The Body Shop Instablur Review

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

[Review + Event] Hi everyone! Happy Vesak Day :) I love holidays! And especially those in the mid week ahahahaha. Loveee long weekends. Think lazy brunches, sun, sea and watching TV in pyjamas. I think everyone took leave yesterday for a extra-long weekend coz it was so quiet on the roads!
Anyways! How about a beauty review today? Sometime last week I attended The Body Shop's latest product media launch and had a blast learning about their All-In-One Makeup range and their newest star product : INSTABLUR™
All-in-One Makeup Range
This all-new face perfector blurs imperfections, giving you flawless photo-perfect skin in an instant, with Community Fair Trade marula oil.

Instablur All-in-one Perfector 

Instablur (S$32.90)
Five action perfector:
Shine Controlling 12h
Reduces appearance of pores
Blemish Hiding
Complexion Unifying
Make-up Extending
Directions : Gently smooth onto face. Use alone for a mattified make-up free look, or as a perfecting base before make-up.
A unique formula made of mattifying spherical powders with smart-filling properties and moisturizing Vitamin E.
Initial Impressions : At first Im like, What is this?? Hahaha! Well, the Instablur joins the best-selling All-In-One makeup family from The Body Shop so this is effectively makeup-cum-skincare. It acts as a primer that goes on smoothly to hide imperfections and reduce shine, yet moisturizes skin with its Vitamin E ingredients. In addition, you can choose to use it alone for a no-shine, no-makeup look. I like how smooth the primer is and it dries quickly to a matte finish. There's a very light indiscernible fragrance and no color. It is suited for all skin tones which is great coz there is no fear of mismatching colors and provides a blended look transition from face to neck easily. I like that I can use it without makeup if its a hot humid day and I just want a light, mattified simple look.
I will also do a quick review and swatch on the rest of The Body Shop's All-in-one Makeup range that I had kindly received in my press kit.
Left to Right : All-In-One Face Base, All-In-One BB Cream and All-In-One Concealor
All-In-One Face Base ($36.90)
This combined foundation and powder gives a velvety, matte base. Use this product dry for a light matte finish or wet for higher coverage. Includes sponge and detachable mirror. Dermatologically tested.
All-In-One BB Cream (S$32.90) in 01 
A masterpiece of make-up and skincare, our All-In-One BB Cream possesses a lightweight formula that provides 24hr hydration and colour-adapts for a perfect match and a smooth, undetectable finish. It’s make-up and skincare in one!
 All-In-One Concealor (S$22.90)
An innovative stylish cream-to-powder concealer enriched with baobab oil, naturally rich in vitamins and moisturising agents to care for your skin. It is a smooth, easy-to-blend concealer that effectively covers imperfections and dark shadows by providing medium to full coverage.
Initial Impressions : I dun use BB creams now but for the review I did (LOL) I like how the All-In-One BB Cream automatically adjusts to my skin tone with its clever color-adapter properties. If u can see from my above picture, it goes on off-white but as I blend it in, it changes to a beige color that blended in well with my skin. It felt dewy and has a light scent which I kinda like. The All-In-One Face Base went on velvety smooth and was matte but I found it thick and slightly mask-like on me even though I used a soft face brush (instead of sponge given) to apply. It provides good coverage so if you have red marks/scars, this powder would sufficiently cover blemishes without the need of heavy foundations. Lastly the All-In-One Concealor has a moisturizing center that enriches skin without the usual heaviness of a concealor. I dun use concealors in my makeup routine but I was pleasantly surprise to find that it did effectively cover up a pimple mark that I had.  
Lip and Cheek 
 All-In-One Cheek Color in Ginger (S$22.90)
A range of long-lasting, lightweight ultra-fine powder blushers that offer sheer, natural-looking colour with a super-smooth finish.
All-In-One Lip & Cheek Stain (S$24.90)
For a natural looking and lasting "just blushed" glow to the cheeks or "just bitten in to a strawberry lips", this double-duty product is a must have for the make-up bag. The more you apply it on, the deeper it gets.
Initial Impressions : I saw the range of Cheek Colors and they do look cute! The one I received is Ginger, which I really liked coz it complements my tanned complexion perfectly! There are also gold specks in the blusher providing a hint of shimmer. It was pigmented and blended in nicely. The Lip & Cheek Stain in Rose Pink is a tad to red for my liking as I think this shade would be more suited for fairer-skinned girls instead. It dries quickly but as promised, left a stain on skin and lips. As I have dry lips, I would prefer to use a gloss over for a more moisturized look.
I used the Instablur, BB cream, compact powder and cheek color is this un-edited picture.
The Body Shop Instablur Media Launch
Held at Objectifs Arab Street, the studio was transformed into a cosy launch event with delicious canepes and lemongrass drinks!
As I was rather early that evening, I decided to play around with the makeup!
I also learned more about The Body Shop as I spoke to the lovely girls from the event! Do you know that at The Body Shop, every poster displayed in store and every image on their website is produced to the following guidelines: 
1.The Body Shop do not alter the size or body shape of their models. 
2. Do not use excessively thin models.  
3. They only do make small adjustments to color or minor imperfections, ensuring effectiveness of 
visuals across different sizes and formats. 
The industry continues to prey on the insecurities of women. The Body Shop are doing what they can to redress this balance.  
Say no to re-touches!
Trying out the Instablur for the first time.......
Saw afew of my fun blogger friends at the event and then my kakis arrived and we all had a great time learning how to enhance our best features from Celebrity Makeup Artist Elain Lim using The Body Shop's All-In-One makeup range and of coz with Instablur! Award-winning Photographer Alan Lim also had a humorous session where we learned professional tips for the #PERFECTSELFIE! So, how did we all do with our #selfies below?? HAHHAHA! 
*selfie - A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Insatgram or any other sort of social networking website. You can usually see the person's arm holding out the camera in which case you can clearly tell that this person does not have any friends to take pictures of them so they resort to find internet friends and post pictures of themselves, taken by themselves. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.
Join the No Retouch movement and post your un-retouched #selfies to your Facebook & 
Instagram with the hastag #noretouchtbssg. Or you can submit your selfies via The Body Shop's No Retouch Facebook app! 
 To reward supporters of the movement, The Body Shop will unlock the following Facebook rewards: 
50 selfies posted = free express lip or eye make-over 
200 selfies posted = 15% off All-in-One™ Instablur™ offer, exclusively for Facebook fans only.
What’s more, there will be 3 Grand Prizes worth $148.50 of makeup products to be given away to the 3 most creative selfies! One selfie post will be selected to win the All-in-one Instablur weekly!
Offer starts from 6th-30th May.
Our #selfie group picture with my dear girls! 
HAHAHAHHAHA #DOUBLECHIN SELFIE (Do not try this at home)
Thank you The Body Shop and Shuzkmeng for the generosity and event. And of coz my dear friends Jacelyn and Maybeline for bringing me along to have fun! Sorry I had to rush off for dinner but I missed u girls already! xoxo
Thank you for dropping by and I hope u enjoyed the review and pictures.
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Leaving you my FAVORITE pic of all!!!!!!!!!!!
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Products featured in this post are press samples. All opinions stated are of the author's.

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