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  • Spring Runway Trends: Warming Up With Orange

    A hot trend from the Spring 2016 runway that is user friendly in the now, orange works like magic warming up pale winter faces with a blast of color! Shades of the sunset transform darker skins as well, giving a pumped up glow that looks modern and fresh on everyone.

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  • New Year’s Detox: Perfect Your Skin

    Skin can take some abuse during the holiday season. Cosmetics with heavier formulas that contain metallic and glitter pigments can clog up pores. There are also those celebratory glasses of moisture draining champagne, to account for! Reveal new skin for the New Year with a detox program that repairs, hydrates, and protects, featuring a few of our personal beauty faves.

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  • Cangiante Demi-Mattes: New Shadows To Fall For

    Cangiante Dimensional Demi-Mattes are VL’s newest shadows, with a luxurious velvety texture that blends seamlessly and can be applied wet or dry for a variety of finishes. The formula offers extreme versatility so you can apply a sheer wash of color, or amp things up and build a saturated, dramatic, look with long wearing impact! Read More

  • Contour + Highlight Duo

    The quickie route to a sculpted look is finally here! VL’s new Contour + Highlight Duo Stylo features a distinctively creamy, easily blendable formula that sets to a powder finish. The pencil applicator allows for maximum control and works to define features for a subtly sculpted face that’s flawless. A multi-function contour and highlighter, you can effortlessly create natural definition with this dRead More

  • Eyebrow Impact: Glossy, Feathery Brows Attract Attention

    Bigger is better this season! Feathery brows have a wispy, less structured grooming style that’s strategically untidy. Glossy refers to a primed shine that can range from subtle to dramatic, depending on your personal preference. Combine them together for the most current runway look! It’s a departure from the sleek brow trends of the past that can appear less-than-natural and overdone…shine defeats structure for Fall 2015.

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  • Be Beautifully Boho Chic On National World Peace Day

    In celebration of a day dedicated to international harmony, revisit the boho vibe that still inspires free thinkers around the world! Best advice ever? “Make love, not war.”

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  • Get the Look: Dolce Vita Makeup - Italian Icon Sophia Loren Inspires Fall 2015 Fashion

    Dolce Vita Makeup - Vincent Longo Cosmetics

    The VL team has been busy backstage planning incredible looks for the runway, but since Fashion Week is always ahead of us, we have to reach back in time to conjure up the trends for Fall!

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  • One Product

    The hottest days of summer are here so easy, lightweight makeup should be on everyone’s cosmetic agenda! From the beach to the streets, nothing beats the versatility of VL’s Water Canvas Blush, which contains 75% Microwater with botanical seaweed extract and Vitamin E to moisturize and protect your skin. The unique cream-to-powder formula is easy to apply and gives skin a healthy-looking, long-lasting glow.

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  • Strobing

    What’s the hottest current beauty trend? Fresh, dewy, glowing skin that radiates youth and vibrancy! It’s called strobing and it’s the more evolved cousin of contouring, the technique traditionally used to sculpt and add dimension to facial features. Instead of carving out areas with matte shading, strobing uses highlighter only in spots that catch the light naturally, like your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

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  • Summer Color - Modern Tribal

    For an editorial look that gets attention, try an unexpected pop of color! Start with a burnished summer shimmer by coloring lids, cheeks and skin with a coppery, bronzed glow. Bright purple shadow paired alongside an icy blue lip equals painted contrast, you’ll look like a modern tribal temptress who rules the city streets!

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  • Summer Looks For Caramel Skin Tones

    Darker skin tones tend to tan easily, even with daily sunscreen applications. Gradually, a burnished glow will take medium to deeper skins into territory where makeup should be swapped out. You’ll want to highlight the radiance of summer skin! Daytime cosmetics must be equipped to handle the heat, so look for stains and gels that won’t budge when faced with humidity.

