Hands up if you've heard of the launch of Vivo Cosmetics due out in selected Tescos this September.. I'm pretty much expecting most of you to have heard about it if you've been on twitter at all recently.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the launch although receiving an invitation (dammed work) but Vivo very kindly send me a few items to try out at home.
I got got the Diamond Sparkles Lipgloss (£1.50), Liquid Eyeliner (£2.00) and Matte Foundation (£2.59) and yes those prices are correct.
Billed as 'The MAC of supermarket make-up brands, it includes a range of stylised make-up essentials for all beauty junkies. Bringing catwalk inspired looks to the convenience of the supermarket but without the hefty price tag.'
So what did I think of the products I received?
First up the Diamond Sparkles Lipgloss.
Give lips a sparkly sheen with these diamond shine lip glosses.
With a brush applicator it does take a bit of squishing to get the product out but once it is the brush distributes it cleanly and evenly over its desired area. I received the lipgloss in Sheer Spice, a nude colour with lots of sparkles in but without feeling gritty on the lips.
I found it very similar to BeautyUK's Lip Lust.
Also available in Candy Floss, Summer Fruits and Raspberry Sorbet.
Don't let the names fool you, there is no taste and no scent to this product.
Next the Matte Foundation.
A long-lasting soft, matte finish with a smooth application to give flawless coverage and comfort all day long.
Unfortunately I received the foundation in Shade 4 Toast, which is far to dark for me to try out properly without looking like an OmpaLumpa. But what I did swatch on my hand spread easily and covered a far sized area for such a small blob.
Also available in Natural Sand, Honey Beige, Fawn and Biscoti I'm kind of hoping the lightest shade is light enough for me because at £2.59 this is a steal.
Lastly the Liquid Liner.
Create statement eyes with liquid liners available in a multitude of metallic colours.
Excuse the wet look photo of my eye I applied this very quickly for the shoot. It literally took me seconds to create a almost perfect flick, in contrast to when I try it with Kohl and it takes me ten to fifteen minutes. Very easy to use and gives a smooth, clean line straight off.
Also available in Glitter Black, Brown, Plum, Slate, Grey and Silver. The one I used here was Carbon Black.
All in all I'd say check out this range if you see it in Tescos.
Other products available are:
Pearl Eyeshadows £1.50
Matte Eyeshadows £1.50
Trio Eyeshadow Palette £2.50
Baked Shimmer Palette £6.00
Volume Mascara £2.59
Lengthening Mascara £1.50
Curve Effect Mascara £3.00
Kohl Eye Liner £1.50
Eyebrow Pencil £1.50
Ultimate Brow and Eye Kit £5.00
False Lashes £2-£4
Shimmer and Shine Lip Gloss £1.99
Blush and Highlighter Duo £2.39
Pressed Powder Compact £2.39
Mattifying Loose Powder £3.00
Radiant Boost Highlighter £3.59
Undereye Roll on Concealer £3.59
Ultimate Base Concealer Kit £5.00
Baked Blush £4.00
Baked Bronzer £5.00
So a fair few items to choose from, all in a range of colours.
So will you be trying this new range out when it hits the stores?