Unlisted Brand • Revlon - Vital Radiance • Samples
|Would buy this product again.||26%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well seeing as this entire line is discontinued I won't be buying it again. I bought the 30mL tube of Line Softening Makeup SPF 15 Rehydrating in 80 Warm Honey. It might be a bit too oily for some but I have dry skin so that was not a problem for me. The shade was a tad pale on me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I odered the Vital Radiance samples after seeing at the drugstore. I must admit, the price tag is what made me interested! I thought "It must be great for that price", right? Well, they sent me a sample of primer in apricot and a pore-minimizing foundation in warm. Its actually pretty darn nice stuff! Im wearing it today and my skin looks smooth and not at all greasy. Im very oily with large pores and wrinkles (Where's the fairness in that??!!) And my skin looks good! Im not sure if I'll be buying it, but Im not opposed it either.
Im interested in the lipstick and the lip primer though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Where did you guys get all your samples? I called them and all they sent me was a primer and a foundation packet!!! Maybe it was because I told her that I was in my early thirties and I'm not their target demographic!!! Then, when I called back to ask them about sending out more samples for my mom, who is in her fifties and just so happens to live with me, they told me they already sent me some samples out! I didn't get any coupons, and when I asked about that (on my 2nd phone call) she told me they were sent out with my samples? Well, they weren't. It was just two packets. I didn't realize they had sent me a primer & and foundation. I thought they were just two shades of foundation. So I put the primer on first and LOVED it. It would have worked for me just like tinted moisturizer. My skin is combination/oily. The primer had a semi-matte finish & the all important UVA/UVB sunscreen. The foundation was the wrong color and way too greasy for me, but it probably would have been perfect for my mom. I guess we'll never know. I have a rule about these kinds of things: there are way too many great cosmetic lines out there--you should never settle for being treated like crap:) Another thing I don't understand is why people are complaining about the prices when they go to the department store and buy a $25 Lancome eyeliner when Loreal (who happens to own Lancome) makes the exact same one for about $15 less. If Vital Radiance were selling at Macy's, no one would even blink at the prices. Sad, but true. I love that someone else is listening to Paula Begoun:))
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I tried the samples from Walgreens then visited the website for more samples. The primer wasnt worth trying on, it only looked ok. I purchased the line softening makeup compact and only use it as concealer as its too heavy for all over my face. Ok, so then I needed a new brow pencil and as I am very light haired I got the blonde shade. To my outrage when I tried it when I got it home, it kept breaking off every single time I touched it to my brow. I used the lightest touch I could and it still broke. Its too thin and fragile to use. I sent Vital Radiance an email and though they said they would email me back in 24 hr I have heard nothing from them. So I will not waste my money on an over priced product like this again. Its just another gimmick to lure ageing customers Okay- after sending them an email expressing my problem with the pencil, I was surprised to receive a check for $14 plus a coupon in my email for $5 towards the purchase of another of their products. I was really pleased as I wasnt expecting much in the way of "we're sorry"
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm really surprised at all the bad reviews. How do you come to a verdict on an entire line, based on one or two samples? The lippies, lip primer, blush, eyeshadows, and mascara are wonderful, because they do what they promise to do. The foundation I tried was just okay, but I already have my Holy Grail foundation. I also liked the green color corrector pen because I have Rosacea. And friend of mine says the eyeliner goes on very smoothly and it looked great on her, even at the end of the day. There are some wonderful products in this line. The mascara alone will probably become a Holy Grail for many people. And as for the mineral oil, Paula Begoun says it's a perfectly healthy ingredient that won't clog pores. The bad rap is a myth perpetrated by some cosmetics companies to sell their products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I, too, was generally disappointed in this line. I received my collection of samples and was quite dismayed to find I'd been sent all the wrong colors for my complexion. The primer was a huge why-bother, and the foundation was slimy and too sheer at the same time. Edited to add: I received a follow-up email soliciting feedback from my samples. I responded by telling them how disappointing I found the line, especially at the prices they're asking. I wonder what the overall response they're getting it and if the line will survive, be revamped or get pulled.
I came across the entire line at Walgreen's after receiving the samples and couldn't believe the prices for this stuff - especially since the packaging seems quite cheap.
I don't think there's anything here you couldn't find at a better value and better quality from exisiting drugstore lines, including Revlon, which is the parent company on this line. I honestly have to wonder who was hittin' the crack pipe when they came up with this line.
The only real plus is that they did send samples first, albeit the wrong shades. Perhaps if they'd done what Revlon has done in the past and packaged little color groupings of samples for $1.99, I might have found a color that impressed me more. I was so singularly unimpressed with what they did send me, though, that I can now happily pass this by in the cosmetics aisle without feeling the tiniest bit of curiosity.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Got a free sample from the website. Although I am in my mid-30's this line - aimed at the older crowd - still interested me. I like a no-sparkle, natural approach to make-up and these neutral shades can work for any age group. Decent eye shadows and nice easy-to-wear shades - not a HG but worth the free sample for sure!
