Tea with The Body Shop’s Karim Sattar

Last week I got invited to have tea at The Cellars Hohenhort hotel with The Body Shop’s international make-up artist Karim Sattar. Despite having worked for big deal glossies like Vogue and prettied up Oscar-winning actresses that he won’t name, Karim’s a superfriendly down-to-earth sweetheart.

Karim and The Body Shop's divine PR peep, Lana-Anne

After a quick meet and greet, we got stuck into the most sinfully delish spread that was inspired by ingredients found in The Body Shop’s newest products. For example, there’s a lot of olive oil in their new foundations, so it led to the creation of these nummy olive-paste infused pig’s ears…

And just like that, my Atkins diet was in it's moer...

…and the fair trade honey used in the new Honey Bronze range gave way to these babies:

Like a Crunchie, just yummier...

While we indulged, Karim pulled two beauty eds out of the crowd and gave them a glamtastic li’l makeover and filled us in on some of his favourite TBS goodies:

He's crazy about TBS's Baked-to-last eye shadows, R120, and most often reaches for this colour, Quartz, 'cos he says it suits just about everybody.

We also got a sneak peek at these exciting new 100% nautral lip oils that are due out towards the end of this year:

Oooh, look! There's a coconut one! Could these be yummy enough to lure me away from lip gloss?

The store’s also just launched a new range of mineral foundations called Extra Virgin Minerals, a blend of fair trade pure cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and ultra-fine mineral pigments. Karim says that despite the fact that it contains oil, its suitable for all skin types and ‘simply glides onto your skin’.

The new foundations consist of a creamy compact foundation, liquid foundation and loose powder foundation, each one with an SPF of at least 15.

After snapping a few piccies with Karim and shoving the last evil macaroon in my mouth, I left with a spoilicious little goody bag that included the most divine Baked-to-last blush in Petal, R130. Check it out:

Mooiness, right?

I’ve been using this shade ever since I got it and love that it’s buildable, allowing me to create the most natural-looking, glowy (not glittery) flush. I also like sweeping my finger over the champagne bit and using it as a highlighter on my brow bones. Clever… 

A big thanks to The Body Shop girls, this was one of the best teas I’ve had in ages and Karim is absolutely divine.

Love, love


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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

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