The Body Shop, really?
I avoided the brand for years when it got purchased by animal testing L’Oreal but now it’s been bought by Natura Cosmeticos (the largest beauty producer in Brazil) I’ve started to tentativley buy from them again. Natura Cosmeticos use natural ingredients that are cruelty-free (as are their finished products) and sustainably sourced. They also pledge to now reduce the carbon footprint of their brands and stores and do not sell to China.
The Body Shop, Drops of Glow Lustre Finish Creator – Illuminating (£12, 15ml)
I wanted an illuminating product that could be worn under foundation and patted over it as a subtle highlight on cheekbones and collar bone. I use a medium-full coverage ELF foundation because it’s one of the few foundations that actually matches my skin tone and stays put. Unfortunately, it also makes my skin look totally matte so I thought this would be perfect to give it a lift.
Gives a very sweaty gym bunny look – next!
Gives my matte foundation and new lease of life. I looked glowy and healthy, even when I applied powder. Unfortunately I had to apply bronzing because my face was radiating so much white light, it looked too pale and also like I was sickly and sort of clammy.
Unfortunately this is just too pinky/cool for my skin tone. If I used too much, I could easily be heading down the yellow brick road into Tin Man territory. But pale girls could totally carry this off for an ethereal look, I’m sure.
Durabilty wasn’t great. I noticed that after around three hours of hot, humid weather, my amazing wear-proof foundation was gathering in my pores, in my (ahem) lines and literally sliding off my face.
As a highlighter on cheek bones, nose and chin
This is a winner when applied sparingly, as it’s sheeny and glowy, rather than obviously sparkly. You can build it up though to have more impact and it stayed on in the club. I didn’t expect that!
I get that The Body Shop has these ‘drops’ to mix with your foundation to make it lighter or darker or for a strobing effect but I think the names of these products are a little OTT; as if the longer the tittle – the better the product. This one is a liquid highlighter basically. I like the glass bottle and pipette as you can apply directly to face or sponge with no mess. Sadly, it just wasn’t versatile enough for me.
❤ Chrissie ❤