Cruelty Free Hayley

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The Body Shop First Impressions

April 28, 2017

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I’ve been wanting to do a post for a while now using a full face of make up from The Body Shop, and they saw that and sent me some items! Although there’s a couple more things I want to buy before doing the tutorial, I thought I’d do a first impression on what they’ve sent me as I’ve never tried any of it before so I’m excited to play with it!

Skinny Felt Eyeliner – £10.00

I used to absolutely love eyeliner pens like this with a felt tip, but since going cruelty free I’ve found they’ve all failed me and dry out after one use. I gave this a try and it’s so much better! I’ll have to see how it lasts in the long run but so far, it’s been amazing and gives me really sharp wings which is why I loved eyeliner pens to begin with. Whilst this isn’t vegan, they have a little pot of eyeliner that is over here.

Foundation (V) – £15.00

The shade sent to me is a little dark but it has a really nice scent to it, and so far it feels really nice on my skin! I always love The Body Shop’s foundations as they make my skin feel so nice, I feel like it’s skincare with pigment! For my full face post, I plan on purchasing their lightning drops and mixing these in to make this a bit lighter, and then I’ll be able to review the lightning drops too.

The ingredients list of this foundation is really something special, containing rose water and aloe vera!! Rose water is known for reducing redness in the skin and help get rid of acne. Aloe vera is also really well known in the skincare world for being soothing and gentle on the skin and healing it, which makes this great for sensitive skin too. It also contains SPF 15 which I love in a foundation, but often find foundations that contain SPF lack the coverage I want, whereas this is surprisingly good. It is marketed as a light to medium coverage, however I think it works well in balancing the colour in my skin and is great for days where I want something lighter on my face, especially as we head towards summer.

Buffing Brush (V) – £14.00

I had recently been in The Body Shop checking out their makeup brushes and they all felt super high quality and super soft, so when I received this I was over the moon as it’s the exact brush I need. I’ve recently been using Illamasqua Skin Base but as it’s quite thick, it needs to be buffed into the skin rather than using a beauty blender, and it’s been amazing at giving me a flawless finish. What’s great about their brushes is that they’re not only vegan, but they also use ethically sourced wooden handles, you go Body Shop!

Shimmer Waves (V) – £16.00

When I first started wearing makeup, I wore a lot from The Body Shop as it’s what my mum would recommend to me. I used to use foundation, mascara and bronzer, and that was pretty much it. The bronzer I used reminds me of this a lot, it was like a cross between their Baked to Last Blush and Baked to Last Bronzer, and was superb for adding a bit of colour to lighter skin tones! It contained the same colours as this!

What I love about this is that it can be used as a highlight, as a blush, or as a quick touch of colour to add to your eyes by dipping into each individual colour! It’s a really versatile little compact. I did get sent the bronze shade to begin with, shown in the first image, but I swapped it in store as it looked a little too dark for me, but it’s perfect if you’re not casper the ghost like me! Instead, I went with the blush shade, which contains more pink tones whereas the other is of course, more bronzey browns.

Down to Earth Eyeshadow Palette – £15.00

This handy little palette comes with 4 different shades, however bigger palettes are available. What’s great about this palette though, is the size of it. The small compact size makes it great to take on the go and travel with, especially as the packaging feels really sturdy.

What I also love is that the eyeshadows can be popped out and interchanged with other colours as The Body Shop sell single eyeshadows too, so if you want a pop of colour in here, you can most definitely add one for £5 each.

The only downside is that these are all shimmer colours, but I still think a great look can be made with them, and you can wet your brush to increase the colour payoff. I’m excited to create a smokey eye with this palette, or maybe even a cut crease!

Matte Lip Liquid in Windsor Rose – £6.00

This was one of the products I was most excited about as I’ve been looking for a new brand to buy a matte liquid lipstick from that isn’t Kylie or NYX! The shade is also sooo perfect, it’s such a beautiful nude colour that will go with so many looks. What I like about this, is that it’s more semi-matte. It means it’s not transfer proof but it feels so much better on my lips, and still adds a good layer of pigment.

It is more of a lip cream, similar to the NYX ones, but with such a beautiful floral scent. I assume that’s why they’re named after flowers too! I’ll definitely be adding more to my collection in future, as they’re perfect for use during the day time. For £5.00, I feel they’re really affordable too!

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*products in this post were sent to me free of charge through random acts of kindness but all opinions are my own.

  1. I haven’t tried out much from The Body Shop, but I am always looking for cruelty free makeup. I would love to try out the Shimmer Waves. I love that you can use it as a blush, bronzer or highlighter.

  2. I’ve been loving The Body Shop recently too, the Shimmer Waves are my favourite! I had no idea you could swap the eyeshadows in the palettes, I might have to give that a try soon 🙂 xx

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