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The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops Launch

I was only talking to a mother and her daughter at the daughters bridal trial last Saturday about mixing foundations to get a custom colour just for your skin tone. 

For years I have used the MAC pro Face and Body White foundation to lighten foundations and mix a much darker foundation to achieve a bespoke foundation for my clients. 

Now The Body Shop have brought out these handy darkening and lightening shade adjusting drops to change your foundations in a few simple steps. 

Every woman I know owns a few if not more bottles of foundation which are not the right colour for her skin tone and these offerings from The Body Shop are a game changer.  At €17 they will be money well spent and I will be stocking up to have them on hand for any custom bespoke blending needs. 

Just think of it as an investment. Your skin gets darker during the summer as we are outside more(stay away rain) or you’ve been on a sun holiday and your foundation is too pale for you now. A drop of the darkening shade adjusting drops mixing liquid will  darken your foundation a shade and a half saving you buying a darker foundation and you have this at hand. And likewise in Winter your skin gets lighter and your foundation is too dark, or you decide not to wear fake tan, a drop of this mixed with a pump of your foundation will give you a perfect foundation which blends in and no tide lines. 
I sometimes use some foundation on feet to cover purple/bluish tones and this will again be a welcome hand in the mixing stakes. Making life simpler. 

The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops available at THE BODY SHOP

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lipstick Reviews

I picked up two of the lasting lipsticks from Wet N Wild a few months ago and have been trying them out on myself and on clients. I am impressed with the colour payoff, the pigment, the creamy consistency and the lasting power. They last about 4-5hrs even through eating and drinking, talking, rubbing lips together and general life! I’ve also applied the lipstick,blotted with tissue, reapplied, set with loose powder and they last much longer, you could get up to 8hrs if you follow this process. 

The two colours I chose are E902C Bare It All a gorgeous nude colour which has been hailed as a dupe for Velvet Teddy from MAC a Kylie Jenner favourite before she designed and created her own range. 

The second colour is E912C In The Flesh is a pink lipstick I love, gorgeous as a daytime pick me up. My daughter said “your eyes pop when you wear that colour Mummy” it’s also been a popular colour with brides as it’s a pink with depth and the lasting power means less time topping up during the day. 

Wet N Wild is available in pharmacies Nationwide. Or contact them to find your stockist! 💋 


Wet N Wild Mega Last lipsticks are €2.99 Wet N Wild