If you're a fan of beauty goodies that look as good on the outside as they actually are on the inside, you can imagine how thrilled my shallow side was with this new Figs & Rouge offering. New balms and handcreams packaged in gorgeously girly, retro style. I mean, seriously, just look at the fabulous flamingo motif on the Coco Rose hand cream and tinted lip balm!
Are they not the cutest little tubes that you've seen in a while?
With the focus on pure, natural ingredients, Figs & Rouge products are free of petrochemicals and parabens and formulated with plant-based antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to protect and moisturise the skin.
The Coco Rose handcream (€8.54, 80ml) is enriched with cocoa butter and yet sinks in without leaving a trace behind to comfort and soothe dry hands. It has a faint turkish delight fragrance and though I'm not a huge fan of rose-fragranced products, this one is actually very nice and not at all over-powering.
Its little sister the Coco Rose Tinted Lip Balm (€6.08, 12.5ml) is an equally nurturing balm for the lips with a shimmery pale pink tint. This glides on to leave lips feeling soothed and comforted and the formula lasts on the lips to maintain that comfortable feeling for some time. There is no discernible fragrance here, just a very slight herbal hint that soon disappears.
I must admit that the Lemon Berry Lip Balm (€6.08, 17ml) is probably my favourite product of the three. Just look at that gorgeous pink tint! A soothing, comforting formula enriched with vitamin E, these balms can also be used for a multitude of purposes besides treating the lips - try them for rough dry patches on the skin or soothing ragged cuticles too. The pink does add a pretty glow to the lips, but it's sheer enough not to be noticeable when applied elsewhere and again there's only a very slight herbal fragrance to this.
With all coming in under a tenner, I reckon these products would make lovely little gifts as well as nice treats when you're in need of a pick-me-up without wanting to spend too much. What do you think, do any of them sound interesting to you?
Available from Mise Beauty, Dundalk