On Friday, I said I was giving away a set of L'Occitane goodies, so now is the time for me to tell you a little more about them.
I'm actually giving you this set:
Which contains a lipgloss locket, full size eau de toilette and soap, plus brightening face-powder pearls. It's a cute little set, which I've enjoyed using a great deal recently - I adore the smell of neroli (Fleur Cherie is scented with orange blossom), and the scent of the products (except the lipgloss, which is unscented) is light, refreshing and just lovely.
The powder pearls are very pretty:
Lightly scented with orange blossom, the peach and apricot pearls give a light glow to the skin - they're not dark enough to be a fake-tan product, although they will give a lovely golden-sheen on darker skin. I use these in place of blusher.
The lipglosses that you get in the fob, are essentially clear, with a hint of sparkle, as you'll see in the FOTD later.
But this is not the whole of the range, like the peony range of cosmetics L'Occitane brought out last year, there's a few more colour cosmetics available, and I've been trying those too. I was sent an eyeshadow duo, an eyeliner and a lipstick to try, and here they are:
This is lipstick in Rose Sequin, eyeshadow in Bleu Damasse, and eyeliner in Noir Velours. I've actually found myself impressed with them (with some caveats, as you'll discover), the shadow is smooth and velvety, with excellent pigmentation, and very good lasting power, I found that without a primer, the shadow stayed in place for around 10-12 hours, needing only a light smush with my fingers to get rid of the (minimal) creasing. The liner is very black, and very smudgy, however, it's lasting power isn't quite as good as the shadows, and I found it had run a bit after about six hours. The lipstick is a lovely, lovely shade, but it's very sheer, so won't be for everyone, also, I've found that the cardboard packaging, whilst adorable, isn't the most robust packaging in the world. It's nice and moisturising on though, so while it doesn't last, it's actually nice to reapply quite regularly.
Here's the face of the day I created with the shadows, liner, face powder and the lipglosses from the fob:
Foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear Light in shade 2.
The Fine Print: samples were provided for review. You didn't think I'd do a giveaway of untried products, did you?