Monday, August 18, 2014

Autumn eyes with The Body Shop

It's happening.  There's a chill in the air in the mornings and the days are getting shorter which heralds the arrival of autumn.  I must say, I do love playing around with autumnal shades of make up as it makes my eyes much greener and sure I'll use any excuse to pack on more makeup!

I was sent some products from The Body Shop's autumn 2014 collection recently and have enjoyed playing around with everything and creating different looks with them.  Of course, I do love a good smokey eye and the Colour Crush eyeshadows are perfect for that.  They're easy to work with, are blendable and at €12.95, are great value.  I have annotations throughout the video telling you which shade I've used where, so go and watch it!

I used 4 of the 6 shades in the collection to achieve this quick and easy look and teamed it up with the Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner in Brown, which is perfect for this look.  It also comes in black if you want something more dramatic and these are €15 a pop.  I've been loving the Instablur Eye primer as an eyeshadow base and it works well at stopping creasing on my lids for a good 6 hours!

I also used the Honey Bronze bronzing powder for old time's sake because when you're doing a strong eye like this, it's good to warm up the face a bit.  At least it is for me.  Otherwise my eyes look like dots.  I used the Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream (€13.50) to even out my completion and for pale ladies out there, shade 01 is a lovely light shade that should work well on your skin.  It's aimed at blemish prone skin and keeps shine away nicely.

Finally I used one of the new Colour Crush Shine Lipsticks in shade 140 (€12.95) which is basically Nars Orgasm in lipstick form.  This range of lippies is super moisturising on the lips and I've been haring my way through a coral one I got earlier this year. You know me and my corals!

The look took me about 15 minutes to film and that included faffing about trying to find stuff and make sure I was in the shot!  But what I'm basically telling you is that if I can do this look, then so can you.  Cheesy, I know but it's true!

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  1. Such a gorgeous look, really makes your eyes pop! X


  2. Great video Karen. Those bodyshop eyeshadows look gorgeous on you. I may have to investigate that gel eyeliner further, it looks kind of easy to use!!!!

    1. Thanks Allsun, it's a fab little liner altogether!

  3. Brilliant video and so easy to follow. I adore these kinds of colours on you! Really beautiful x


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