11 April 2015

Beauty | Yves Rocher Makeup

yves rocher makeup swatch review
Hey! I have a makeup post for you guys today - as you know I was a fan of the Yves Rocher skincare products from this earlier post  and I was super excited when I was given the opportunity to try out some of their makeup bits too! I hadn't come across Yves Rocher until I started blogging, so I wasn't too familiar with it, but as a major brand in France, I thought I'd try to pop into their Champs-Elysee store when I was in Paris. It was lovely to see the products I'd tried amongst the rest of their collections, and how busy it was with customers going in to pick up their favourites. It definitely made me feel a lot more familiarised with the brand, now onto the makeup! 
eyeshadow primer yves rocher
eyeshadow primer yves rocher
First up is the Fixing Eyelid Primer. Eyelid primers are an absolute must for me and something that I need to have in my makeup bag because I have very thin skin and blue tones around my eyes, and eyeshadows really don't pop if I don't have a base underneath. At first sight this appears extremely yellow/orange in tone but as soon as you smooth out the product it almost disappears and just leaves a lovely even base and colour to work with. On top of that, what I really loved was the fact it gave off a great amount of pigment without feeling like I'd just placed a brick on my eyelids, the Urban Decay eyeshadow primers for example felt extremely heavy and thick on my eyes. This product made the colours of my eyeshadow really pop and I applied them in the morning before a blog event and busy day in Central London, and they were still looking good when I got back in the evening - a definite winner. 
kajal intense eyeliner yves rocher makeup swatch
Eyelid Primer and Kajal Liner swatches.
kajal intense eyeliner yves rocher
Next up is the 100% Intense Kajal liner which is so so pigmented. Not many black liners actually create a black line in one easy swipe, but this one seriously made an impact with minimal effort required. It feels smooth and creamy and creates a super intense look, something like this would be perfect for a smokey eye look. It didn't smudge or bleed on me so I was pleasantly surprised when after a day it hadn't budged and I didn't in fact look like a panda, and after swatching it on my arm it was very hard to get off without makeup remover so I knew the lasting power was promising. The packaging is also really cool and unlike anything I've seen before, you simply twist it up like a lipstick and apply. 
volume length mascara yves rocher
volume length mascara yves rocher
The first thing I noticed about the Volume Vertige mascara was the brush and the way the packaging was dispensed. I mentioned in my last mascara review that I usually have to try and take off any excess product from the wand in order to actually get a good result, but with this there was absolutely no need as it leaves the perfect amount of product on the wand every time, and I didn't have to think twice about it before applying. In one coat you can see the difference it made to my lashes, mainly in volume but also in length and actually giving them some curl and definition without looking extremely fake or overdone. It's the kind of mascara that I don't need two coats of and it was super quick to apply without worrying about clumping. I've only been using it for a short while but I've received lots of compliments on it already!
makeup palette eyeshadow quad green yves rocher
makeup palette eyeshadow quad green yves rocher
makeup palette eyeshadow quad green yves rocher
Lastly is the Sumptuous Colour Eyeshadow Quad, I have the green quad but it comes in lots of other super pretty options. I was glad I got the chance to try out the green one because although it brings out the green in my eyes,  I don't really ever feel brave enough to reach for them in eyeshadow palettes because they look extremely bright and daunting. With this quad it was definitely not the case as the shades are really muted and earthy and work brilliantly together without me worrying about looking like a clown. You can apply this wet or dry but I found them so buttery and pigmented that I didn't think I needed to apply them wet. It is the perfect smokey eye quad with a pretty light grey shade, two lighter green options with a subtle shimmer but not at all daunting, and a darker matte green for the crease. I think it makes such a great alternative to the black smokey eye, especially with summer approaching. The packaging is gorgeous and just simple black and gold and it looks very pretty indeed alongside my other palettes. The brushes included aren't very good but that's the case with all brushes that come with quads so that didn't matter to me anyway as they worked brilliantly with the ones I already own. 

Overall these products have really impressed me, the palette in particular! Let me know what you think of them and if you'd like to try them out too! Have a lovely weekend and see you in my next post which will possibly be all about my trip to Paris - 
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