Vincent Longo Daria Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer review and photos.

Vincent Longo Daria

Liquid lipsticks are all the rage; every company has a version to contribute to this growing trend.  They come is a wide variety of finishes from matte, to satin to glossy.  My personal favorites are those that can be layered with traditional lipsticks for added dimension.  Vincent Longo Daria Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer ($24 USD/ 4.5 ml), part of The Alternative Glamour Collection, promises a sensual lip look with comfortable wear, silky smooth formula and Vitamin E to help keep lips hydrated throughout the day.  Will this full-bodied brick-red dress to impress?  You’ll see 🙂

Vincent Longo Daria

Vincent Longo Daria

The Pros to Vincent Longo Daria:

  1. Incredibly smooth–glides on lips like buttah.
  2. Non-sticky formula is extremely emollient and ridiculously lightweight.
  3. Beautiful rich brick-red suits warmer complexions.
  4. Cream finish does not contain shimmers and suitable for all ages.
  5. Uniquely shaped applicator head is designed to outline lips with utmost precision–love it.
  6. When color wears off, a pink stain is left.
  7. Glossy finish remains for a solid two hours and dries down to a satin finish thereafter.
  8. Sturdy acrylic packaging is attractive and lightweight.
  9. Available in three colors: Angela (soft dark berry), Felicity (soft peach), and Daria (dark brick).
  10. Formulated without mineral oil, parabens or fragrance.
  11. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Vincent Longo Daria:

  1. Despite the lip base used (lip liner, lip stain, or matte lipstick) this emollient formula feathers/bleeds into fine lines.
  2. Does not bind well with other lipstick formulas.
  3. Even though the formula does not specify a fragrance in the ingredients, I detect a hint of a synthetic flavor.
  4. Limited retail locations.

Vincent Longo Daria

Vincent Longo Daria

  • Upon seeing Daria (seriously exotic name) for the first time, I was absolutely thrilled by the color selection.  What can I say, brown based lipsticks are my weakness, because they suit olive, medium and dark skins beautifully.
  • When I first applied Daria, the hydrating sensation was quite pleasing–so much so, I immediately ran to my computer to take notes.  However, after an hour and a half, my blissful state was brought to a screeching halt with the discovery of feathering lip color in my fine lines.
  • As usual, I broke out my trusty arsenal of lip bases to combat the problem–my trusty Girlactik Matte Lip Paint (reviewed here) began breaking down within 40 minutes after being topped by Daria. Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Brown is Back (reviewed here), Dose of Colors Matte Lipsticks (reviewed here) and It Cosmetics lip liners (reviewed here) also met a similar fate in the presence of Daria.
  • This formula is strictly for those who require an emollient lip product and predisposed to smooth skin around the lip area.

Comparison Lip Products:

Chanel

Comparison Swatches:
Shiseido Lacquer Rouge RD 702, Vincent Longo Daria, Chanel Audace Rouge Allure Gloss

  • Shiseido Lacquer Rouge (reviewed here) has been used by IMCT for fours years.  RD702 is quite similar in color to Daria, but possess more of a pinky undertone.  Shiseido’s glossy formula is slightly thicker in consistency than Daria–it pairs well with any lip stain, liner or lipstick and the results never fail.  I currently have eight colors in my possession.
  • Vincent Longo Daria Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer feels heavenly on the lips.  I wish I had my 20 something lips back, they would have loved the feel and look of this lacquer.  However, the extremely emollient texture will feather if you are prone to fine lines around the lip area.
  • Chanel Audace Rouge Allure Gloss is obviously a mauve/brown and considered a lip gloss, but as you can tell, it is endowed with ample pigment to wear on its own.  The denser formula is unique in that it does not feather into fine lines and pairs well with other lipstick textures.
Vincent Longo Daria

Freshly applied: Vincent Longo Daria Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer (what a great color) with Vincent Longo Intergalactic Eyeshadow.

 

**Vincent Longo Cosmetics can be found at newly renovated Duane Reade drug stores, macys.com and vincentlongo.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you despite the fantastic color, shine, packaging and incredible feel, Vincent Longo Daria Velvet Riche Lip Lacquer is not the perfect lip lacquer for me.  Feathering color is not cute and is a total deal-breaker.  However, if your lips are plump and line free, then you will indeed love this lacquer and are assuredly deemed my nemesis (just kidding)  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned.  *Daria Lip Lacquer was provided by PR in exchange for an honest review–everything else was purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos can only be used for other social media and publications with granted permission.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic Cangiante Dimensional Eyeshadow review, photos and looks.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

Vincent Longo Intergalactic Cangiante Dimensional Eyeshadow.