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  • Picnic in the Park

    The bright light of summer sunshine requires a daytime look that hides flaws, yet doesn’t appear too heavy and overworked! An outdoor day-date calls for fast and easy, minimal makeup that takes both climate and lighting into consideration. With a combination of soft rosy tones, you will be the perfect amount of pretty for a picnic in the park!

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  • Fake Your Freckles

    Change up your summer makeup routine by adding a freckle here and there! Whether you want to define your natural freckles after foundation application, or you want to sprinkle on a few just for fun, we’ll show you how to create cute freckles that look completely natural on the skin.

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  • SUMMER Collection 2015: Modern Pop!

    Summer products should be versatile and focus entirely on enhancing summer skin. It’s time to shift to products that are lighter weight to nurture a moisture rich, dewy appearance! Your beauty routine should be simplified in these warmer months; you’ll just want to create a quick glow with a series of sheer formulas that build color and coverage according to your specific needs.

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  • SPRING TRENDS: The Inverse Smoky Eye

    One of the hottest trends for spring is the unexpected smudge of a dark color within the inner corner of the eye, where a light color is usually placed to highlight. The inverse smoky eye is a supercharged runway look, although we are going to tame it a little! By pairing a dramatic eye with very soft tones on the lips and cheek, you’ll find that this fashion editorial look is far more wearable for everyday fashionistas everywhere!Read More

  • Prom Look 2 - Bright Lips

    First comes the dress, next up is cosmetic strategy! The VL pro’s have created two looks for the big dance; we’ve already shown you how to create a luxe shimmering eye. Now we focus on the lip!

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  • Prom Look 1

    First comes the dress, next up is cosmetic strategy! Practicing your prom perfect face in advance is important so that you know exactly what look you will be going for on the night of the event. Choose your make up based upon the mood that your fashion statement evokes. Diaphanous silk chiffon ruffles pairs nicely with a softly romantic style, whereas a dramatic black dress can handle graphic or smoky make up looks. Be true to your own taste and you’ll be the belle of the ball no matter what you wear!

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  • Spring 2015 - Makeup Look 3

    Our Spring 2015 Collection tutorial continues, with another amazing look inspired by our new products! We are giving you all sorts of creative ideas, from 3-minute make up to brightening up winter weary skin with a subtle bronze spark! Let the VL prRead More

  • Spring 2015 - Makeup Look 2

    Our Spring 2015 Collection tutorial continues, with another amazing look inspired by our new products! We are giving you all sorts of creative ideas, from 3-minute make up to learning how one product can be worn many ways, let the VL professionals take you on a cosmetic tour of spring.

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  • Spring 2015 - Makeup Look 1

    The Canonical Collection

    Reimagine beauty this spring with Vincent Longo Cosmetics’ Canonical Collection. Rooted in the Renaissance, this collection of versatile color palettes and enlightened formulas inspires the artist within. Eyes glisten with rich, dimensional color in warm linen, silky fawn and golden obsidian. Cheeks glow with an easy one step application of highlight and lowlight in peony pink, sun-washed coral and soft bronze. Lips gleam in shades of ripe raspberry, crystalline nude and burRead More

  • How To Fix Your Broken Eyeshadow

    Everyone has experienced that “uh oh” moment when a brand new eyeshadow compact hits the floor, leaving you with a sad puzzle of cracked powder pieces to contend with. Fear not! There’s no need to trash it, because with just a few steps you can repair and reuse the remaining product.

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  • Bombshell Makeup Made Easy!

    Be a bombshell with little effort! By using a classic combination of just three colors, you can build a smoky-eyed look worthy of vixen status! Create balance with neutrals for the remainder of your features, a peachy nude lip and subdued cheek highlight without competing.

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  • Oxblood Everything

    Oxblood? It’s one of those things that looks better than it sounds…a beautiful deep burgundy wine color with hints of chocolate and plum. It’s a high-end editorial hue in fashion and beauty circles, communicating both passion and power!

