Votre Vu skincare is inspired by the bountiful and bio-diverse regions of France, the formulas are designed and handcrafted with native plant and marine-based extracts which are healthy, bio-powered and deliver benefits to the skin. The founders of the Votre Vu lab have been researching quality plant-based based ingredients for over 80 years and passing along the knowledge down to three generations now.
From their official website, “Sourcing only the finest and most robust ingredients, our laboratory selects from among the lush French regions where each element is grown and cultivated to become its finest and most powerful specimen. From this select harvest, our highly educated and certified researchers, scientists and craftsmen custom create each formulation utilizing their vast knowledge of power boosting and complementary botanical pairings.
Our formulations make careful and productive use of non-botanical elements, such as proven safe and effective antioxidants. The exquisite scents, for which Votre Vu is renowned, are a supplementary treat blossoming from the essential elements of each luscious formulation. By strictly holding true to the methods of traditional French production, our professional-grade skin care is highly controlled for safety, quality, consistency, and efficacy.”
I have been using the products recommended for my combination skin since last few months on and off, finally used it regularly for few weeks to have my thoughts ready for the review. I have been using the Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée balancing sérum and Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée 24/7 balancing crème, which is suitable for combination as well as oily skin tones. Even for my combination skin, I did not notice any dryness but was very gentle on my skin.
Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée balancing sérum
Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée balancing sérum is described as the concentrated serum that helps diffuse inflammation, regulate sebum production, and restore the equilibrium of the natural pH levels of the skin calmly, while refining and evening out skin’s texture. The gel formula is loaded with a mixture of gentle ingredients to help soothe skin, tighten pores, improve the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone, and aid in clearing up congested pores. The green tea in the formula allows a mix of radiance-boosting antioxidants and powerful AHAs to go to work, without irritation potential. Additionally, natural oat and corn powders absorb excess oil without any residue. The skin is clearer, soothed and balanced.
Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée 24/7 balancing crème
Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée 24/7 balancing crème is described to have a luxurious residue-free texture that works to purify the complexion while it heals imperfections, reduces inflammation and hydrates the skin to it comfortable level. the formula has a coactive complex of vitamins and amino acids work to reduce sebum production. The vegetable-based squalane, which has a composition similar to skin, restores your skin’s natural protective barrier. The skin will look velvety matte, properly moisturized, with a clearer, welcoming, silky-soft texture.
I have been using both the Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée balancing sérum and Votre Vu Peau Équilibrée 24/7 balancing crème together and they work quite well. There is no residue, the formula sinks into the skin nicely and the skin feels comfortable. The products that are designed for oily or combination skin usually makes the skin dry or matte but for my combination skin, my skin felt comfortable, without irritability or dry feeling. My skin has been behaving quite well these days and these products helped it keep that way, I mean no breakouts or congestion while using this pair of serum and moisturizer. During the day, my makeup had no issues while applying and during the day. The texture of both the products is very soft and luxurious. The packaging, as you see in the shots is so pretty, the jar is heavy and sturdy for the moisturizer and the serum is in the bottle with pump dispenser.
Votre Vu products are exclusively sold online through Votre Vu website.
I hope you all are having an amazing year so far. To make it even more amazing, I have a giveaway of my favorite lipstick formula from my favorite brand Givenchy.
I am giving away 10 bestselling shades + 2 universal lip liners + 1 beautiful Givenchy pouch (Value: $500+) to one of the lucky winners.
Review, Swatches of 18 shades of Le Rouge + Giveaway Rules are here.
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection launched a few months back and I finally tried the liquid lipsticks from the collection. The liquid lipsticks are described as Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks that contours lips for a fuller, wider Hollywood pout. These matte contouring lipsticks glide like a gloss, set in soft-focus matte and nurture lips like a cream in a light as air full coverage formula. I have tried two shades of these liquid lipsticks and have my views ready on the formula.
The formula of Hollywood lips is creamy like the consistency of a wet mousse. It could be difficult to apply in the starting but once you get the hold of it, it is not a problem. The packaging is nice, the curved foot doe applicator is very smooth when it touches the lips but you have to be careful in defining the lips unless you are using a lip liner. The formula does not dry quickly, for me it took around 10-15 minutes to dry which is an issue for some but the finish is quite okay. The formula has a fragrance which is very subtle but pleasant. After drying, the formula did dry out my lips which I could feel but not much noticeable when looked at. After more than an hour, the color stayed on well but my lips feel dry for which I had to reach for my clear lip balm to make my lips feel comfortable.
There is a nice range of shades in this collection, I have swatched Pin Up Pink and Best Actress for your reference below.
Best Actress – Creamy Nude Brown (Upper)
Pin Up Pink – Shimmery Coral Pink Matte (Lower)
The formula is buildable and does not cakes or cracks on the lips apart from the drying feel as explained above. I found once dry it appears slightly darker then it looks immediately after application. Overall, the shade range is good and it did not make my lips look flat. I did a review and swatches of few of my favorites from the Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick here if you are interested. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Collection is available at Charlotte Tilbury Canada, Charlotte Tilbury US, Cult Beauty, and Holt Renfrew.