Wednesday, July 07, 2010

fotd featuring new body shop baked products

Hey all. Hope you're all well. Oooh I am pleased Spain went through tonight. More tasty Torres on my tv! And they're a good team...obvs. Anyway on to more pressing matters, I decided to try and give these new Body Shop Baked to Last eyeshadows a go. I've used some Mineralize products from MAC before and understand that they work better wet, but I do totally hate that layer of 'film' you get when you spray your brush. If you read my Body Shop event post you'd have seen the little tip Chase Aston passed on to us, which was to spritz your face first and then apply the shadows with a dry finger straight onto the lid. I'd never tried baked products/mineralize shadows like this before so I thought i'd give it a go! Here are the results:

So my application is a litttle messy but come on, it was my first go with my fingers! Let me off! :) On my eyes I used:

Body Shop Baked to Last eyeshadow in Copper
Body Shop Baked to Last eyeshadow in Moonstone
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Eldorado
MAC Feline Kohl Power
MAC Opulash

I decided to use my new Elemis toner as a base which felt lovely but is obviously an expensive way to go! Probably not again...haha. You can use any face spritz, or Fix + or even just water. Spritz it over your eyes (closed!) and let it dry a little before dipping a dry finger into the eyeshadow and place it on the eye.



And here's a couple of grim pictures of my face of the day, eek! 

NARS Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc mixed with
MAC Face and Body in White
MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer in NC15
Body Shop Blush in Coral
MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC5
Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil

And here's a nice little close up of the Body Shop blush, also from the Baked to Last collection :)

Overall I like these eyeshadow shades, I think when applied wet the colour pay off is excellent, and to be honest I found the whole process quite easy and I didn't spend any longer on my makeup than I normally do. I also liked the blush shade but I think next time i'd try just the pink shade on it's own as I swirled it around and it was a little bit shimmery. I'd recommend these for a go but they're still on the pricier side of things with the eyeshadows priced at £9.50 each. 

What do you think of my eye look? Do you use mineralized/baked products and if so do you have any tips to pass on for the best way to get pigment out of them? What do you think about this collection? Do let me know, I love to hear your thoughts!

Oh and I noticed today the lovely Leanne made a post using the Quartz eyeshadow from the same range, and she shows a different way to use them so click here to pop over to her blog and check out alternate uses for the eyeshadows!

edit: sorry forgot to state that all the body shop products featured in this post were provided by the body shop for review for free and were not paid for.
Lots of love, Zoe xxx


  1. These eyeshadows look really nice. That's a great tip to wet your face rather than wetting the brush - I'll definitely try that next time with my Mac mineralize eyeshadows. x

  2. Hey lady - cute blog! Found you by searching for a Gypsy NIght review - I just bought it and am going to review it on my blog too!

    Keep up the good work! I've started following you (to get you to that 300 - I love a giveaway, though I never win!)

    Lots of love,


  3. beautiful eyeshadows! xx

  4. Gorgeous eyeshadows! And whoop for Torres. I want his babies! x