I was recently invited to The Body Shop Winter Trend Makeup Bloggers Event. It was held in epilogue ION Orchard.
Here are some photos I snapped during the event; photos are taken from Memoiselle instagram account (@memoiselle)
With the pretty Mabel from She Shops Makeup 🙂
I was so happy that I received lots of goodies from The Body Shop. They are very generous to give us such a nice hampers 🙂
1. Eye Makeup Palette
When I opened the eye palette, it suddenly reminds me of my Suqqu eyeshadow palette. The packaging is nice and simple. It comes with two mini brushes; one for eyeshadow applicator and the other one is angled brush. I like the idea that they provide us mini brushes instead of sponges. These mini brushes works well with me. The bristles are soft and dense enough to apply eyeshadow nicely.
The best thing about this eyeshadow is the texture. It’s slightly creamy and the pigmentation is just very good. There’s a slight fallout but it’s really controllable so this should not be a problem.
Smoky Copper leans more towards neutral colors, Larry Yeo suggested that fair skinned women can use the color on the top right as a base. Women with deeper skintone can choose the color at the bottom left. Smoky Moonstone has such a nice greyish taupe which I really like. I like both palettes, Smoky Copper has great neutral colors and very versatile. I love Smoky Moonstone too especially the two colors at the bottom. However the only thing I dislike is the highlighting color which are too similar.
Swatches below are taken under indoor lighting, without primers and two layers.
2. Eye Definer & The Joy of Sparkle
The Body Shop Eye Definer or eyeliner is a new item for me to try. The pigmentation is good; it’s creamy and glides on easily. I like these 3 colors very well; Golden Brown is my favorite out of the three. It’s a nice color to replace black if I would like to have a simple eye makeup. However there’s a thing that I dislike about this. I find that it smudges on me after 4 hours of wearing.
The Sparkler is a glittery spray which you can use all over your body. I foresee that I won’t be using this a lot, maybe only during some night event.
The Body Shop was really kind to let us have 4 lipsticks. The texture of this lip color is good; creamy and moisturizing. I don’t find that my lips are peeling after using this. It’s more on the sheerer side so I need to apply two coats for full opacity. The packaging of this lipstick is also nice; its outer is made of silver metal and the inner side is gold.
Day look/Afternoon Look
This is the look that I created for afternoon look. It’s a simple look using Smoky Copper palette.
For the base color, I am using the color at the upper right. I apply it all over my lid. To create the smoky look, I am using the lower left color on my crease to create a soft smoky look. Then I added the color on the lower right on my lower crease to deepen the color.
During the event, Larry Yeo suggested that we can skip eyeliner for day look if we want a simpler look. I followed his tips and I continue the look with applying two coats of mascara. No blush were used in this look but I contoured my face with a very light contouring powder. To finish the whole makeup, I applied a simple nude lipstick (the 2nd from the left as swatched above). You can choose a brighter lip shade if you want something bolder.
For evening look, I choose Smoky Moonstone palette for a more greyish tone smoky eye. The base color that I applied is the color on the upper right. Then I use the color on the lower left on my crease to create soft smoky look. Again, I am using the color from the lower right to create a bolder color. You can always add on more dark color if you wish to have bolder look. In this look, I applied black gel eyeliner on my upper lid and outer lower lid. I also apply The Body Shop Eye Definer in Pure Gold in my inner lid to brighten up my eye.
I chose a bolder lip color for this look. I choose the color on the right (as swatched above). The red lipstick is more on the sheerer side, so I applied two layers of lipstick. I applied bronzer on my face to show my cheekbone a bit (uurgh I have such a round face 🙁 ) but I skipped on applying blush as I want to focus on my lip color.
All The Body Shop Christmas products are very lovely! But if I have to pick one favorite product, it would be the eye palette in Smoky Copper. The colors are versatile for every day use; for both day and night events. Moreover this looks great on many skin tone. The texture of the eye shadow is rather creamy, so it would glides on nicely and the pigmentation is really good. The eye shadow lasts for long hours. The packaging is simple and the size is just nice to be put on my daily make up bag for touch up when necessary 🙂
Which look do you like better?
Btw, I am currently on Body Shop Most Stylish blogger challenge. You can help me to win this competition by voting 🙂 It’s very simple, here’s the step:
1. Like The Body Shop Facebook Page
2. Go to this link or look for The Most Stylish Blogger post 🙂
3. Vote for Meryl
You’ll have a chance to win more hampers worth more than $400!! And there are 30 consolation prize containing full size shower gel and body lotion 🙂
So remember to vote for me :p
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