Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review - Couleur Caramel Natural Makeup (feat in August Favorites)

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review! I actually wore some of these products in my latest videos - Sedona Lace Vortex Brush Collection, Target Haul, August Favorites and got a lot of compliments.  Now it's time for me to share this little secret with you...the Couleur Caramel line is really amazing!  It's an eco-friendly French brand trying to open itself to the US for Spas, Organic Boutiques and Prestige Stores.

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First off, I really was impressed by the overall packaging and quality of the product.  I was sent a nice variety of different products so that I could really get a feel for the line.  Taking a look at the product guide book I could see that they have a huge range to choose from.  Some of my products had French wording on it but I could still figure out what each product was from the guide book and they also have a US website.  Onto the review!

Natural Skin Care Fluid Foundation Refill Tube $30.25, shade n04
I actually received the refill tube but I am fine with the packaging.  You can also buy container to store this.  This is my favorite product out of the line.

Some of my observations:
-The color looked light by swatch, but blended perfectly into my skin tone
-Luminous finish
-Nice yellow undertone
-Reminds me of a face and body type of foundation
-Citrus scent
-I would definitely repurchase this

Terre Caramel Bronzer $33.50, shade n04
This is a delicate baked bronzer.  I was almost afraid to damage it because it looked so nice and light in the pan.

Some of my observations:
-Nice finish
-Gives a great glow to the skin without being over the top
-Can use for contour
-Not overly shimmery, has a nice sheen
-You might get a bit of powder/dust on the packaging after sweeping your brush on it.

Moisturizing Natural Lipstick $21, shade n223
I was interested in testing out this lipstick but it wasn't my favorite product of the line.

Some of my observations:
-The texture was a bit gritty
-Enriched with active vegetable ingredients
-49 shades available
-I received a deep red shade similar to MAC Dubonnet
-Opaque coverage
-Didn't like the taste

Eyeshadows, Matte Eyeshadow, $15.25, shade n82
The eyeshadows are all available in pans with a recyclable cardboard carrier and can then be placed in their eyeshadow pots.

Some of my observations:
-I received a gorgeous, matte teal color
-103 shades available
-opaque coverage but blends out a bit
-use with base so that the color really sticks
-smooth texture
-comes in a great, recyclable case and the pan sticks perfectly to a magnetic palette

Natural Eyebrow Pencil, $19, shade n120
I love brow pencils, especially ones that come with a spooly.  However I could tell immediately that the pencil's formula resembled more of an eyeliner.

Some of my observations:
-Very pigmented, too much so for a brow pencil
-Described as semi-hard but it's actually smudgy like a kohl pencil
-Nice as an eyeliner
-Spoolie is a little hard and rough
-Comes in 3 colors

Spangles, $21.50, shade n04
I was surprised that the brand even had it's own line of glitter.  I received a gorgeous color that's totally wearble.

Some of my observations:
-Fine glitter particles
-Not over the top, thin texture makes it very wearable and you can put it anywhere
-Pretty copper color
-Nice container with a small hole in the center so that glitter doesn't go everywhere

Natural Treating Lipgloss $23.25, shade n223
I'm not a huge fan of the lip products in the collection.  I don't know if it's because of the natural ingredients, but they don't perform as well as they're priced.

Some of my observations:
-I received a sheer, bronzey color
-Sweet taste, but waxy feel
-Too sheer
-14 shades available

Natural Anti-Dark Circle Corrective Cream $17.75
I was super excited that this brand came with a range of correctors...I think any brand that has them shows that they understand makeup.

Some of my observations:
-very light texture, easy to blend
-available in 6 colors - I received a nice peachy shade for correcting undereye circles, they also have green to correct redness
-light to medium coverage
-not as creamy as I'm used too but it's not greasy either - good for daily wear or for beginners

Short Eyelashes Mascara $24.25, shade n54
I received the blue shade which is a fun choice but it applies subtley as well.  It was the average mascara but made of all natural ingredients.

Some of my observations:
-Water based formula is less harsh on the eyes
-Contains two brush types - short or long
-4 colors available
-Performed like a standard, everyday mascara

Final Thoughts
Overall I think this is a great line.  I was really impressed by the quality, natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging.  The products are priced at a premium level but honestly the quality of the makeup is worth it.  I highly highly recommend the foundation - I would definitely repurchase this in.  The packaging is recyclable and they offer refillable cases for their shadows, powders, and blushes and foundation.  They are nearly 100% eco-certified but make sure to list all the ingredients - what is natural and what isn't for consumers to know exactly what they're using.

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FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review.  I am not affiliated with the company and not paid to write this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.

Atlanta Makeup Artist
Atlanta Photographer


MrAJBx3 said...

Wow this looks quite awesome! i love the glitter !

Amritha said...

hi renren , I need ur help on the corrector cream by coloeur caramel. What is the shade that you have swatched here cos i have major dark circles and i need a good concealer pretty badly. I am hoping to try out this one.Also am between jane iredale disappear concealer and this one..wondering which one to pick.
Please help.