L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening Squad

4/01/2014


You could read about my encounters with the original Immortelle (Divine) range by L'Occitane here and I've had several outings with the Imortelle Brightening range as well here. Having in mind that my skincare rulers are La Roche-Posay, Alpha-H as of late - with some Nuxe, Vichy, Caudalie and Avene additions, I think that it's safe to say that I generally have a soft spot for French brands. L'Occitane has completely got me covered but, as of late, I have tapped into their skincare offerings more than I had before. Imortelle Brightening range proved to be excellent and their latest offerings are mind blowing. Receiving a gorgeous L'Occitane Immortelle Brightening goodie bag made my day but my excitement hasn't stopped there - I've purchased my remaining beauty interest so that I can chit-chat about the range in general. Samples helped me to perceive this range as a whole as well. 

Mogle ste citati o mojim iskustvima sa Immortelle (Divine) linijom od L'Occitane-a ovdje ali sam se poblize upoznala i sa Immortelle Brightening proizvodima, o cemu mozete citati ovdje. Imajuci na umu da su vladari moje njege lica La Roche-Posay, od nedavno Alpha-H - uz dodatke od Nuxe, Vichy, Caudalie i Avene-a, mislim da je sigurno konstatovati da sam pretezno slaba na proizvode francuske proizvodnje. L'Occitane takodjer spada u meni najdraze brendove no, tokom posljednjih par mjeseci, posebno sam obratila paznju na njihovu preparativu. Immortelle Brightening linija mi se pokazala odlicnom a najnoviji dodaci toj liniji su me bas odusevili. Ustupljen mi je L'Occitane neseser pun Immortelle Brightening stvarcica sto mi je kako mozete pretpostaviti uljepsalo dan no nisam tu stala - sebi sam kupila i preostali novitet koji me kopkao tako da vam mogu prenijeti utiske o skoro pa citavoj liniji ovih proizvoda za njegu lica. Cak mi je i par ubacenih testera pomoglo pri formiranju nekog uopstenog dojma.


I just have to mention this beaut of a make-up bag that I got - it's so pretty, feminine, glitzy and earthy at the same time. First novelty from the range I am dying to spill the beans about is the Immortelle Brightening Eye Care & Mask Duo Brightening Correction. I was on a hunt for a lighter eye cream to use during spring and summer. I honestly never intended to spend $38 on an eye cream but the moment I've tried it on my skin I knew it was worth the investment. It is as beautiful as you'd expect a L'Occitane product to be. One feature that especially caught my eye was the cool, metal applicator. The applicator alone visibly reduces the puffiness of my eyes. After rough night shift work followed by this cream, I can freely say that it works. You can use it as an eye cream but also as an eye mask as well - just apply a thicker layer of this gel-cream, leave it on for 10 minutes and I don't even need to tissue off. My thirsty skin drinks it all up. Darkness under my eyes isn't completely gone but it's visibly softened. It is lightly scented. You get 15ml of product which you need to use up within 3 months from opening due to fresh ingredients.

Prije nego otpocnem moram spomenuti ovaj krasni neseser u kojem uzivam - jako je lijep, zenstven, prozet svjetlucavim nitima no posjeduje i prirodan stih zbog materijala od kojeg je napravljen. Od svih proizvoda koje sam isprobala, posebno sam se radovala da vam pisem o Immortelle Brightening Gel i Maska 2u1 za blistav ten. Bila sam u potrazi za okoloocnom kremom nesto laganije teksture koju bih koristila tokom proljeca i ljeta. Iskreno govoreci, nisam planirala potrositi 77KM na okoloocnu kremicu no, cim sam je isprobala na kozi, znala sam kako u nju vrijedi investirati. Dizajnom je prijatna oku, kako smo vec navikli od L'Occitane stvarcica. Jedan detalj koji mi je posebno privukao paznju je metalni aplikator. Posto ima hladece djelovanje, samostalno je ublazio natecenost oko ociju. Nakon sto sam ovu kremicu isprobala na sebi nakon najnapornijih nocnih smjena, mogu reci kako djeluje. Mozete je koristiti kao okoloocnu kremu no i kao masku za okoloocno podrucje. Samo nanesete malo deblji sloj ove gel-kreme i ostavite 10-tak minuta da djeluje. Moja suha koza potpuno upije taj sloj kreme tako da uopste nemam nista ukloniti nakon tog vremena. Tamne sjene ispod ociju mi nisu u potpunosti nestale no znacajno su ublazene, omeksane. Krema je blagog mirisa. U tubici dobijete 15ml proizvoda koji je preporucljivo potrositi u roku 3 mjeseca od otvaranja zbog svjezih sastojaka.


