Color Me Spring: The TBS Spring Collection

It's a shame that in the Philippines, we only have two seasons: hot and hotter. It would have been so nice to actually have Spring, and not just ride on fashion and make up trends that come and go. Though at least, it is nice every now and then to delve into colors from spring and eventually incorporate it into my makeup.

The Body Shop's Colour Me Spring Trend Makeup
[can you see her lips are shaped into a heart?]

It is time to embrace the beauty of spring. Revel in the new season’s style. Celebrate the fresh hues of nature. The Body Shop leads the way with the launch of the Nature’s Colour Collection, a gently contrasting range of hazy spring shades with soft, muted textures and innovative formats, including the new and unique Limited Edition Kiss of Colour Cheek Blush.

This Spring, make sure your eyes are sparkling with a wash of vibrant blues and greens, your lips are soft and shiny, anointed with an ethereal whisper of peaches and pinks and cheeks are a gorgeous shade of scintillating raspberry and coral. It is the season to look naturally gorgeous.

As you can probably tell, my favorite product of the bunch has to be the blusher. As the lovely and uber-funny Shen says, the blusher is perfect for just before entering the boardroom, two soft pats on the cheeks are all it takes and minimal blending and you're good to go. I've been using this for days now, I love how convenient it is to retouch on the fly and it smells yummy, too!

Kiss of Colour Cheek Blush (Php 1,395.00)
Give cheeks a radiant, rosy tint of colour in an instant thanks to the innovative blush stamp, easily portable for make-up application ‘on the go’. The sponge applicator is coated in the pressed powder so it can be applied lightly to the cheeks for a fresh-faced glow. Cheeks look like they have been gently pinched by Mother Nature. Available in two delectable shades – Limited Edition 01 Vibrant Rose and 02 Golden Coral - the blush is stylishly presented in a fresh white pack with a handy mirror for making-up on the move. To help care for skin, the Cheek Blush features moisturising Community Trade sesame seed oil and Community Trade Brazil nut oil.

Among the happiness-inducing products that The Body Shop included in this collection are:

Lip & Cheek Stain (Php 795.00) [photo above is the Love Gloss]
A truly versatile product, Lip & Cheek Stain has a cult following – and here is your chance to discover a new shade to give your cheeks and lips a healthy-looking glow. Use alone for fresh-faced allure or underneath the Kiss of Colour Cheek Blush or Hi-Shine Lip Treatment to intensify the look. Presented in a sleek bottle with easy-to-use sponge applicator, the product features Community Trade aloe vera, and restores moisture, smoothness and suppleness to skin. Available in 01 Rose Pink and the new LIMITED EDITION 03 Shimmering Coral, Lip & Cheek Stain is a make-up must-have for the new season.

Hi-Shine Lip Treatment (Php 595.00)

I was never one to wear gloss every single day but this particular tube got me cos IMO, the stickiness is just enough, and definitely not over-the-top, not kinda I just ate lechon look.

Hi-Shine Lip Treatment delivers a wash of pretty glossy colour to lips with precision and ease. The high shine, skin-conditioning formula with Community Trade marula oil leaves lips looking irresistibly luscious. And the squeezable tube with rounded chiselled applicator means it is quick and simple to apply – perfect for girls in a hurry. Pucker up with two delicious, luminous shades - 06 Party Pink and Limited Edition 17 Golden Coral – for a sensational spring look.

Shimmer Cubes (Php 1,195.00)
Illuminate eyes with a stunning burst of iridescent colour. The Spring Trend Limit ed Editi on Shimmer Cubes are four luminous eye powders in a sparkling palette of Sparkly Sky, Hushed Orchid, Sea Shell and Emerald Sea. Perfect for turning daytime make-up into a stunning party look, these shimmering shades bring a vibrant intensity to the season’s style. Furthermore, to help care for the delicate skin around the eyes, the moisturising Shimmer Cubes contain moisturising Community Trade marula oil.

I've tried this on the spot, over at the TBS event and I was once again in awe at how nice the color payoff is! Head on over to the Swiper's page to see swatches. 

It was my first time to attend an event as a semi-beauty blogger [admittedly, I say too much about my life, myself] and it was really exhilarating to meet and hang out with fellow beauty enthusiasts. We were literally shrieking upon seeing each other! Here are some testaments to that:

Me, Earth, Nikki, Jamie, Phoebe [aka the Swiper, who I have a lot
of offline connections with, to borrow her term] and Shen, whom this
photo's credits go to. Too bad Tish left early though.

I can't wait to see these girls again! It was such a fun event with all the girly stuff and applying makeup and oh, the cuppycakes! I will definitely update this post with the cuppycake photo. Do watch out for individual reviews of each!

Here it is:

I especially like the little butterfly detail!

Special thanks to  the pretty Billie of The Body Shop for inviting me.

*product shots courtesy of The Body Shop.