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The Body Shop Makeup: An Introduction


My first real experience with The Body Shop was strictly skin care. I didn't even know they had makeup until nearly a year later when I put two and two together and realized the beloved honeycomb bronzer was by them (a product I still have yet to try). So like with most things, I'm finally getting around to trying out some of their makeup with pretty positive results.

First up is the Fresh Nude Foundation. I have the shade "Chelsea Porcelain" which is way too light for me. Beyond its obvious shade faults, the product itself is lovely. Comparable to a lot of drugstore foundations I've tried, it's medium coverage with a finish somewhere between satin and dewy. The wear time isn't fantastic, but these days I'm not pushing my foundation to the limits anyway. I'd definitely pick it up in my actual shade at next opportunity.

The Lip and Cheek Stain in "Bright Peony" is my favorite product of the group and my first experience of using non-powder blush. It's incredibly pigmented and one little dab from the doe-foot applicator is all you need for a serious pop of color. It dries quickly so one cheek at a time is the way to go if you don't want one side to end up blotchy (trust me from experience). This stuff lasts ages without fading or budging. I'm converted.

The Body Shop's Super Volume Mascara is just your good ol' fashion lengthening and volumizing mascara. It isn't anything life revolutionizing, but you don't have to worry about it. It holds a curl, doesn't clump, and does the trick. I wouldn't say it's super volume bringing, but it definitely does the trick.

My least favorite product is their Skin Primer Matte It. Matte primers just don't work for my dry/combination skin and leave it feeling off and stiff. Compared to other matte primers though this is the best I've tried that doesn't make me feel the urge to immediately take another shower or wash my face. So that's something at least.

Overall The Body Shop has some seriously solid products in the makeup department. I didn't find a diamond-in-the-rough-holy-grail-where-have-you-been-all-my-life product, but I did find lots of high quality products that are nothing to scoff at. I say that's a win.

Have you tried Body Shop makeup before?

xoxo Kayla

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