Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Body Shop Tea Tree "Flawless" BB Cream

When you go out daily and you want to look effortlessly beautiful and presentable, you search for things that don't take much of your time but also gives you atleast 6-7 hours wear off. I like to use BB creams for daily use and they appear more onto natural side and doesn't give you greasy or cakey look.

I have been using Garnier's BB cream from sometime and casually Pond's too, they were working fine for me till I bought the The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. And YES here I have my new Holy Grail face product.

Front Side of tube

Back of tube

What is Tea Tree?

The Body Shop has a separate line of "Tea Tree" products which includes concealers, body wash, cleaning wipes, pore minimizer and face mask etc (to see their whole tea tree range click here). The first question that came in mind however was when I saw about range was "What is Tea Tree? Can I drink this Tea also? "(Tea addict spotted) , but on further search I got the answer and that was NO.
Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree. The tea tree was named by eighteenth century sailors, who made tea that smelled like nutmeg from the leaves of the tree growing on the swampy southeast Australian coast. Do not confuse the tea tree with the unrelated common tea plant that is used to make black and green teas.Click here

About the Product 

The Body Shop Tea Tree Flawless BB cream has been described by TBS as: 

Perfect your complexion and fight the look of blemishes with our Tea Tree Flawless BB Cream. This dual action cream gives you flawless coverage whilst tackling the appearance of blemishes. Formulated with purifying Community Fair Trade organic tea tree oil from Kenya.
  • Blemishes and imperfections are instantly covered
  • Lightweight formula gives shine-free complexion
  • 3 shades blend seamlessly into all skin tones for natural-looking coverage

It comes a squeezable small 40 ml green tube with a range of 3 shades i.e 01, 02 and 03. On the front after the name of BB cream "Suitable for Blemished Skin"is written in small font. It has targeted the people with acne prone skin and sensitive skin as it has Tea Tree Oil, a natural acne fighter. The smell is like the strong tea tree and the texture is thicker than usual BB creams but creamy and easily blend-able. 

Left: Before /Right: After (natural light)

My thoughts:

I am using it shade 1 with pale/yellow undertone as 2 was too orangish and dark for me. 3 however is not for Asian skin tones as its darker. I was mainly attracted to this after reading the "Suitable for Blemished Skin"on it as I have really sensitive skin. It has a sheer light to medium buildable coverage, it evens out my skin and gives a matte finish though it won't cover highly pigmented spots. TBS BB cream is my first choice on those mornings when I have only 7-10 minutes to get ready for work. It set so easily with fingers and also minimize the need of deep moisturizing below. I have mix skin so I apply moisturizer on only the dry spots on my cheeks and above lips, on other parts TBS BB cream do the work.I squeeze a little portion on my finger and put spots of it on my face and blend it all together with tip of my fingers.It feels so light on skin and doesnot oxidize at all as it stays on skin for 7-8 hours. The oil-control and staying power of this BB cream is dramatic, it stays on my face for 7-8 hours without any shine and creasing, if there is a some shine a little retouching by setting powder doesn't actually hurt or bother me.

I will highly recommend it as The Body Shop Flawless BB cream definitely keeps your skin healthy and reduce blemishes and redness. I will purchase it again and it will always be part of my makeup bag.


1. Creamy blend-able texture, which isn't runny.
2. Comes in squeezable tube.
3. Easily available on The Body Shop outlets and large stores.
4. Main ingredient is natural product which reduces the acne.
5.Stays for 7-8 hours easily.
6. Travel friendly.


1. Strong odor
2. Little pricey than other BB creams available.
3. Ingredients are not written on the tube, except for Tea Tree Oil.
4. Very Limited basic shades.

Availability and Price:

I got my BB cream from THE BODY SHOP outlet in Xinhua Mall, Lahore for Rs 1650/- (40 ml.) 
You can search of the outlets in your city by clicking here.
Rate:  4.5/5 

With Love,

Do share your favorite BB cream too in comments below :)

Saturday, October 3, 2015

"GOOD BYE SUMMER" Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors

We always tend to fall for things who are vibrant and easy to apply. Also the charm increases more when these products are of creamy texture, which means no fall out while applying and no mess.
As summer is leaving now and I thought how about a GOODBYE SUMMER POST featuring the product that was talked about the "most"this year? So here it is

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors

Anastasia Beverly Hills is known as the brow queen but has launched an array of eye-shadows and liquid lipsticks. In her summer 2015 collection she launched these new colorful water proof creme colors which look perfect under the bright in day light and tempted me to buy them ASAP.

Continue reading to know my thoughts on it.

Product description:

This ultra-pigment gel cream instantly transforms lid with intense colors. The long wearing water proof formula resists fading, creasing or sliding- Even in humid temperature.
Remove with waterproof eye makeup remover.
Anastasia Water-proof creme colors.

Back Side with color names

Colors description:

There are six limited edition shades in the range:

 Barbie Pink: A fun, bright, hot pink color with blue under tones.
 Sunset        : A pleasant, dusty rose with plum and purple warm undertones.
 Coral Reef : A hot, matte neon orange.
 Yellow       : A pure, innocent, bright sunflower.
 Ocean         : A tropical blue paradise in a pot.
 Ice Blue     : A fresh aqua.


These creme colors come in a matte black card packaging, with a color name on the top. Inside it the creme colors are in small jar, with a lid with Anastasia logo. The jar has lid on it which makes it travel friendly.

Arm Swatches:

My thoughts:

This product is multi-functional because it can be used not only as an eye-liner but also as an eye-shadow base, blush and even as a lip stain (with lip-balm underneath). Also the creme colors are completely odorless, in case you are conscious about the smell of products you are putting on your face. These amazing little gems have crazy intense pigmentation.It appears on skin as vibrant and beautiful as it appears in the jar or pictures you see around on Internet. The texture falls more on the drier side but still it glides effortlessly on the eyes. The color doesn't transfer onto my crease (I have dry lids) as once applied these dry down immediately and don't move until you want them too. The product duration is creditable, maximum stay is 16-hours. Although unlike other cream shadows these colors can't be used as the shadow base as they dry relatively fast so wouldn't give a sticky base to powder colors to cling on. Maria though wants to apply them as eyeliner only (being the eyeliner freak she is *wink wink* ). My personal favorite is Ice blue because I somehow find it more creamy.

P.S :I couldn't remove the swatches on my arm with soap and water even though I scrubbed real hard. To remove the color Norvina suggests an oil based remover, to which I agree.

Coral Reef applied on Lid.


Long lasting.
Bright fun colors.
Works perfectly on oily lids.
Does not crease or smudge.
Amazing pigmentation.


Hard to blend as dries up quickly.
Limited shades.
A little costly.
Not available locally in Pakistan.

Price, Availability, and Quantity:

Each Pot retails for $18, I bought mine through my most trustworthy face book store.
Each contains 4 grams/ 0.14oz of product.
You can buy it Here.

With Love,