Happy Friday to you all! How are you? ☺ This week I am so excited to share a new vegan range from an awesome cruelty-free brand with you all – The Body Shop Vegan Makeup range.
From vegetarian to vegan
As most of you cruelty-free lovers know The Body Shop is 100% vegetarian, and as of earlier this year the company have created a 100% vegan make up range. I received the 100% vegan goodie bag a little while back and wanted to share my thoughts on it with you all, so here it goes…
Instaglow CC Cream SPF 20 – (The pink tube in the middle.) I’ve been using the InstaGlow CC Cream in ‘Bright Glow’. It’s generally quite a lightweight tinted CC cream which is actually perfect to wear on a warm sunny day as it is has UVA/UVB protection. The cream works well as both a moisturiser and primer, it also has quite a clean smell to it. Overall I would say that I’m quite impressed with the way that the tinted cream blends into my skin as it gives my skin quite a natural glow, especially when I wear foundation and a highlighter.
Shimmer Waves – The Shimmer Waves set that I’ve been using is in ’02 Blush’. All of these colours are very pigmented shimmers, I can’t get enough! ☺ I’ve been using the shimmer waves as both an eyeshadow and as a highlighter – not only are they versatile but they have a nice pop to it. I would definitely recommend you use the InstaGlow CC Cream (above) and the All-in-One InstaBlur Eye (a few products below) to set the base before using the shimmer.
Baked-To-Last-Bronzer – The Baked-To-Last-Bronzer is in the shade ’01 Golden Bronze’ and is yet another highly pigmented product! My skin tone is yellow based (if that makes sense), so the bronzer adds warmth and gives more depth to my face as a whole. I particularly love the flecks of gold shimmer in the bronzer as it adds to the overall glow of the finish.
All-In-One InstaBlur for Eyes – Is a tinted nude-peach, almost foam-like cream that acts as a concealer and primer. The InstaBlur blends in quite quickly, it gives my skin a matte base which helps set the eyes for a long-lasting look. The matte finish of the InstaBlur has helped prolong the look of the eyeshadow, which is great because some eye-primers can leave your eyes looking a little oily.
Super Volume Mascara – I’ve got the Super Volume Mascara in ‘Black’. This mascara is definitely my new favourite! Every time that I’ve tried it out, I’m amazed by the way that the mascara never clumps (even when I do my makeup before rushing off to work). The mascara brush works well in terms of lengthening and coating every lash, plus it smells a little like coffee. (NOTE: This is not vegan)
Down To Earth Quad Eye Shadow – The quad shadow set that I’ve got here is ’04’. The neutral eyeshadows are great for creating both soft and bold looks, depending on your mood or the occasion. Again this is another highly pigmented product, I didn’t have to use a lot of eyeshadow for it to show up on my eyelids. When using the eyeshadows I paired it with the Super Volume Mascara and Instablur for Eyes as the base which lasted the whole day for me.
As a whole, I would say that The Body Shop vegan makeup range is without doubt worth buying, hopefully The Body Shop will start making the rest of their makeup range vegan. I hope you all liked this post!
To view and buy The Body Shop vegan makeup range click here.
Thank you to the lovely people from The Body Shop PR team for sending me the awesome vegan makeup goodie bag. ♥