26 January 2014

Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick | Guest Post by Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

I have such an amazing guest post for you guys today from  Charlotte of Makeup By Candlelight.  If you haven't been over to her blog, then you are seriously missing out on some amazing posts, Charlotte has reviewed so many beauty treasures I can't even count! As well as this, she throws in some lovely lifestyle and fashion bits too which I know you would all love. It is genuinely one of my favourite blogs that I check out every day, because there is always something new. Over to you Charlotte! 

If there's one product that can dramatically change your look from casual to elegant or from girly to vampy - it's a lipstick! Every time I browse the beauty counters, it's without fail a lipstick that draws me in since I'm always on the hunt for that perfect peach or pink, and I'm always happy to make room for a new addition to my lipstick collection. When The Body Shop launched their The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick* range (£10) last autumn with an amazing 26 different shades to choose from, I was in lipstick heaven and after a severe attack of shopping catatonia I did eventually manage to decide which shade to get and I ended up with the delicious 205 Passionate Pink.

The packaging is a little bit plastic looking but still quite sleek, and I like that the different colored tops indicate the shade making it very easy to find what you're looking for in the shop or your makeup bag. The formula contains cherry seed and marula oil and both ingredients are well known for their hydrating and smoothing antioxidant properties. When you apply it, the lipstick settles beautifully on the lips with a velvet smooth satin finish and it keeps adding moisture throughout the day. Since it's so rich in moisture the color also fades well and evenly after a few hrs wear, without any horrible dry patches. The description says that the formula has been "infused with a subtle rose scent" but I can't detect it at all and another plus for me is that the lipstick doesn't have that strange old fashioned powdery taste that some lipsticks do.
As well as being lovely and moisturising, the formula is highly pigmented and even the most subtle shades in the range have great color pay off. Passionate pink is a gorgeous genuine deep rose color with a slight blue undertone and a gentle shimmer, that reminds me of candy. For me this is a perfect pink and it's so versatile and goes with most outfits. 

I'm very impressed by The Body Shop Color Crush Lipstick range and have received so many compliments for this particular pink shade. I may have found the perfect pink, but I still enjoy browsing for lipsticks, and with Spring coming my next mission is to find the perfect peach...  

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