recommend this!

Lastly, the Mascara and I have to say this one wasn't a hit with me. I found the formula very clumpy when I was trying to build up a few layers of mascara. The wand is too big with an odd curve shape to it, although the mascara does curl the lashes, with my lashes this isn't hard as they are already curled. The description says that this will give you "gorgeous fluttery eyes" but sadly for me this didn't. Although there has been no flaking or smudging to give it credit. Its not that I have anything against cheap HG mascara is £3.50.

Have you tried anything from VIVO?

All available from Tesco's, for a full list see the VIVO facebook page.




  1. I love their baked blushers, but that lipstick looks gorgeous. xx

  2. I agree with you on the mascara; I was sent the Mascara (pink one), and it did nothing for me whatsoever. I purchased the lengthening one today and that has given my lashes some length but not brilliant. Think I will be sticking with Max Factor False Effect!

  3. I haven't seen this in my local Tesco yet. The mascara doesn't sound like it would work for me and I'm not into bronzers but the lippy sounds (and looks) great so I'll be keeping an eye out for that.

  4. It's a shame you didn't like the mascara! I'd love to try it as I love this brand!

  5. I found it... the lippy was out of stock :(

  6. These look great, sadly I don't think they're launching in Ireland anytime soon.

  7. love their baked bronze products! after i use up some of my ridiculous amount ill definitely be investing in some!

  8. I like the look of the baked bronzer xx