Samples included eye primer, eye shadow trio, lip primer, lip color and foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
My samples were primer in petal (cool) and rehydrating foundation in vanilla (cool). The primer is salmony -- but I don't see that it added any color, luckily. It also didn't have a silicone-y or silica-y feel -- which made me wonder what the heck it does at all. The foundation color is a touch darker than L'Oreal True Match C1, with the same level of pink in it. That made it a perfect color match for me. The coverage was light, and it didn't settle into my pores at all -- which can happen to me with the True Match. It didn't seem very moisturizing, but I like it overall. Probably would be good for the summer, except my color match will be lost then!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I'm glad I didn't request the foundation sample (after reading the reviews here!) but I LOVE the lip samples I received.
I used the anti-feathering lip primer, which I will definitely purchase again. I'd never used a lip primer before, and now I'm hooked. It provided a very smooth base for the lip color. The lip color I received, glistening berry, is *gorgeous* on me (lt. med. skin, brunette). They have other nice colors but I'll definitely be purchasing this one again. Yes, $15+ is a little steep for a drugstore lipstick, but in my mind, that's dirt cheap for a HG shade! Nice texture, to boot. **UPDATE** I found this lipstick at Target for under 12 - and am loving it. It stays on better than any regular lipstick I've used (exluding the non-transfer ones) and it's not drying. Loving it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I agree with the reviewers below. This product line is WAY off base. I tried the samples (primer and base) and my skin felt dry and I looked older! I have gone out and purchased full size products after trying samples but not this one. DID THEY EVER TRY THIS ON WOMEN THEY WANT TO SELL TO?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Line Softening Foundation - I ordered the samples off the website and they sent me vanilla (cool) even though I've got warm undertones. TOTALLY unimpressed with this foundation. I'm 42 and have dry skin and not a lot of lines. I like to even my skin tone but don't have major issues. But, this foundation did nothing for me. It is so poorly pigmented that you couldn't tell I was wearing foundation. I know it's made for ladies over 50 and I'm not there yet, but I can't imagine not needing pigmentation at this age (mine as well). And the pricing is very expensive for a drugstore. Revlon makes some very nice foundations that I do like so I was expecting good things from this one, but it is crap. Stick with normal Revlon foundations for a better price!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
HA, I bought their mousse eye shadow in peach light. It is sooo going back, It remind me of nuetrogena 3 in 1 shimmers which dry out my eyes and make me look crepey AND creasy because of their creme to powder finish. This comes in a TINY pot and is moussey and dries to a powder finish, even though i though it would be better, being for dry older eyes and all. Not as bad as powder, but not very good either and is was 16.99 for a TINY AMOUNT - ,11 OZ. I EXPECT MUCH MUCH MORE THAN THIS FOR 16.99. I expect more from a product for half that!!! If this was wet and wild for 1.99 it would be worth that (you could wear it on your cheeks ect) but not much else. PLUS I RESENT THAT THERE WERE NO PRICES ON THE SHELF. I GOT STICKER SHOCK AT CHECKOUT AT KMART!!!The color is pretty brassy and outdated as well (and I love warm tones ect) and there was too much piecy shimmer like a cheap lipgoss. YOU FAIL VITAL RADIANCE
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
All of their products are of poor quality and overpriced. Don't be deceived by any of their claims! Just don't buy it, period!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Grey Eyes: Green
I got taken in several times with this brand. First I picked up 2 of the lipliners-only tried one-dry as could be, horrible!! Better results with NYC for 99 cents! Then I exchanged those for the eyeshadow primer which I won't even open-looked at ingredients-mineral oil!! Going back! I also bought the powder eyeshadow compact with 3 colors-I got the rose garden one, will update when I open it tomorrow! Being 51 (the end of the baby boomers) I am looking for makeup for my generation. I know we will be deluged with cosmetics which will claim to be for us, and the prices will be steep. If I had investors, I would create my own line-I know what our age group needs!! Not mineral oil and that is for sure!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
There's a new line of makeup in town- Vital Radiance. It's aimed toward the mature consumer, which I'm aspiring to. The displays I've seen so far are very cheaply done, the cosmetics packaging is strictly no-frills- but whoa! Get a look at that price tag! $18 for a ds foundation? What's in this stuff? I decided to look on-line, and found the site, vitalradiance.com. They will send free samples, and send them quick!! In less than 10 days I was peeling open the foundation sample. The downside is that they do not let you choose your exact color- they derive it for you from a questionaire. The sample is so small, I can't really say how this works- I had enough to do each cheek, where my most serious cover issue are. The foundation is heavily pigmented, but since the shade was such a poor match, and so little amt, I can't really gauge the product. I would have preferred the pore minimising sample, but got the moisture covering. There was also a neat little sponge included to apply with, which was thoughtful. The consistency seemed good, and no big shine issues while I wore it around the house. They also sent a sample of the primer, despite the scary 'apricot' color, it smoothed on sheer, but didn't seem to offer any texture improvements, tho does have an spf25.
While I think it's time that cosmetic co's broadened their nets, so to speak, there's something patronising about this line- it's like garanimals cosmetics for pre-geriatrics. As if women of this age haven't figured out what looks best on them by now and need foolproof guidance. Yes its nice that there's a minimum of shimmer, but the line is completely lacking in sex appeal, and the crappy display and packaging, combined with a premium price are not real trigger pullers. They need to display testers at minimum. Also- no coupon came in the sample- which shocked me. Kudos for the fast, free sample shipment and the concept. I'm still intrigued, but wouldn't buy w/out test first. They have a lip primer that looks interesting- but again, it's like $12... at wmart!!