Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Review: Vivo Cosmetics Pearl Eyeshadow "Mink"

I've tried quite a few things from Vivo Cosmetics now and I'm impressed at the high quality and low price. The pressed eye shadows aren't my favourite products from the line but there are a few worth looking at!

Vivo Cosmetics Eye Shadows are available in two finishes - pearl and matte. They're £1.50 each from selected Tesco shops and you get 3.8g.


The packaging is pretty sleek. The plastic isn't too flimsy but I'm not sure how it would stand up to heavy travelling. It's quite thin as well with no space wasted for a foam applicator. The word "VIVO" is stamped into the surface. The stamped letters do stand up to a few uses before vanishing. Ingredients are listed on the back.


The texture reminds me a lot of the MUA shadows I reviewed a while ago. Not surprising really, as these Vivo Pearl shadows also contain mineral oil. It gives them that slippery, almost cream shadow texture. These do feel less oily than the MUA shadows so last longer before creasing.

Mink is a slightly plum toned silvery brown. I'm not sure I can call it quite taupe as it leans so brown toned. It has a good level of pigmentation and shows up well enough without primer. It does crease in only a few hours if I wear this without primer but those with drier lids might get on a bit better! With primer the silvery tones show more and I get much more wear before any fading or creasing.

16 comments:

  1. pigmentation os this shadow is flawless. hardly needs a primer really, but we'll put one by habit haha xx
    liloo /@tsunimee xx

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    1. Definitely! But there's the pesky creasing thing as well!

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  2. I have this eyeshadow and really like it - it seems to lean more silvery than brown on me though. Maybe I should try without primer, or use some brown liner as shadow instead? :-) x

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    1. If I blend it out more it definitely leans more brown.

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  3. Thanks for reviewing, I'm going to pop to Tesocs and pick some up, they look like they'd be good to try especially at that price!

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    1. Definitely worth a go at £1.50!!

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  4. That's a really pretty shade. Tried a few Vivo products and have been suitably impressed but I haven't tried the shadows yet though!

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    1. The pearl shadows seem the best. I need to try the trios soon!

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  5. I have this shade and have yet to try it, so I'm pleased to see it's as good as I hoped it was.

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    1. This is definitely one of the best!

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  6. Looks great! Shame it is not available in Australia!

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    1. But you can get hold of Ozotic polishes so much easier than I can!

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  7. Thanks for reviewing.I have this shade and have yet to try it.

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