The time has come where Yves Rocher have released their annual limited-edition, Summer collection. Actually, it’s been out for a little while, but I needed some time to properly test the products before reviewing them.
The collection, which is vegan and has environmentally friendly packaging, consists of several items, such as lip & cheek crayons, eyeshadow palette and bronzer. You can check out what other products that’s part of their Summer release here.
I remember Yves Rocher released a bronzer last summer, which I really liked it. I honestly don’t know if there’s any difference, since this bronzer performed and smelled identical to the one I tried last year. This year the bronzer is available in two shades; Hâle Moyen (cool undertone) would work for light skin tones and Hâle Foncé (warm undertone) that’s more suitable for light-medium skin. You get two shades in one pan, that gives you the option to use just one of the shades or mixing them both. It has a decent amount of pigmentation, not too much or too little, and blends out easily.
It’s has the most adorable print that will get anyone in a summer mood and smells quite nice. The scent however won’t be pleasing for everyone as it’s quite noticeable and I know many who would prefer makeup without any form of fragrance.
Another product that put me straight into summer mood was this palette. Well it did when I first saw the beautiful, vibrant packaging. It has a cardboard packaging with a magnetic close with a mirror on the inside and a dual-ended brush. It’s not a brush I see myself using, so I’ve been using my own eyeshadow brushes.
When I opened the palette, I was slightly disappointed, mostly because I was expecting colors that would live up to the colorful palette. I think it would be so cool if they did a more colorful palette with summery shades instead of everyday neutrals. There’s a blend of matte and shimmer shades.
The shadows feel very smooth and do have some fall out, which isn’t a bad thing as long you remember to tap the excess off. The pigmentation is okay but could’ve had a lot more pigment. It’s very easy to use and it works fine for everyday use to create neutral looks. Despite that I’m not overly impressed, the palette is just okay. I prefer the formula of the single shadows Yves Rocher makes over this palette.
I actually just reviewed some crayons in my last post, that I really liked, and I find these to be nice quality as well. I find during the summer that your makeup can look cakey quite easily, if you’re layering several powder products and sweating on top of that. Cream products blend more seamlessly into the skin and you avoid a super powdery look.
The crayon itself it made from wood from linden trees, so when you’ve used the exposed product, you’ll need a sharpener to reveal more product. The product itself feels very creamy and has great pigment. I like to make some small dots on my cheeks and lips and then use my damp sponge or finger to blend it in.
The bronzer and crayons were a hit in my book, and I tend to reach for them often. The eyeshadow palette on other hand, I don’t reach for as often. The color of the shadows are very much me and what I tend to use, but the pigmentation can definitely improve.
Disclaimer: These products were PR gifted to me. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.