Truth be told, I have not had a proper purple eyeshadow in my collection in years.  IMHO, purple is a very tricky color to pull off after at a certain age.  Just like the perfect nude lipstick, purples have to be spot-on to work for my coloring and needs.  Vincent Longo Intergalactic Cangiante Dimensional Eyeshadow ($24 USD/ 3g) from the new Fall 2015 Alternative Glamour Collection, has become indispensable in my daily routine.  It would seem this vivacious violet has not only won my heart, but has given me a newfound appreciation for such a complex hue.  I hope you enjoy.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

Vincent Longo Intergalactic.

Pros to Vincent Longo Intergalactic Eyeshadow:

  1. Soft velvety texture.
  2. Natural or synthetic brushes work beautifully with this formula.
  3. Can be used dry or wet.
  4. Makes an amazing crease color when used dry.
  5. Truly dramatic results when applied wet.
  6. Formula is lightweight and long-wearing.
  7. Blends well with other eyeshadow textures.
  8. The demi-matte finish has a lovely sheen and is appropriate for all ages.
  9. Formulated with Vitamin E (Tocopherol) to nourish delicate skin around the eye area.
  10. Substantial amount for the price when compared to other high-end brands.
  11. Thin sleek compact has a magnetic closure and comes with a distortion free mirror.
  12. Available in  5 colors:  Intergalactic (rich aubergine), Wannabe (golden ivy), Hypnotize (cornflower blue), Ironic (cork brown), Don’t Speak (dove gray).
  13. Formulated without parabens.
  14. Made in Italy.

Cons to Vincent Longo Intergalactic Eyeshadow:

  1. Intergalactic is described as a rich aubergine, but the color swatches more like a violet-purple–not necessarily a con, but worth noting.
  2. When used dry all over the mobile lid, the violet hue can appear draining on medium skin tones.
  3. Formulated with petrolatum (mineral oil).
  4. Vincent Longo Cosmetics are available at limited retail locations.

Looks using Vincent Longo Intergalactic:

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

  • For the above look, Intergalactic was used dry in the crease and deepen with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo in 4 Wood.  Dior Cosmopolite (reviewed here) was used on the mobile lid.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

  • For the above look, I used a flat dampened brush (Shu Uemura #10 brush) and outlined the crease and outer corner with Intergalactic.  Dior Cosmopolite was used on the mobile lid.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

  • For the above look, a flat dampened brush was used to apply Intergalactic all over the mobile lid.  I normally shy away from using purple in this manner, but the finish was quite grown-up, without looking too metallic or shimmery.  The texture of this eyeshadow reminds me of Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo in 9 Tadzio (reviewed here).

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

  • For the above look, Intergalactic was applied in the crease and outer corner over Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Sandglow (reviewed here).  Intergalactic’s smooth texture glided over Sandglow without any patchiness.

Vincent Longo Intergalactic

  • For the final look, Intergalactic was used to smoke out Trish McEvoy Arabian Nights pencil (reviewed here).  The combination of blue and violet made an attractive eye look indeed.
Vincent Longo Intergalactic ingredients

Vincent Longo Intergalactic Cangiante Dimensional Eyeshadow ingredient list.

**Vincent Longo Fall 2015 Alternative Glamour Collection can be found exclusively at vincentlongo.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Intergalactic is truly out of this world.  The smooth texture, long-lasting wear, sizable amount, attractive packaging, versatile color and finish has given me a hankering for more colors.  I only wish I had an endless money pit and could invest in the entire collection  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*IfMakeupCouldTalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, the eyeshadow in this post was provided by PR in exchange for an honest review. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of IfMakeupCouldtTalk.com unless otherwise noted. *IfMakeupCouldTalk.com photos can only be used for other social media and publications with granted permission.

Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks review and photos.

Vincent Longo Chiara Flush Sticks

Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks.

