Friday, November 7, 2008

The Body Shop Review and Giveaway


I am all about trying new cosmetics. So, when I was able to test The Body Shop's new Mineral Makeup Line: Nature's Minerals, I was immediately excited. I have to say, this is my first experience with the brand and I was thoroughly impressed. 

I am not really a big fan on most mineral makeup. I feel that it doesn't provide enough coverage for my personal needs. However, Nature's Minerals foundation works to conceal blemishes without looking too thick. I tested Shade 02, which was a bit dark for my complexion. But still a great color. 

The blush was just as great as the foundation. Once again I chose a beautiful color, Golden Terracotta. This blush is versatile; for a daytime look only a light amount of the powder is needed, and for nighttime glam, I use a little more on my cheeks.

As for my favorite makeup item, eyeshadow, I was beyond pleased with the look that the Radiant Graphite provided. I am addicted to this shadow and wear it almost every single day. It's a flattering hue that will work magnificently on various skin tones. 

I loved all of this makeup so much that I wore it to a job interview...which I landed! Perhaps due to my flawless cosmetics ; ) (more on the job to come!)

So The Body Shop Mineral Makeup sounds fabulous huh? That's because it is! So fabulous, in fact, that I want you to try it out for yourself.  You can win foundation, blush, and eyeshadow--in your favorite shades--right here on Join the Gossip.

Please leave a comment explaining your favorite makeup item (whether it be lipstick, mascara, etc.), and why you just gotta wear it. One winner will randomly be selected, as long as they have answered the question, and announced on Friday, November 21.

Good luck =D




Photos courtesy of: The Body Shop and my camera

39 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Great post! My fave makeup item is Chanel's Vamp Le Vernis nail polish. I first bought one about 15 years ago whe the color debuted, and I buy a new bottle ever year or so, as it NEVER goes out of style and always looks so chic for autumn/winter.

xoxox,
CC

tiffany said...

I agree with you on the mineral makeup. I tried the expensive kinds and the one I ended up liking best was like $10 at target! I got a set of mineral eyeshadows from sephora last year for christmas and I never wear them because they always crease and don't last long...any tips? I was just thinking about handing them on to the twins! Anyways, I am obsessed with my Nars face highligher, "albatross." It gives a perfect glow and the compact has lasted me a while.

Dapper Kid said...

I could clear out Body Shop, their products are so good! I just wish the prices were a bit lower, but then again they are still really good value.

Join the Gossip said...

Tiffany,

Have you tried using a primer for the eyeshadow? I'm really bad and still use some that I bought from Skinmarket (which closed like 7 years ago). It really works. However, this eyeshadow is pretty awesome it doesn't crease at all!

Thanks for the comments everyone!

toohotforturtle said...

My new favorite is the new mascara from Chanel. It is so awesome. Goes on easy, and doesn't smear or clump. Love it

tinagirl said...

My favorite makeup item is concealer. It hides my dark circles and broken capillaries!

quitecontrary1977 said...

I love the eyeliner from Honeybees Garden. Its natural and goes on smoothly!

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Deanna said...

My favorite make-up item is my eyeliner because I have small eyes and it makes them pop.

zoe said...

Blush is my favorite makeup item because it makes my face come alive! I'm currently loving Cargo Blu-Ray Blush/Highlighter.

Frickys said...

I am a fan of mineral makeup. My fave makeup piece is definitely L'oreal True Match. It is a mineral powder like foundation that has an amazing coverage even in Winter months when my skin tone is very pale and any other makeup makes me look like I have paint on my face.

VanessaFas said...

Great Graphite, I use this every time I go out! And someone said the Body Shop is pricy...but they're all about fair trade and building communities with fair wages around the world, so you pay for that, too. And not some child in a sweatshop! My fave is their blush, the Pink Quartz Nature's Minerals. It's pink, but not too subtle, not too bright, and its mineral makeup covers my cheeks perfectly.

Dee said...

I've gotta have mascara because my lashes are virtually invisible without it!
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Sender said...

Dr. Hauschka Mascara is awesome! Even if I don't put on anything else that morning I fix up my lashes. I think when you take time to feel good about yourself, you set yourself up for a positive day.

♥ Marta ♥ said...

I really like mineral make up, especially poweder... but one thing that I can't live without is my Chanel bronzer... I just love how fresh and glowy it makes my skin look... :)

Huguette E. said...

I'm not much of mineral makeup, haven't found anything that I really like. My favorite make up item I can't go without is concealer to hide my dark circles.

MJ said...

I'm torn between concealer and lip gloss. All my lip products end up in my bag- I have to empty it periodically just to keep track of what I have. So I guess it's lip gloss for me!

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charmaine said...

I so love Pure Anada mineral make-up foundation because of the creamy finish and the staying power. I have pimple marks on my face and Pure Anada foundie did a very good job in covering all of those, not to mention that it's long-lasting too! No need to retouch during the day, considering that it's scorching hot in here. :-)

Kim said...

I have never tried the make up from the Body Shop, but the only shower gels/bubble baths I ever use anymore is The Body Shop. I am allergic to almost everything when it comes to soaps and The Body Shop guarantees hypoallergenic that is absolutely perfect for me!

simply.steph said...

fave makeup is liner. have to line my eyes for some sort of life in my face. but yes i loveeee body shop because its not animal tested and usually delivers.

Kat C. said...

I love mineral make-up, too! =)

My favorite makeup item is Ultra Resolution Finishing Powder from Aromaleigh. It truly makes you look poreless =)

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yiqin; said...

Wow, thanks for reccommending! I always love body shop products

Zara said...

I have to have mascara above every other beauty product. It makes my eyes so much bigger! I am loving Lancome's Oscillation mascara now!

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Thanks for the giveaway!

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

good review hun.a must try.my fave makeup is Mac's studio fix foundation. will different try some mineral makeout out! thanks for sharing sweetie.
xx
MARIAN

cherish_jd said...

this is intersting!
my favorite make-u item is the blush particularly Nars Orgasm!

J'Adore Fashion said...

nice post! My favorite makeup is lipgloss, i have to have any mac glossy lipgloss with me at all time. I have been posting trying a mineral makeup--i will grab one soon...:)

xoxo
Stella

chloe said...

I can't live without a little lipstick! I feel naked without it!

* Fashion Dreamer * said...

Great post, I'm very interested in all these mineral make up items but have yet to try something out. I can't live without mascara, my life was almost ruined when Max Factor discontinued More Lashes as it was the only mascara light enough to hold a curl. But I'm using False Lash Effect which is just as awesome!

♥ Marta ♥ said...

Hey missy ... Congrats on your new job, the job sounds totally awesome. Plus, your comment was so sweet... thank you :)

Seraphina said...

I must have mascara - I am invisible without it!

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* Fashion Dreamer * said...

I've added you to my blogroll x

felinesuperhero said...

I can't do without foundation to hide my flaws!

Lindsay said...

I love mascara..it just makes such a difference in the way my eyes look

PAIGE said...

I have to have lipgloss to add color to my face!!

Kelsey said...

Mascara is the ultimate must have for me =] Even when I'm not wearing any face makeup, I make sure to wear mascara. It makes me look more awake and my eyes more open.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Calista said...

myerscalista at gmail dot com

I must wear foundation! It makes my skin look blemish free!

Marina said...

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Bottes pas cher
Marina (from France)

janetfaye said...

Mascara is my favorite.

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hazel said...

My favorite make up item is Everyday Mineral's blush in Waffle cone. I have to wear it, it just gives my face such a pretty glow!
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STYLE DU MONDE said...

Great post and blog!

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