I Tried £230 Worth Of Vieve Makeup & Here Are My Honest Thoughts (2022)

You might know the brilliant Jamie Genevieve from Instagram. The makeup artist and influencer started her career working on beauty counters for brands such as Illamasqua before becoming one of the biggest names on social media. Since then, Jamie has amassed an enormous 1.4 million followers who, it's safe to say, are always impressed with her impeccable, creative beauty style. So it was a total no-brainer for her to create her own collection of makeup products.

Enter: VIEVE.

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Available from Vieve.co.uk and Cult Beauty, Jamie's namesake makeup range is reminiscent of her '90s-inspired aesthetic. Think ultra nude lips, kohl-laden smoky eyes and a whole lot of shimmer. A 10 shade-strong eyeshadow palette, three highlighters, five matte lipsticks and matching lip liners make up the range, which is already trending on Google and selling out fast. But does it live up to the hype? I tried everything in the collection and here are my honest thoughts as a makeup-obsessed beauty editor.

First up, lipstick. I tried Treasure, £19, which is the lightest shade in the collection, teamed with the Lip Definer in Velvet Sands, £15. It's a combination Jamie loves herself. Many lip pencils can drag but this is so good. It took seconds for me to outline my lips (I always over-line) and it didn't feel drying or rough.

At first glance, the lipstick packaging is very Tom Ford, the black tube and gold outlines incredibly chic. I think this is why the price is a little higher than a brand like MAC, for example. But what about the actual product? The creamy colour glides on and is very impressively pigmented but this shade is much too light for me. I prefer Comin' In Haute, £19. All lipsticks dry down to a matte finish, which I love. The staying power is good if you don't eat or drink anything but that goes for all nude lipsticks I've tried, as the pigment doesn't stick around as long as darker shades, such as red. I needed multiple touch-ups throughout the day to stop that dubious white line from appearing but the bullet is precise so it was easy to apply quickly. The best thing about it is that it doesn't completely suck the moisture from your lips, though I'd suggest teaming it with a lip balm first for more of a moisturised, plump finish.

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I created a shimmery eye look using shades Delicious and Thea in The Essential Eyeshadow Palette, £43. At first I thought the price was a little steep compared to Huda Beauty or Too Faced, whose palettes boast more shades. But the colours in the VIEVE palette are almost double the size and there's a mirror which doesn't completely distort your face like cheaper palettes can do. The matte shades in particular are excellent. They are highly pigmented and suit a wide range of skin tones, blend easily, don't crease, and last all day. They can be applied with a brush but I'd suggest using your fingers to apply the glitter tones as brushes don't pick them up, and I struggled. As with all glitter shadows, there is some fallout. Similarly, the Nova Glow Highlighter, £27, is very glittery and hard to control with a dry brush but Jamie suggests spritzing a little setting spray onto the bristles for seamless application. The second time round, it worked! But I used Riches, which is just a little too sparkly for my liking.

There are some eyeshadow shades in the palette which I was a little scared of at first glance, namely Ciao (a yellow-taupe) and Buff (a sandy brown). On my light olive skin, I thought they'd make me look tired or ill but I mixed them together and quite liked the finished result. Again, I'm really impressed by how easy the matte eyeshadow is to blend with a fluffy brush and ended up creating this muted sunset-inspired eye look, which I finished with lashings of mascara instead of my usual winged eyeliner. I like KVD Vegan Beauty Go Big or Go Home Volumizing Mascara, £20.

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Here, I'm wearing the lipstick in shade Ninetease, £19, which is very Victoria Beckham circa 1994. It doesn't look too wacky in my selfies but I wasn't too keen on this particular shade in person. It's very light and just a tad difficult to pull off, so I applied lashings of lip liner over the top in shade Bark, £15.

You need this palette if you want to create a smoky eye but don't know where to start; it's really easy. I dipped my eyeshadow brush into shades Lavarock and Delicious to create a smoky brown hue and blended all over my lid and lower lash line. I took a much smaller eyeliner brush and used shade Goodnight (a jet black), which I applied very close to my lash line, then took a fluffy brush and blended it out so it looked less harsh. I followed with eyeliner (I used MAC Eye Kohl in Feline, £16, because the VIEVE range doesn't include liner just yet) and lashings of mascara on my top and bottom lashes. I used Ted Baker 3-in-1 Mascara, £22.

