If you don’t occasionally step into a Placecol, Dream Nails or Perfect 10 salon you probably won’t know about Bodyography cosmetics and it’s a pity as many of their products are fabulous.
The brand hails from the states, everything’s mineral based and you get a bit more bang for your buck in that most of their items are infused with lots of natural good-for-you additives including antioxidant vitamins. They’re also fabulously eco-conscious, using recyclable packaging and soy ink (so LA, darling!) that helps to reduce the air pollution created via regular printing. They also create several vegan-friendly and gluten-free products and you can happily make-up your face without getting judgy eyes from your cat as they never test on animals.
I attended a Bodyography launch the other day and left with a mooi pakkie containing the latest additions to their lipstick line, a collection of five satin-matte shades (R230 each) inspired by fearless females in literature.
Each lippie is a joy to apply as they glide on like a dream and then stick around forever thanks to a long-lasting super-pigmented formula. They also feel very comfy on your lips as they contain lots of moisturising castor seed oil and soothing Aloe Vera.
Lolita (named after Nabokov’s underage temptress) made me think of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum and Elizabeth is the kind of hue the Kardashian kids are going to love. My favourite of the bunch, however, is Anna (after Ms Karenina). It’s fabulously blue-toned so it creates the illusion of whiter teeth. Also, I’ve just realised my beloved flatmate has no clue who Anna Karenina is (‘Isn’t she an actress?’ ‘A tennis player maybe?’) but I do so it’s made me feel spectacularly smug. I did, however, have to google to figure out that Elizabeth is likely Elizabeth Bennet from Austin’s Pride and Prejudice so I’m not going to win any pub quizzes just yet.
Another new addition to Bodyograhpy’s lippie line up is the Mini Electric Lip Slide lip wardrobe (R590).
It’s kind of hard to describe an Electric Lip Slide’s texture. To me, it’s kind of like a thicker version of Arden’s Eight Hour Cream lip balm mixed up with loads of pigment. It kind of goes on like a balmy gloss, but packs a lekker pigment punch. (Here, the skin-loving ingredients include Shea and cocoa seed butter, avocado oil and vitamin E.)
See any shades that are totally floating your boat? You can get up close and personal with Bodyography goodies by stepping into the aforementioned salons (Placecol, Dream Nails and Perfect 10). Alternatively, you can shop via Placecol’s website. Just click on the link that says ‘Products’.