A few weeks ago we headed up to Bicester Village in Oxford to do a bit of pre-birthday/pre-wedding shopping. It was a hugely successful trip which saw me picking up bridesmaid dresses for all 4 of my awesome ladies as well as finally finding the wedding shoes of my dreams. Mikey also managed to get suit trousers for the boys, things are really coming together now! But what made this trip super successful for me was this little find…
I’d initially gone to L’Occitane on the off chance that the outlet store would have the newly released Immortelle Brightening Mist, they didn’t, but they did have the Immortelle Brightening Shield for just £20 (it usually retails for £34)! I snapped it up immediately, reasoning that the SPF 40 would come in handy when we’re on honeymoon and then had bloggers remorse. Does anyone else get that? That sinking feeling when you’ve purchased something beauty related without checking the reviews on Make Up Alley or scouring the web to see what others thought of it. I shouldn’t have worried though, the brightening shield is freaking amazing!
Unlike other SPF shields I’ve used the formula is totally non-greasy and doesn’t give you that deathly grey cast that some sunscreens have (though medium/darker skin tones may find it leaves a slight white/grey cast), instead it blends easily into the skin leaving it looking bright and refreshed. The thing I love most about this though is the way it leaves me skin with a dewy, matte look once my make-up is applied. Before I started using the Immortelle Brightening Shield I’d always find myself reaching for a my ELF HD Powder to set my face for the day, but since using it I haven’t had to set my make-up once and I don’t have so much as a touch of shine come the end of the day. Result!
Very rarely do I ever post a review within a few weeks of using a product but I really do think I’ve found my HG SPF shield in Immortelle Brightening Shield and now my only regret is that I didn’t purchase more than one bottle! Oh and on a side note, how cute is the packaging?
Have you tried anything from the L’Occitane Immortelle range?