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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Review & Swatcheroonies: Vivo Cosmetics 'Peaches & Cream' Baked Blush

Vivo Cosmetics has landed, people! Well, it has landed in my local Tesco and I was so spoilt for choice that I left the store with swatches all over my hands and arms but only three items in my bag. If you read my previous post on the Vivo Cosmetics Trio Eyeshadow Palette then you'll know that the brand is relatively new to the market and was created by the brains behind the Superdrug MUA range which is all priced at £1. The Tesco version isn't as cheap as that and all the products are different prices but they are still pretty good quality so I can see myself spending more time browsing the section next time.

Like a kid in a sweet shop, or those Pic n Mix thingys that we have in the U.K, I wasn't too sure what to go for because there is just so much to choose from. There are baked eyeshadow and blush palettes, trio eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, lip glosses, single eyeshadows, bronzers, blushers, highlighters and so on but I settled on one of the baked blushers, a blush and highlighting duo as well as one single eyeshadow - How good am I!? I'm trying a new thing of "Do I really need it?" before I put things in to my basket and although I probably don't need 2 new blushers, the blogging part of my brain jumped in and said that I did because I had to report back to you lot. What can I say, I'm a slave to beauty. 

Instead of doing one bulk review on what I bought, I decided to split them up so I can break each product down and show you what it looks like without overdosing on photos.

This is the Baked Blush in Peaches & Cream:
The packaging is pretty standard and definitely better quality than the MUA range from Superdrug so I guess that is wear our extra pounds and pennies have gone. The back of the packaging lists all the ingredients and a quick overview of the product, ya'know just in case someone doesn't quite know what to do with a blush.

Swatcheroonies:

Peaches & Cream reminds me of Stereo Rose by MAC which was a limited edition MSF last year and has been much loved in my collection but this is definitely a lighter version and doesn't swatch as pink as the MAC version. It also appears to be very similar in colour to the Natio Powder Blush in Peach Glow which I featured on here a few months ago. There is a very subtle pearlised finish to the blush which gives a nice glow when applied and looks way better when worn than it does in the swatch above.

Applied:

Let me apologise now for the rubbish mug shots but I'm suffering from a bad skin week at the moment so I was trying to photograph the blush in the best way without highlighting my skin. It is definitely a blush that you can build on when applied as it isn't too heavy and looks nice in the day time but it probably wouldn't be a product that I would reach for in the evening as I tend to opt for slightly darker pink/peach shades.

Other products on my face:
- *Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser SPF15 in Shade 3
- Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Warm Natural
- Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss
- *Benefit They're Real Mascara
- Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream in Cotton Candy
- *Sleek MakeUP Pout Polish SPF15 in Monte Carlo

You can buy the Vivo Cosmetics Baked Blush in Peaches & Cream from Tesco stores now and it is priced at £4.00, which is a bargain!
What do you lot think of the blusher? Is it something you would invest in or are there similar products out there that are way better?

Until next time...
Keep swivelling those hips in your

NOTE: Products marked with * are PR samples

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18 stiletto lovers had something to say::

  1. I think that looks really pretty - like the colour and it's more pigmented than I expected. Your eyeliner is gorge too ;)
    Nic xx

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  2. ooo I'm liking the look of this product, It looks lovely on you :)

    Joselin
    xxx

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  3. Hi Nic,
    Thanks for the comment. I quite like these baked blushers so might have to invest in the other ones too.. There is one super sparkly pink one that I'm going to avoid though but the others are gorgeous.
    The photo is totally deceiving though because my eyeliner was actually wonky.. It appears that I can't do a nice winged liner anymore so I need to get practising! x

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  4. Hi Joselin,
    Thank you for your sweet comment. I also picked up this Blush/Highlight duo and will do reviews and swatches of that too so you can see how it looks. xx

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  5. I love the look of these can't wait to go to Tescos and pick a couple up xx

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  6. Gorgeous. Looks really pretty on you. My Tesco hasn't got this range in yet. I hope they get it though!!!! x

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  7. Such a pretty colour! It looks amazing against your skin tone x

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  8. Great post, I have Stereo Rose and managed to buy a back up but will defo have a look at this one x

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  9. Love it.. reminds me of a Laura Geller one that I have :)

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  10. That blush colour is gorgeous! It is so flattering on your skin tone! I have been meaning to check out the vivo line xxx

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