The Body Shop Smoke and Fire Autumn Collection

Hi lovelies, hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I went for dinner and movie last night and ended up seeing Inception. I think i liked it (!?), its not the easiest movie to watch after a couple of wine glasses and a huge steak lol. My brain was in standby state ha ha. Is it just me who saw similarities between Inception and Shutter Island? I mean besides sharing the same actor (good ol’ Leo), whats up again with the wife and kids story? Ah well anyway, i liked the effects and enjoyed the actors, was a good night.

Last week, The Body Shop PR sent me a few items from their autumn Smoke and Fire Collection to try and review, so for the past four days i have been using their makeup products. Here it goes.

I got the Cheek and Face Powder  Autumn Leaves in Chestnut, a single eyeshadow in Golden Peach and the limited edition Kajal Eyeliner in Charcoal (black). I must say that the colors were spot on for me, i love the golden/peachy tones as they match my skin very well.

The Autumn Leaves cheek powder is a soft shimmery peachy blush/highlither with pink undertones. I use it on top of my blush or on my chest and sholders. At first i thought it will be very glittery and OTT but no, its actualy weareable – it looks lovely on taned skin. Also the shimmer its not the spray-on type, wich its a good thing.

The eyeshadow is a soft shimmery peach, with a creamy texture. I would compare it with the UD Smog eyeshadow, has the same finish, but with a richer texture. I used it as a base, all over the lid with Smashbox Bronze in the crease.

Tried to swatch it, but you cant realy see it. Its noticeble in real light tough. I know…I’m a real help like always.

The most interesting item was the Kajal Eyeliner. The shape of it is very weird, it looks like a pointy black lipstick!

What i liked: it is intense black, goes on smoothly and the shape of it, makes application a dream. I’m disastrous with eyeliner, but this one went on very easily.

I didn’t like that it smudges fast and it doesn’t last a long time, i mean if i touch my eye or use it on the water line, its gone in an hour. Another thing is that due to its shape, i don’t know how I’m going to pare it. Maybe with a butter knife i will go around the edges…although again, its very soft so I’m going to waste a lot of product. Or maybe i will use an eyeliner brush, anyway I will see when the time comes.

Price wise the products are quite reasonable, for their good quality. The kajal eyeliners (available in black, grey and green) are 10,95 euro; the cheeck compact wich i higly recomend its 22,00 euro and the single eyeshadows are  11,95 euro each.

Smoke and Fire Collection will be released in Ireland on 2nd of September.

NB. The products were PR sample for consideration. This is my honest opinion about the products.

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6 Comments

  1. August 16, 2010 / 8:21 am

    Lovely collection! I like the peachy tones, and the leaves pattern on the powder ^^

  2. andreea
    Author
    August 16, 2010 / 6:29 pm

    I know, isnt it pretty? It comes also in pink, curious to see how that one looks like 🙂 xxx

  3. August 17, 2010 / 12:48 pm

    I have the forest green eyeshadow, it’s really pigmented and fab!

  4. August 19, 2010 / 9:54 am

    Love the powder :X
    Very nice blog!:*

  5. August 21, 2010 / 10:09 am

    This Kajal Eyeliner looks perfect for me!!!
    I’m going to try it on soon.

  6. August 30, 2010 / 12:28 pm

    Ai un Blog Award de la mine :*

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