Vincent Longo Trio Eyeshadow Pearl to Matte: Count to Three!

I have long been a fan of  the Vincent Longo brand. My friend Marcia from Beauty Info Zone  introduced me to the brand during a shopping trip to Space.NK in Newport Beach, California. I instantly fell in love with the Pearl X Eyeshadows (review here) so I was delighted for the opportunity to try more from the line.

Press Sample


Vincent Longo Trio

The Vincent Longo Trio Eyeshadow in Primitive makes creating an eye look as easy as counting to 3!  The three shades are embossed with the numbers for the order of application. For a pretty daytime look  use #1 all over, #2 in the crease and #3 to line and define. To vamp it up and create a smoky eye, apply #1 as an all-over base, #2 on the lid, #3 in the crease and along the lower lash line. Either way, this trio is perfect for a sophisticated brown eye. The addition of some very fine gold flecks in shade #3 makes the trio more interesting and gives it some dimension.

Vincent Longo Swatches

Primitive shade #1 is a shimmery ivory I used on the brow bone, shade #2 is a beautiful satin finish bronze with red undertones and #3 is a deep matte brown with fine gold flecks. The combination works beautifully together, especially on blue or green eyes. I really like that you get three finishes in one compact; it makes the trio more useful. Having the numbers listed on the shades take the guesswork out for makeup newbies or for  those who need a quick look. All the colors blend nicely, do not crease and last all day with a primer. It could just be me, but I had some trouble blending shade #3 into the crease–it was going on a bit patchy for me. I always wear eyeshadow primer so maybe I did a bad job of blending my Urban Decay Primer Potion–it wouldn’t be the first time. Overall I don’t feel that affected the entire look.

Vincent Longo Eye


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Packaging is a sleek black compact with a full size mirror that looks expensive. Truthfully, I kind of like the old packaging; even though it wasn’t as rich looking, you could see the colors through the clear plastic top.

Vincent Longo Trio Eyeshadow Pearl to Matte is available in four colorways and retails for $30. Purchase at and

In this look I am also wearing Vincent Longo Thinstick Lipstick in Baby and VL mascara (to be reviewed in another post).

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Bottom Line: great quality, color coordinated and SO easy to use!


  • Erika

    These shadows are beautiful and look fab on you.

    • cindy

      Awww, thanks!

  • Nidia – Lit From Within

    I’ve never tried this brand before. I love the colors. Do the browns lean purple in real life, or is that just my monitor?

    • cindy

      That’s your monitor :)

  • Eugenia

    I need to try something from this brand!!

    • cindy

      Yep, you do!

  • Phyrra

    I love the design of the trio

    • cindy

      Isn’t it cute?


    I’ve never used anything by Vincent Longo and now am super curious! Shadows look fab on you.

    • cindy

      Great brand!

  • Cosmetics Aficionado

    These shades really flatter you!

    • cindy

      These shades are great for blue eyes–opposites on the color wheel!

  • Kelly R

    It looks amazing on you!

  • Leelo R

    Perfect little eyeshadow trio for everyday use. Love the look you created!

  • Shipra

    These are colors everyone should have! They look great on you! <3

  • Laura My Newest Addiction

    looks like a great trio for the summer. i tend to go darker and more sultry when its warm out

    • cindy

      I’m usually the opposite!

  • Lisa Heath

    Those colors make your blue eyes really pop!

    • cindy

      These shades are great for blue and green eyes!

  • Honeygirlk

    I love your looks – gorgeous! These shades are right up my alley. I love it.

  • Destany

    Love those colors! The palette is adorable too! I love how the pigments curve together :)

  • MarciaF (beauty info zone)

    I remember how long we spent looking at the line and swatching everything in sight!

    • cindy

      Good times!

  • Stepanie Louise

    It makes your eyes look so blue!

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I love the swirls & the colors are my faves!

  • Miranda

    What a pretty look you created!

  • Justina

    This is so pretty on you!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    This is a very cool trio. I love the look of it.

  • Sheila (Painted Ladies)

    I love the VL products!

  • kristyn

    love these shades and the way its packaged. I have several of this brands products and love them!

  • Anastasia

    This trio looks fantastic on you :)

  • Ashley

    What a gorgeous trio of shadows that look beyond fabulous on you. The trio compliments your eyes so well that is just stunning,

  • Kendra

    Pretty color on you!

  • Chrissy

    i love vincent longo – i bought a bunch of their products from hautelook a while back and fell in love with the brand