[unpaid/sample/affiliate/priorad] The premise of The Body Shop Freestyle Make Up is to a) be multi-functional, b) be expressive and c) get hands on with products you put on your skin. I did a reel on Instagram on a day where I was fed up (you know – the old ‘I’m so under appreciated’ thing that creeps up from time to time) – I’d never used any of the products before but the only tool I used was a slim brush to buff the black crayon over my lash line. Everything else was hands only and it made me think about the fact that we are so used to being tactile with our skin care but rely on the separation of a brush with our make-up. It means we never really get to touch it in the same way. Obviously, when you’re dealing with pigment, the big hold-back is that it’s messy but if you can cast back to when you or your children were little, getting messy was part of the fun. So, I got messy 🙂
I was honestly so pleased with the eye look in particular and if you are taking one thing from this post, make it the Freestyle Colour Crayon in Rally HERE. Eyes, lips, cheeks – or anywhere else you can think of.
I’ve also played around with how I’ve photographed these products – the sharp and blur is exactly how we wear cosmetics – some things blended, others precision applied.
I mean, don’t you just want to smoosh those? 🙂
The crayons (£12 HERE) come in nine colours – from neutrals to brights, such as blue. The pencil is made from FSC certified wood with a recyclable aluminium cap. They’re nicely blendable although bear in mind that if you are using them in colder weather they’re not going to be quite as pliable as in warm.
As you can see, the pigment is strong! Bearing in mind that the Colour Pigments are £12 for a 15ml tube, I think that price is a snip. They’re HERE. In the swatch, from bottom to top : Play (matte), Real (matte), Rebel (shimmer), Born (matte) and Parade (matte). I’d head straight to Rebel for a gorgeous mocha shimmer.
In the swatch above, it’s Boost and Rally. I see make-up across the price board – this new arm for The Body Shop feels like great value for money and it performs beautifully. I have no complaints (other than there’s nobody my age shown using it on TBS website and yet it’s an ideal product range for all ages). As you know, but I need to say it to cross the t’s and dot the i’s, I have done commercial work in the past for TBS.
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