Friday, 9 August 2013



I love a good lipstick - who doesn't? And if it's a bargain then it's even better. Step forward Vivo Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in 'Pucker Red'. Another raspberry red to add to my expanding collection of lip colours that will be perfect for autumn.

First things first, the packaging is standard fare for a brand as budget as Vivo but the silver and black does look quite sleek. I like that the casing isn't a perfectly cylindrical too - it makes it feel like more thought has gone into it somehow.

The bullet is shaped to have a curve at the top - making for an easy and even application straight from the tube. I don't feel like I need to get the lip brush out for this. There's a sweet scent to it, like vanilla but slightly more potent and synthetic. It's quite pleasant in my opinion - it's not as sickly as some lip products can be which is a bonus. It's actually really pigmented and doesn't contain any shimmer or glitter. Although it says 'matte' it gives a glossy finish when first applied and therefore I feel like I need to blot to get a truly matte finish. 

I love that it stains my lips so that, whilst I wear it down throughout the course of the day, it isn't as obvious that it needs a top-up. I can eat, drink and talk (oh I can talk) comfortably without any transfer to my teeth or much transfer to my many coffee cups.

The colour of 'Pucker Red' is a beautiful deep raspberry pink that applies a little lighter than the bullet. It's one of those colours that can easily take my look from day to evening, summer to autumn and I think I'll get a lot of use out of it. As far as bleeding goes, I've only found that it does this if I apply quickly and without care - but I find a lot of my lipsticks do this so this isn't something I'm much bothered about.

Would I recommend it? Yes. I think if you like your budget buys or happen to be watching the pennies then Vivo Cosmetics have the perfect solution for you in their line. There's 6 matte shades to choose from - from this raspberry red to a popping coral orange and onto a soft nude.

Vivo Cosmetics are currently holding a half price sale online.

Vivo Cosmetics Matte Lipstick in 'Pucker Red' RRP £1.99 (currently on offer at half price for 99p online) is available exclusively from Tesco stores across the UK as well as the Vivo Cosmetics website. For more information on Vivo Cosmetics products please visit the Vivo Cosmetics website. You can follow Vivo Cosmetics on Twitter and Facebook for news, product launches and competitions.

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  1. This looks gorgeous! I love a good raspberry red, like you say, and this one looks so striking and lovely. I love it when a lipstick is a little bit scented, sweet scents like vanilla are my favourite. :) x

    1. This is such a great colour and so affordable! You should definitely pick it up if you can! xxx

  2. i prefer it much more as well when the lippy turns into more of a stain!
    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

    1. Definitely - it stays put so much better! xxx

  3. The colour of this lipstick is like heaven, lipstick heaven. And it's 99p?? I'm a big fan of bright lipsticks that stain because they tend to be easier to wear and I don't have to constantly check if they've gone all patchy. xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

    1. Lipstick heaven - I love it! It's so cheap it's almost too good to be true! xxx

  4. Wow, this color is so pretty! Definitely brighter than I thought it would be by the looks of the bullet but it's sooo nice (: xx

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

    1. It is a little brighter but I think that makes it that bit more wearable all year round! xxx


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