May 22, 2008

Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow Quad

On a spontaneous haul visit to Sephora I decided to do something different for once: Check out some of the brands that I've never bought from before. OMG I know, and you thought that I have tried everything. Well I haven't. But I have tried about 80% of the high-end brands out there (so if you need help deciding with someone just ask/read my reviews).

The Vincent Longo half of an aisle caught my eye. In lieu of Sephora's last fine art-themed catalogue, Longo had stuff that totally fit in. Mascaras in unconventional shades (primary yellow, blue, red, green, etc.) and the same colors in liquid liners. I poked around at these for a bit and ended up buying the Vibrant Eye Waterproof Mascara in Giallo (yellow) as well as a liner in a Crayola green, Vibrant Eye Waterproof Liner in Verdino. Oh yeah, and I could not fucking resist getting the Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow Quad ($40).
I mean come on, even the name is awesome. Wet Diamond. Anyway, this is the first time I've ever bought a palette that was meant to be used wet and dry.

Used dry, the high-tech pearl formulate doesn't really emulsify nicely on your brush. They colors come out tons lighter than they look in the palette. It's nice -- if you want something super subtle. Used wet these pigments are FAMAZING. 

Before I go on, I know some of you may have never used a highly-pigmented eyeshadow wet before. All you have to do is get a damp piece of paper towel/facial tissue and dab your brush on it. Never hold the brush bristles directly under a running stream of water, it'll get it WAY too wet and may ruin the bristle arrangement of your brush if you let it dry retarded.

So after you've dabbed your damp brush into a color, these pigments are soooo pronounced you can see them from a mile away. These are pealescent, ultra-shimmery colors and are super blendable. They only being to somewhat crease after the school day (appoximately 8 hours of wear). 

I highly, HIGHLY suggest the Wet Diamond Quads and give them a 5 out of 5 stars!