As you may already know, I am a huge fan of Vincent Longo Cosmetics.  The quality of most of his products can easily rival some of the biggest name brands.  Considering this has been a winter from the H*ll, my excessively dry skin has been on a quest to find products that will bring it instant relief.  So when Vincent Longo Orombre and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks ($34 USD/10g) crossed my path, I had high hopes one of my favorite brands would bring my parched epidermis the moisture it so desperately needed…Pssst…just between us girls–they did.  🙂

Vincent Longo Orombra

Vincent Longo Orombra Chiara Flush Stick.

Vincent Longo Ardensa

Vincent Longo Ardensa Chiara Flush Stick.

Vincent Longo  Orombra and Ardensa.

Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks swatches.

The Pros to Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks:

  1. Orombra Chiara Flush Stick is a “golden amber with a shimmering golden core.”  Fantastic bronzing color to add instant warmth to the skin.
  2. Ardensa Chiara Flush Stick is a “soft coral with a shimmering apricot core.”  I would say this a pretty accurate description.  On my olive skin, the coral flush instantly livened the appearance of my face–perfect color for spring.
  3. Illuminating core delivers just the right amount of radiance without any shimmer particles–an additional highlighting shade is optional.
  4. Both sticks apply with the greatest of ease and blend seamlessly.
  5. Can be applied straight from the tube to the skin and blended with fingers or a synthetic brush.
  6. Emollient texture feels soothing on very dry skin.
  7. Sleek lightweight packaging and convenient stick form is ideal for travel and touch ups.
  8. Colors can be built-up to the desired intensity without any patchiness.
  9. An additional layer applies evenly without disturbing the existing layer.
  10. Both colors did not settle into pores or fine lines.
  11. Orombra and Ardensa lasted 10-12 hours (this will vary on oiler skins).
  12. Formulated without parabens or fragrance.
  13. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks:

  1. Although these Flush Sticks last well throughout the day, they do not fully set.  It would be highly advisable to avoid touching the areas of the face were the colors are applied.
  2. Due to the dual ring design, the inner highlighting core is difficult to access for sole highlighting purposes.
  3. Vincent Longo Cosmetics are sold mostly online.
Vincent Longo Orombra

Vincent Longo Orombra Chiara Flush Sticks applied heavily to the hollows of the cheeks.

Vincent Longo Orombra

Vincent Longo Orombra Chiara Flush Sticks blended with MUFE #110.

  • As you can tell by the above photos, Orombra is shockingly dark, but the smooth texture sheers out easily and leaves behind the perfect sun-kissed glow.  However, should one desire a more intense look, I found well blended layers settle on the skin beautifully and appear the most natural.
  • Should one desire a completely matte look, simply angle the stick on the side to access the outer ring color.
Vincent Longo Ardensa

Vincent Longo Ardensa Chiara Flush Stick applied heavily on the cheeks.

Finished Look: Vincent Longo Chiara Flush Sticks

Finished Look:
Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks worn as a bronzer and blush.

  • The addition of Orombra really gave my sallow lifeless skin a bronzy glow and Ardensa provided the prettiest flush to the cheeks.  I can only imagine how beautiful this combo will look on tanned and darker complexions.  The overall effect is healthy and radiant–who wouldn’t want that?

Vincent Longo Chiara Flush Stick Ingredient List:

Caprilc/Capric Triglyceride, Cera Microcristallina, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Mica, Polyethylene, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)Butter Extract. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

**Vincent Longo Chiara Flush Sticks are sold exclusively at vincentlongo.com. **

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

Makeup would tell you Vincent Longo Orombra and Ardensa Chiara Flush Sticks have proven themselves every bit as fantastic as I had hoped. The hydrating feel, illuminating finish, flattering colors, and convenient packaging and application definitely have earned a place in my makeup routine. Next on my Vincent Longo must have list–the creme gel liners in Golden Orbit and Flamenco and the “Thinstick” lipsticks–all of these babies are just longing to come home with me. 🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, the items in this post were provided by PR for consideration. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter review and comparisons.

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter.

As you may already know, I am a big fan of highlighters/illuminators.  The luminous effect these beauties impart on the face is irreplaceable.  Once deemed only evening appropriate, these wonderful creations have now become essential, anytime of the day, in creating more youthful, glowing and fresh-faced looks. Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter ($44 USD/11.5 g) has successful given me a much-needed dose of vitality–or its makeup equivalent 🙂  I hope you enjoy!

