“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Lipstick / Subcategory: Lip Colour / Suitable for: Lip „
I was first attracted to buying this product after it had been advertised in magazines and also in The Body Shop itself. It boasted a translucent colour for both lips and cheeks, and the versatility appealed to me in particular; packaged in a small glass tube, it is slim and easy to carry around with you. I sometimes find powder blushers quite hard to apply and also the colour is often too strong for my complexion, so I was pleasantly surprised when the liquid flowed from the rollerball applicator, and I could then blend it into my cheeks with maximum ease. It was just as effective used as a lip stain, and it gave my face an all over healthy glow, which, after applying gloss on top of my lips, stayed on all day, even through eating, drinking, and licking my lips. The colour strengthened with less blending, so there are many effects you could produce from this one product. The stain comes in 2 colours, one which is a pink/red colour, and the other is more of a magenta; the colours are versatile to suit every skin tone, i wear both! At under £4, this is a real bargain; my advice is go out and buy one as soon as you can!
The lip tint in Natural is one of Body Shop's best sellers, but I wonder why. The label reads 'a lipgloss with a blend of natural plant oils to help soothe and condition lips'. The plant oils used are jojoba, avocado and coconut. The lipgloss comes with a sponge applicator instead of a brush which I actually prefer. Sometimes brush applicators may 'sparse' when you constantly take it out of the bottle. The reason why this lipgloss is a best seller is because it is a clear gloss, so you can use it alone or on top of lipstick making it a versatile product. However, I find that the consistency of this gloss is too watery. It is very easy to apply because it is so runny, but I notice that after a short while, it will slowly disappear from licking your lips and from evaporation (I think). This means you have to constantly reapply it. I have tried other cheaper lipglosses like H&M's 'Work of an Artist' lipglosses (2.99 each) and they are more viscous and last longer than Body Shop's Lip Tint. Once, I put this Body Shop lipgloss in my handbag when I went shopping, only to find that it had actually leaked onto my bag! So, I would advise you not to bring it along with you. If like me, you would still like to retouch your lipgloss during the day, I would suggest less fluid lipglosses like those kind in pots or lipgloss pens like Ruby and Millie. Other than the conditioning effect of the plant oils, frankly, I really don't see anything special about this product.
Gives glossy translucent colour whilst moisturising and conditioning the lips