This week I was at MMCL’s studio for a bloggers event to welcome Vincent Longo’s COO Linda Treska and their global director of artistry Dominique Samuel in the week that they brought the brand back to the UK.
Over 20 years Vincent Longo has used innovative technology and luxurious high performance formulas and achieved cult status. Vincent Longo is the beauty and fashion insider’s brand of choice and this year was the artistry brand behind the House of Mea show at London Fashion Week.
The range successfully combines up to the minute trends with easy to use products that work for everyone and are long lasting.The capsule collection launching this month contains six key products.
Talented and engaging, Dominique captivated the audience as he demonstrated each of the products. Passionate about his work and a master of his craft he used the Vincent Longo products as though he was delicately creating a work of art applying colours variously with sponges and his fingers until his work was complete. He introduced us to the products and instilled in us a confidence that we could achieve the looks we wanted using them.
This is a primer, although it isn’t like any other I’ve tried. It goes on like a serum – making the skin silky and smooth ready to receive colour products and make them last. There’s no silicon or parabens in this so it’s light weight. It’s formulated with micro waters and infused with seaweed extract, bistoria and liquorice root. It’s £33.50 here.
This is a cream to powder foundation but not what I’d expected. I applied it with a damp sponge and found that it was barely perceptable on the skin. It didn’t look as though there was any coverage but it made my skin look great. It’s oil, fragrance and paraben free with micro water and seaweed extract to protect, nourish and lock in moisture and to diminish the look of fine lines and smooth skin. It comes in 10 shades from Porcelain to Sienna (pictured is Bisque) It’s £43.50 here.
Again a cream to powder finish this glides on smoothly and sheerly – it gives a watercolour look – for a long-lasting flush. As with the other products it contains micro-water and seaweed extract and it’s enriched with Vitamin E and antioxidants. It comes in 4 shades (pictures is Swan Lake) and it’s £3.50 here.
This is a multi-textured eye shadow with shimmer and matte in different shades in the same pan. Each shadow is unique. You can swirl around the brush to get an overall shade or pick out individual colours for your look. Using my Gypsy Rose shadow (pictured) I picked out golden shades for the lid and then used darker berry shades for the crease for a summer to autumn day time look. It’s enriched with vitamin E for hydration and comes in 5 shades. They cost £19.00 here.
I really thought that I wasn’t going to like this. It looks like a dark red lip gloss in the tube and I couldn’t see how it would work for me. But it’s a totally different product in use. It’s a sheer wash of colour that stays put. I loved that it made my lips look perfected but not as though I was wearing a lip product. Almost like the old tip of biting your lips to make them look flushed – my lips but better. The applicator was great to get precise coverage. It’s hypoallergenic, oil, paraben and gluten free and comes it 3 shades (pictured is Baby Boo). It costs £18.50 here.
This is the one product that I didn’t get to bring home but I did try it on the night. It’s a luxurious yet lightweight intensely pigmented highlighter infused with subtle pearl lights. It’s gluten and paraben free and water resistant. It also doubles as a long wear shadow and comes in six shades and is £19.00 here.
I think that this is a brand you’ll be hearing a lot more about this season and into 2017.