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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencils

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Who loves colour? I can think of little better than a handful of rainbow hued liners and, lucky for me, that's is exactly what I've got. Yves Rocher has recently introduced a new range of liners- the Yves Rocher Botanical Colour Eye Pencils if we're being exact (which we are.) Want to know if they're worth the space in your makeup bag? Read on!

"Play up the colors and effects of the Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil, for ultra intense eyes with shades inspired by botanicals.You will fall for its highly pigmented colors and ultra creamy texture enriched with 100% botanical origin Carnauba wax!"

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The Botanical Colour Eye Pencils are not only available in just about every colour one could need, but they're also pretty great! The formula is really smooth, glides easily, and really pigmented. I always get a little bit nervous when trying new eyeliners, as you never know how they'll fare, but there is nothing to worry about here. One or two shades had a different formula (more on those in a moment) than the rest of the bunch, but even they had a smooth glide once they warmed on the skin. I don't love that these need to be sharpened, but the price point is great for such smooth liners, and the colour selection is pretty impressive.

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With fourteen colours, the shade range definitely goes beyond your basics, and even includes a few you wouldn't expect.

  • 01 Black is a black liner with silver and tonal shimmer.
  • 02 Artemisia Grey is a steely-gray with a shimmering metallic finish. This shade was a little bit less pigmented on one pass, but layers nicely.
  • 03 Brown didn't get a very inspired name in English (it's Bark Brown in French) but is a very pretty, shimmering chocolate brown.
  • 04 Peony Plum is a red-plum with a satiny finish.
  • 05 Iris Purple is a particularly pretty medium-lavender with a softly shimmering satin finish.
  • 06 Berry Nude isn't berry hued at all, but is a pinky-beige nude with chunky glitter. This shade is a dud for me, as the chunky glitter just doesn't work well and hinders application.
  • 07 Blue Violet is a blackened navy with blue and purple glitter that shimmers like the night sky. It's a stunner. 
  • 08 Heavenly Blue is a teal-blue with a satin finish.
  • 09 Paradise Blue is a vivid royal blue matte. Pigmentation was a little softer, but layerable.
  • 10 Eucalyptus is a medium-deeep green teal with a satin finish.
  • 11 Bamboo is a dusty, grassy green satin. 
  • 12 Agave Blue is a minty green satin with tonal shimmer.
  • 13 Lemon is just that, a lemony yellow with a matte finish.
  • 14 Orangey-red is more of a straight orange, with a matte finish.

Overall, you really can't go wrong with these liners! With the exception of Berry Nude, they're all pretty excellent liners and wear quite well. While they're not waterproof they do stay in place well without fading, flaking, or running and most shades can be worn in the waterline (you might want to skip the glittery ones for there.) I love that the range of shades means you've not only go a great selection to chose from, but that you can mix and match for an ombred effect. It's a great way to add a pop to neutral looks. Oh, also to my Canadian ladies, snap a few of these up now as they're currently on sale for $8.30 (!) What do you think? Could your collection use a few new liners?

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