Yves Rocher’s summer collection inspires makeup junkies to boldly dive into scintillating color inspired by the beauty of nature and fresh floral scents. The theme is quite unique with an interesting range of milky sky blue, deep ocean blue, peach, neutrals, pastels, vibrant orange and even smokey prismatic grey. The inclusive variety of trendy pigments transcends all seasons and whether you crave subtle shades to balance busy prints or bright polish to make your pedi pop the selection is very appealing!
The Bleu Vegetal products are packaged in poolside hues laden with petals and monarch butterflies. The light feminine fragrance infused with jasmine, and sparkling notes of bergamot is a cool, refreshing summer cocktail perfect for social gatherings and fun in the sun.
The playful notes blend beautifully with your body chemistry and fades into an alluring sweetness. The set also comes with a paraben-free body wash of the same scent that leaves skin smelling incredible! The rich lather is 98% natural and enriched with organic cornflower water for moisture and softness. The fragrance retails for just $29.00.
When I first saw the Healthy Glow Effect Blush in its test tube-like packaging I was impressed by the creativity. The vial is filled with a pink, almost red fluid that dispenses via rollerball directly onto the skin. The formula is very fragrant and designed to provide a natural flush of color for a healthy, rosy effect however the pigmentation is extremely faint and almost undetectable once applied.
If juicy, hydrating lip color is your thing then the Radiant Lip Crayons are lightweight, vibrant and smooth. The formula glides on effortlessly and melts into skin with a delicious scent and nourishing shea butter. Although some of the crayons are very sheer the brighter colors build-up to shiny, medium intensity just shy of full coverage. I also like that they twist-up for easy access and provide supple comfort with a layer of protection for parched lips.
The shades range from sheer neutrals and nudes to brilliant orange and red tints with both shimmer and non-shimmer finishes. Colors from top left to bottom right: Corail Doux, Rose Sorbet, Parfait Rose Clair and Tangerine Intense. The crayons retail for $13.00 each.
Some of the nail polishes beautifully match a few of the lip crayons so you will see a repetition of tones including Coral, Rose, Parfait and Tangerine. On the other side of the spectrum the blues make a bold appearance and include: Bleu Aqua, Blue Ocean and Anthracite Iridescent- (grey, green, purple chrome with shimmer). The wide brush applies efficiently and in about 2 coats the polish is opaque with a beautiful glossy finish. They retail for $6.00 each.
I have a love-hate relationship with cream and liquid eyeshadows because a few of the formulas I've come across dried flat and lacquer-like, settling into the skin’s creases for a look that was less than glamorous. The Ultra Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadows in this collection are divine, especially Bleu Ocean which has a vivid aqua undertone.
The texture initially applies a little wet but still highly blendable and ultra creamy with a satin, metallic finish. Although the shades are gorgeous and the color pay-off is rich the formula takes a long time to completely dry which makes them transferable and easy to rub off. If you blend them out well or a bit thinner the color take on more of a shimmery powder finish and as long as you don’t touch your lids before the cream sets you may be able to keep the pigment in place. Once dry the colors do adhere well to the skin and they seem quite resistant to touch and water. The coverage is also very buildable, going easily from sheer to high impact and I would love to have these marvelous shades in a loose formula which I think would be more effective. The shadows retail for $20.00 each and you can also pick up the matching eyeliners for even more of drama!
The Illuminating powder with its pink and gold marbled pattern brightens the face with a touch of stunning shimmer. The highlight provides a radiant summer glow and because of the beautiful tint you can even skip the blush.
The formula is highly saturated so no need to over-apply when sweeping it onto the cheeks or along the nose and the silver undertone revives dull complexions to bring health and vitality to sallow skin. For a bit more glitz you can also use it as shadow to enhance the eyes and it retails for just $9.95.
From ravishing sunset hues to impeccable ocean blue the Summer Creation Collection will definitely help you shine this season! These products will be available as of June 2015 in all Yves Rocher stores and via the website at: Yvesrocher.ca
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