Review: Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Creme Pigment

Rituel de Fille is an indie brand that’s been getting a lot of attention lately, particularly after they launched a black creme blush (which I might need to buy) that went viral. I’ve had my eye on them for a while – I like that their product line is relatively small and focused on creme formulas. No matte liquid lipsticks, no champagne powder highlighters, none of that ultra-trendy stuff I’m so sick of. So of course I had to try them out.

As a creme blush fanatic, I thought I’d start with something simple and easy to wear, so I opted for their Inner Glow Creme Pigment in “Lovesick”, a rosy colour that I thought would look cute on both eyes and lips. I made my order from Cult Beauty since I live in Europe, so I can’t say anything about the shopping experience from the brand’s own website.

The packaging is glossy black with a silver logo and star constellation design, very occult-chic and witchy. I live for that stuff so the aesthetic is very up my alley. It’s a fairly small compact, but sturdy and has a decent mirror. The first thing you notice when snapping this blush open, though, is the fragrance.

This is where we may have a problem, since this contains lavender oil, an ingredient I’m not best friends with. It’s not overpowering, but it’s definitely noticeable – and if you have an allergy or sensitivity to essential oils it may be worth getting a sample to check your tolerance. And honestly, if you’re gonna add scent to a product I’d rather it be lavender than some ghastly fruit or caramel scent. Either way, my skin is fairly non-reactive so I didn’t have any problems wearing it, but it’s worth noting nonetheless. My bigger concern was that this would break me out, since it is a classic oil-and-wax formula, but I did just fine. Phew.

The formula is surprisingly firm, not at all as emollient as other creme blushes I’ve tried – it almost feels clay-like, and somehow reminds me of oil paint. You’d think this would make it less user-friendly, but it actually blends out beautifully and sets to a very skin-like satin finish without disturbing your foundation (at least not the one I used..!). It’s easy to build up, really foolproof I’d say. I’ve applied it to both cheeks and eyes with varying intensity and beautiful results.

As blush it wore for a long time (say 8 hours or so…with moderate fading, but it was still there when I drunkenly washed off my makeup at 5 am), but on my notoriously greasy (and primer-resistant) eyelids it creased and wore off in a couple of hours. I love creased eyeshadow so I don’t mind, plus I’ve literally never had an eyeshadow stay crease-free for more than four hours. My application method of choice is fingers, because washing brushes is a chore I don’t care to perform, and the heat from your skin helps soften the product. Oh, and it’s kind of glamorous, I think. Romantic. Release a bit of oxytocin while you’re painting your face, why not! Am I making sense?

Anyway, this blush is gorgeous, the colour is very flattering, it’s easy to use, I have no complaints other than the lavender oil. And that’s a very minor complaint. Consider me a convert to the coven of Rituel de Fille. When do we perform the human sacrifices under the full moon? Should I bring my own ceremonial dagger? Please get in touch with me to work out the details.

THE RUNDOWN
Price: $29/26.5EUR
Size: 3.8g/0.13oz
Pros: Unique formula, beautiful packaging, easy to use, performs perfectly, love the colour, joining the cult, buying the t-shirt etc
Cons: Fairly pricy, contains my nemesis lavender oil
Repurchase? Yes! Repurchase, Blood sacrifice, Witches’ Sabbath, the whole shebang.

3 thoughts on “Review: Rituel de Fille Inner Glow Creme Pigment

  1. Wilma

    Asså den här känns sjukt lockande, delvis pga doften av lavender hehe… uppskattar sååå mycket att du visar beauty som har gått under radarn, creme, lyster etc helt i min smak

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    1. Saffron

      Men tack!!! Och ja asså jag e kär i den här produkten. Önskar att en svensk återförsäljare hade dem!

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  2. Laura

    The formula sounds delightful. I’ve been looking at their site for a long, long time, sighing at how they didn’t ship here. Now I’m wondering whether I should start with trying out the blushes or the lipsticks. The Eye Soots look really pretty as well, but I’m not sure the formula would suit me.

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