Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Orsobota, februar 16, 2013
It's no secret that I love the original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. I've been using it every day for almost two years as a face moisturiser. I gives my skin that extra bust of radiance and most importantly it makes it incredibly soft. I tell you, it's a cult product for a reason. In my review, I stated that I will probably never get the shimmery version as it would most likely look ridiculous on my milky skin. I admit I was wrong, read on to find out why.
Ever since I saw it on Passing Fancy's favourites of 2012 list, I wanted it too. She's very fair and I reasoned that if it works for her, than it should work for me as well. I finally got my hands on a 50ml version, which was given to me as a very generous birthday gift by my cousin.
It is a bronze shimmery dry oil. It feels much drier than the normal version and it's not as moisturising. I thought that either there isn't going to be any colour and just shimmer, or perhaps it will be too orange. Well I was wrong. It is a fantastic colour that actually gives my milky skin a subtle believable tan. Who would have though? I doubt though that it would show on anyone darker than me. The shimmer is more discreet and softer than I expected. You don't end up looking like a disco ball that's for sure. It's a dry oil, so it doesn't leave your skin greasy, but it does give you that Victoria Secret sexy glow. This works fantastic with a tan, especially if you use it to highlight your collar bone and down the center of your legs.
The scent is the same as at regular version. It's such a nice soft sweet beachy-summery scent. Oh, I love it so much.
I mostly use it for my hair to give it shine and a touch of shimmer. I took it with me to the pool and applied it generously on my hair. I swear it helped enormously to protect it from drying out because of the chlorine. I usually come from the pool with the worst dried up curly mess on my head, but this time they actually looked presentable and the curls looked really nice. Even my fringe wasn't as unruly as usual. It is dry enough not to make your hair greasy. I think you could use it even on oilier hair, but don't hold me to that. My hair is very dry and I have no experience with oily hair.
Subtle tan on my Snow White skin (NC15, Healthy Mix 51). Shimmer is a bit more pronounced than is visible in the picture:
The packaging is the same as at non-shimmery version, a classy glass bottle. 50ml version has just a hole for dispensing the product, which is too small and I have to shake the bottle a lot to get the product out. Now that I had both versions, I prefer the spray applicator, but it's only on 100ml bottle.
50ml bottle cost 24.60€ in a local pharmacy and UK customers can also get it here online.
Thanks for reading!