**This post is not a collaboration. All opinions are my own.
If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you will have seen that a week ago today, I went to a beauty masterclass at The Body Shop concept store in Leeds. The masterclass was with beauty bloggers Becky and Holly Sheeran, along with their mum Gill and international makeup artist Abby Ireland. We got to see some of The Body Shop’s makeup products being used, whilst sipping on prosecco or sparkling elderflower for a non-alcoholic version. Afterwards, we got an opportunity to have makeup consultations using the products displayed and a chance to shop. If you spent £15, you got a lovely giftbox full of goodies worth over £40. It’s save to say the event was a success!
In my opinion, you can never go wrong with Body Shop skincare. Give me their body butter anyday, it’s second to none! It was this reason that I was more interested in the makeup, so here comes my review of the products I obtained, some of which I bought, some of which came free in the box.
The Shimmer Waves compact was one of the free products. It comes in three shades: Bronze, Coral and Blush. I got the bronze shades in my gift and I’m really glad because the colours are ideal for me.
I think The Body Shop had a brilliant idea when they came up with this product. If you use a brush and mix all the colours together, you can create a beautiful bronzer and blusher, but the individual colours make lovely eyeshadows or highlight and contour. This is perfect if you are going away and don’t want to take a lot of stuff because you have about 4 products all-in-one.
The Body Shop is also against animal testing and uses natural ingredients in all their products, so you know that the origins of your beauty and skincare is cruelty free.
Eye Colour Stick:
Eyeshadow sticks are really popular at the moment and I’d say it’s because the application is so easy and the colour is strong and long-lasting. I’ve had my eye on The Body Shop ones for quite some time. Whenever I go to Leeds train station, I have a quick peep into The Body Shop store and often test them out. There are some beautiful darker colours in this range, but I decided to buy Nevada Gold, because it is really natural, so perfect for everyday wear, but also adds a bit of sparkle to any night out.
Now, onto the main event. Lips.
I’ve never been one to use lipliner. Whenever I use one, I can never blend it in with the lipstick and end up with a massive line around the edge of my lips. I love this liner from The Body Shop though. The pencil style means it’s really easy to apply, but unlike some pencils, the texture is not too dry and it blends well with lipstick. The shade I bought is ‘Hot Date’. I would not normally put these words and me together, but it works. The colour gives your lips a bold look, but at same time does not make you look like a clown, so it is wearable in all situations.
Matte Lip Liquid:
Yep, another beauty item that up until now I have been makeup virgin. I was lucky that the liquid lipstick in the giftbox was the shade ‘Nairobi Camellia’ because it is the best one for my skintone, but it also blends well with the liner. It also acts as a good lip moisturiser and doesn’t dry out too much, even though it is a matte lipstick.
One of the most talked about products on the night, of course I had to buy it. This lip palette caters for all occasions, ranging from everyday pale pinks to bold red. The only thing I would say that could be improved is that the colours are not named, but that is not a big deal as there is only one type of palette. Again the colours blend well with the lip liner, and contain beeswax which means they are a good moisturiser and leave a nice gloss across the lips, but at the same time one that is still natural.
I hope you have enjoyed reading this post, and feel the need to head to your local Body Shop store. Let me know if you want to read more beauty posts on the blog.