“ Brand: B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful / Type: Eyeshadows / Suitable for: Eye „
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B Never Too Busy to Be Beautiful, is Lush's sister company which mainly sells cosmetics, perfumes and accessories. Whilst researching the background I have recently discovered they have now ceased trading, despite having stores all over the world! Although with further research I have found ASOS are among some retailers who now stock BNTBTBB products. This is such a shame but nevertheless, I shall tell you about the pressed Eyeshadow I bought from them in Carnaby Street, about a year ago now.
Before I even released I was looking at eyeshadows, what instantly grabbed my attention was the amazing little pots each eyeshadow comes in. The pots are of different colours, but each have hand made gems and stones placed on them, which looks exquisite. After asking the saleswoman in the Carnaby Street store about their eye shadows, she showed me the range and then matched me up with the shade "Burnish" which is a deep gold colour.
Upon taking the lid off these pots, you will see each shade is stamped with "B" on it, which is a very glamorous touch. However it is a little disappointing to see you don't get much of the actual product, and the eyeshadow is contained on a circular metal tray, which can easy come loose so be weary when taking the lid off!
When it comes down to using "Burnish" I found it is a lovely shade with great staying power, but just wasn't for me as it would suit darker skin tones to bring out the glittery properties this eye shadow has. As I am very pale, it makes me look a little ill! Needless to say I haven't used much of it because of this.
Another nice touch is that like actual Lush products, these pots have the time in which they were made on the underneath, and also the recommended sell by date. Although my pot has just passed it's sell by date, the remaining eye shadow is still in good condition and doesn't look as if it should no longer be used.
Although I do love this product if not just for the little pot in comes in decorating my make up shelf, I think at £8.50 it is certainly not a product I would buy again! For that price you can easily buy a Rimmel palette with at least 6 shades, so this really isn't value for money. Having said that, I noticed on ASOS that there was a sale on these whereby some shades were going for £4, which is a much reasonable price if you are a fan of this range.
Overall, I am sad that B Never To Busy To Be Beautiful (did they close because they couldn't fit the name on the till receipts?!) has ceased trading as despite the price of the products, they always did seem that cut above high street brands of make-up you would find in Superdrug or Boots. If you ever come across this product and find a shade you would get the use out of, I would recommend purchasing it but only at a reduced price!
Definitely and eye shadow to make you feel good - these are NOT animal tested, VEGAN content eye shadows, packages in fair trade pots (exceptionally pretty ones too)!!!
The eye shadows are in little round pots (differentiating them from the lip gloss (square) and lip cream (heart), so you never have an excuse for using the wrong one)
Similar to other products in the range all the shade names begin with 'B'(as be of simply starting with the letter).
There is a wide choice of shades - I personally like the electric bright colours (boogie and bay). They do have some which are more of a pastel shade, however on the eyelids these are still very noticeable. For me these would be more of a statement, night out look. Not something I would wear with subtle make-up, or everyday.
Choose your shade carefully as some are shimmery and some are matte.
The texture is very light. These are a pressed powder eye shadow and not a cream, but smooth on to the eye easily. The only thing is that when you get towards the end of a pot, it is harder to get the brush evenly distributed - this is very obvious when using the brighter shades.
B never too Busy to Be Beautiful is the sister company to Lush, so all their products are made using the same ethical and environmental principles that Lush adhere to. Their pressed powder eyeshadow costs £8.30 (not terribly cheap) but come in lovely little jewelled boxes which look fab in you make-up bag and draw comments every time you get them out! As a bonus, the little jewelled boxes are refillable so when you run out it's only £4.90 to get a new one, or maybe even try a different colour!
There are 35 different colours to choose from in the pressed eyeshadow range- and all of them have cute names all themed around the letter 'B'. I use Bethlehem, a soft pale gold, and 0B1, a deep bronze. But there are some mega funky bright colours to try- maybe Baker (bright pink) or Buttercup (bright yellow) will be the colours for you?!
The colours go on smooth and last well and are suitable for vegans, so if beauty without cruelty is your thing, head on down!
A friend told me about this range so I took a trip to their store in Carnaby Street in London, their range of make up is by far the cutest and nicest presented make up a have seen in a long time and their staff are very friendly - the make up is made by the same company that make LUSH products so you can be secure in the knowledge that the make up is made from nothing but natural ingredients.
The "B never too beautiful" range is quite new and hard to find if you don't go to their actual store, it is quite pricey but no more expensive than the likes of Benefit, Mac or even No.7 and the presentation alone is worth the few extra pennies or pounds.
They come in quite a wide variety of colours from vibrant to natural and they all have a lovely shimmer finish to them to brighten up the dullest of eyes.
Information from makers - Even if you're a bit of a natural girl during the day, at night we're sure you love to sizzle. Set temperatures rising with our rainbow palette of soft, smooth pressed eyeshadows. Eyes come alive with more than 20 shades of beautiful colour, all of which make supreme stocking fillers. For a little festive sparkle half these precious jewelled pots contain shimmery shades while the rest are filled with soft matte tones. Each one is stamped with a 'B' and contains a delicately scented rose infusion. Heaven to apply for angelic(or wicked!) results.
Application - The shadow is easy to apply and goes on smooth (almost creamy) and blends very well, the shimmer is a finishing effect so you dont get flakes of shimmer dust everywhere. The simplest of applicator brushes or even fingers will be suitable to apply this.
Packaging - The pressed eyeshadows come in completely adorable little tins that are completely jewel type incrusted, they are so eye-catching and different and each range (eye shadows, glitter, lipstick etc) is presented slightly different to eachother, the eyeshadow has an imprint of the letter 'B' which I totally adore as my initial is 'B' which makes them even cuter to me
Price - They are £7.50 each but sometimes the store does have offers like 3 for £20.
Top Tip - B Delight is a beautiful baby pink shimmery shade which is perfect for everyday wear and the shade Baker is the craziest and funkiest pick I have ever seen!
Check out the entire range of this fantastic new make up brand at www.bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.com