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter.

swatch of Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter

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Heavy and blended swatch of Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter.

The Pros to Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter:

  1. Gorgeous pink/peach base color with the finest silver pearl throughout.
  2. Gelatinous texture is cooling and smooth to the touch.
  3. Formula does not harden during cooler months.
  4. Cream-to-powder formula has amazing longevity–this stuff does not budge.
  5. Applies seamlessly with fingers or a stippling brush.
  6. Can be applied lightly on cooler skins and heavier on medium to darker skins.
  7. Multi-purpose use: eyeshadow, inner corner highlight and facial highlighter.
  8. Unbelievably generous amount offered (11.5g).
  9. Lightweight plastic container contains an airtight seal, which makes it ideal for travel.
  10. “The advance formula contains 75% Microwater, a unique 100% natural botanical seaweed polymer, pure pigment, along with Vitamin E and Silica.”
  11. Can be used as a base for powder highlighters for extra longevity and dimension.
  12. Formula is fragrance-free.
  13. Comes in three shades:  Mermaid Muse (pink/peach pearl), Aura Passion (golden sand), and Lucky Light (golden apricot).
  14. Available for purchase (usually on sale) from numerous online retailers.
  15. Made in Japan.

The Cons to Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter:

  1. Very few in-person retail locations…the brand is mostly sold online.
  2. Ingredients on my box (purchased from another authorized VL retailer) differs from that on vincentlongo.com.  My pot is formulated with mineral oil, BHT, and Methylparaben.  Ingredients on Vincentlongo.com:

Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Talc, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Agar, Silica, Phytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Tocopherol. –

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter worn on the lids as an eyeshadow, as an inner corner highlighter and on the tops of the cheeks.

For the above photo, Mermaid Muse was used on the mobile lid, for an inner corner highlighter and above the cheeks bones.  The formula blended beautifully in all areas and the color lasted for 12 hours without any fading.

Comparison Swatches to Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse:

Cream Highlighter Comparison Swatches:

Cream Highlighter Comparison Swatches:
MAC Hush Cream Colored Base, Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse, It Cosmetics Hello Light Cream Illuminator, and Edward Bess Sunlight.

  • MAC Hush Cream Colored Base warm peach coloring closely resembles Mermaid Muse, but the longevity is nowhere near as amazing.
  • Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse is the perfect balance of pink and peach.  The ultra fine silver pearl gives the warm base color the added edge that makes this color work on both warm and cool skins alike.
  • It Cosmetics Hello Light Cream Illuminator is a white base cream highlighter with pink undertones. Personally, this color is too striking against my olive complexion; however, this offering is the ideal color for light, cool-skinned complexions.
  • Edward Bess Sunlight is a light golden color that is wonderful for brightening up any complexion, I only wish it was more reasonably priced.
Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter used as a base.

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter used as a base.

 Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter.

Cle de Peau 13 Sand Beige Luminizing Face Enhancer over Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter.

The above photo shows how beautifully Mermaid Muse pairs with various powder highlighters.  Personally, my favorite combo is Mermaid Muse topped with Cle De Peau 13 Sand Beige.  Even though Mermaid Muse has impressive lasting power on its own, the addition of the power highlighter gave this combo unbelievable resilience.

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter ingredient list.

Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter ingredient list.

**Vincent Longo Cosmetics can be found at beauty.com, amazon.com, nordstrom.com, and vincentlongo.com.**

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

Makeup would tell you Vincent Longo Mermaid Muse Water Canvas Highlighter is a truly beautiful product. The color, the cooling sensation, the texture, the longevity and the versatility are what makes this product a definite winner in my book.  If you have difficulty maintaining your highlight color (due to oily skin, constant face touching, etc.), then this product is for you.  As for myself, I can foresee utilizing this beauty (despite the paraben factor) for the remainder of the winter.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains store affiliate links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer review and comparisons.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer.

Bronzers are a must-have for many people; they impart the look of a healthier complexion by adding warmth to the skin and add a finishing touch to any look.  Many makeup enthusiast pride themselves on coveting a “fresh” compact every summer season–myself included.  This year my choice was Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer ($32 USD/9g).  This beautiful bronzer was just as silky as Vincent Longo Sandalwood Blush and dare I say, better than any other bronzer in my collection; now that’s a bold statement indeed 🙂

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer heavy swatch and blended swatch.

