Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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The Body Shop Lip Liner
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The Body Shop Lip Liner
Advantages: Great for achieving fuller and flattering lips...
Disadvantages: Lip stick doe's not last too long...
I have had this product in my suggestion box for a long while now, so after using the product this morning I thought I would finally get around to writing this long awaited review on my Body Shop Lip liner.
I have never been a huge fan of lip liners, but as the years are rolling by rather rapidly I needed to take desperate action as my lips are not looking as full and defined as they used to be, Lip stick works well but it didn't give me the fuller lipped look that I once owned naturally.
A few years ago while on my monthly visit to the body shop I came across this lip liner, being apprehensive about it as I have never used it before so the consultant gave me a little make over using the lip liner in question, well what can I say it was like I had instant botox and my lips appeared much fuller and defined from my other features.
I was instantly impressed and purchased this great stick of instant botox at a much cheaper price than botox itself.
This lip liner is designed to outline and define the natural line of your lips, choosing the right shade is essential because if you chose a colour that is to dark you will end up looking like coco the clown and it will look very un-natural indeed. I find that taking my lipstick with me when buying it helps so you can get a near perfect match, making the application look very natural without being over powering and obvious looking.
The pencil it self is similar to a normal drawing pencil, it has a wooden outer casing and the product runs right through the centre of the wood, the nib of the product is protected by a stylish sliver lid.
As it is a pencil the application could not be easier, this helps you to draw precise lines round the lips and you can even colour in your lips after the lines have been applied, this will help hold your lip stick on for longer and prevent any of the lipstick of gloss bleeding.
You will almost certainly get a near match to your own lip stick as the Body Shop currently offer a wide range of colours from pale pinks to very dark browns and reds, so you to can have a natural looking make-up application that looks professionally applied.
The lip liner itself is smooth and very hydrating to your lips as its main ingredient consists of Marula oil, which is a highly effective moisturising agent that conditions the skin making it smooth, supple and instantly soft.
WHY BUY FROM THE BODY SHOP
Many may feel that the Body Shop is very expensive and overpriced compared to other high street brands, as the products do stand at the higher end when price comes into the equation, but the Body Shop are very different to many high street chains and I feel this is why you do pay a little bit more for the products.
The Body Shop was founded by a lady called Anita Roddick in the early 70's and opened its first shop in Brighton in 1976, since then this company has been a massive success and has many stores world wide.
The Body Shop is my one stop cosmetic and beauty shop as it takes pride in not testing on animals, all of the ingredients are produced from natural sauces and they also support some major charities such as Aid awareness, support the whales and many other community trade programs.
When you buy this lip liner you will be helping support one of the community trades as Body Shop give a percentage of the money made to the trade the product is associated with, the lip liner contains Marula Oil so you will be supporting the Eudafano Womens Cooperative in northern Namibia, which is where the Murula oil is produced.
PRICE / AVAILABILTY
As I have previously said this liner cones in a wide range of shades including Beech, Clover Pink, Mauve Berry, Chestnut, Mahogany, Mauve, Brown, Pink Brown, Nude and Soft Red.
I use the pink brown shade as this is the one that bests suits my lip stick shade, to be honest you would not even know I was wearing lip liner, if you saw me in the street as it looks that natural.
This lip liners retail for 6.50 each from any Body Shop or you can buy them from www.bodyshop.co.uk or Amazon. If you buy online you must remember that you will also need to pay additional postage costs.
6.50 may seem very expensive but this will last a long while, when your nib on the liner runs low all you need to do is sharpen it using any basic pencil sharpener, It is advised that you soften the nib with a tissue after it has been newly sharpened, this will allow the product to glide on evenly and easily.
This product says that I will help keep on any lip stick for hours, but personally I find that the liner does stay on but the lip sick will wear off when you eat or drink anything, I tend to colour all of my lips and line then with this, so if my lip stick does fade I wont look silly with the liner smudged all around my mouth.
I only have problems applying this when I have chapped of peeling lips, the liner tends to sit under the cracks and makes the whole application horrendous, if I have chapped lips I exfoliate them with a lip balm or the Body Shop lip scuff prior to applying this liner, this was my lips are nice and smooth before I start.
This will not prolong your lip sticks staying power as it says it will, but it is small enough to fit in your bag or pocket so reapplying it is no problem, I am not too bothered about my lip sticks staying power but the results it gives me by making my lips look defined and fully are outstanding.
I will recommend this to anyone who is suffering from similar aging problem to me, but if you want some thing to help hold a lipstick on for longer than this probably is not the product for you.
Summary: Great for a natural but professional looking make up application..