Shop

The Body Shop's Hot Brights Make Neutral Makeup Seem Pretty Pathetic

May 26, 2009 by KFrost
shefinds | Shop

Once upon a time, I rocked cherry red lids with bright blue mascara, canary yellow with a bit of sparkling orange, or vivid peridot (also with my trusty blue mascara). But then, perhaps with age, I fell into neutrals, which isn’t bad—but I wasn’t tripping the light fantastic on my eyes anymore.

Until, that is, I met The Body Shop’s makeup guru Chase Aston, who introduced me to the company’s new summer collection, Hot Brights. The colors are a mixture of warm sultry hues with pops of bright color. I’d liken it to a palette you’d want to wear when you’re lounging poolside in a cabana that costs more to rent than buying a car (yes, these exist).

The collection contains eight eco-friendly products, but these were my standouts.

Hot Brights Eye Color in Pearly Sky,  $17

Chase showed me how to control the intensity of this gorgeous aqua, but also noted that “color-blocking” the hue (applying the color from lash line to crease) is the way to go this summer. I tried my hand at it myself—and received limitless compliments.

Hot Brights Blush in Bronze Horizon

Hot Brights Blush in Bronze Horizon, $24

This bronzer-and-highlighter duo warms my skin without looking dirty. Swirl the two together for a soft-focus effect or, as Chase says, use the warmer shade along the cheeks for a sun-kissed look while sweeping the lighter shade along the top of the cheekbones for a dewy highlight.

Hot Brights Lip Shine & Cheek Stain in Coral Sand

Hot Brights Lip Shine & Cheek Stain in Coral Sand, $18

I relish two-in-ones for their convenience, so this brilliant tool is a must. The shimmering coral-bronze gloss is extremely subtle, and Chase suggests simply “applying the cheek stain to lips and then adding a wash of the shimmering gloss over top for a fresh, summer lip.”

 

Tags:

beauty

From Our Partners

From Our Partners

beauty

Maybelline Just Released So Many Amazing New Products!

February 23, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Drugstore makeup has never looked so good!

beauty

4 Easy Makeup Tricks Everyone With Almond Eyes Should Know

February 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Make the most of your almond eyes!

beauty

These Drugstore Face Serums Will Totally Transform Your Skin

February 23, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Your skin NEEDS this!

beauty

5 Basic Essie Nail Polish Colors Every Woman Should Own

February 23, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
You can't go wrong with these colors!

Fashion

Here's What's Already Selling Out At Zara For Spring

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are the best sellers.

Shop

4 Things You Need To Know About Nordstrom’s Amazing Free Shipping Policy

February 22, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Nordstrom's amazing shipping policy is the icing on the cake

Fashion

Here's Where You Can Buy Those Velvet Bikinis All Over Instagram

February 22, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
These swimsuits are everywhere!

Fashion

Lilly Pulitzer Launched It's First-Ever Swimwear Line!

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
So cute.

Fashion

'Fashion UGGs' Are Now A Thing--And They're Actually Really Cute

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
They're very fashion forward.

Fashion

5 Handbags That Will Never Go Out Of Style

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
This will be your new staple bag.

Fashion

Doing This Will Get You $20 Off J.Crew Jeans

February 22, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
And make a difference in the world.

Fashion

7 Forever 21 Dresses That Will Prepare You For Spring (They're All Under $40!)

February 21, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Bring on the pastel colors and floral prints!

Shop

Where To Buy Hunter Boots On Sale Year Round

February 21, 2018 by Justine Schwartz

beauty

5 New Marc Jacobs Beauty Products You NEED In Your Life

February 21, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
They have over 20 new items!

Fashion

These Are The Best Leggings You Can Wear To Work, So You Can Stop Looking!

February 21, 2018 by Kiarra Lyles
Who says leggings aren't work appropriate?

Fashion

8 Dresses That Will Never Go Out Of Style

February 21, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are the classics.

Fashion

Here's Where You Can Buy Those Velvet Bikinis All Over Instagram

Swimsuit season is right around the corner, so I'm ...

Shop

Where To Buy Hunter Boots On Sale Year Round

It's no secret that Black Friday deals are can'...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS