A relative newcomer to Cult Beauty, Rituel de Fille is a beautiful, natural, cruelty-free brand from the United States. They are mega-passionate about natural products that do what they say on the tin - sounds good, right? I purchased a little selection recently and have been testing them out over the past few days
Disclaimer: This is long. Get yourself a brew.
First off - packaging. Chic, black, compact, classic. No complaints. Oh, and some cute little shiny stars to boot. There's an ingredient list on each box, and a little blurb on the delights held within.
Inside the beautiful packaging... BEHOLD. Pretty colours indeed. I picked up the Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Serpent de Mer, Inner Glow Cream Blush in Lovesick (this is a freebie at the moment on Cult Beauty if you spent more than £35 - run, don't walk), and Lip Sheer in Datura.
The Inner Glow Cream Blush is a thing of beauty.
I am, as a rule, not a cream blush fan - oily skin means that these just don't tend to hang around on my cheeks, and emphasise pores and texture. Nice. This is absolutely not the case when it comes to this little creature, however. It blends effortlessly on the cheeks, simply tapped in with the fingers - a really easy on the go option. It is healthy-dewy, without any greasiness, and hangs around for a solid 7 hours before fading (sans powder of any kind - that, my friends, is almost a miracle).
You can see in the pan that once swatched and used, the colour is lighter than the initial "skin" on the top of the product would suggest - no bad thing, as it reveals a go-with-everything dusky rose. I am approximated NC30 at the moment - this blush (to join my only other cream blush love) has gone straight in my makeup bag.
|Swatched heavily, then lightly blended|
Second in to the ring - Ash and Ember Eye Soot in Serpent de Mer. Wowzers. Look at that colour.
It is described, cryptically, as "a dramatic burnt taupe with a hint of violet and subtle metallic bronze highlights" which is pretty accurate. Think MAC Satin Taupe having a baby with Woodwinked, and make it better. Got it? You're there.
This translates to a really complex, beautiful shade on the skin. Below is a one-swipe swatch - pigment-o-rama. Serpent de Mer is one of those colours that just gets better with blending - it's a proper one-stop pot.
The texture is somewhere between powder and cream - less emollient than Colourpop's super-shocks, less overtly sparkly than a By Terry Ombre Blackstar - and gives a really expensive, sheeny finish to the eye. I have been using this all over the lid, and also just smudged in to the lashes for an easy, smudgy liner look that's a bit more interesting than black liquid liner.
Word to the wise - the packaging is a little unusual - there's quite a small aperture to the product itsself, and it takes a little getting used to to use successfully; theres a little guide on Rituel de Fille's website here. I find a dense synthetic brush, using the tip rather than the flat side, picks up loads of pigment and makes a super-quick, gorgeous smokey eye easily achieveable.
As ever, I need an eyeshadow primer with this product - NARS' old faithful sees me through - and with this, I get about 7 hours of solid, crease-free wear. I am loving it.
Last, but certainly not least: Enchanted Lip Sheer in Datura.
This is a pretty teeny tube, if I'm honest - but the contents are in keeping with the quality of the rest of the line. The Lip Sheer formula promises to impart "a sheer, creamy coat of vibrant colour" - I would pretty much agree with that. There is a slight, but noticeable, lavender scent to these - bear that in mind if you're not a fan (personally I love lavender!)
Datura is a lovely, my-lips-but-better rosy pink shade. It is pigmented enough to be present, if you know what I mean - more than a tinted lipgloss, less than a full-on lipstick. It can be layered and built up easily to a stronger blush pink, and has a satin-matte finish.
I feel like Datura is going to become a makeup bag staple for me - it's such an easy, throw-on colour and I can't think of a look it wouldn't compliment! Hooray for go-to shades!
Have you tried any Rituel de Fille products?
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