I don’t usually think about The Body Shop when it comes to makeup, I am loyal to my MAC palettes but was drawn to the interesting cubes.
I bought the shimmercube last spring when it was spend £50 get £25 off this worked out to be quite the bargain, I haven’t used it much what with the recent house move and most of my makeup ending up in storage but as the bedroom is nearing completion I am having a sort out and thought I’d use it this week.
I’m very pleased with the eyeshadow quality, it’s nice and creamy, well pigmented and not too sparkly whilst giving off a pretty sheen. The orange/red colour is what I would call a starter orange, it’s not too strong but enough to look different to your usual everyday colour. Today I used the gold colour all over, dark brown on the lashline and gently blended into the socket and then a gentle wash of the orange all over. I used a bit of MAC teddy eye pencil (an old favourite) on my lower waterline.
Next up is my new YSL babydoll mascara. I really like this mascara, it’s a true black and nice and build-able. It doesn’t go dry on my lashes and gives good length, curl and separation without looking OTT. There is a big difference between this and the false lash which is my night out go-to mascara from YSL. If you want loads of thick volume go for false lash, if you want nice definition go for the babydoll. Either way, you can’t really go wrong with YSL mascara.
I am a little obsessed with lipstick, I own more than I care to admit to. I just find enormous pleasure in going out and treating myself to a new lippy. I absolutely adore YSL for their packaging it’s almost up there with Guerlain in the ‘packaging porn’ stakes! Seriously, you will understand what I mean if you are a fan of Guerlain packaging.
The YSL I’m wearing in the pic is No.12 Coral Fauve it’s a gorgeous pink/coral which wears off to a ‘your lips but better’ shade. Perfect for teaming with a stronger eye, or if you want to look like you haven’t tried too hard. Mine stayed glossy for about two hours and the stain hung around for a further three hours which was good going. I highly recommend getting at least one for your collection. Fantastic quality, great colour range to suit everyone and brilliant staying power.
Get the look
- Body shop shimmer cube in no6 warm
- YSL babydoll mascara in 01 black (750 points when you buy two YSL products at Boots at the mo)
- YSL rouge pur couture glossy stain lip in no.12
Let me know if you want to see more makeup posts-I quite enjoy doing them :-)