I think this lip look suited me the most: a combination of Modern Lip Definer in Rumour, £15, and Modern Matte Lipstick in Power Suit, £19, with Vieve, £19, in the centre to give my lips dimension. What I would say is that each lipstick appears much lighter on the lips than it does in the bullet, so if you think you'd suit a certain shade just by looking at the images on site or on Instagram, I'd recommend going a little darker so you aren't disappointed.

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I went all out for this look, so came back to the Nova Glow Highlighter to see if it would work. I dusted a little down the centre of my nose but the sparkle was still a little too much. I'd recommend using shades Glimmer (an opalescent champagne) or So Shy (a matte, creamy colour) to impart a more believable radiance instead.

Overall I'm a big fan of VIEVE. Even though I thought I'd ditched the heavy makeup for good thanks to lockdown, the brand has reminded me just how fun it is to play around with good quality products. The only major things missing are a blusher and bronzer, which I can't do without as they pull the entire look together. I rate Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic Blush, £30, and NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer, £8.

Everything is selling out fast but Jamie has reassured fans that products will be back in stock on the official website as well as Cult Beauty soon, so if you're looking to snap up a gift for the makeup lover in your life (or yourself), now is the time.

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FAQs

Who makes Vieve makeup? ›

IT'S HIGH PERFORMANCE, ASPIRATIONAL YET ACCESSIBLE, CREATED BY MAKEUP PRO AND BELOVED BEAUTY DIGITAL CREATOR, JAMIE GENEVIEVE.” Jamie launched her career in the industry at 18, on the Estée Lauder beauty concession in Glasgow's Debenhams.

What is Vieve worth? ›

Latest accounts for Vieve show that it has total assets of £1,472,628 which includes stock, cash held in a bank account and money owed by debtors. After paying off creditors, the firm has been valued at £1,229,059, according to the accounts which cover the 12-month period up to December 31 2020.

What is Vieve makeup? ›

A clever homage to Jamie Genevieve's name, VIEVE means 'full of life'. Inspired by her passion for make up and her own journey from beauty blogger to make up maestro to the stars, Jamie has created a brand that empowers, encourages self-belief and delivers lashings of confidence.

What foundation does Jamie Genevieve use? ›

Urban Decay Stay Naked Foundation

It's not just Jamie who's a huge fan of the long lasting foundation - it's also received an average of 4.6 stars from customers on Cult Beauty deeming the formula to be 'high-coverage' and 'long-wearing'.

Is Jamie Genevieve A Millionaire? ›

Posting Instagram videos online has led to influencer Jamie Genevieve raking in a fortune worth more than £1.6million.

Who owns vieve? ›

It's high performance, aspirational yet accessible, created by makeup pro and beloved beauty digital creator, Jamie Genevieve. Having trained as a makeup artist, Jamie developed an unbreakable bond with her clients, and to this day, she has a deep connection with her loyal social media audience.

Does Jamie Genevieve have veneers? ›

Composite bonding is adhesion or bonding to the natural substance of teeth. She went to Dr Jamie Kinnell for this and has has the procedure done twice as she likes the look of 'big white teeth' that look like veneers so on her second visit she had her teeth so that they were bigger than before.

Who is CEO of vieve? ›

Born Jamie Grant, the tattooed glamazon grew up on a housing estate in Tillicoultry, central Scotland, before moving to Glasgow.

How do you use vieve points? ›

Select the tab called *Redeem Points* when you're signed into your account. You'll see your total points and if you have enough, you can redeem them for a reward using the generated code at checkout.

Can I buy vieve in Glasgow? ›

Beauty brand Vieve has announced the opening of its first pop-up store in Glasgow, from 29 October to 5 November. Meaning "full of life", Vieve is a vegan and cruelty-free brand that aims to create products with personality that inspire people to express themselves with newfound confidence and ease.

