Yves Rocher • Couleurs Nature Blush • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
These blushes are crazy pigmented !!! I bought two of them, a bright red one slightly shimmery (n°51 - rouge) and a cool pink with a satin finish (n°50 - rose vif). You just have to dip your brush once in the pan, and you get full brightness on your cheeks... I'm super fair (mac NW10 and below) so I have to be super careful with these, but if you have a darker skin tone I think they'll show up very well ! The lasting power is fine (around 10 hours on my dry skin).
On the down side, the packaging feels cheap : if you drop it, it's gonna break for sure. Due to the pigmentation and a slight "powderyness", you need to blend them a lot if you don't want to look like you've just run for an hour...
The shade selection is ok (8 shades available in France), but it's mostly super warm shades (i bought the only cool ones).
I feel like the price is not really worth it, even if the product is nice and everything, because they're 14 euros full price here, which is almost the price of a MAC blush, even if you're getting a tiny bit more product (7g for the Yves Rocher blush, 6g for the MAC one).
So I recommend, if you have access to their reward program, to wait for a discount : I bought mine last month when it was "buy one get one for free" and that's the only way I'm ever going to repurchase these blushes.
On the formulation : I know that Yves Rocher has a "green" image, but there's only a few vegetal based ingredients in it (cornstarch and rice extract), and the fact that I can't seem to find the list of the ingredients anywhere (not on the packaging and did not find it online) makes me a little suspicious... They don't trigger my rosacea though, so I guess it's not as bad as I imagine.
It says "no animal ingredients" but they're not cruelty-free not organic whatsoever (I looked it up on the PETA website), so don't be fooled by their "natural and good for your skin" marketing.
Otherwise, if you don't mind animal testing and a mysterious formulation, it's a great blush to use if your blending game is stroooong !!
ps : Please excuse my grammar, English isn't my native language.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got the Bright Pink too--I wouldn't say it's bubble gum pink, like the prior reviewer--it's darker than that and not as cool a pink. That's why I like it--it's a bright medium pink that leans slightly warm, so much more wearable for brunette me.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I purchased shade #50, which on the website states it as *Bright Pink*- on the package though, the color on the label says "Rose". This shade is a great dupe for Illamasqua's Nymph, and it's only $8.00 (on sale, which it usually is on the website). The packaging is like a mini- version of Illamasqua also- sturdy plastic with a window in front, so you can see the color. I like it because it is so compact- it does not have a mirror or brush, but I typically don't use the brushes that come with products.
This blush is my new HG! It's beautiful- a bubble gum pink, that's bright enough, but no *too* bright- it looks like a natural flush you would get from coming in from the cold. The blush is very pigmented also. All in all, a winner! I like to wear this with my favorite lip pencil which is NYX's Dolly Pink- this blush matches that color exactly! It is soft and blends like a dream.It is matte, but not matte looking on your cheeks- it has no sparkle, which I prefer- blushes with sparkle aren't natural looking. I'm going to order some more back-ups!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a great blush. I got it in Abricot medium (matte peachy rose) and mat (peachy brown). It has just the right amount of colour payoff I like. The medium shade looks very natural, it smells nice and lasts. Def. a good quality product, but not worth the full price because of the packaging - although a sturdy plastic, it has no mirror (as for the missing brush... I never use the brushes anyway).
YR is always on sale, making this a nice buy.