I must confess, I've never used Yves Rocher cosmetics before so I was really intrigued to try out their Volume Vertige mascara and Grand Rouge lipstick, I can never resist a good lipstick! First off, the packaging of both products is simple and classic looking, the mascara packaging is very simple, silver with the Volume Vertige name and Yves Rocher logo but it does look very sleek, as does the lipstick which comes in a golden case, one again it's very classic looking and I quite like the simplicity of the packaging. I'll begin with the mascara, this definitely lives up to it's name in the volume stakes. It gives a fantastic lift to the lashes, elongating them and making them appear longer than they actually are. The wand has a wave shape to it and small bristles which I think are fab for injecting volume into the lashes and preventing clumping. The only problem I have is when I try to apply the mascara to the outer corner of my lower lash line it becomes quite gloopy and is quite hard to apply with the wand but for my top lashes it's a fantastic mascara, I have actually been using it everyday.
I got Yves Rocher Grand Rouge lipstick in shade 12. Rose Eclantant which is a beautiful, bring pink/red shade which really does have a rose coloured hue to it. This lipstick is amazing, I love it. The pigmentation is has is great and it leaves a stunning colour on the lips which lasts for most of the day, I only need to reapply once and that's only because I like to wear a strong, vivid colour on my lips. This texture of this lipstick is creamy, opaque and incredibly nourishing, it does not dry out my lips at all. The smell of this lipstick is amazing! It smells like those fake lipstick hard sweets that I used to have as a child, it is so sweet, powdery and something which brings back wonderful memories for me. I love when cosmetics smell nice, it just adds to the pleasure of using them. I simply adore the shade, I think it is perfect for spring and summer as the colour is so bright and uplifting.
You can browse these products and more of what Yves Rocher have to offer on the Yves Rocher website.