Wednesday, 6 November 2013
The Body Shop Edit
The Body Shop used to remind me of body mists in tangerine hastily applied in my pre-teen years, while using a matching body butter to complete the process. It's been a while since I'd bought anything Body Shop until a dire panic at Charlotte airport in the USA where I couldn't find my liquid eyeliner. Luckily there was a Body Shop in the airport and I promptly bought the blackest liquid eyeliner they stocked and started to fall in love with the brand all over again.
As The Body Shop sponsored the makeup for this years London Fashion Week, I was luckily given a few freebies from the new Colour Crush collection as well as some wonderful brushes and a BB Cream. I've been more than impressed with each and every item, so I thought I'd do a quick roundup post to sing the praises of this cruelty-free and wonderful company.
The Colour Crush Eyeshadows, £7.00* were used heavily at LFW and one of my favourite looks incorporated a bright pink eye with white liner and a really basic, fresh base. Luckily I came away with just such a shade in bag and did a little dance at the possibilities! Not only are the colours incredibly pigmented, but they glide on silky-smooth and endure even the toughest of beauty conditions. I've taken to applying this with my fingers just so I can feel how finely milled these beautiful shades truly are. Applying them wet ups the intensity ten-fold, creating a really dramatic look that I haven't seen matched in any eyeshadows in my collection. Using the Eyeshadow Brush, £9.00* gives the colours staying power and soft enough to really blend two colours together.
The All-In-One BB Cream, £12.00* took me a little by surprise at first, coming out white but changing to suit my skin tone was something I hadn't experienced before. There are little coloured beads that melt into the skin and leave this beautiful pearlescent glow that's suitably subtle but ultimately stunning. I can barely feel it on, unlike most BB Creams, and I turn to this on my good skin days for a touch of coverage but more for the hydrating benefits it possesses. Working this in with the Foundation Brush, £12.00* for a flawless finish couldn't be easier, but I prefer to use my fingers to get most of the groundwork done.
Lastly, the Face & Body Brush, £16.00* has incredible range while being soft enough that I end up just brushing it against my face and arms. Using this to buff my face powder or bronzer in means I don't get highly compacted product in one concentrated area, which is ideal for just a hint of colour.
What's your favourite Body Shop product?