Friday, April 15, 2011
The Body Shop: Brush With Fashion.
The Body Shop and London College of Fashion launched a limited-edition, sustainable, cruelty-free makeup and brushes collection for Spring 2011 called "Brush with Fashion". First things first: LOVE the packaging! It's so cute, simple and CHIC! ♥
The illuminating face base (shade 01).
A very sheer base. The illuminating face base is actually not a foundation, although you can use it as one. It's actually just a highlighter! To be honest with you i didn't see much of a difference after applying this. Maybe it's because of my skin tone though...
Hi-Shine Lip Treatment
If you like scented lipgloss you'll like this. In my case, it brought me back to my childhood when I would buy The Body Shop lip balm in every flavour so I loved the scent :) Personally, i don't really like lip glosses that are too sticky, but i guess it helps if you like to have a gloss with a long stay power.
Tailored Cheek Tint in 01 Hot Pink.
I loved that this gave me a very fresh look, although the shade is probably not one that I would pick myself, I do think it's pretty. Perhaps it's just the fact that I'm not a big fan of cheek stains or cream blushes but this wasn't my favourite. I found it quite difficult to use and a little patchy. However, I think I need to just get used to applying it better.
Eyeshadow palette 01, Boho Beauty.
What I really liked about these is that they came with an actual brush and a mini eye-pencil. I actually quite like The Body Shop's eye pencils so I was happy about this. This palette's eyeshadows are all matte and OMG, are they pigmented! I was extremely impressed. They come off SO strong that I really had to blend them for a more natural look and no fall-out! - except for the darkest brown (a little). These are very high quality shadows and easy to use. A big thumbs up!
Eyeshadow palette 02, A La Mode.
Once again all the colors are significantly pigmented and it wasn't too hard to blend the silver with the black. Blending is the key to a good smokey eye makeup. That's why eye shadows like these are such a great thing to use as it requires only minimum amount of effort to blend.
I decided to leave out the Pink in for this look. - I didn't want to bother getting over creative with my make up today. haha. Maybe next time.
Overall I was very pleased with this collection. I think the packaging is pretty and i was really impressed with quality of their shadows.
Let me know what you think! ♥♥♥
PS. I'm sorry for this late post.