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

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Oh wow, I’ve never heard of the brand before but these look great! Rather intense, but you blended them out nicely. It’s strange but I don’t have a lot of blush sticks at all! I am really curious about the Chanel ones that are coming out this summer tho 😉

    • hello Sunny,

      I was really impressed with these sticks. I’m especially smitten with Ardensa, the color is so beautiful and brightening. I just experimented using it as a base with my Giorgio Armani blush and the combo was so pretty.

      The Chanel Sticks are on my “go test” list. The only thing that stops me from loving some Chanel products is the fragrance. We shall see.

      -Maria

  2. Since this brand is a bit harder to find I’ve never thought much about it! Boy was that a mistake! They look great on you! Might have to go and do some online shopping 😉

    • Hello Maeve,

      Thank you Maeve. The brand is hard to find–too bad, because they have some really great products. Would love to see them back at Sephora.

      -Maria

  3. Honestly, I didn’t know these existed. My makeup mind has been occupied with other stuff. These certainly look better than the Chanel sticks I have seen! I like that inner shimmer core and the colors look much more clear and vibrant. I don’t think anyone can go wrong with a VL product!!!

    • Hello Olivia,

      These sticks are so lovely and smooth. I would love it if more stores carried this brand. Just the other day, I did spot Vincent Longo Cosmetics displayed at Duande Reade in the city. However, these bad boys were not part of the product line.

      The Chanel Sticks look interesting–I just may have to pop by the counter to do a little comparison.

      -Maria

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