Votre Vu Introduces French Accents with a Bastille Day Celebration

It’s not often I celebrate Bastille Day, being American obviously, but when given the chance to enjoy some great makeup in honor of the French revolution, I gladly say “oui, oui”.   And so on this day to introduce their newest makeup line “French Accents”, Votre Vu threw a truly Parisian party complete with Marie Antoinette wigs, Petanque courts and a mini guillotine.  Displayed on lighted vanity tables adorned with gorgeous pastel floral arrangements and delicate mini gold birdcages, the 8 piece makeup range is meant to be an extension of their popular skincare range.  “It seems only natural that once skin is made beautiful, you want to put good things on it”.

Adorable Eiffel Tower sunglasses

Gorgeous displays of product

Vanity Tables displaying the new French Accents Collection

As many cosmetic lines are reactive in their purpose, Votre Vu seeks to be proactive in their approach to skin.  The line is rich in anti-oxidants and various natural extracts, and made for the everyday woman who wants a simple routine with effective products.  With names that reference their French heritage such as: Eiffel Power mascara, Vu-on Rouge lip/cheek tint, Arch de Triumphe brow gel, Beaute en Bronze duo bronzer/blush, Belle Poudre loose powder, Lingerie Pour Les Yeux eyelid smoother, Love Me Deux tinted moisturizer, and Le Joli Crayon eye pencil, a morning routine is made effortless with such a concise range.  And who wouldn’t love to shave a few minutes off their morning face time, in favor of a second snooze button hit, or perhaps longer quality time with a favorite caffeinated beverage.
Arch De Triumphe
Vu-on Rouge
Lingerie Pour Les Yeux
Le Joli Crayon
Beaute En Bronze
Eiffel Power Mascara
Belle Poudre
Love Me Deux

Though I try and love all my makeup equally, I did have a stand out favorite from this line – the Beaute de Bronze duo bronzer/blush.  A matte bronzer is still rare nowadays, and when paired with a pinky-coral shimmer blush – it is the perfect cheek.   Always a sucker for good brow products, I naturally gravitated towards the Arch de Triumphe brow gel.  Using the angle brush to apply (which made it foolproof), the gel was extremely lightweight, bonding immediately to the hair but setting quickly and drying down to a great finish.  Following a great brow, I finished off my eye look with the super soft and water-resistant Le Joli Crayon eye pencil and Eiffel Power mascara.  I instantly loved the brush on the mascara, which was densely bristled and full.  An added perk was the formula contains cottonseed extract, which is great at keeping the lashes moisturized – beauty and benefits! Love.  A sleeper hit that pleasantly surprised me was the retractable powder brush, which was amazingly soft and buffed in the fragrance and talc-free loose powder flawlessly.  A swipe of the Vu-On Rouge cheek/lip tint on my lips gave me a subtle “bitten-lip” look, rounding out my uncomplicated and effortless look.  C’est Magnifique.

All products are available at Votre vu.com and range in price from $18 – $43.

Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.

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