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.

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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!



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  1. These shadows are beautiful and look fab on you.

  2. 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?

  3. I need to try something from this brand!!

  4. I love the design of the trio

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

  6. These shades really flatter you!

  7. It looks amazing on you!

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

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

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

  11. Those colors make your blue eyes really pop!

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

  13. Love those colors! The palette is adorable too! I love how the pigments curve together 🙂

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

  15. It makes your eyes look so blue!

  16. I love the swirls & the colors are my faves!

  17. What a pretty look you created!

  18. This is so pretty on you!

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

  20. I love the VL products!

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

  22. This trio looks fantastic on you 🙂

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

  24. Pretty color on you!

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