ELF Mineral Primer
A touch of Revlon Colorstay mixed with moisturiser
Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer
The Body Shop Baked To Last bronzer in Warm Glow
The Body Shop Baked To Last blush in Coral
ELF HD Powder just on T zone
Eyes and Lips
The Body Shop Baked To Last eyeshadow in Quartz
Urban Decay eyeshadow in Last Call
MAC Vanilla pigment
BeneFit Eye Bright
Bourjois black eye kohl
Maybelline Line Definer
Anastasia brow gel
The Body Shop Big n’ Curvy mascara
The Body Shop Delipscious Lip Sheer in Pomegranate Crush
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss in Peach Petal
For a start, I am LOVING the blushes and bronzers from the range. In all honesty I had never, ever tried bronzers before because I’m so pale and cool toned that I was always afraid of looking orange, but Chase assured me that these ones should suit my skintone. Warm Glow works well on my skin with a light hand, the other one (Golden Bronze) is a little orangey for my skin but I think I can just about make it work. They’re shimmery, but not in a nasty way, and give a beautiful glow to the skin especially when teamed with the blushes from the collection – the other one (Petal) is a little more shimmery than Coral but both give skin such a healthy, summery flush. BIG thumbs up!
If I was to compare this year’s TBS eyeshadows to last year’s, I must say I don’t think I really have a preference – they’re different, but both nice. They aren’t overly pigmented (although apparently using them with TBS Vitamin E spray or MAC Fix+ etc gives them a whole new dimension), but I actually like that for summer eyeshadows. In the hot months I don’t want bright heavy makeup on my eyes, I want light, shimmering, barely there colour in a good variety of hues and these really fit the bill. A lot of people have been saying that for the price, these should be more intensely pigmented but I prefer this finish! Out of the 8 duos released for this collection, my favourites are Quartz (pink), Copper (copper.. duh) and Moonstone (lovely neutrals), pictured below.
As for the Big n’ Curvy mascara… Not a fan. I like the wand, but I REALLY hate the smell! I don’t know what it is but I seriously don’t like it. It’s also quite hard to remove thoroughly, it likes to leave a sticky residue on my lashes. Add that to the crispy feel it gives my lashes during wear and it’s not a winner.
The Delipscious range of lip products are made with 100% food grade ingredients, and corrr do they taste nice! They offer a subtle, just-nibbled-some-berries stained look to the lips but I wanted some glossiness today so topped it off with Revlon’s Peach Petal which gave it shine without compromising the sheer, pretty colour underneath.
Overall I think this offering from The Body Shop provides us with a lovely selection of light, summery, shimmery products that enhance the skin’s glow and best features – fantastic summer make up range that gets a big thumbs up from me!
Sheer lip colour: £8