(Reklame/Gifted) Around three weeks before Christmas I was sent a Yves Rocher eyeshadow palette as PR, that I wanted to do a review on. It’s part of their Holiday collection, so it might be a little late on reviewing it, but I’ve been so busy lately that I had to postpone it. It’s still available on their site, if you’re interested in getting one for yourself or a loved one. Yves Rocher is a French brand that does skincare, bodycare and makeup as well. Their bodycare especially have been amazing, and have yet to disappoint me, so I was excited to get the chance to play with this palette.
First of I love the color combination in this palette. There’s something for everyone, as there are 40 shadows whereas there are neutrals shades as well as some more bold colors like the greens and blues. There is also a great combination of matte and shimmers, and a good variety in cool and warm tones. The design on the other hand is a bit unpractical, since it is bulky and not that travel friendly. The price for this palette right now is 179 DKK or $45 USD.
Ingredients: Talc,mica,polyethylene,nylon-12,magnesium myristate,octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate,aluminum starch octenylsuccinate,phenyl trimethicone,ethylhexylglycerin,sorbic acid,inositol,tocopherol,lecithin,glyceryl stearate,ascorbyl palmitate,glyceryl oleate,citric acid,[+/- (may contain/peut contenir),silica,ci 16035 (red 40 lake),ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake),ci 42090 (blue 1 lake),ci 77007 (ultramarines),ci 77491 (iron oxides),ci 77492 (iron oxides),ci 77499 (iron oxides),ci 77510 (ferric ammonium ferrocyanide),ci 77742 (manganese violet),ci 77891 (titanium dioxide)
The way I tested this out was by priming my lids, and then setting with a transluscent powder. Something that striked were how poorly my brushes would pick up the color. It was quite difficult to get any product on my brushes, and I had to press down very firmly to get the tiniest amount. The lighter shades had a hard time showing up on my lids, and I had to use my finger to get the most pigment. By using my fingers, I would get a much better result than with my brushes, but it also very limited what kind of looks I can achieve without using brushes. The plus side by this palette is that it’s very beginner friendly, as the shadows blend very easily, and you can build up the pigment as you like. The shadows felt soft and went on very smoothly on my eyes. The shadow also lasted an entire day without any problems or creasing.
My conclusion is that the shadows are beautiful and the shade range selection would fit most people. If you’re new with makeup and don’t have much experience you might like this palette as it’s easy to work with and there’s room for “mistakes” while doing your eyelook. If you’re an experienced makeup lover, who is used to high-end palettes and lots of pigment then I don’t think you’ll be happy with it.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me as a PR gift. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.