I am fond of the word "pretty," it's true. It's an approachable term that suggests a sweet, attainable beauty with a side of smile, and it's entirely apt when it refers to L'Occitane's limited-edition Peony Makeup collection.
Face powders ($36), eye shadow duos ($22), blushes ($20 to $22) and lip balm, gloss and lipstick ($18 to $20) are predominantly natural in their composition, paraben free, 95 per cent silicone free and 98 per cent natural pigments. A key ingredient is peony extract, said to have softening benefits.
The collection's colours are sheer, easy to wear, and infused with a light, floral scent. Packaging is inspired, seed-packet envelopes and cardboard containers made with materials sourced from sustainable forests.
At L'Occitane en Provence boutiques and loccitane.com.