Vincent Longo New Essentials Collection for Fall/Winter 2011 Review & Swatches

I really adore when a brand launches a collection and I love every single product. That's usually the case when it comes to Vincent Longo products. I'm constantly blown away by the pigments, long-wear and the gorgeous colors of his line. His new essentials collection for Fall/Winter 2011 is no different. You can read about that launch here. Let's take a closer look...

Seen above are the velour pressed powders ($28). I tried Light #2 and Warm #4. These colors are definitely shades for me. Light #2 is a bit too light for me now, but I'm sure once we get more into winter, it'll be perfect. Warm #4 is almost perfect, but just a tad too yellow for my complexion. I used it a setting powder and for touch-ups throughout the day. I find that the shades are quite light, so I'm hoping for more shades in the future. I believe they are not meant as a foundation to be wore alone, but as a setting powder. They wore really well on me. It's really meant to add radiance and create a smooth finish, which it did.

You can notice there are a few colors put into each powder. You can blend all colors together for one color or focus your brush on one area.

The most exciting products I tried were the bronzers ($32) and blushes ($30). I was ecstatic when I saw the shades.

(Top row are bronzers/Bottom row are blushes)

 (Seen above: Golden Glow, Cooper Kiss, Cassata)

Golden Glow is described as a "golden beige" and to be honest, I've been using it as a highlighter on top of another bronzer. It's a very soft color, so it's perfect for that no-makeup look. I've used it alone and it gave a subtle glow.

Copper Kiss is described as "golden bronze" and I imagine it'll be the most popular of the bronzers. It's that perfect bronze shade that everyone desires. What I love about these bronzers it that they don't sit on top of your skin, but rather softly blend in for a natural look.

Cassata (my favorite) is described as "golden rose-sand" and it definitely looks like it sounds in the pan. It has a soft rose glow because of the small specks of color. I love the way this looks on my complexion. I intend to have a LOTD of with this bronzer.

These bronzers are absolutely stunning. I haven't used any other bronzers since I received them. They're incredibly pigmented and the colors are stunning. I found them great for contour use and perfect for just a soft glow. I seriously can't get enough of these! They also lasted about 6 hours on me.

 (In order above: Golden Glow, Copper Kiss, Cassata)

Get excited. Here come the blush swatches. More gorgeous additions to this collection!

(Seen above: Misty Blossom, Gold Canyon, Desert Rose)

Misty Blossom is described as a "powder pink" and she is very doll-like. Every-time I look at this blush I'm reminded of a porcelain doll with those perfect, rosy cheeks or Barbie. It looks awesome on my cheeks. I imagine it would look awesome on deeper skin tones are well.

Gold Canyon is described as a "burnished brown" and I've used it as a very natural blush.

Desert Rose is described as a "sandy rose" and this one is very light on the skin. I've also used this as a highlight or alone to create a soft glow. It looks almost pink/champagne on my complexion. I'm curious how it will look on other complexions.

*Products seen above where sent for consideration*

Have you tried Vincent Longo's New Essentials Collection?

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