Does vieve ship to Canada? ›

We offer worldwide express and standard tracked delivery options.
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VIEVE Express Shipping Costs.
CountryCANADA
Cost$‌17
Free Shipping Threshold$‌175
Delivery ServiceExpress Delivery - 2-6 days
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What SPF does Jamie Genevieve use? ›

Intensifier on and then a nice moisturiser – I love the Glow Recipe Watermelon Juice when I want something light and fuss-free. Something I'm trying to be strict with is wearing SPF, so every morning I make sure to use one. I really like the Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector SPF50 – it works great under make-up, too.

How do you apply 2022 eyeshadow? ›

HOW TO APPLY EYESHADOW LIKE A PRO THE BASICS 2022 - YouTube

How do daily make-up? ›

The Best Makeup for Work / School/ Everyday | Eman - YouTube

Why did Jamie Genevieve change her name? ›

At school she was known as Jamie Grant, but there's a straightforward reason why she went for the name change. “Genevieve's actually my middle name, because it's the name of one of my mum's friends. “The problem was that when I was looking for work, as soon as people saw the name Jamie Grant they assumed I was a boy.

Is Jamie Genevieve married? ›

JAMIE Genevieve shared an adorable photo with her husband on Valentines Day. The well-known Glasgow make-up artist and YouTuber married Jack McCann in July 2019. Yesterday, the pair reminisced on their big day by putting on their special outfits.

How tall is Jamie Genevieve? ›

𝐉𝐀𝐌𝐈𝐄 on Twitter: "5ft10 solid Scottish woman https://t.co/GYst1J9ykL" / Twitter.

Is vieve vegan? ›

Yes, Vieve is 100% vegan.

The brand doesn't use any of the commonly found animal-derived cosmetic ingredients, such as Lanolin or Carmine.

Is Jamie Genevieve Scottish? ›

Jamie Genevieve is a Scottish YouTuber who makes beauty videos and vlogs on her YouTube channel. She joined YouTube on March 12, 2013, and is currently residing in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She is the most subscribed YouTuber from that council area. She is also the founder of the company VIEVE.

What surgery did Jamie Genevieve have? ›

La Belle Forme celebrity client Jamie Genevieve talked to fans about her latest breast surgery via her YouTube Vlog this week. The social media sensation has a following of over 1.4 million people who regularly view her make-up tutorials or YouTube vlogs.

Is vieve makeup cruelty free? ›

Yes, Vieve is 100% cruelty-free!

As per stated in Peta's Cruelty-free brand list, the company has licensed PETA's official cruelty-free bunny logo.

Can I buy vieve in Glasgow? ›

Beauty brand Vieve has announced the opening of its first pop-up store in Glasgow, from 29 October to 5 November. Meaning "full of life", Vieve is a vegan and cruelty-free brand that aims to create products with personality that inspire people to express themselves with newfound confidence and ease.

Does vieve ship to Canada? ›

We offer worldwide express and standard tracked delivery options.
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VIEVE Express Shipping Costs.
CountryCANADA
Cost$‌17
Free Shipping Threshold$‌175
Delivery ServiceExpress Delivery - 2-6 days
6 more columns

Does M·A·C still test on animals 2022? ›

Yes. MAC Cosmetics is owned by Estee Lauder, a parent corporation that still engages in animal testing in 2022.

Is Chanel cruelty-free 2022? ›

Chanel has chosen to adhere to policies that do include some form of animal testing. The brand is not cruelty-free because it does agree and also pays for animal testing. The tests are part of the mandatory requirements for the items to be sold in physical stores in Mainland China.

Where was the vieve pop up? ›

GLASGOW: THE POP UP

Come VIEVE with us in Glasgow. It's time to bring the makeup to you when we land in Glasgow's Princes Square from Friday 29th October for 1 week only. Come and meet the VIEVE team, plus some exciting special guests, when we come together, share ideas and inspire each other.

Where does Jamie Genevieve live? ›

Jamie Genevieve is a Scottish YouTuber who makes beauty videos and vlogs on her YouTube channel. She joined YouTube on March 12, 2013, and is currently residing in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She is the most subscribed YouTuber from that council area. She is also the founder of the company VIEVE.

What is dewy skin? ›

Dewy skin is skin that looks hydrated, fresh and smooth - as if you've just exfoliated. The effect is that your skin appears healthy and glowing, without looking oily.

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