I’m not embarrassed to say that I’ve got a borderline addiction to Vincent Longo Water Canvas Blush. Since I got my first sample a few weeks ago, I’ve used it every single day. I take it in my handbag with me if I’m going out, so it’s not unusual for me to be dabbing the cheeks of whichever PR I’m meeting up with, saying. “No, but you must feel this,” and relishing the subsequent ooh! It’s made to a 75% microwater formula that means it’s cool to the touch and blends to perfection. It’s called a creme to powder formula but there is no powderiness to this at all making it an older skin blessing. Even at £33.50, which I consider a LOT for a blush, I feel its a good use of beauty budget and I will definitely buy myself more. I’ve been using Swan Lake, a gentle pinky-peach and Terra Dew, a natural looking earthy red (you need only a tiny bit).
The Water Canvas highlighter is made to the same formula – it’s the grown-up highlighter than means you can easily (I use an oval brush for both blush and highlight) add a sheer wash of radiance that doesn’t turn you into Kim Kardashian. I thought I’d found the world’s easiest to use highlighter in Zoeva Strobe but we’re on a different level here. Again, this is older-skin friendly.
When brands make visually exciting products, I’m always want to give them a high five. Let’s face it, we’re awash with single tone eye shadows and highlighters. So, the Luna Beach eyeshadow and Patina Powder Highligher are different creatures in a sea of sameness. Patina is a golden toned, luminous powder highlight in the softest possible powder that gives a beautiful light golden, tiny-twinkly sheen. Luna Beach does a shifty grey/lavender/blue thing when you blend but you can pick out aspects of the shadow to get different effects. For the swatch below, I did one big swirl.
It’s cold-arm time of the year again – sorry for the goosebumps! Bottom to top: Luna Beach, Patina and Terra Dew. By the way, Patina and Terra Dew mixed together (in the palm of your hand) gives a stunning gold-toned earth red shade.
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I don’t usually show my well used cosmetics – they never look pretty! But in this instance I wanted to show you how much I’ve used Mermaid Muse. It’s got a definite heading-to-pan dip in the middle!
I know the brand is rolling out to other stores soon but for now it’s only at Cult Beauty HERE. It’s slightly frustrating that there is no counter yet because it’s a brand you really need to physically see and touch to understand it properly.
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