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.
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 the fair trade honey used in the new Honey Bronze range gave way to these babies:
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:
We also got a sneak peek at these exciting new 100% nautral lip oils that are due out towards the end of this year:
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’.
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:
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.
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