Have you ever run across makeup that fell so far below your expectations that you wonder how it got released? Thankfully it doesn’t happen often but I do have an unfortunate experience to report. I was sent the new Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature makeup collection to review on Bionic Beauty.
I set off to my bathroom with some of the bright cream shadows in hand, an eyeliner and a lipgloss. I applied everything and hmmm… still not dry. Twenty minutes later the eyeliner and “cream” shadows were still a runny mess and the lipgloss was coagulating on my lips. I ended up washing it all off after an hour.
Anyhow, here are swatches. These were taken after 30 minutes on my arm. From left to right…
The Couleurs Nature lipgloss in Mure- This is a very pretty translucent pink gloss. Sadly it was sticky and became gloppy on the lips, plus it’s $15!
The Pastel Creme Eyeshadow in Bleu Horizon- I typically adore bright shadows but I’m really not sure how one could wear this shadow. I usually tend to gravitate towards cream shadows because I like their long wear and softness. However, this is the consistency of a nail polish- it was runny, and the applicator is a lip gloss wand so you can’t apply it correctly. And most importantly it never dried. ($17)
The Pastel Creme Eyeshadow in Or- This color is certainly much more wearable than Bleu Horizon, but my comments on it’s lack luster performance still apply. ($17)
Liquid Shadow and Liner in Lapis Lazuli- This color is just plain gorgeous- a dark blue shimmer. It seems that they already discontinued it because I can’t find it anywhere on their site. Anyhow, a liquid shadow/liner combo is a good idea however, again the application feel short. The applicator itself is a too-short nail polish style brush. It’s too thick to line with and too thin to apply shadow. This formula also didn’t dry. Yves Rocher does have other colors available on their site- hopefully they have improved the formula.
In summary, this collection is way too pricey for the quality. Heck, I don’t think I’d pay a dollar each for the items above. I also don’t like how they are trying to market this with a “natural” feeling when they are packed with chemicals and non-natural ingredients. Hopefully I’ll have better luck with some of their other items… or maybe I got a bad batch.
You can check out the entire makeup collection at Yves Rocher’s website.