The following giveaway is open to US and CAN residents.
Have I mentioned that it’s an incredible treat to profile all these amazing Canadian cosmetics companies? Next up: Vasanti Cosmetics!
“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.”
Since my last review, I must say that I’m addicted to Vasanti’s Liquid Cover Up Oil-Free Foundation and Concealer. In fact, I’ve been using it as a concealer for under eye circles in every picture you’ve seen posted in this beauty event. It has the perfect, creamy texture, goes on weightlessly and camouflages just about every imperfection.
This time around, I received some bright (excuse the pun), summery products to review:
Pictured, from left to right: BrightenUp! – Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator, The North Sea – Vitamin E Infused Lipshine, Caribbean – Vitamin E Infused Lipshine, Brazilian Bronzer – Brightening Mineral Powder.
I’ll come out and say it – I do NOT take care of my skin. I apply moisturizer exactly 16 times per year, reasoning that since I don’t wear foundation, my natural oils will save me from wrinkles (so far so good). Therefore my skin does get dull and flaky from time to time and requires a good scrub down; and that’s why I was very excited to try Vasanti’s BrightenUp! – Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator:
“Dramatically improve your skin’s texture to reveal softer, brighter and younger looking skin! Brightens with powerful papaya enzymes to give radiance, exfoliates with dermatologist grade micro-crystals and gently cleanses with aloe vera, coconut and panthenol.”
I was a little worried that my skin would turn blotchy and red from the “powerful papaya enzymes”, but I’m happy to report that after using the product, my skin was not irritated at all. In fact, other than a very slight tingle while I was massaging it in, the face rejuvenator was incredibly easy on the skin. It took about 3 separate applications for me to notice a tangible difference, but I must say that my skin really has perked up!
(In fact, one friend accused me of having a certain “glow” – to which I vehemently replied, “Oh hell no! It’s just Vasanti’s BrightenUp!”)
Next, I tried both Vitamin E Infused Lipshines. Here’s a peek at The North Sea, described as a nude beige with light reflecting shimmer.
Out of the tube, it would not have been my preferred colour as I found it the shade too neutral (though I did love the shimmery accents). However, once on the lips, the colour actually looked a lot more pink than nude and seemed to mesh well with my natural lip colour for a shade that almost anyone can wear.
But the real star of the show was the feel and texture of the gloss. There is absolutely no stickiness and it glides on effortlessly, conditioning at the same time. My lips actually started feeling better as I wore it, and I couldn’t resist pressing them together from time to time to soak in the moisture. LOVE this gloss.
Finally, LOVE the artisan packaging of the Brazilian Bronzer. I also love that the colour is buildable, goes on without streaking and is far from your typical orange bronzer – the colour is authentically golden.
I recommend you click the above picture to enlarge. As you’ll see, not a trace of Oompa Loompa in sight – it’s all Golden Goddess, baby!
Vasanti Cosmetics can be purchased at Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart locations across Canada, and online at vasanticosmetics.com.
One lucky Listen to Lena! reader will win a Vasanti Prize Pack, including BrightenUp!, two Vitamin E Infused Lipshines, a Brazilian Bronzer, an Ultra Luxe Lipstick with Peptide Technology, a Micronized Silky Blush and two Pure Pigment Mineral Shimmer Powders – for a total value of $150!
To enter, visit Vasanti Cosmetics online and choose three (3) other products that you simply must have. 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 extra entries!)
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(4) “Like” Vasanti Cosmetics on Facebook
(5) Follow Vasanti Cosmetics on Twitter
(6) Tweet daily: Please use this Vasanti Cosmetics Giveaway Tweet.
I’ll draw for a winner on August 7th. Good luck everybody!