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  • The Makeup at Fashion Week - Creating the Look

    Fashion Week begins long before the big event! Behind the scenes designers are working on their collections in the previous season, ensuring that all key elements of presentation are in place. Once the shows are scheduled, designers partner with makeup artists, hairstylists and nail technicians to construct a look that enhances the vision and feel of the line.

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  • Monochromatic Looks

    Monochromatic makeup can be difficult to pull off when taken too literally; cosmetic overkill can easily happen when using one shade to highlight every feature. By pairing different hues within the same color family in a multitude of textures and finishes, you can amplify the base color yet create a wearable look.

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  • Iconic Beauty Looks Makeup Tutorial: Elizabeth Taylor

    We look to style icons for all out glamour and no one did it better than Elizabeth Taylor. Identified by her unusual violet eyes, Taylor played up her best feature with bold, shaped brows and dark smoldering eye makeup for dramatic polish. A bright lip finishes the look that’s easy to recreate with a few tips courtesy of the VL pro’s!

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  • Makeup for a Job Interview

    Makeup for a Job interview - Clean and Professional Look

    The key to looking great on an interview is soft makeup that looks polished and professional. You’ll want to look your best and accentuate facial features without overtly distracting. Ace that interview with cosmetic confidence!

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  • 5 Chic Summer Makeup Looks That Use Only 3 Products Each Part Two

    Summer trends should be easy and give you an effortless glow that works between sun up and sundown. We worked with Elle.com to create a series of inspirational how-to’s that focus on quick summer beauty at it’s best! With just a few steps you can highlight eyes, lips and cheeks – go soft and choose a natural palette, or heat things up with summery brights!

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  • How Cheeky of You

    Blush. What is the best formula for your needs? Where and how to apply!

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  • Beach Looks

    A beautiful day at the beach includes beautiful you, looking your absolute summer best with long wearing, sweat-proof, barely there makeup that works with, rather against, the beachy heat! You’ll want to be pretty without appearing overdone, nor does a sun goddess wish to worry about her makeup running down her face all day.

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  • Work Appropriate Makeup

    Work appropriate makeup needs to be polished and professional for meetings, but also should withstand a long day at the office. A clean, natural look applied with a light touch is the best strategy, avoid false lashes, glitter or anything too bright or dramatic. It will only appear overdone!Read More

  • Makeup Care and Storage

    You’ll want to protect your cosmetic investments by always taking good care of what you buy – makeup is particularly sensitive to environmental factors!

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  • Bridal Makeup Look #3

    A formal wedding calls for sophisticated glamour, so if you are pulling out all the stops to create a red carpet worthy event you’ll want your style to communicate the same level of elegance.

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  • Bridal Makeup Look #2

    Soft sand, crashing waves, bright blue skies as far as the eye can see…destination weddings make for a memorable experience for not only the bride and groom; a beachside party feels like a vacation for everyone!

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  • Makeup Touch Up Tips

    Heading directly out for dinner or drinks after work? After a long day at the office, your make up could probably use a little refreshing. Or maybe it’s a date and you want to add evening drama? Let the VL experts guide you along the touch up trail!

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  • Classic Makeup Looks

    Timeless make up focuses on the basics of beauty, it begins with even skin that appears clean, yet flawless. Cosmetic colors should remain neutral, highlighting your eyes and lips with understated tones.

    Enhance your natural facial features and create symmetry to achieve a truly classic look that transcends time.

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  • Date Night Makeup

    Date night make up should be flawless yet appear effortless, you’ll just want to emphasize your own natural beauty. Playing up the up the lips or eyes is always a good bet, and something kiss-proof is a must!

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  • The Brush Up

    Having a handful of key brushes is essential to expert makeup application. Good brushes have the skills designed within so the user can focus on technique. You’ll want to build n arsenal of cosmetic tools so that’s you always have the right brush for the job!

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  • Color Theory

    Follow the color theory rules or break them! When it comes to cosmetics, you can apply shades that would not naturally work together to create a beautiful effect. Makeup should be expressive and sometimes you’ll want something pretty but powerful!

