Rituel de Fille is a brand that seems to sit in its own category. You would hardly think that their products contain 99% natural ingredients as it certainly doesn’t scream “green”. The black minimalist packaging, decorated with celestial motifs, exudes an air of mystery. It’s sophisticated, strong, sexy, mature and a little bit witchy. Rituel de Fille (translation: Ritual of the Girl) was created by the Ramos sisters who fuse their creative talents to create this unique line of colour makeup. Katherine is a writer, editor and fine artist and her sisters Caroline and Michelle are professional makeup artists. Caroline’s skills expanded into formulation, whilst Michelle was tasked with creating the dark, moody and edgy look synonymous with Rituel de Fille. Their range now boasts some amazing shades and their love of pigment and natural ingredients shines through the formulations.
Ash and Ember Eye Soot
I was so happy to be introduced to this brand by a friend who thought I might enjoy their cream eyeshadow. I still can’t figure out whether the Ash and Ember Eye Soot is a cream or a powder. The formulation is amazing, so pigmented and light reflective in just the right way. I have two shades, Half Light which is a warm, taupe colour and Sigil which is a warm, champagne gold.The rest of the shades look beautiful and seem to be reminiscent of natural colours found on the body. No super bright shades in sight.
I like to use Half Light on its own all over the lid to create a day time smoky and undone look. Sigil looks great on the inner corner and centre of the lid and the two are a match made in heaven. You can create light and shadow using just your fingers so it’s quick and easy, even for the most clumsy of eyeshadow applicators (me). I only have one gripe with the product and that is the packaging. It looks cute but for someone who likes to use fingers to apply product, it’s certainly a squeeze getting a finger in there!
Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover
The most recent launch from Rituel de Fille is the Ethereal Veil Conceal and Cover. I picked up the shade Metis which is a shade that works well all over for my complexion. At first I thought that maybe it was too dark, but actually it works really well. I would recommend that you opt for a lighter shade if you want a brightening effect under your eyes.
What I really love about this concealer is that it provides great coverage under the eyes and on blemishes but it’s not thick and drying. It contains jojoba oil, castor oil and lanolin amongst the surprisingly short ingredient list. Lanolin is contained in some of my favourite lip balms and I can definitely feel the way that it adds to the hydrating properties of this product. It easily melts into the skin with the warmth from my fingers but fear not, I did not experience any creasing despite the formula being creamy. Overall, I think this is a great concealer for all skin types.
Enchanted Lip Sheer
Rituel de Fille have two lipstick formulas, the Forbidden lipstick which is a rich and saturated formula and the Enchanted Lip Sheer which provides a translucent wash of colour. I picked up the Enchanted Lip Sheer in Whitethorn which is described as a fleshy pink. It’s a “my lips but better” shade which is moisturising, semi-matte and has a surprising amount of longevity and pigment. This formula is what I had hoped Glossier Generation G lipsticks would be like but they missed the mark for me. In true Sanida fashion I broke the bullet out of the Enchanted Lip Sheer packaging but thanks to the narrow bullet shaft it’s still working ok. I really don’t think this is the fault of the packaging, it’s user error (I broke the Glossier ones too).
Overall I am really impressed with the maturity and quality of the products that I have tried and next on my list are the Creme Pigments and Forbidden Lipsticks. Although the look I created above is more natural than vampy, I think it shows that there is something for everyone in their range. Have you tried Rituel de Fille? Let me know by leaving a comment below or email me and connect with me on Instagram and Facebook. To listen to the latest Fluke podcast, please visit iTunes.