soft bronze look with the body shop

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
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creating a soft smokey bronze look using entirely the body shop 

I really rate The Body Shop. I know it gets neglected and can be forgotten about and i'd definitely not say its at the top of everyone's radar for makeup especially, but I always find some nice bits by them in there. I'm a big fan of some of their skincare pieces, I think they're a great price point and they always work well on my skin. In fact, The Body Shop is one of my most blogged about brands - yes, honestly!

I was excited to pop along last month and check out some of the new Body Shop releases for 2013, and lo and behold there were some beauts in the Makeup range. First up is the new Smoky Eye Palette and I have the one in Smoky Moonstone which has four shimmery bronze/brown shades in it.  I used every single shade for the look above and all together they create a gorgeous soft bronze smokey look. I think the shadows are good, quite softly pigmented - not too intense - and they have little to no fall out at all. My favourite part of the palette is the two mini brushes, they are actually proper small versions of their full size brushes and they are actually great. A million times better than the plastic applicators you normally get in a palette!

On my skin i've used the Extra Virgin Minerals Foundation which is fairly lightweight but still with good to thick coverage. The shade I have is 105, but on reflection 102 would definitely have been a better suit for me, this one is a tiny little touch too dark I think. It feels soft and creamy on the skin and doesn't transfer off onto clothes - it also has that gorgeous dewy finish.

To complete the look i've gone for their new Dazzling Rocks in Golden Copper, and they've added shimmer and sparkle to my cheeks, but in a nice subtle way. I wasn't expecting to love these as much as I do. I've used the bronze rocks as contour, and the peachy ones to highlight - and I *never* use a bronzer as a cheek product but I simply loved the radiant glow this gave me. Totally learned something new today - I should not be afraid of a little subtle bronzer!

Of course i've popped on a little of a new mascara by Rimmel and this amazing lip product which is by Stila - but more on those two later ;).

The foundation retails at  £14 which I think is very good indeed, with the eyeshadow palette sitting at £14 too and the Dazzling Rocks are £16. What do you think of The Body Shop? Do you like this look I created? Would you buy their makeup?

Love, Zozo
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Disclaimer: The eyeshadow palette and the dazzling rocks were given to me free for consideration before Christmas by The Body Shop PR and the foundation was from CEW. 

13 comments:

  1. So pretty! Love the Body Shop products. Really should buy more of their makeup :)

    Sam xx

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  2. It looks so lovely! I'll have to have a look in there :)

    Chloe xxxx

    www.underestimatethegirl.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you for highlighting body shop to me again, they always slip my mind!

    Also, your hair is beyond wonderful!

    Allie x

    http://rushandteal.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. You look lovely here! I do seem to forget about The Body Shop too, but I love all of their lip butters so I may pop in and have a look at the make-up. xxx

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  5. you look great :)I love your eye look :) but this foundation you've used is awful (oily, doesn't last an hour and starts to melt :( I was really disappointed by this foundation recommended in store (Just for me). But other products are great. :)

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  6. I love the body shop make up I find it really works for my (mega pale) skin tone and doesn't make me look orange like a lot of other brands sometimes do!

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  7. Ooh that eyeshadow palette is gorgeous, most definitely going to check that out next time I'm in The Body Shop! This is such a pretty look :)

    Lynsey xx
    http://allsortsandanecdotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. That foundation sounds right up my street. Not sure about the bronzey balls though.. they always fall out..then roll everywhere.. haha! Maybe I'm just clumsy. Great post though, The Body Shop is always worth a dable :) x

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  9. I love to use the bronzer pearls even for all over the body..gives a great shimmer...used it in my Victoria´s Secret post...You look lovely!

    http://jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com/

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  10. I've never understood those bronzing pearls, but the eyeshadow palette loooks gorgeous!

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

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  11. This looks absolutely gorgeous on you :)

    xx

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  12. Love this look on you Zoe. The Body Shop have really upped their game with make-up recently! X

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  13. this is so pretty! the foundation sounds great and its good to know that they do really light shades too! :) i never really pay attention to their make up range to be honest, but ill definitely check it out next time i'm in the body shop! xx

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