In my attempt to start wearing cruelty free beauty products I now have become a regular The Body Shop customer. In my recent years, I have always opted for the cheapest makeup I could find, not really bothered about quality, consistency or longevity. But that time has been and gone.
Although I am not quite as far up the ladder in the designer brands department I have certainly become slightly more fussy over what makeup I am using lately. So, last weekend I headed to The Body Shop to see what goodies they had in store. I have previously used one of their eye shadow palettes, a red lipstick and mascara before and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality so I thought it was time to look at different shades of eyeshadow and lippy to see if they were just as good!
Firstly, I completely adore the idea of having an eyeshadow palette as little cubes! The cubes themselves have a lot of depth and are packaged in a case, perfect for the handbag and no fear of running low anytime soon.
As for the colours, I had originally fallen in love with the soft pink cube. It’s a subtle but glittery tone which I felt would have a lot of impact against my pale skin, creating a shimmery effect without being OTT. However, when I applied the soft pink I felt it was a little too subtle. So, I applied the pearly white shadow before blending in the soft pink, adding the velvet pink and stardust grey.
The white alone seemed a little over powering at first but when blended with the other tones it created the subtle shimmery effect I had been after. I love how easy it is to blend the colours. Other eyeshadows I have used in the past have been visibly harsh and looked too heavy and ended up creasing. However, this eye shadow is crease resistant, BONUS!
Overall, I do love this palette although I wish the pinks were a little more… Pink? However, I do love the pearlescent finish, shimmer and longevity. This is a pretty palette perfect for spring.
As I mentioned earlier, I have the red version of this lipstick (115 Enraptured Red) and I have nothing bad to say about it. Except me and red lips have a love hate relationship. You see I sometimes forget I am wearing lipstick and constantly lick my lips (not sure why!). But even after hours of licking the colour barely fades. It actually lasts longer than my Chanel lipstick.
With the Coral Kiss shade, I got exactly what I wanted. Rich moisture, strong colour and a feeling that doesn’t make me want to lick my lips… In fact, it feels more of a lip balm than a lipstick. Its glossy texture makes my lips feel smooth and doesn’t require additional lipgloss to create a shine.
I adore the colour because, again, it’s not overpowering.
Do you shop from The Body Shop? What are your favourite products?