Valentino, a famed Italian Haute Couture house, is branching out into beauty. Known for their recent work with Zendaya and Lady Gaga, I was excited to see what Valentino would do with their beauty line.
Valentino beauty highlights include:
– A finishing powder that doubles as a crossbody clutch
– Refillable lipstick in 50 shades
– 24 Hour Wear Liquid Foundation
– 2-in-1 Blush & Eye Shadow
I tried the Valentino lipstick (shop here) in shade Rosso Valentino, an iconic red color. I’ve been on a RED kick lately and it evoked all of the symbolism associated with the color – fire, love, passion & power. Other colors in the collection include Reds, Pinks, Plums, Oranges & Corals, and Nudes for a total of 50 shades.
I also liked the satin finish of Rosso Valentino. It was lightweight & felt more like a liquid lipstick in a stick form. This would be perfect for a date night, social events & night out on the town. Matte is another finish option for a more velvety, everyday look.
I also tried Valentino Eye2Cheek Blush & Eyeshadow (shop here) in Rosa Emozione, one out of 12 total hues. I wore it as a traditional eyeshadow but I love that it doubles as a blush. Or you can blend both ways for a striking eye to cheek look.