Monday, 28 June 2010

The Body Shop – Blush Swatches & Review

I confess, I’m beginning to be a bit of a blusher addict! Argh! I just adore and appreciate how healthy and glowing a flush of colour on your cheeks can make you look, and its recently become an important staple in my make-up routine.  Here are my four of The Body Shops permanent blushes.

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12 Apricot Shimmer – A stunning shimmery orange which i wore everyday in the winter to try and add some colour to the gloomy days.  This looks especially good when teamed with orange/coral lips!  I really like this blush as it has a shimmer in it and its not too bright, so I think people can get away with wearing it daily.

04 Golden Pink – A popular one in store, people always fall for the pink blush with the golden shimmery undertones.  I can’t help but agree with them, this blush is stunning and great for summer and nights out.  You can kind of see the golden simmer in the picture swatches above, I can’t think of another blush on the high street which looks like this!

05 – Tea Rose – One of my two favourite ever blushes (The other being MAC’s Strada which I’ll talk about it another post)! I adoreeeee this product.  I actually believe that this colour will suit anyone and everyone, I’m serious – go into your local TBS and try this on cause I’m positive that it looks stunning on everyone.  Its the perfect natural blush and contour shade for me, even with my deadly pale skin.  My cheekbones look amazing when I wear this so I wear it most days! Haha!

03 – Heather Pink – This is the blush I wear the least, just because I much prefer the other three on my skin tone.  Its a beautiful pink with a slight hint of mauve or purple which makes it very sophisticated I think!  After trying this on again for the swatches, I’ve decided it does suit me so I’m going to start wearing it more!

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I decided to also swatch these on the cheeks as well for you guys, just to get a better look at what they look like on the skin.  Tea rose is definitely more flattering in real life, but you can see the cheekbone effect that I was talking about.

All blushes are £8.50, and last years.  I’ve been using tea rose everyday for about three months and there is hardly a dent in the blush as you can see in the first picture in this post.  The colours seem to last all day so you don’t need to keep applying, and the packaging is small and light, meaning its easy to carry around in your handbag.

Does anyone else have any of these blushes? Which are your favourites, or what ones do you think suit me better?  Also, if anyone decides to go try them out, then let me know what you think of them!

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7 comments:

  1. I think tea rose is my fave, you look positively glowing! hah. plus the name is cute.

    I find buying blusher a bit of a nightmare, never looks the same on my face as my hand.

    I was using a Body Shop blusher in Heather Pink, they might not do it any more, it was in their last collection. It was great for winter but in summer I like to look a little more fresh!

    At the moment Im using Revlon matte powder blush in perfectly peach and it's probably the best blusher I've ever used! give it a try.

    Lizzie x

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  2. Golden Pink and Tea Rose look beautiful! I'd have walked by Tea Rose in the store too, just goes to show how helpful swatches can be. I think Apricot suits you best :)

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  3. I love Golden Pink, they all really suit you though!

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  4. Damn you for being this beautiful, girl! I just love that certain type of beauty British women possess and you are exceptionally pretty. Ever considered being a model? Im not sucking up, just being honest and stating the obvious. :)
    I love your make up advices, I'll keep visiting your blog. <33
    And to let you know someone outside the UK loves you: greeting from THE infamous Poland! *rolling eyes* Hope you didnt meet 'I is from Poland and is gooder than you' type of Poles, and hence you hate my country O.o'
    Anyways take care, will you?

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  5. Lizzie - Awh thank you! Tea Rose is def my fav! I find it hard to find nice blushes aswell, but I think once you find a brand that you get on well with, then you know you can trust the colours etc.
    I'm pretty sure Heather Pink is still available in TBS! Maybe try Golden Pink for the summer?
    I'll give Revlon Matte a try when I'm next in Boots!
    XXX

    Beauty's Bad Habit - That exactly why I love swatches, cause you can find beauties you would have missed otherwise!! They are pretty huh!! XX

    Missie_Ellie - Thanks beautiful! Hope you're well!

    Audrey - Thank you so much for all the kind words! You're so sweet! I'd love to be a model - its something I feel very natural doing, however I can't as I'm way too short - 4'11''! But I can dream! haha! Do you have a beauty blog? XX

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  6. Hello, I was searching for reviews for this product and somehow came across your blogs. Thank you for doing a great full reviews :D Now I'm going to purchase the selective colours.
    P/S: I think you look absolutely more stunning in Apricot Shimmer though.

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  7. Hi Katie :) i've just found your blog and i luuurve it! I've just quit my job & applied to start working at the Body Shop as i spend most my wages there anyway & love the ethics of the business - so i've taken notes on several products you've reviewed which i will purchase with my staff discount if i do get the job! Tea Rose is going to be number one i think, it looks gorge :) Thanks for being a lovely blogger! Ailis x

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