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  • Vacation Makeup Look For Colder Climate

    Packing your makeup bag for a vacation begins with the road taken! Your destination dictates cosmetic need based on everything from the heat index to your activity roster.

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  • Vacation Look For Sunny Climate

    Packing your makeup bag for a vacation begins with the road taken! Your destination dictates cosmetic need based on everything from the heat index to your activity roster.

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  • Golden Glow Tutorial for Darker Skin Tones

    Darker skins sometimes require special attention to get that golden goddess glow. Sheer shades can be underwhelming, and pale colors can often appear too frosty on darker colored skin tones.

    Focus on richer shades that complement your features, while pumping up the color quotient with high-octane shimmer that both highlights and celebrates your natural beauty!

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  • Dramatic Smokey Eye

    For a special event, you’ll want to create a look with impact and drama from head to toe! After the dress and accessories are settled on, and the hairstyle decided upon, you’ll need a flawless face with star wattage. A dramatic smoky eyeshadow application draws the attention upwards, emphasizing both the color and shape of the eye.

    Keep the rest of your make up subtle, avoiding bright lipsticks that could compete and off set the balance of your features.

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  • Summer Bronze

    The trick to making your golden glow last is to create multiple layers of color. This two-part process starts with a cream or liquid based bronzer, and follows it up with a powder formulation. For a bronzed effect that outlasts even humid summer days, just follow these tips from the Vincent Longo team!

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  • Highlighting

    When contouring techniques are partnered with highlighting, you are able to reshape the face without surgery. Highlighting is a make up artistry method that utilizes a brightener to make that area more pronounced, drawing attention to a feature. In contrast, contouring relies upon a darker tone to shade any given area, thus reducing the physical impact of that feature. Unfortunately, a summer tan can have the same overall effect, flatting the hills and valleys of your facial structure.

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  • Summer Stay True Makeup

    Summer heat and humidity can degrade morning make up, leaving your face with an uneven application as the day wears on. The key is to apply long lasting products that are made to survive even in extreme conditions.

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  • Day to Night Make Up

    That natural look that you love all day long can often be a little too subtle for an outrageous night out. Whether it’s a special occasion or a big date, you’ll want to add a little sparkle to transition your makeup from daytime basic to evening glam!

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  • Best Summer Makeup Shades

    The heat is finally here! It’s time to celebrate sunshine with a cosmetic overhaul of your current beauty attitude, incorporating must have seasonal colors will help you to creatively rework your entire summer look!

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  • Pin Up Look

    The glamour ideal of a “pin up” girl is not merely a ‘look,’ it’s a style statement and a state of mind. She’s provocative, sexy and playful. She’s a scene stealer! It’s a vintage meets modern beauty, based on all those gorgeous starlets of the early motion picture business who first captured the attention of the world.

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  • Double Duty Cosmetics

    Ever wish you could simplify your routine when traveling? Or maybe you just want to be able to walk around on a daily basis without your entire beauty arsenal weighing down your workout bag? Sometimes, it is good to know what products do double duty in a pinch!

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  • 5 Minute Face

    You are running late. You are on vacation. Sunday brunch. There are so many occasions that call for a ‘quickie,’ but you still want your face to appear polished and pretty…what to do?

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  • Oscar Beauty - American Hustle

    Amy Adams may not have taken home a statuette, but she certainly wins our award for hottest actress in the most outstanding, dramatic make up! Her sexy, shimmery, circa 1970’s style in American Hustle oozed disco-fab. With a wardrobe of silk, velvet, and exaggerated luxury to match, she epitomized the classy-trashy perfection of Manhattan during the ‘Me Decade.’

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  • Glowing Skin

    The first step in creating a beautiful you is to begin with a canvas of soft and smooth skin so that cosmetics can enhance your features, rather than just hiding flaws. The basics to glowing skin are surprisingly easy to master. Clean effectively, exfoliate regularly, hydrate and treat.Read More