Yves Rocher is a French Makeup brand that are pretty new to me, however after trying out a few of their products around Christmas I was excited to be greeted with another opportunity to give their smoky eye products a whirl!
Achieving a smoky eye I'm proud of is something I'm still working on, I haven't quite mastered the blending technique & figuring out what shade goes in the crease is something that I still have a mini meltdown over when I sit staring at my eyeshadows but hey, they say practice makes perfect so heres hoping! Along my journey to creating a successful smoky eye I've learnt that a primer should never be forgotten & whilst I love my Urban Decay Primer Potion it's nice to switch things up every now & again. The Fixing Eye Primer* is enriched with Camellia Oil, an ingredient which is known to soften skin, providing the primer with smoothing abilities to ensure wrinkles and fine lines are hidden. The formula is a neutral shade to help cover dark circles and create a flawless base for eyeshadow to sit on. I find it softens my eyelids, helping shadows glide on easily and effortlessly but also keeps my eye makeup in place all day long.
Most of my eyeshadows are neutral ones, browns, nudes and taupes so having the Quad Eyeshadow Palette in Deep Grey* is a much needed change. Encased in a beautiful golden compact are four shades, a pearl white, smoky grey, a blue toned grey and matte black. Each shadow is soft to touch & highly pigmented, even the white which I wasn't expecting as they can be quite chalky. If you're after a more intense look the eyeshadows can be used wet, with the shimmer shades turning metallic and the mattes becoming more dense. The palette also has a huge mirror inside making it travel friendly & handy to pop in your handbag to use when you need to touch up your makeup. What I really love about this palette is the mini guide on the back which shows you where each shade can be used, perfect for someone like me who always gets confused!
The newest eye product from Yves Rocher is the 100% Kajal Liner* housed in lipstick style packaging with a crayon-like bullet. With it's creamy, intensely pigmented formula it's easy to apply to both water & tight lines. And, last but not least to complete the smoky eye look lots of of Volume Vertige Mascara* should be applied! The curved brush attaches itself to your lashes It's definitley my new favourite mascara!