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.
Without foundation; gives a very sweaty gym bunny look – next!
Under foundation; gives my matte foundation and new lease of life. I looked glowy and healthy, even when I applied bronzing powder. Unfortunately I had to apply bronzer because my face was radiating so much light, it looked too pale, like I was sickly and sort of clammy. Maybe this is just too pinky/pale for my skin tone. But I also noticed that after around three hours of hot weather, my amazing wear-proof foundation was gathering in my pores, in my (ahem) lines and literally sliding off my face. Er, too high-maintenance, next!
As a highlighter on cheek bones, nose and chin; this is a winner as it’s subtle and natural looking, rather than metallic or shimmery.
I get that The Body Shop has these ‘drops’ to mix with your foundation for a lighter or darker or for a strobing effect but this idea just didn’t work for me. It’s a liquid highlighter – simple.
❤ Chrissie ❤