Friday, May 22, 2015

Monoi de Tahiti range by Yves Rocher DUPE for Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe

Monoi de Tahiti range by Yves Rocher shimmer

This golden shimmer oil is a new addition to the ever popular Monoi de Tahiti range by Yves Rocher. It is a Monoi scented dry oil (100ml) with delicate gold shimmers and new competitor to the cult beauty fave, Huile Prodigieuse by Nuxe.
As a devotee to the dry oils by Nuxe, I just had to give this a try to see how it compares. Yves Rocher dry oil is 98.0% natural origin, contains no parabens, and no mineral oil. The Nuxe dry oil with gold shimmers is 95.2% natural origin and free of preservatives.
Monoi de Tahiti range by Yves Rocher shimmer

Both dry oils are lightweight, penetrate into the skin easily without feeling greasy/heavy/sticky, and both leave a pretty subtle shimmer. This dry oil contains delicate gold shimmers that looks more intimidating in the bottle than it does on the skin, it’s very discrete. Formula is very nice, slightly on the watery side but sinks pretty fast and doesn't leave any grease residue.
Monoi de Tahiti range by Yves Rocher shimmer

I think these kind of products enhance slightly tanned summery skin. Unfortunately although I like the texture and illuminating effect that leaves to my skin exotic notes of this dry oily are too overpowering. I hate Monoi scent it’s too sweet and combined with heat make my stomach turn. This is so sad because it’s very affordable (23$ currently on sale 13$) in comparison with Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse® Or Dry Oil Golden Shimmer (100ml- £34) or Melvita L'OR BIO® (ORGANIC GOLD) Sparkling Oil (100ml-£32).

Overall if you are a fan of monoi scent I would say you need to check this dry oil.

What is your favourite dry oil with shimmer?



  1. Replies
    1. It's very good for this price except the smell which I don't like.

  2. That looks so pretty! Too bad you didn't like the scent.

    1. I'm sad too. I wanted to like it but it's too sweet for my taste.

  3. Great review! I've been really tempted to get Nuxe but this sounds/looks good too. I like the smell of Mono (even if its sickly sweet) so I'm excited to try this out :)


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