Next up is the Immortelle Brightening Touch Targeted Corrector*. If you were thinking about getting the iconic YSL Touche Eclat, I'd tell you to forget about it and go for this miraculous wand! While Touche Eclat comes at $42, this Targeted Corrector is slightly more affordable at $32 and - it provides more coverage. The L'Occitane offering is a true concealer which happens to provide amazing coverage, lifts shadows under your eyes, refreshes the eye area, doesn't crease, is gentle and nourishing towards it while it illuminates the skin (no shimmer included). It comes in only one shade and even though it seemed light for my medium skintone - it gave the effect of overall brighter eye area. It melts with the rest of the skin and completely deters from any imperfections. It even works on smaller blemishes and pigmentation marks. It's of a slightly yellow, peachy tone, non-greasy and moisturizing. You get 1,75ml of concealer that also needs to be used up within 3 months from opening. It has no scent, not that I've noticed.

Slijedeci na popisu je Immortelle Brightening korektor za blistav ten*. Ukoliko ste razmisljale da sebi nabavite YSL Touche Eclat, rekla bih vam da odustanete od te ideje i umjesto njega kupite ovaj cudesni stapic! Dok Touche Eclat kosta nesto vise od 60KM, L'Occitane korektor kosta 57KM te iako je razlika u cijeni minorna, njemu u prilog ide sto pruza dosta bolje prekrivanje od cijenjenog YSL Touche Eclat-a. Osim odlicnog prekrivanja, sve ukazuje da se ovdje radi o pravcatom korektoru koji "podize" tamne sjene oko ociju i brise ih, njezan je i hranljiv spram njeznog okoloocnog podrucja, ne uvlaci se u borice i dosta osvjetljuje kozu iako nije iluminator (a ne sadrzi shimmer). Dolazi u samo jednoj nijansi za koju sam se bojala da ce mi biti previse svijetla no odlicno mi pase. Stapa se sa okolnom kozom i odvlaci paznju sa nesavrsenosti. Cak je jako dobar i u prekrivanju sitnijih bubuljica te pigmentacijskih mrljica. Blago je zuckastog, vise breskvastog podtona, nemastan je ali hidratantan. U stapicu na odvrtanje se dobije 1,75ml korektora koji se takodjer treba istrositi u roku 3 mjeseca od otvaranja. Nisam primjetila da posjeduje neki miris.



Immortelle Brightening Mist* ($27)- well, we all know that refreshing mists aren't exactly things we cannot imagine our existence on this Earth without but they can be quite useful. I've tried the Caudalie Elixir and wasn't wowed - I will use it up but I really have a beef with it due to its alcohol contents. I own several L'Occitane refreshing mists and they are all very beautiful products. Brightening Mist is quite moisturizing but not sticky and as others by L'Occitane, it's alcohol-free. It doesn't irritate me the slightest, quite the opposite - it soothes my skin, reduces redness, moisturizes dehydrated patches and doesn't make oily areas more oily than they already are. It hasn't clogged my pores, it smells nice and even acts as a make-up setting spray with a "light" hold. Overall, a very good face mist which I would purchase as I have done with the Shea toner, Angelica mist and others.These 100ml need to be used up withing 6 months from opening.

