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New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop

As much as I love The Body Shop's skincare products I've never really dabbled much in their make-up products and tools. I do have an eye shadow brush, but as I don't really use eye shadow as standard when applying my make-up it's not something I use regularly. 

The Body Shop have recently released both new make-up products and make-up tools and I've been trying a few out.

New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop

The first products I tried out were a couple of lip products; a Matte lipstick* and Matte Lip liquid*. The new lipstick is 100% vegetarian, containing Community Trade Brazil nut oil and beeswax (so they're not Vegan) and is available in seven shades including reds, pinks, a nude and a plum. This is a matte lipstick and is a little on the dry side for me when it comes to application but it does become a little softer as you apply it from the warmth of your lips. Although it is a little dry to apply I actually find it very comfortable to wear and in general I can't feel it on my lips. As a matte lipstick it lasts pretty well and wears evenly. The shade I have is called Rio Fuchsia and is a pretty standard fuchsia pink. A nice little lipstick for £8.

New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop
New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop
New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop

The new liquid lipsticks are also 100% vegetarian (but again not vegan due to beeswax) and are available in 12 shades with a pretty good range between nude and a very dark looking plum. As soon as I opened mine it immediately made me think of the NYX Soft Matte lips creams and I personally think they are very similar products both in terms of the packaging and the formula of the product itself. It has a soft almost mousse like formula that glides on easily, but like the NYX ones I find it can apply a little sheer and slightly patchy in places, so it's best to go in with a couple layers to build it up. It does last well but again like the Soft Matte lip creams it's not one that sticks around until you remove it so you might want to top up after a few hours, especially after eating/drinking. The shade I have is Paris Peony and it's almost like the liquid version of Rio Fuchsia, maybe a little pinker. These are £6 so also around the same price as the NYX Soft Matte lip creams.

New make-up products and tools from The Body Shop

The new make-up brushes from The Body Shop are gorgeous. When most brands are heading more and more towards rose gold or the most unicorn/mermaid style colour scheme they can manage The Body Shop have bucked the trend and gone for a more classic and sophisticated look. All of their new brushes are 100% cruelty-free (and vegan) with synthetic bristles and sustainable sourced wooden handles. The bristles are charcoal coated (I'm not sure what the significance of this is) and are super soft. I love the colour of the bristles as well, which remind me of British Blue cats (they're cruelty free and vegan though so no kitties were harmed in the making of these brushes). 

The brushes I have are the Contouring brush* and the Slanted blusher brush*. Contouring is something I don't do, for one because there's huge potential for ending up looking like an idiot and two because I'm not sure it's something I would particularly benefit from with my long, thin face. So I did have to go out and buy a product to try contouring with. From what I've just said I'm sure you've been able to work out that I am far from an expert in contouring, but I did enjoy using this brush. Being a long. thin brush it's the perfect shape for tucking in under your cheekbones and it blends well, but I can't really say much more than that.

The blusher brush is a lot smaller than I'm used to using (the Real Techniques blush brush) and also a different shape, so it took a little getting used to. The slanted head fits along the cheekbone and the smaller size allows for precision application. I'm not sure I'm the best at reviewing make-up brushes because I'm not sure what else to say, but I like them both. The Contour brush is £14 and the Slanted blusher brush £12. I'd like to see them both about £2 cheaper, but that's not a bad price.

Have you tried any make-up from The Body Shop?

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6 comments:

  1. I used to LOVE a certain eyeshadow from The Body Shop back in my teens, it was almost holographic...probably very in again these days :p
    But I've actually not given The Body Shop make up range much of my attention the past few years at all. I really should pop into store and have a look soon as these brushes look just lovely.
    Gillian  xx  Eyelinerflicks.com

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    1. I've been all over their skincare for a few years now after rediscovering them post teenage years but I don't really look at their make-up either. I will take a little bit more notice now x

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  2. I have the make up brushes and Paris Peony and love them both! Have to admit I picked up Paris Peony because of the name but also love the colour! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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    1. It is a good name! I did want the Sydney one (I can't remember the full name now) but when I checked it out in store it was a bit too much of an orangey red for me :( x

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  3. Those brushes look so great! I'll have to go into a body shop near me and try them out!
    xx,
    Rilee
    http://www.simplyrilee.com

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