Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Body Shop: Not Only for Body Butters

I've only fairly recently been exposed to the wonderful world that is The Body Shop (within the last year or so) and I never would have thought that I would find some makeup gems.  During my last little haul at TBS, I picked up one of their single Color Crush Eye Shadows in Melt My Heart along with their new Color Crush Lipstick in 335 Hot Date

The shadow is a really pretty light bronze-y color that looks really nice as an all over the lid shade.  It's a pearlescent finish but doesn't contain any glitter, which I really like.  The shadow is really easy to apply with any shadow brush and blends nicely.  It didn't crease on me, but if you want it to stay put all day it's better to use a primer (as with any shadow).  Overall, I think the formula of these is really nice, comes in 23 shades and they are currently 40% off online so you really can't go wrong.

Then, there's the lipstick.  This lipstick is SO NICE.  I was surprised at how nice and moisturizing the formula is.  Hot Date is a matte color but not a matte formula, it has a bit of a shine to it.  It really feels like you're putting on a moisturizing lip balm.  As far as stay power, it's on par with your average lipstick.  You can get a few hours wear before it starts to fade and you would need to touch up.  The saleswoman said she was able to eat and drink without it fading, but I didn't have the same luck.  She was probably just trying to sell me the product but hey, that's her job so I can't fault her.  I would definitely recommend these lipsticks, especially if you're looking for something moisturizing.  They come in 24 colors and many of them area great shades for fall.

Have you tried The Body Shop's makeup products?


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