VIVO fairly recently exploded into the low-cost world of cosmetics at Tesco in September. One of their products are Baked Shimmer Palettes, of which they sent me their Paparazzi version that has 4 eye shadows, 1 blush and a dual-ended sponge applicator.
The lid is black matted with clear sections so you can see what colours are in the palette, which I think is awesome. On the inside of the lid it even has a little mirror if you want to apply the makeup on the go.
Both the blush as well as the eyeshadows are “baked” – they are marbled into swirls with secondary colours, which looks beautiful. The Blush is marbled with a bronze-gold-colour, the black is marbled with silver-white, the green is marbled with a gold, the pink is marbled with a purple-blue and the last shade is a mix of purple, blue and silver-white. They really truly look beautiful.
Shame that VIVO missed giving the individual products names – they only go by “Shade 1″, “Shade 2″, etc. If you have more than one of these palettes and you want to tell people what colors you used, it makes it a little bit more complicated.
On the back of the package you will also find a little graphic that shows where you should be applying the colours – it’s a suggestion.
VIVO say you can “transform your eyes with this stunning array of eyeshadows baked into swirls of vibrant colours; sparked with metallic silvers and golds to deliver the ultimate ‘get papped’ look. Complete with baked blusher to compliment any complexion.“
I like this palette. I didn’t expect to see these pretty colours in a palette like that – especially since the colour payoff isn’t bad at all! They all shimmer like mad which I guess is a preference thing – I prefer my products to generally be matte. But that doesn’t make this palette bad. It gives you so many options of colour combination. The only REALLY crap thing is the sponge applicator – that went straight into the bin. I’m not sure if VIVO do a matte version of this palette – if they do, I would definitely buy it. But if you don’t mind shimmery products then DEFINITELY buy this. It doesn’t get much cheaper than this (I can’t remember the price, but I doubt it’s more than a fiver!)
Have you tried any of the VIVO products? Would you buy this Baked Shimmer Palette?
Miss drifted Snow White