When I was younger, every Christmas my auntie would be me a gift set from The Body Shop. I used to think I was SO cool at school, with my The Body Shop pink lipgloss and matching lip-balms. One year specifically I can remember getting a gold dusting puff, where you would squeeze the nozzle and oomphh have a gold dusting over your body. Who wouldn't want gold dusting all over their body? So, It's safe to say why you can see that The Body Shop holds a special place in my gold dusted heart. I recently had a V lovely delivery from the PR team full of lots of new goodies to try, less pink lipgloss and more nude lipstick (however there is nothing wrong with a bright pink lipgloss if you ask me!) I thought I'd share with you the products, and my thoughts on them.
Eye Colour Sticks:
I have never really found an eye shadow stick that has made it's way into my "main-stream" make-up bag. That was until now. I think my problem before was that I had never found them to be very blendable. The colour stick's from The Body Shop couldn't be more opposite. They're creamy, easy to apply and even easier to blend. I also love that even once blended out they are still SO pigmented. They are waterproof and don't budge or smudge all day, which is something I usually find with this kind of product. Nevada Gold is a personal favourite as I use it to brighten the eye-lid and I also use it in the corner of my eye to, and add some shimmer, however Cyprus Bronze is great for when I want to add a bit of glam to a smokey eye. I am already looking to pick up the sticks in the shadeSiberian Quartz which looks like a gorgeous burgundy/plum shade!
Matte Lipstick - Shade Sienna Rose
The one thing I HAVE to start by saying with this lipstick is that its perfect for anyone with dry lips! Which isn't something you can often say about a matte lipstick! It's enriched with brazil nut oil and bee's wax which helps I guess! The shade is the perfect dusty, pinky, nude and it is super long lasting. Factor this all in which the £8.00 price tag and I think you'll find you've got a bloody good bargain!
Matte Lip Liquid - Shade Crete Carnation
I have been wearing this Liquid lip almost everyday, I tend to wear it alone or layer it over a nude lip. It's SUPER long-lasting, dries matte yet still feels really comfortable on the lips. The shade Crete Carnation is a dreamy peachy nude, which I am ALLL ABOUT. The best thing about this product however, it has to be the price! At £6.00 I think its a complete STEAL!
Left to Right: Cyprus Bronze Shadow Stick, Nevada Gold Shadow Stick, Matte Lipstick in Sienna Rose and Liquid Lipstick in Crete.
Silicon Brush Cleaner
I'm as lazy as the next girl when it comes to cleaning for my brushes - I'm not going to beat around the bush - I HATE IT. With a passion. Therefore anything that can make it easier for me, I welcome with WIDE OPEN ARMS! This mini silicone brush cleaner is 1. Super duper cute 2. Very efficient. I'm not going to lie and say that it makes cleaning my brushes fun, because I will more than likely never like it - but I have to admit it this does make it a lot easier and quicker.
Make Up Brushes:
I am a big make-up brush lover, and I have a collection that is probably a lil' more than any one face would ever need, but the more the merrier I say! The cruelty free brushes from The Body Shop not only look stylish, but they are fantastic quality to. The bristles are super soft, whilst still being dense enough to work their magic. If you are looking to extend your collection, I couldn't recommend them enough. Here are some of the brushes you can get your hands on!
Fan Brush - Perfect for highlighting the tricky bits! I use this down the centre of my nose, my cupids bow, and brow bone! (I like to Glow, ok?) RRP: £11.00
Point Highlighter - Thicker than the Fan Brush, I use this for highlighting my cheek bones (where I want a stronger glow) and I also use it for light powder contouring. RRP £12.00
Contouring Brush - I don't use this everyday as during the week I just tend to use the point highlighting brush to add a slight contour to my cheekbones. However if I'm heading out for the evening, this baby gets USED! It's great for blending cream or powder contours and the angled edge makes it perfect to get that sharp contour! RRP: £14.00
Buffing Brush - I have recently been using this for blending out my foundation and concealer. When used in circular motions (buffing it) it really buff's your makeup into the skin leaving it look more natural than it usually would. I also like that it doesn't leave harsh brush lines which I find with normal foundation brushes. RRP: £14.00
Flat Shader Brush - I use this when creating a smokey eye. I pull the eye shadow colours from my lid and use it to blend out underneath the water-line giving that perfect smokey finish. RRP £8.00
Eye Liner Brush - To be honest this is the only brush I don't get much use out of. This is simply because I use a felt-top eye liner pen, which means I don't really need it! I would definitely like to try a Gel Eyeliner with it one day though, and see if my skills are up to scratch! RRP £8.00
Eye Shadow Crease Brush - I have been using this brush pretty much everyday. Even with natural make-up I like to add a bit of depth to the crease of my eye and this is perfect for just that. I add a slightly darker shadow to this brush and gently buff it into the crease of my, it blends the shadow out perfectly! RRP: £9.00
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