The Pros to Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer:

  1. Finely milled soft, silky smooth formula glides on the skin with ease.
  2. Beautiful medium brown color with slight red undertones.
  3. Pinky/champagne “meteorite pearls” imparts a luminous finish without any shimmer.
  4. Lightweight pigmented formula is best applied with a soft round brush.
  5. Blends seamlessly and can be built-up without looking caky.
  6. Lasts 8 hours + dependent on one’s activities.
  7. Imparts a lovely bronzed luminosity when applied on the décolletage.
  8. Amazing amount/price ratio.
  9. Can be used as an eyeshadow..very similar in color to MAC Groundwork Paint Pot.  Copper Kiss has been my go-to crease color since its acquisition.
  10. Can also be used as a blush for medium and darker complexions.
  11. Well constructed compact with a magnetic closure.
  12. Just like Sandalwood, Copper Kiss’s compact opens completely flat for easy access to the powder; a feature makeup artists would appreciate.
  13. 4 color choices to suit a variety of skin tones.
  14. Slight fig fragrance which is imperceptible after a couple of minutes.
  15. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.
  16. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer:

  1. Blush and Bronzers compacts are identical.  A bit confusing during a busy morning, unless compacts are stored upside down.
  2. Limited retail locations..mostly sold online.
  3. Due to the soft texture, powder kick-up is inevitable if a dense brush is utilized.
  4. Lighter skin tones may find his color too overwhelming–Beauty Sin or Golden Glow would make better choices.
  5. No other cons…this maybe my favorite bronzer yet.
Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer on the hollows of the cheeks, on the temples and along the jaw line.

  • For the above photos, Vincent Longo Copper Kiss was applied with my Chikuhodo Z-8 Cheek Brush (reviewed here) on the hollows of the cheeks, on the temples, on the nose and along the jaw line.  This paired beautifully with Vincent Longo Sandalwood Dew Drop Blush.  Due to the complex nature of this color, Copper Kiss also makes an outstanding eyeshadow for those mornings when a quick and easy look is required.

Bronzer Comparisons:

Bronzer Comparisons: Bobbi Brown Medium 2, Vincent Longo Copper Kiss, Dior Skin Nude Tan 003 Cinnamon, Laura Mercier Ritual, Edward Bess daydream, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

Bronzer Comparisons:
Bobbi Brown Medium 2, Vincent Longo Copper Kiss, Dior Skin Nude Tan 003 Cinnamon, Laura Mercier Ritual, Edward Bess daydream, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

Bronzer Comparisons: Bobbi Brown Medium 2, Vincent Longo Copper Kiss, Dior Skin Nude Tan 003 Cinnamon, Laura Mercier Ritual, Edward Bess daydream, and Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer.

  • Bobbi Brown Medium 2 Bronzing Powder is a very deep ruddy based bronzer; not as smooth as Copper Kiss and requires a lot more blending for the color to appear seamless.
  • Dior Skin Nude Tan 003 Cinnamon was a color a Sephora rep talked me into buying.  My initial hesitation was substantiated from the first moment I applied this bad boy.  On my complexion, the color seemed to oxidize throughout the day into a muddy orange hue.
  • Laura Mercier Ritual was my 2013 summer obsession.  Ritual has a matte base with suspended red shimmers running throughout the formula.  Copper Kiss is silkier to the touch and slightly more luminous without being obvious.
  • Edward Bess Daydream (old formula) is a lovely neutral bronzer.  Vincent Longo Copper Kiss is a bit more rosy and has a subtle luminosity.  I no longer use this bronzer, because it contains parabens.  Edward’s newly formulated Daydream Bronzers do not.
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is a classic shade.  This color smells divine and the texture is wonderful.  However, if a heavy hand is used during application, the color has the potential to look muddy on certain skin tones.

Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer.

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

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

Makeup would tell you Vincent Longo Copper Kiss La Riviera Sun Face and Body Bronzer is one of the best bronzers I have ever used.  The silky texture, beautiful muted ruddy undertones, shimmer-free formula, luminous finish, amazing value and permanent status make this my favorite bronzer to date.  Until next time, be well, stay safe, be happy and bronzed 🙂

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains an affiliate link. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.