Are you feeling all FEST-ive? I sure hope so – and I just know you’ll love our latest participant (and another fabulous Canadian company)… Vasanti Cosmetics!
I first heard about Vasanti Cosmetics through – believe it or not – my husband. Early in our relationship, I was chatting about makeup and trying to coax him into stopping by the mall so I could pick up a concealer.
“You should try Vasanti,” he suggested wisely.
“Huh?” I said.
“I saw them in a little booth at Fairview Mall. There were three pretty girls and they were selling makeup aimed at a variety of skin tones and pigments.”
Okaaay. (It was then I knew, without a doubt, that I was dating a metrosexual.) Some time later, I checked out the line at a local Shoppers Drug Mart and had to concur; the products were fabulous.
“Made in Canada, and founded by three Canadian women, Vasanti recognizes that women have different needs when it comes to their makeup and have embraced an attitude of inclusivity in developing light-weight, easy-to-use products for all women. From highly pigmented shades to sheer washes of colour, from porcelain foundation to rich warm hues, our colours and formulas beautifully suit all skin types and tones. Vasanti Cosmetics aims to encourage women to celebrate and enhance their natural beauty.”
An innovative addition to their lineup is EYE WONDER, a triple action peptide eye cream for dark circles, wrinkles and puffiness. Watch this:
I can’t wait to put this product to the test – dark circles caused by weeks of being up all night with a teething baby will surely be a worthy opponent!
You’ll love their Ultra Luxe Lipsticks – playfully named to represent countries around the world, the luxe lip colours are formulated to plump, hydrate and smooth with the latest in peptide technology. The addition of mango seed and pomegranate oil helps keep your lips feeling pretty spectacular, too. Vasanti generously sent me a selection of products to indulge in, including Denmark, a deep cranberry magenta. It’s so me; the perfect blend of pink and crimson. Now if you’re looking for a sensual nude pink to pair with smoky party eyes, do check out Sweden; and, for the essential holiday red, look no further than USA from their line of Soft Finish Matte Lipsticks.
Perhaps one of Vasanti’s most famous products is their Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer – incredible coverage, featherlight finish and radiant glow in a one-of-a-kind liquid foundation. Providing coverage only where you need it for the most natural looking finish, the advanced formulation blends into skin without a trace. Evens out skintone while disguising undereye circles and camouflaging blemishes, a concealer and foundation in one!
I love that the product is a true hybrid; it applies like a concealer with the coverage of a foundation. You can adjust your coverage and build the product up around the eye area and to cover spots, all while keeping your skin looking bright and hydrated. If you require a lighter coverage, try Vasanti’s Face Base Oil-Free Powder Foundation; formulated with mineral pigments, the light-weight, oil-free formula brightens and moisturizes to give you a radiant glow.
Finally, go long with perhaps the most proven mascara on the market – the coveted Conditioning Long Lash Mascara. It took Vasanti one year in development to get it right – and they did – with a best-selling mascara which is guaranteed to beautify your lashes; lengthening and thickening from root to tip without clumping or flaking. I’ve purchased this mascara twice in the past year; it’s a deep, true black that opens your eyes, and I can certainly vouch for its lengthening abilities. The brush is just full enough to search out every lash without clumping at the base of lashes. And most impressive, it wears all day long without the faintest smudge or flake.
Want to see Vasanti Cosmetics in action? View company videos here.
Vasanti is currently holding a pretty sweet Facebook contest: Contestants can post a pic on the Vasanti Facebook wall and either let the company know what Vasanti products you are wearing or what Vasanti product you would like to try. Then invite your friends to join the Facebook page and vote by commenting on your pic. The Prize? A chance to win 1 of 2 $100 prize packs in which the winner will get the chance to pick items of their choice!
Vasanti Cosmetics offers online shopping, and their products can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall/ Pharma Plus locations across Canada.
Vasanti has generously offered one Listen to Lena! reader the chance to win a holiday prize pack, including EYE WONDER, Long Lash Mascara, winner’s choice of Liquid Cover-Up, winner’s choice of Face Base Powder Foundation and winner’s choice of Lipstick (value $120)!
To enter, simply visit Vasanti Cosmetics and choose three (3) products you’d love to see under your tree this Christmas, then leave a comment here telling us what they are.
You can also qualify for extra entries! Remember, you must leave a separate comment for each. You can:
(1) Follow my blog, Listen to Lena!
(2) “Like” Listen to Lena! on Facebook
(3) “Like” Vasanti Cosmetics on Facebook
(4) Follow Vasanti Cosmetics on Twitter
(5) Tweet about this giveaway (tiny URL: http://tinyurl.com/2d9onkw)
(6) You may Tweet daily.
I’ll draw for a winner on December 31st. Good luck everybody!