In the midst of a Nivea dinner crowd overwhelmed with the Bohol seaside gusty breeze in January I talked above the wind insisting I share my favorite rich, brown eyeshadow with shivering seatmates. With people lining up for food around us I fished out that nugget from my handbag. You see how relentless and annoying I can be whether people are interested or not in if I really like something. Right now it’s this single brown eyeshadow #14 Brun Cuivré (Brown Copper) by French mid-range brand Yves Rocher.
Without hesitation I said that if MAC “Teddy” eyeliner were an eyeshadow, it would most certainly be close to or if not exactly like this. Ears perked, Bloggers Kira a.k.a. Elegantly Wasted / Kira-Ramirez.com and Shari a.k.a. The Misty Mom hovered in, hook, line, and sinker. They quite agreed. “Julia, here you are again enabling us…” Shari said while quickly inspecting to see. Read on.
I personally like this type of texture, pigmented but not too foiled…more of an elegant satin finish. First swipe then second swipe show off quality. The shade itself reminds me of my favorite Pixi Endless Silky eye pencil in Bronzebeam (review here) which I use as a substitute for eyeshadow on my lids sometimes.
Ingredients: talc, polyethylene, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, nylon-12, magnesium myristate, phenyl trimethicone, silica, ethylhexylglycerin, sorbic acid , inositol, lecithin, glyceryl stearate, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, glyceryl oleate, citric acid [+/- (may contain/peut contenir) aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, mica, red 40 lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 1 lake, ultramarines, iron oxides, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, manganese violet, titanium dioxide]
Key Botanicals: Rice Extract
Price by conversion:Down £5.30 from £9.90 (currently on sale 46% off abroad) in pesos Php 362.19 from regular price of Php680+ (conversion may vary)
The product claims to be Made in France and contains rice and bamboo extract. It is such a good value size single eyeshadow and the color is so rich and lovely. I use a Marionnaud #37 eyes brush to apply it and work it from front of the lid into the crease. Yves Rocher has a boutique in SM Aura, BGC, that’s where I picked this one up.