Beauty Edit: Body Shop Shimmer Waves & Lip Balm Review

Monday, 10 March 2014

I've always been a big fan of The Body Shop and their general ethics. I was asked to try out a couple of products and there was no way I could say no!*

This Born Lippy Lip Balm is the first lip balm I've actually tried from The Body Shop, although I'm aware that it was initially sold in little lip tins, it has only recently been released in a stick form.  This one is in 'Plum' , and is a deep purple colour and has a really sweet fruity smell. Despite the deep colour it didn't colour my lips as much as I expected it to, and just gave them a slight shimmer. I did try swatching it, however it was so light it wasn't even noticeable on the back of my hand! It has quite a greasy rather than sticky formula. I've found I need to re-apply it often, but then I generally do with most lipbalms!

I've tried out The Body Shop Shimmer Waves  before, and I still love them after many years, and often re-purchase them. This is Shade 1 in bronze.The Shimmer Waves are designed to be used on face and cheeks, and I generally swirl them together with a big bronzing brush and use all over. Its suggested you can use each shade separately too, which I think is a bit hard to do as a blusher or bronzer, however I have been known to use the individual waves as a eyeshadow in a pinch! This is a great way to save room when you are packing too, as it saves on packing extra eyeshadow. The colour pigmentation is quite light due to the shimmer in the shades, so again is quite light and cannot be seen particularly well in a swatch. Despite that, it gives a lovely lightly sunkissed look which is perfect for this time of year between Winter and Spring.

I've added both  of these products into my daily rotation, and the lipbalm has promptly gone straight into my handbag.

Have you tried either of these products?

*These items were sent to me to review

1 comment :

  1. I have never tried any Body Shop cosmetics but that shimmer block looks like something I would use, I would love to try it.



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