It has been a few weeks now since I proclaimed my love for the Yves Rocher Sérum Végétal Wrinkles and Radiance* day and night cream which I dedicated an entire post to here. Since then I have been lucky enough to have the chance to try out a few things from the Yves Rocher make up line of which I have today a few thoughts to share with you in regards to that. Yves Rocher is a brand that prides itself on its values, particularly in reference to botanical beauty. Their products are sold around the world in 88 different countries worldwide where they reach over 30 million people. With a wide range of cosmetics and skincare sourced from ethical farming and research their plant based products are a welcome presence within the beauty industry. They’re also particularly welcome in my skincare routine as I’m still loving that night cream guys!
For my first experience with Yves Rocher make up I was sent a few products which could all be used together to create the perfect smoky eye, my favourite! The first product was the Sumptuous Colour Eye Shadow Quad* in the shade red hot brown which consists of four warm shades which I think would suit the majority of skin tones and eye colours. I opted for this palette in particular as I know the majority of people opt for nude palettes as opposed to anything else. Inside there are three shimmer shades and one matte of which the first is champagne based in tone which I think is rather lovely to use as an inner corner highlight. The second is a taupe which is nice for using all over the lid of which the same applies for the bronze shade too. My favourite out of all four here would have to be the matte dark chocolate shade which is gorgeous and super pigmented to boot; it’s a great one to use in the crease because it is matte although you could also use it to act almost as a liner too.
To coincide with the eye shadow quad there is also the Yves Rocher Fixing Eye Lid Primer* which not just helps to prolong the longevity of your eye shadow but also provides a neutral base on the eye lids. The primer has a nude toned tint to it which I think works very well at neutralising any blue or dark tones on your eye lids; I know that I do tend to suffer from darker lids compared to the rest of my complexion. At the moment I’m still road testing this primer in regards to some others I have tried yet so far I do quite like it.
Onto eye liner the Yves Rocher Intense Kajal 100%* in the shade black is something which is new to me in terms of the product itself as I have never used a Kajal liner before. I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of this type of product but that’s only because I like quite a thin line because in my non expert opinion I do have quite hooded eyes so the thinner the line the better. I have struggled to use this product to its full potential but that’s not to say that somebody else wouldn’t love it. Having said that what I can tell you is that it is incredibly soft, and it applies very easily; there’s no dragging involved which is something I immediately look out for when trying new liners. It is also an easy product to work with in terms of blending so you can achieve a nice smoky eye effect with this.
Finally the last piece to completely a smoky eye is the mascara in which the Yves Rocher Mascara Volume Vertige* helps to add definition to the lashes with a hint of volume. I wouldn’t say it is the best mascara in terms of volume that I have ever tried however what I think is key here is that it separates my lashes beautifully making them look fuller and much more elegant; I like that. I’ve being using this every day since it arrived because it has a really natural soft finish for day time wear.
If you would like to be in with the chance in winning these products (brand new ones of course) courtesy of Yves Rocher then all you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter widget below. This giveaway is open to the UK only however for those who are unable to enter this time around please do look out for my own personal giveaway which I will be running in the near future in order to celebrate A Little Boat Sailing turning three.
The giveaway will run until Friday 24th April where the winner will be notified within 24 hours of the giveaway ending. There is only one mandatory condition although for extra entries you can do more. Please do leave your contact details below so that if you win I can reach you, good luck to everyone who enters! Please note that by entering the giveaway you will be signed up to the Yves Rocher newsletter, those details will not be passed onto anybody else.
As an extra treat Yves Rocher are currently offering a discount code where you can get £6 off when you spend £26 which is a great little saving if you ask me, just enter 6OFF26 at the checkout and of course let me know if you pick up anything.