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Monday, January 14, 2013

In the Limelight: Vincent Longo Lip & Cheek Gel Stain in Liquid Kiss Product Review

How's Monday, guys? Start of another workweek and perhaps a stressful one but let's welcome it with a smile instead. Anyway, I will do my best to keep this blog updated as often as I can. I don't want to make a blogging schedule as that would make me feel like this is a chore and might add more to the burn out I am experiencing at the moment. So in my attempt to keep this updated, I am reviewing another non-powder blush which is a lip & cheek tint. I am not the type who likes using tints as I never got the hang of applying it on my cheeks and when used on the lips, they just disappear or settle on my lip lines which I'm telling you isn't a pretty sight. Okay, I won't prolong the agony and make reading this entry a pain with my blabbing so here's the review for the Vincent Longo Lip & Cheek Gel Stain in Liquid Kiss which is one of the products I got from Apothica.


What I like:

  • The packaging is very simple. It's in a slim, black smoked glass tube that doesn't take a lot of space in one's makeup bag. 
  • The shade Liquid Kiss is a nice reddish tint with a hint of brown, almost close to being brick red. It looks natural on the cheeks. 
  • It does not have an awful taste like one of the tints I own with the brand name I'd rather with hold. 
  • Tint lasts for hours. I road tested it and it lasted for at least 5 hours on my cheeks but less on my lips.
  • Pigmentation is good.
  • Didn't dry out my lips.
  • I did not get any allergic reaction from it (I usually experience such within the day).
  • I think it is fairly priced at $22.30 for 7.5mL of product at Apothica and sadly, Sephora no longer carries this product.
What I don't like:
  • It looks unnaturally dark on my lips even when applied very sparingly which isn't the tint's fault. My preference. 
  • It settles on the dry patches or spots on my cheeks no matter how much I moisturize that area and blend it as fast as I can.
  • It oxidizes. I think almost everything oxidizes on me. Bah!
  • Not locally available.

Overall rating: 4/5 I still gave it a 4 because it is more than decent as a lip & cheek tint. I'm just probably not meant to use tints because I just can't seem to apply it right. This just doesn't work for me. A lot of girls like it though.

Will I buy again? Probably not. I prefer the likes of Benefit Posietint and Becca Beach Tints due to the consistency of the product.

Other: The tube isn't full at all even when it's new so don't be surprised and panic that the product might have leaked the moment you get your hands on this product. Also, when I removed the swatch from my arm, I noticed it left a dark stain that's somewhat close to being black or gray. I wonder why it looked like that.

Have you tried Vincent Longo products? What would you recommend?

Have a great Tuesday tomorrow, super awesome peeps! :)



  1. Ooh, that looks very pretty! I love tints (Becca's Beach Tints are my favourite), but like you, I often find they don't work well on lips as they tend to be a bit drying and settle into lines. I do love the hint of translucent colour they add to cheeks though.

    This looks lovely in your swatches!

    1. I don't like it when tints do that on the lips. It makes the lips look weird and emphasizes those lines you never knew you had. Thanks for visiting, dear. :)


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