Monday, March 22, 2010

Beauty From Canada: A Look At Vasanti Cosmetics

As a beauty blogger, one of the aspects I love the most is gaining exposure to new and exciting national and international brands. One such brand that has recently caught my attention is Vasanti Cosmetics, a beauty line out of Canada offering a full range of terrific products. Recently, I have tried out some of their offerings and I'm very excited to tell you a bit about them and some of my thoughts.

Yesterday, for an afternoon out shopping with a girlfriend, I decided to do a "Vasanti eye," using one of their eyeshadow palettes and mascara (of course I left my camera at home!). As much as I appreciate and love color, on a daily basis (if I wear shadows) I'm really a neutral gal. Vasanti's Eye Colour Palette in "Manhattan 24/7" ($40) was a perfect fit! This compilation of shadows contains five fairly frosty/shimmery natural, everyday colors in a compact with a nice-sized mirror and a dual-ended brush (I have not used the brushes to apply the colors).

The Colors:

Soho - Neutral pearly champagne

2. Central Park - Golden peach shimmer

3. Wall Street - Medium brown with a hint of lustre

4. Tribeca - Metallic pearl pink

5. Times Square - Burgundy brown w/subtle coppery shimmer

I found the shadows very easy to use. They blended easily and I was quite happy with the simple daytime look I created (Soho on the lid, Central Park blended into the crease, and Wall Street in the outer corner area). So pretty! I didn't experience much fall out at all with the shadows, either. My only criticisms of the palette are the fact that it only contains shimmery and metallic shades (as opposed to one or two with matte finishes) and also that there was no real highlight color. When grabbing for a palette, I tend to like to have the option to create a balanced look with just that one grouping of eyeshadows (especially for travel). That being said, however, I think that this product will be a nice choice for the spring and summer when I tend to gravitate more towards those colors with more lustre.

To round off the eye look I used the brand's Long Lash Mascara in Intense Black ($16). For daytime, I am all about adding length to my lashes without weighing them down with heavy formulas (I love the soft, natural look). I found that this mascara (housed in a sexy, skinny little tube!) met both of my criteria. The brush is really nice (reminds me a bit of one of my favorites, Maybelline Full and Soft) and easily coats the lashes while adding some length and volume. The formula contains moisturizing ingredients such as Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil, and Shea Butter, as well as Panthenol and hydrolyzed silk protein to condition.

Another Vasanti product that I have been using for the past couple of weeks is their EYE WONDER Triple Action Eye Treatment Cream ($42). I have incorporated this into my nighttime routine. The formula is soft and creamy and applies to my under eye area nicely without any tugging or irritation. I pat this underneath my eyes, covering my dark circles. Though it is a little early in the game to comment on the product's more long-term benefits, I am very much enjoying it. The cream's unique formula works to minimize the effects of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. It acts to target the underlying causes of the issues (aging, sun exposure, etc.), by thickening the skin around dark areas (with Dermican) and reducing puffiness with Eyeliss. There is a lot of product contained in the tub as well, considering how little you need to use to cover the area of interest. I'm still working off of the cap!

So this blog edition has covered my thoughts and experiences using some of the products from the Vasanti Cosmetics range. Overall, I am rather impressed with the line! If you are interested in learning more about the products from this brand, be sure to check out their website, (leave off the "us" for the canadian site).

P.S. I loove the bright packaging!

NB: These products were sent to me by a PR representative for my consideration. Though I did not purchase them myself, my review was in no way influenced by my receipt of samples. I am dedicated to providing reviews that are 100% my own opinions, bias-free. If I ever feel that I cannot give my readers honest feedback on a product, I will not present a review for it. I am here to inform, and publishing untruthful thoughts is neither beneficial to those who visit my blog nor to me.

No comments:

Post a Comment