Although The Body Shop has been renowned for it’s body care and environmentally friendly products, I never really saw it as a make-up brand until they came out with these amazing Colour Crush eye shadows. Newly launched in Singapore, The Body Shop Colour Crush eye shadows come in 30 different shades, all single shadows which make them look just like smarties! They offer both pearl and matte shades and have an extensive colour range from the safe colours to the more wilder pinks, blues and greens.
My ultimate favourite one is this vivid pink because of course you know that vivid pink is totally my colour! The name goes by Berry Cheeky which is a hot berry pink that is really pigmented. I just love how smooth the shadows are and how easily they glide on the skin. They have amazing texture and I’m really surprised since I usually see The Body Shop as more body care than make-up.
The reason why they are so pigmented is because they are made with crushed pigments in Italy and they go on really smooth because they are blended with a silky blend of Community Fair Trade oils! I mean look at that swatch, and look at how soft the shadow is. It almost melts into the skin without that chalky feeling.
But you know me, what better way to demonstrate with an easy tutorial. Excuse the eye-brows, they’re properly trimmed right now but not when I did the pictures for this post. Whoops. Life gets busy. Anyway, I used Sand By Me all over the lids and chocolate linger in the crease to warm it up. This is a great way that you can balance the colour that you’re going to wear later. I then ended off with a tad bit of colour which is the Berry Cheeky in the outer corner coming up from the lash line. You can use a very small angled brush for this – something fluffy and simply dab the colour on. The intensity is already very vivid so make sure you’re doing it in a buildable manner. As you can see, it’s colour made wearable! Then, finish off with eyeliner, mascara and false lashes. I also added a cream yellow in the inner corners which is Golden Girl!
I hope you liked the look! Overall, I love these eye-shadows because they are pigmented, glide on like a dream and totally worth it! The extensive range of 30 shades also means that you can play around with colour!
The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Giveaway!
To celebrate, I thought I might giveaway a set of Colour Crush eye-shadows! To win these beautiful blues to create a stunning smokey eye, all you have to do is comment with why you want to win. The giveaway ends on April 1, 2013 and is international!
Good luck everyone! Each shadow costs SGD$19.90 and can be found at all The Body Shop stores starting today!
Today, I’ll be talking about butter. Not really the kind you slathered on your pancakes this morning but rather the ones that The Body Shop makes which happen to be one of their signature products.
The Body Shop Body Butters have been around for ages, and scented with scrummy fruits like my personal favourites including Pink Grapefruit, Passionfruit and Papaya. I love those smells! Acting as an all over body moisturiser, these creamy products provide softening and moisturising benefits to the skin. When I came to The Body Shop office in Singapore to collect the prizes for the upcoming contest (I know, awesomeness!), the lovely Fiona dropped some magic into my bag. What’s the magic? Body Butter Duos. In fact, the Body Shop has recently upgraded these Body Butters and have stocked their shelves with new Body Butter duos! In this post, we’ll take a first look at these one-pot wonders.
The Body Shop Body Butter Duos are special mainly because they provide two levels of moisturisation because one side is for dry skin with a very creamy product while the other side is for normal skin with a more lotion-like product. That way, you have the best of both worlds. You can use the creamier product for your ankles, knees or even for the winter weather while the lotion can be used daily or whichever way you prefer. The body butters come in three variations (and I think one more) – Floral Acai, Macadamia and Sweet Pea and are retailing for SGD $32.90 at any Body Shop Singapore store.
What about Ingredients?
Besides having their respective extracts from each concotion, there are a few community fair trade ingredients known for their moisturising properties that all the body butter duos have in common, that being:
1. Shea Butter (From Ghana) - known for it’s moisturising properties and The Body Shop sources this from Ghana in Africa from 476 women in 11 villages!
2. Beeswax (From Cameroon) - This is doesn’t come from no honey beehive, it’s sourced from the Adamaoua region in Cameroon
3. Cocoa Butter (From Ghana) - known for getting skin on the road to supple heaven. The Body Shop sources their cocoa butter from Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana, a co-op that works with 40,000 small scale farmers to enable projects like schools and village wells. Can they make me chocolate too? :)
4. Brazil Nut (From Peru) - happens to be a versatile oil and a really rich skin moisturiser and I thought they were only for munching on! These come from Peru that helps over 250 people that can’t get an income otherwise.
