VIVO Lacquer Shine

 One of the pitfalls of being super organised with so many drafted posts at the ready is that I occasionally forget to blog about something I really want to tell you about.. This is one such post that I thought I’d published weeks ago but apparently I hadn’t even written it. Anyway.. it’s here now and I know you all love you some budget brands so I’m excited to share with you some new glosses from Vivo. For those of you that don’t know, Vivo is a brand that launched in Tesco stores last year and has received a lot of blogger love since. Given that these days I’m more of an Asda girl I haven’t had chance to try anything from the range until now but I will be making a special trip to see more after this.

The Lacquer Shine glosses are a relatively new release and as you’d imagine the general idea is an ultra glossy finish. As with a lot of gloss products the more pigmented shades tend to streak and that’s an ‘issue’ with both of the colours I received. It’s not something that would put me off purchasing more of them but I think it’s worth mentioning. The brush is unlike any other I’ve tried, I could have sworn it was a little rubber wand but it is in fact a brush. It feels a bit awkward to use and is too small in my opinion but that’s just my personal preference peeking through. The product has a very sweet, fruit smell which I like but it’s always worth mentioning as i know not everyone likes scented lip products and the formula is also very nice, not sticky but a touch drying if worn all day. Colour-wise – Heavenly is a shade I would absolutely have picked out for myself and has been living in my handbag for the past month, it’s a sheer plum/pink that’s very ‘daytime’ for me. Fire is a lot brighter and unfortunately doesn’t suit me at all, it’s an orange/coral and for a gloss give a lot of colour.



All in all for £1.99 I’m really impressed by these, I’d heard a lot about the brand but kind of assumed it would be a bit rubbish because Tesco sold it (*gasp* – I know.. I know!) but it turns out they’re really nice. There are 8 shades ranging from nude to deep red so something for everyone I would say.. and who doesn’t need a new lip gloss at that price?

It actually turns out to be perfect timing that I’m posting now as they have 50p off on their site making these glosses just £1.49!! available online here and in Tesco stores.

Miss BB

*These products were sent to me as a PR sample to review*



  1. 8 August, 2012 / 10:30 am

    the eyeshadow palettes by Vivo are AMAZING! they come in a trio for £2.50, they last all day and the colours are amazing, i think you’d really like them 🙂


    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 August, 2012 / 12:51 pm

      I wil have to branch out I think.. would love to try their brow kit x

  2. Lynda
    8 August, 2012 / 12:15 pm

    I’ve been dying to buy these and try them, They’re on offer at my local Tesco in Sutton, Only £1.49 but I’ve been waiting for someone I respect and enjoy reading their reviews, Not unlike yourself to come up with a post of these glosses to see if I should buy some, I think I’ll pick some up next time I go shopping which is tomorrow YAY!! I’ve seriously got a huge Makeup addiction lately although I haven’t broke the bank for any one particular Makeup item, Just yet!!! Thanks for the review and I love Heavenly too!! Looks great on you x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 August, 2012 / 12:49 pm

      it’s so hard to get out of the mindset that lots of cheap things are better than one expensive thing, isn’t it? I don’t think it’s always the right attitude to have but as a beauty blogger I couldn’t afford to have it any other way lol. I’m glad I could help push you over the edge for these as they’re lovely x

  3. Butterfliesandlillies-michelle
    9 August, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Love the colours .. There baked blush in peaches and cream is my absolute favourite, have a look next time you are browsing x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      10 August, 2012 / 7:55 am

      thanks for the recommendation!

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