Hello my hunnie buns, I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! Who’s ready for a long weekend now?
I recently got my hand on some of the Clé De Peau Beauté Holiday 2017 collection and wanted to share with you guys what I thought of it. The collection itself is called Nuit de Chine, a love story told in opulent colours. It immediately had a very oriental vibe to it, vibrant reds, gold and tea shades peaking through with a lot of florals. The collection itself came in four parts, called four expressions of beauty. I got the skincare set, eyeshadow crayons and the nail polish set.
Picture taken from Clé De Peu Beauté website.
The only thing I don’t have is the makeup coffret, which is absolutely stunning and the pressed detail in the shadows look so gorgeous, you can look it up and see imprints of cherry blossoms and swallows on it. It features four stunning eye shadow shades, two very wearable highlighters and blush, three mini brushes, a brown mascara and a vibrant universal red creme lipstick. It retails for $195 USD / $250 CAD which I don’t think is a bad price for it at all. However, I personally already have all the shades in the palette or similar to, and I have more than enough red lipstick to last me a lifetime and more, so I decided to pass.
My favourite set from this collection has to be their skincare set. It’s called the essential radiance set and I’ve been using it on the daily for the past week now. First off, the packaging is STUNNING! I love florals and I love love love cherry blossoms. I already plan on saving all the packaging because I know I won’t be able to get over how beautiful it truly is. The set itself contains 5 pieces – a hydro-softening lotion, softening cleansing foam, protective fortifying emulsion with SPF 22, and a nighttime emulsion as well, and a set of their cotton pads, which are my go-to brand of getting cotton pads from. They don’t over absorb the product and are made so well that they don’t tear. You also don’t get bits of fluff stuck on your face afterwards.
I love how gentle this line is, it doesn’t make me break out or clog my pores. It has a couple of outstanding key ingredients you don’t see often from other skin care lines;
- Japanese Pearl: Leaves the skin looking luminous and feeling soft
- Golden Silk Essence: Combats loss of clarity, translucence and suppleness
- Theanine: Evens skin tone
- Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract: A traditional herb is known to support skin’s beauty
The only thing I dislike about CDP’s skincare product is the fragrance, again I’m not too big when it comes to fragrance in skincare or makeup because it serves no purpose, however, CDP isn’t too overwhelming when it comes to scent so I can live with it. My skin feels super soft after using this line, and even though I have a few scars left on my skin, one thing I noticed was how translucent my skin appeared, it looked really clean and bright which is basically #skincaregoals.
This set retails for $130 USD / $165 CAD which in my books is definitely worth it, not just for the quality of the product you’re receiving but as well as the artistic aspect of it, it’s limited edition packaging.
Next in this holiday collection is a set of three nail lacquers. The shades described on the website are captioned as provocative colours – which I can totally see. They seem very oriental as well. The first thing I visually imagined was the fashion in China back in the 30’s – where women had short curly hair, tight silk oriental dresses and wore bright red lipstick and nail varnish. The red in this collection would have been a staple colour back then. I feel as though the gold glitter polish added a very decadent and holiday touch to the set, and the charcoal teal grey completes it all together. The teal-ish shade seems more grey to me, but on their website and as well as the colour scheme it’s supposed to be a very deep teal shade, and I can understand how beautiful this set would be together. The formula for these lacquers is formulated with argan tree oil to help nourish your nails and is formaldehyde free. It smells like roses as well when dried which is quite nice.
Unfortunately, this set is currently sold out on the website, but it retails for $65 USD / $83 CAD – I would suggest checking Nordstrom or Holt Renfrew to see if they still have a set in stock if you really wanted this limited edition set. I absolutely adore the gold laser cut detailing on the bottles, making them very friendly to display on your vanity.
The last set is a collection of twistable eyeshadow cream crayons, with the most captivating shades you could imagine, both wearable and artistic. You get a total of five different shades, 3 neutrals and two colours.
Their formula is infused with premium argan oil and is super creamy, and blends like a dream. As far as pigment goes, it’s pretty pigmented, some areas do come up a bit patchy but nothing a little blending won’t fix. I’m obsessed with the two glittery shades though, a clear silver glitter and a champagne shimmery shade – they work perfect as inner corner highlights and would really make any look pop!
The traditional painted art on the packaging looks unique and just aesthetically pleasing. Each crayon has 1.5g of product in it, and the whole set retails at $95 USD / $120 CAD. I think this one was a bit more on the pricey side, I think they should have priced it at $85 at most, but it is CDP, so I won’t question it.
In conclusion, I think this is one of the most visually stunning collection I have ever seen, and love most of the products that I purchased. What are some of your favourites from this collection?
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
Disclaimer: Product reviewed was purchased with my own money, I am not paid/affiliated with Clé De Peu Beauté, this is not a sponsored post. Opinion is solely my own and is 100% transparent and honest.