5. Babassu Nut Oil (From Brazil) - forms a protective and soothing coat when applied and has a velvety feeling on the skin. From a co-op n Brazil.
6. Soya Oil (From Brazil) - acts as a great base for hair and body products, organic, from farmers aiming to purify the land, what’s not to love?
I’ve given these body butter duos a whiff and my nose definetley approves, even the Macadamia is a welcomed suprise. Floral Acai is a sweet and very light and almost playful fragrance that smells like a mix of a sweet berries that comes from the acai berries and tropical flowers. I can’t really put my nose on it but that pretty much sums it up. Macadamia is more of a vanilla musk which I think is more suitable for the nightime and well, Sweet Pea? I haven’t given mine a whiff because you’ll see why as you scroll down below ;) However, I am quite familiar with the Sweet Pea, it’s a wonderful fragrance and I used to spray it all over myself before I started using perfumes. It’s one of my all time favourite scents so its quite a pleasant suprise that The Body Shop was able to make a body butter duo variation of it.
My First Look Thoughts?
I think the duo power action is ingenious. I’m not a fan of moisturisation sometimes because I moisturise and everything is good and well for a day and the next day it looks pretty much the same. It’s probably because I’m using the wrong formula. With this, things become a little easier and I gave the floral acai one to my Mother because God only knows why I need so many. It comes in the classic Body Butter casing that is exactly the same but now it is seperated by a ying-yang looking barrier that seperates dry from normal, east and west. Alright, I’ll stop the puns. I get it, I get it.
On closer look, they look pretty similar but just simply placing your finger on the lotions gives very different results. The side for dry skin is indeed so thick that when I place my finger onto the product, I almost only leave a thumb print. Yes, and if you press a little harder, you can get some product. It’s not like hard-rock King Arthur can’t get the sword outta the stone – hard but it’s for sure not lotion like. It’s like a very stiff egg white, and even more realisticaly, a thick face primer although I don’t suggest you use this on your face. You get the point though – thick and super creamy.
The other side though is much like a lotion and reminds me of a full fat yoghurt. A lot like a full fat yoghurt. Note the full fat, these luxurious body butters are for sure not on a diet eventhough I’m seriously faling mine. But anyway, I can see myself using this side a lot more daily while the other side is more for dry ankles and dry spots I get sometimes. Both consistencies are creamy.
You can see the texture differences when they are both swatched on the skin. You know because we beauty bloggers can swatch anything. When blended into the skin, they blend well and don’t leave a sticky or slimy residue which is actually really nice. It has a slight cooling feeling and the product with a few easy massages are welcomed by the skin and are easily absorbed. The scent is quite strong as well so if you’re walking around freshly applied, you probably will be smell-a-ble.
Elbow picture! This picture was harder to take than you could ever imagine, sort of.
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It’s that special time of year when you’re either calling bids that Valentine’s Day is just a marketing gimmick, lucky enough you have someone special to celebrate with or like me, crying your eyes out. Just kidding! But seriously, Mr. Right better get on a segway soon, he seems to be walking and smelling the flowers at the same time. Nevertheless, what’s a beautiful valentine night without looking your best for your significant other? Thus, here’s a look that I hope will make you the apple of his eyes. :)
I wanted to create a look with The Body Shop A La Mode quad from the Brush with Fashion Collection so pretty much, the eyes were created using the quad with the exception of the mascara. You always have to keep the same concept of having a lighter color all over the lid and a darker or more colorful outer-corner. That being said, I had either silver or white to work with because pink all over the lid might look like you have a rash – trying out both, I picked the white. I do hope you fall in love with this look!
Step 1: Apply an eye-base. You don’t want oily looking lids or droopy shadows on your date. This will also help create a bare canvas so your colors show up better.
Pat the base all over your eye-lid!
Step 2: Apply a white eye-shadow (in the A la Mode – Minimalist White) all over your lid.
I used the MAC 217, one of my favourite brushes. It blends and is able to pack on color!
