PRODUCT FOCUS | TEA TREE LINE

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Lately I’ve been using a couple of products from The Body Shop Tea Tree line. This range claims to be the perfect treatment for people that has oily skin and blemishes. I have oily-combination skin, so I decided to test the pore minimiser and the BB cream for a little over a week.

A pore minimiser is used by people that uses makeup on a daily basis and can prevent acne too. After cleaning and moisturizing my face I apply The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser with my fingertips on the oily areas of my face: around the nose, chin, under-eye circles and forehead. The product creates a thin layer that protects the skin from dirt, makeup and bacteria. It also helps the pores to appear smaller in size and can be used as a primer.

The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream is a tinted moisturizer that gives a light to medium coverage. I apply it with my Real Techniques Buffing Brush. There are three shades –Light, Medium and Dark– and I’m using the second one although it doesn’t fit my skin tone. That’s why it would be good to see them come out with more colors. However, I like this BB Cream because it isn’t heavy, is buildable and keeps my skin matte for several hours (depending on the weather). When it’s very hot I set it with powder and it last all day.

I would recommend this product to all who has combination-oily skin, want to keep it simple when it comes to makeup and not looking overdone.

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Últimamente he estado probando un par de productos de la colección de Árbol de Té de The Body Shop. Esta línea se ha formulado para personas con la piel grasa y rojeces. Decidí probar el minimizador de poros y la BB cream durante algo más de una semana para comprobar si mantenía a raya los brillos.

Los minimizadores de poros se usan para proteger la piel del maquillaje y prevenir el acne. Despues de limpiar e hidratar la piel aplico el minimizador de poros de The Body Shop con los dedos en las zonas más grasas: alrededor de la nariz, en la barbilla, en la parte superior de las mejillas y la frente. Este producto crea una fina barrera que protege la piel de la suciedad, el maquillaje y las bacterias. También ayuda a que los poros se vean más pequeños y sirve para fijar la base de maquillaje que apliquemos posteriormente.

La BB Cream de la línea de Árbol de Té de The Body Shop es una crema hidratante con color que ofrece una cobertura media. La aplico sobre el rostro con la brocha Buffing Brush de Real Techniques. Existen tres tonos –Claro, Medio y Oscuro– y yo uso el segundo, aunque no se ajusta perfectamente a mi tono de piel. Por este motivo me gustaría que lanzaran más colores. Aún así, me gusta esta BB Cream porqué es ligera, pueden aplicarse varias capas para una mayor cobertura y mantiene mi piel mate durante varias horas (dependiendo del tiempo). Cuando hace mucho calor fijo el producto con polvos compactos.

Recomiendo este producto a aquellas personas que tengan piel mixta o grasa y quieran un maquillaje poco cargado.

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The Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser

Price/Precio: 15€

Content/Contenido: 30ml

The Body Shop Tea Tree BB Cream 02 Medium

Price/Precio: 12€

Content/Contenido: 40ml

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LIPSTICK REVIEW | M·A·C CROSSWIRES

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MAC Crosswires has become my all-time favourite lipstick since I bought it on July. MAC describes this shade as an “orangy pink” and it’s part of the Cremesheen lipstick range (lip finish or formula that is very creamy). It’s not orange on me at all and I think that it’s more on the corally pink side. However, I can notice a little bit of golden shimmer on it.

It’s very easy to wear, really mousturizing and slightly glossy. In my opinion this shade suits all skin tones and I have had lot of compliments on this lipstick.

Crosswires is perfect for summertime and looks awesome with fresh outfits, that’s why I love to pair it with white or pastel clothes and black liquid eyeliner or neutral color eyeshadows. I actually think that this pink coral shade is more wearable for the day time. Nevertheless, we can add two more layers for bright bold lips.

To make this lipstick last longer I apply a layer of Maybelline Baby Lips in ‘Cherry Me’ before Crosswires. I also try not to rub my lips together. If you apply it separately on the top lip and the lower lip you’ll avoid dry patches.

Price (Spain): 19.50

What do you think of this lipstick?