Sarah Bellum says:
A couple of weeks ago Lefty blogged about Votre Vu, a swanky French beauty care line. Not suprisingly, Lefty was not a fan of this pricey line because it wasn’t sciencey enough. But a Votre Vu consultant saw our post and was kind enough to send me some samples to try. Lefty and Righty don’t want this to be a product review blog but I thought it was only fair to give you my opinion on these products.
Votre Vu unveiled
First, I gotta say that this is one classy company! The sample box arrived with a TON of stuff wrapped in beautiful confetti packing paper. They get huge points for presentation.
They sent me a Snapdragon beauty beverage, some sensitivie skin toner and cleanser samples, and the two products that Lefty blogged about: Votre Vu Sweep Gentle Eye Makeup Remover and Votre Vu Conditioner Riche. Since this is my “rebuttal” post, I’m only gonna talk about those two products.
Votre vu voila!
I usually Ponds dry skin cream to take off my mascara and eyeshadow. But I loved the Sweep product! The fragrance was wonderful and I really liked how it makes my skin feel. It gets stuff off my eyes and made them feel fresh and cool. My only complaint was that when I got a little bit in my eye – yowch! But overall, I’d certainly use it again.
I’m a bit pickier when it comes to conditioner. I need something that’s thick and luxurious but still spreads through my hair easily. I thought the Conditioner Riche did a very nice job of spreading and it made my hair really slippery. But, it didn’t condition as much as I like. The bottle says this is a “light” conditioner, so maybe this just isn’t the right one for my hair type. The scent was very perfumey and upscale and it lasted all day. I’d keep it in my shower rotation but I wouldn’t make it my everyday “go to” product.
The Beauty Brains bottom line
I know that Lefty and Righty are committed to blogging about the science of beauty care products and not our personal preferences on what we like and what we don’t. (There are plenty of other beauty blogs that do a terrific job of that.) But every once in a while I think it’s ok if we come out from behind the test tubes and beakers and tell the Beauty Brains community how we feel about certain products.
I think the Votre Vu products I tried were very good quality and would urge anyone to try them if you don’t mind spending a few extra bucks. And thanks to the fine folks at Votre Vu for the wonderful sample kit! (And by the way, if you ever decide to do any TV or radio advertising, I suggest you try to license the rights to the Abba song “Voulez-Vous.” Can’t you just hear it?)
PS Why do I have a sinking feeling that I’m gonna get my ass chewed by Lefty for this post? *Sigh* We’ll see what happens.