Step 3: Apply a pink eye-shadow (A la Mode Quad – Pret a Pink) on the outer corners, blending into the crease.
This will give you dimension and go well with the sweetheart theme!
Step 4: Apply a black eye-shadow and use the shadow to smoke up your lid line
This is a little bit of nighttime since most dates I reckon are…at night
Step 5: Use a black eye-iner and have fun lining your lid, waterline and tightline
You can use brown liner but I like it dark.
Apply two coats of mascara or use not too flashy and really simple false lashes and you’re done with the eyes!
Now for your cheeks!
Step 7: Contour. I love my Hoola By Benefit Bronzer for this job!
Step 8: Apply blush to your cheeks. Use a nice light pink blush like Dandelion by Benefit or you could go for something Petal Pink. NARS Deep Throat, MAC Pink Swoon would be good picks as well.
Step 9: For your lipstick, add a boost of color and lightly pat a hot pink lipstick (Chanel Rouge Allure in Super) on your lips. The lightly patting motion will put just enough to brighten the look but not too much that it’s too overpowering for your lover.
And you are done hunny! You won’t just be attracting your date, you might be catching the eyes of others too hahha. Kidding.
I hope you have a fabulous Valentines Day! Remember, Valentines Day is your day to show your love not only to your boyfriend but also to your other loved ones like your friends and family and if you’re not single – stop rubbing it in. Haha just kidding. Do your thang girlllfrieeeend.
Like many of you, The Body Shop and I go way back. I grew up in an American International school and The Body Shop’s strawberry lip balm was a fad item amongst my 12 year old peers. At that time, it was the in-thing, along with the addidas superstar shoes with the three stripes and acting like a ditz. Now, the brow and liner kit has been one of my favourite products and I happen to love the scents especially Passion fruit, Grapefruit and Mango of their well-know body butters. I am also in full support of The Body Shop’s goal and morals of cruelty free and environmentally friendly products.
So when they contacted me about their Brush with Fashion Limited Edition Makeup Collection, I was happy to be given a chance to furthur experience the makeup line from The Body Shop.
So what’s this “Brush With Fashion” Deal?
Simple. For Spring 2011, The Body Shop collaborated with the London College of Fashion to produce a makeup line that is fashion forward and incorporated built in brushes. It also has Community Fair Trade ingredients and speaks portability, style and convenience.
In a nutshell from the press release:
“Ann Massal, International Brand and Innovation Director, The Body Shop, comments, “In the first of an exciting series of partnerships with the world of fashion, The Body Shop has joined forces with London College of Fashion. Our new Limited edition “Brush with Fashion” Spring Make-Up collection is a true collaboration. The Body Shop has integrated award-winning cruetly free brush technology and ethically sourced ingredients into its makeup products. London College of Fashion has created a truly covetable packaging design. Our expertise in colour has provided the perfect Spring Shade palette; their makeup artists have created the catwalk-inspired looks.”
Cool enough, the packaging was selected from a student competion and won by Katarina Voloder, a German 21 year old BA fashion illustration undergraduate. She included sketches of an eye, lips , brush and included splashes of colour to convey the shades of the collection. From Katarina herself, she states “for this project, I only had one word on my mind: BRUSH. This led me to create a brush-stroke motif, which allowed me to keep a simplicity to the design whilst enabling it to stand out,”. The Body Shop chose her design because it was fierce and fashion forward to represent their “cutting-edge” makeup.
Ingredients wise – The Body Shop has incorporated community fair trade ingredients like marula oil from Namibia which are acquired through The Body Shop’s unique Community fair trade programme that has actually been around for 23 years already.
So now that we have a background about what this collection is all about, let’s get to the haul shall we?
1. “Brush with Fashion” Illuminating Face Base – S$29.90
Packed with apricot pigments, light diffusing pearls and mica to create a soft-focus effect, this is a brush on primer. You would apply this before your foundation and after your sunscreen. It really reminds me of the Rimmel Fix & Perfect primer – same orange looking tint that blends seamlessly and colorlessly – and it gives a soft feel to your skin after. The only thing I’m a little worried about is a bit of a yellow tint but because it blends colorlessly, I shouldn’t be concerned. All you have to do to work this thing is to twist, it clicks, and the product comes out!
