Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush review and photos.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

Blushes have been an obsession of mine as of late.  My blush journey has led me to some very interesting formulas.  Whatever the case, nothing seemed to come close to my Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush 10 Beige.  That was until, Olivia from The Unknown Beauty Blog featured Vincent Longo Dew Drop Blush in one of her posts.  In her comment to me, she described the texture of her Vincent Longo blush similar to that of Giorgio Armani Sheer Blushes.  Armed with this revelation, I immediately obtained Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush ($30 USD/ 9g).  As soon as I opened this beauty, I could tell my Giorgio Armani Blush was in for some serious competition.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush.

The Pros of Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush:

  1. Beautiful peachy base color with gold and lavender pearls (aka: dew drops).
  2. Lightweight, silky smooth formula glides onto the skin.
  3. Subtle “dew drops” blend with the peach semi-matte color to give the blush a seamless radiant finish.
  4. Does not settle into pores or fine lines.
  5. Fantastic blendability and color payoff.
  6. Easily bluildable to show on the darkest of complexions.
  7. Can be used as a brightening peach eyeshadow.
  8. Wears for 8 hours when used dry–10 hours + when applied with a dampened brush.
  9. Sandalwood Blush contains 9 grams of product…well worth the investment.  This is the same amount as VL Bronzers and definitely more than what any other cosmetic brand offers in their blush line.
  10. The compact is well constructed with a magnetic closure; it can be opened fully to rest on a table for easy accessibility to the powder–especially important for makeup artists.
  11. Well balanced compact can also be positioned to sit upright if one needs to utilize the mirror for makeup application.
  12. Comes in six colors.
  13. Slight “fig” fragrance is imperceptible after a couple of minutes.
  14. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.
  15. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush:

  1. Vincent Longo Cosmetics are found in limited retail locations.
  2. Slight powder “kick-up” if a heavy hand is used when dipping a brush into the pan.
  3. Formulated with silicones and first ingredient is talc (some are concerned that talc contains asbestos, but cosmetic grade talc is said to be asbestos-free).
  4. Really no other cons…this blush is amazing!
Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush L-R: Heavy swatch, dry swatch and blended with Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush L-R:
Heavy swatch, dry swatch and blended with Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush with Estee lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush with Estee lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush on the eyes and cheeks.

For such a delicate powder, Sandalwood’s color payoff is phenomenal and the slight sheen is flattering for all age groups.  Vincent Logo describes the dew drops as “meteorite pearls” designed to give the blush a muted radiance.  This faint illumination keeps the blush from looking too dull/chalky.  For those who seek a more glowing finish, I have found Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Illuminating Gelee Blush (reviewed here) pairs perfectly with Sandalwood. ♥

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush with Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush on the eyes and cheeks.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush with Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby Pure Color Gelee Blush on the eyes and cheeks.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush makes a fantastic eyeshadow.  Peach colored eyeshdaows are known for their brighten effect.  For this look, I used my Chikuhodo Z-5 Eyeshadow Brush (reviewed here) and applied Sandalwood, with the greatest of ease, all over the mobile lid area.  I then used my Billy B #12 Brush to apply Giorgio Armani #9 Tadzio (reviewed here) to the outer corners.  I lightly dabbed Estee Lauder 04 Crystal Baby in the middle of the lid with my finger and applied a small amount to the inner counter of the eye with a dampened Billy B #12 Brush (reviewed here).  YSL 07 Gold Star Creme Eyeliner was used along the waterline.

Compact Comparisons: Nars, Estee Lauder and Vincent Longo.

Compact Comparisons:
Nars, Estee Lauder and Vincent Longo.

Compact Comparisons: Nars, Estee Lauder and Vincent Longo and Giorgio Armani.

Compact Comparisons:
Nars, Estee Lauder and Vincent Longo and Giorgio Armani.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush compact folds out completely for easy access to the powder.  This feature is particularly important to makeup artists so they are able to view and use products more efficiently.  Estee Lauder, Giorgio Armani and Vincent Longo are all properly balanced for easy usage.  As you can tell, the Nars compact does not open completely and is weighted in favor of the mirror, leaving the powder portion inconveniently elevated.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush ingredient list.

Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush ingredient list.

Vincent Longo Cosmetics can be found at Nordstrom.com, Dermstore.com, beauty.com and vincentlongo.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Radiant Blush is outstanding.  The formula, color, blendability, subtle radiance and packaging are all encompassed in this blush.  The well-edited selection of blush colors is sure to please everyone.  For a limited time, Vincentlongo.com is having a 30% sale until 7/16/14 with code VL7430.   For $21 (after the 30% discount) you are getting one of the best blush formulations in the business.  Up next, Vincent Longo Bronzer in Copper Kiss–psst…this guy is pretty amazing as well.   Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. Victoria says:

    What a beautiful color. How do these compare to Chanel Blushes?

    • Hello Victoria,
      Sandalwood is a beautiful color with a silky smooth formula that glides on the skin. If it is possible, I think Vincent Longo Blushes are even smoother than Chanel. Chanel are lovely for sure, however, the perfume fragrance in Chanel Blushes just does not sit right with me. My sister loves them, but even she commented on the ease in which Sandalwood applied. I hope that helps.
      -Maria

  2. I reread the review and just noticed the coupon code! OMG! 30% off for a blush and products which are excellent quality and highly underrated is a bargain!

    By the way, did my other comment go through? If it didn’t I just want to say the blush looks gorgeous on you!

    • Hello Olivia,
      Can you believe 30% off on these amazing blushes? By far, they are better than most of the blushes out on the market. I did get your other comment, but have been preoccupy with chauffeuring my kids to all their summer time activities (I thought summer was suppose to be relaxing). Hey ho, it’s all good. Thank you for always showing me your support and for the lovely compliment.
      -Maria

  3. WOW WOW WOW! The combo you did is so ethereal! Isn’t the blush fantastic? I love the size of it as you mentioned which makes me want all of them! The quality is great and, wait, you mentioned using this peach blush as an eyeshadow…that will be one great size eyeshadow to have!

    Great review, I agree with all you said. And, yes too bad VL isn’t as widely available as it should be because I think for quality it is a very underrated line.

    • Hello Olivia,
      Your description “ethereal” is spot on. I applied this combo on my sister (much darker with a pink undertone) and she looked so beautiful. Simple and fast. BTW, did you try Vincent Longo Bronzers? I think they maybe the best bronzer formula I have ever come across. I will be forever in your debt for introducing me to the Vincent Longo line 🙂
      -Maria

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