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Monday, November 26, 2012

Yves Rocher Illuminating Pearls

There is something about products made up of little bits (or balls) that has always enamored me.  I have yet to splurge on 'that brand' that is famous for their little balls of cosmetic goodness, but I do tend to take the bait when the item is a more wallet friendly price.

The latest product to catch my eye happened to Yves Rocher Illuminating Pearls. These pearls (a much classier term than 'little balls') are a setting powder/ highlight hybrid that promise to ease complexion dullness that often lingers in the winter months.

'Light up your complexion! Tired of looking dull and pale in the winter? You will adore these limited edition Illuminating Pearls! Powdered pearls in finely shimmering and scented pastel shades that delicately enhance the complexion. Their soft light texture creates a long lasting illuminating effect and even tone! The Plus: A completely transparent result that enhances every complexion!' -product description

When I ordered these, I wasn't quite sure what to expect: would they be iridescent enough to use as a powder, or would they be so illuminating that they would only work as highlight? While I do love a good highlight, I was hoping for something I could use all over. Happily, I got exactly what I wanted.

When you swirl your brush through the pearls, and dust it on, you don't immediately see anything, but upon further inspection, I can see that the pearls truly are transparent, but leave a super soft glow. It doesn't read as a shimmer, but more like I have naturally healthy, glowing skin. In the swatch above, I really loaded on the dust from the bottom of the pot, and even that doesn't read as overly shimmery.

I really love these little pearls! They're universally flattering and such an easy way to give your complexion a bit of a pick me up and they have a light floral scent, that is really soft, a hint of violet almost? I'm not certain, but I really like it, and I'm not exactly a fan of scented items for my face. Have you tried these? Do you have any 'little ball' (you know what I mean) products you love?

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