It’s pretty easy to apply but I’m not used to applying foundations with a click on brush. Don’t mistake this for a tinted moisturiser though. Again, it blends colorless-ly.
2. A La Mode Eyeshadow Quad – S$39.90
The A La Mode quad features a smoky color palette that’s fun and flirty for spring. Including a silver, white, black and pink, The Body Shop boasts that the colors complement each other for a catwalk worthy look. The quad also includes a pencil liner and a synthetic shadow brush which I think is pretty convenient because that’s basically all you really need to create that eye-look, minus the mascara.
The packaging is cute too. I’d prefer though that the background was not white but a more intense color, especially since this Spring is going bold in beauty trends.
The shadows are surprisingly highly pigmented and have great texture. See, you don’t actually have to pay too much for quality. This palette includes three frosts and a matte to smoke things up.
3. Boho Beauty Eyeshadow Quad – S$39.90
This has a more neutral palette and I find the apricot orange shadow a unique addition to the quad. I haven’t seen anything like this color and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can integrate it into my everyday looks. I don’t know how I would look like with orange eye-shadow actually. Again, this quad comes with a this time brown instead of black eye-liner and a synthetic brush to apply the shadows.
In contrast to the last palette, all the shadows in boho beauty feature matte shadows. The quality is the same – pigmented and true to color even without a primer.
4. Hi – Shine Lip Treatment (Pink Cream) – $18.90
These lip glosses smell so good! They smell like the passionfruit scent from The Body Shop which of course is my all time favourite scent from there. Highly pleased with the smell. However, I am not at all a lipgloss fan. I barely wear it because it’s sticky and it sort of ruins my day. That being said, I can’t place too much judgement on these glosses. They are however very similar to NARS lipglosses. You can feel them but they aren’t sticky but rather smooth.
Although the color is Pink Cream – in the bottle, it’s more a darker beige I reckon. Nonethelss, on the lips, it’s quite transparent and clear. So much for pigmentation.
5. Hi-Shine Lip Treatment (Juicy Peach) – S$18.90
Again, the same consistency and texture as the latter. I do like the brush applicator as I’m not a fan of the angled sponge that most glosses carry. I feel it’s alot easier to brush on the gloss and the small size of these brushes make gloss application much easier and precise.
As with pink creme, there’s not much pigmentation at all. I can’t tell the difference between the two swatches either. Both also smell the same.
6. Tailored Cheek Tint ($19.90)
I have never been a fan of cheek tints. I always end up looking like a clown or I miss blending a patch and it becomes all sticky and it gets everywhere, yuck. So I don’t know if I’ll like this tint actually. Under no circumstances do I think that this is the appropriate brush for the cheek tint. The gel turns pink very, very quickly, even on the brush so if you were to apply it on your cheeks straight off (like you’re apparently supposed to) then you have to be speedy Gonzalez or you will look like you just got scratched by a mad monkey. Nonethelss, this is very similar to the Smashbox O-glow in technology and texture. It has a very silicon smooth consistency especially when applied.
It’s a pretty fuschia pink but I suggest practicing first before you do this at 7 AM in the morning in prep for work. If you do, I sincerely hope you get to work in time.
Here are the product snippets from the press release:
and here as well:
My Initial Thoughts:
I would say we have a pretty good set of products here. I’m impressed with the shadow quads and the high pigmentation and very decent texture of the eye-shadows. I don’t know about the color combinations just yet because I’m a bit turned off by the apricot but I guess we’ll see. The packaging is cute but I reckon a more fashion forward package would be bolder in color. We’ll see how this plays out in the next few days.
That being said, this collection launches in Singapore on Feb. 15, 2011 so look out for it and do your own swatching at the store. You never know, you might just find your next spring makeup favourite.
I’m leaving tonight, going to the airport at 6:30 and packing my laptop way before so I won’t be able to do a vid for quite a while, until everything is a-okay and settled in melbourne :) i’m really scared/excited and super nervous and I’m going to miss my friends, family and my doggie :( and of course all the beauty bloggers I got to know and love.
Here’s my last vid in singapore before i go to Melbourne – tea tree oil product haul :)
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