Immortelle Brightening izmaglica* (mislim da kosta oko 30KM) - samo cu reci kako smo sve vec svjesne da su ovjezavajuce vodice i izmaglice proizvodi bez kojih se itekako moze zivjeti. Nisu neophodne no mogu biti dosta korisne. Isprobala sam Caudalie Eliksir koji me nije dojmio no vjerovatno cu ga nastaviti koristiti iako mi jako smeta sto sadrzi toliko alkohola. Posjedujem par L'Occitane tonika te izmaglica i sve redom su krasni proizvodi. Ova izmaglica za blistavu put je dosta hidratantna, nije ljepljiva i poput ostalih iz L'Occitane-a, ne sadrzi alkohol. Uopste mi ne iritira kozu, naprotiv, umiruje je, ublazi crvenilo, hidratizira isusene dijelove koze no masnije ne naglasava. Nije mi zacepila pore, lijepog je mirisa a ponasa se i kao fiksator sminke blagog djelovanja. Sve u svemu, jako fina izmaglica za lice koju bih rado ponovo nabavila kao sto sam i Karite tonik, Andjelika izmaglicu i mnoge druge. 100ml izmaglice se preporucuje iskoristiti u roku pola godine od otvaranja.


I only have samples of the following three products from the range but I will try to provide some impressions. Immortelle Brightening Essence - New Formula at $46 it's borderline luxurious and given that I've tried some relatively affordable yet effective serums, I must say that L'Occitane tempts me with their pricy offerings so much. First the Iris&Angelica Essence and now this. Brightening Essence is so good that I even use it instead of my daily moisturizer underneath my foundation. It glides perfectly over it, skin is supple and plump - what else to ask for. It does have a curious texture as it's somewhat like a jelly but is extremely hydrating. Zero oil zero gunk, zero stickiness. Immortelle Brightening Foaming Cleanser ($31) is seriously wonderful. Slightly runny in formula, pearly white and it makes a milky yet frothy thick foam when it comes in contact with water. When I use up curreny facial cleansers, this will be my next baby. Skin is clear, soft and very comfortable. Worth the splurge. Finally, we have the Immortelle Brightening Moisturizer ($75). It is something I'd really have to test for months to bring you thorough results but on first impressions - it contains Vitamin C which is always good, is fragrant but not as much as the Divine cream, not too heavy or sticky but pretty nourishing. Probably something I'd be drooling over if I was in my late thirties or early forties since it's targeted towards minimizing existing wrinkles.

Naredne proizvode sam isprobala samo putem testera tako da cu samo pokusati prenijeti neke kratkotrajne dojmove. Immortelle Brightening Esencija - nova formulacija koja kosta cca 70KM vec granici sa luksuzom te, imajuci u obziru da sam isprobala dosta pristupacnih no izvrsnih seruma, ipak me L'Occitane mami ovim skupljim serumima. Prvo je to bila  Iris i Andjelika Esencija a sada ovo.  Esencija za svijetlu put je toliko dobra da je koristim umjesto dnevne hidratantne kreme ispod tecne podloge. Preko nje savrseno se podloga razmazuje, koza je punacka i glatka - sta vise pozeljeti? Neobicne je teksture, poput vodenastog zelea je i izuzetno hidratantna. Potpuno nemasna, nelijepljiva. Immortelle Brightening pjenusavi cistac lica (cca 40KM) je prekrasna umivalica. Blago je rijedak, biserno bijele boje no u kontaktu sa vodom pravi mlijecnu, gustu pjenu. Kada potrosim svoje umivalice, ovo ce biti moj slijedeci ulov. Napokon, za kraj imamo Immortelle Brightening hidratantnu kremu (cca 105KM). Nju bih morala mjesecima koristiti da bih mogla izvuci koristan zakljucak no na prvi dojam - znam da sadrzi vitamin C sto je uvijek dobra stvar, mirisna je no ipak blaze od Divine kreme, nije previse teska niti masna no dosta je hranljiva. Vjerovatno je nesto za cime bih izgubila glavu da sam u kasnim tridesetim/ranim cetrdesetim godinama posto je fokusiranog djelovanja na ublazavanje bora.


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