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The Valentino Beauty Thread

Now that Valentino beauty products are popping up on the Sephora website and app, we thought it would be a good time to start a thread dedicated to the brand. Please share your swatches and thoughts on the products here!

 

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Thanks for the tag, @Sunnysmom ! Your swatches are very helpful. Nightfall Rebel looks much more red violet in your photo than it does in the brand's product photos, so now I'm drawn to it. I wish refills were currently available in each shade Sephora carries: I'd have no problem buying just a refill without the full case to save some money. I assume the refills come with simple caps...? 

 

If I'm going to buy a shade with the refillable case, it'll probably be 206R Red My Lips since it's a shade of red I don't have too much of, unlike every other shade of red. 😄 (I'm still trying to declutter my reds.) I need to see it in person though, so I'll visit Nordstrom. Might end up using Nordy Notes instead of the Sephora 20% discount to get it. I considered Stellar Note but upon close photo inspection, it looks sheerer than I hoped for. I'd have to always wear it over a base coat of something. 

 

Your Eye2Cheek shades look very nice! 

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I know we had discussed these when they came out so wanted to just show you even tho I know you’ve been good in going through your reds @WinglessOne ! Inspiration. I. Must. Do. 🙃 

Yup just the basic caps on refills. Red and at least kind of decent vs some others. I did not want to buy any more of the regular case either. Nope.  Agree on the refill shades!  I ended up getting some from diff spots to get as well. Grr. Lucky you to have it at your Nordies. I guess mine is getting them soon I hope but Bloomies has such a huge presence for them I’m kind of surprised. Lol. 

Will be curious to hear your thoughts. Hope my swatches prove true for you too. Reds can be so strange to take an accurate pic I think! I was surprised on how some looked in real life vs what I had thought! 206 looks so good. 

Here’s the cap. Should have included it. 

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Thanks for the cap photo, @Sunnysmom ! I like that it's red, too. 🙂 I keep forgetting to check my local Bloomies for things... I'm too used to stopping by Nordstrom. 

 

And haha, I haven't been all that good at sifting through my reds. I've been trying to declutter them since 2018. I'd say it's a long painful process but I don't wanna discourage you from paring down your own reds if you really wanna do it, so... um... yeah, it's just that I keep getting distracted, that must be the reason I still haven't narrowed down my reds! 🤣 And of course it's not like I've continued buying more reds while trying to declutter, noooo, not me, that'd be terribly irresponsible... 🤪

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Oh how I can totally relate to all you say @WinglessOne ! I think our effort is worth something tho and it’s all baby steps ! The trick is just to not reward ourselves tooo much with adding new! 😳😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 
I found a few at NM also besides Bloomies by the way. 

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A study in reds, indeed @Sunnysmom! ♥️ And a beautiful one at that. 😍 That actually sounds like it would / could be a great title or subject for a class, or masterclass. Credit to you Sunnysmom! Those swatches make a couple of those lippies look even more tempting. Thank you for the tag and swatches.

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Aww thank you @itsfi ! I kept trying to just order a few and they looked so similar and tempting I had to do it. Lol. That is a good idea for a title! 😂 I know you’re more inclined to the lighter shades and I bet they are just as gorgeous.🥰

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thanks for the tag and the info @Sunnysmom that 217R is stunning. Glad you’re enjoying all the stuff you picked up!

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It was fun @makeitup305 . I can see a lot of you guys liking 217! I was surprised I liked this line this much. I figured eh another line coming from a designer etc but the products are actually well thought out I think. And perform well too! 

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@Sunnysmom I thought so, too. I wasn’t much drawn to Byredo or Hermes but this seems a little more trendy maybe? 

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I dunno @makeitup305 maybe , tho Valentino is such an old established fashion house you know? Byredo shades seem trendier to me and Hermes is just it’s own wacky thing 😆- a little of this and that , old school with a twist?! 

Valentino is known for bright elegant pieces (red) but it seems like they have def looked to energize and target a younger audience too so you’re probably right! 🥰

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@Sunnysmom i think Byredo and Hermes went for a more artistic / minimalist vibe and Gucci more retro / classic, but Valentino seems more fun and approachable despite the price tag.

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That sounds perfect @makeitup305 ! 🥰

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Great info, @Sunnysmom !  I love 217R!  🥰

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Are you getting anything @Titian06 ?! 💞

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@Sunnysmom - Lipsticks 209A and 219A are on my Loves list.  I'm also looking at the foundation, but there are a lot of comments about the fragrance and I'm scent sensitive.  

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Ooh fun @Titian06 ! I wondered about the foundation as well. I didn’t test it in store yet. I can relate to that sensitivity on certain products for sure, no fun. 

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Just saw on my wishlist that Valentino makeup is finally available at Sephora, just in time for the December promo codes!

 

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Perfect timing @txcatx ! Are you picking up anything?

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@makeitup305  I will probably get a mini lipstick. The eyeliner looks interesting, but at that price and at the rate I go through eyeliner, I want to see more reviews that aren't from Influenster first (Nordstrom's reviews for the eyeliner were mostly Influenster). How about you?

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@txcatx I’m considering a glitter topper. I can’t say no to those but I’m still waiting on the ones from Victoria Beckham that I bought on BF so maybe?

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@txcatx I wasn’t very interested in this brand and I’m still not but I saw Tati posted a video on YT trying out some of their products and honestly the Valentino Dreamdust Glitter Eyeshadow 02 Go For Gold is calling my name now. 

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