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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Body Shop Haul


I love The Body Shop. Always have done since I was addicted to their Body Butters, Colour Crush lipsticks, and Hemp Hand Cream! I love how their make-up isn't tested on animals and for me the products are a nice bridge between drugstore and high-end.
It's 3 for 2 at the moment in there, so I went a little crazy! I did actually pick up 2 bottles of the Instablur primer as well, but I'm going to do a separate post on that as I didn't get on with it at all (how annoying I bought 2 bottles...)

The four products I've bought and love are: All-In-One Blush in 01 Macaroon, All-In-One BB Cream in 02, Honeycomb Bronzer in 03, and Lightening Touch in 03




Macaroon Blush (01). I first read about this blush on EmTalks' blog where she says it is her favourite blush and used in her everyday makeup routine. I'm so not a blush girl myself, I'm all about bronzer. However, I wanted to try this a lot and I took the plunge and I love it! I now use it every day on the apple of my cheeks and blend it into my bronzer.
The Honeycomb Bronzer (03) was something I originally went to pick up in a search for a replacement of my Benefit Hoola (which I do love but it's expensive and running out!). This bronzer comes in 4 different shades so I had to swatch a few but I decided 03 was the most similar to Hoola and would create the nicest contour look with my skintone. You can see I've used this but brand new it has a full honeycomb pattern to it which is really pretty. It's actually so nice to use as a contour as well as an overall face bronzer, and doesn't apply too much product at once- but not too little either. Very buildable and lasts a good amount of time, plus I love the fact it comes with quite a large mirror and it's over £10 cheaper than Hoola.
The Lightening Touch Touche Lumiere (03) In the shop this is labelled as a 'cult product' so I really wanted to try it. I've been after the YSL Touche Eclait or the Mac Prep+Prime highlighter pen in Light Boost for ages, but thought this could be a cheaper dupe. Adding this on top of a creamy undereye concealer (like Collection's) in a downward triangle shape further rids any bags and illuminates the area leaving you with glowy skin that looks like Kimmy K. 
All-In-One BB Cream (02) I genuinely love this, it feels so much lighter and makes my skin look more glowy and fresh than any other BB cream I've tried. It's quite a weird product considering it comes out looking like a white/greyish cream but when you rub it in, the tiny particles in it break down and it colour matches exactly to your skin tone. I thought I'd be the shade 03 but when I tried the tester it came out a bit orangey whereas 02 was more subtle! Love this for good skin days and it's perfect for summer.

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The Body Shop Haul

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

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