The Body Shop Autumn Leaves Cheek & Face Powder in Berry

Given my penchant for pretty makeup, I couldn’t say no to this exquisite compact. With its copious shimmer and season-specific form, this baked beauty reminds me of the summer offerings from MAC and Red Earth this year.

Made in Italy, this limited edition compact weighs a substantial 9 g. At only S$32.90 (or less, if you have The Body Shop card), it is a lemming for a makeup collector. I love the embossment: the different hues and sizes of the maple leaves make them seem like falling autumn leaves. The best thing? The shimmer on the leaves lasts and isn’t merely an overspray.

The finish is reminiscent of some of MAC’s Mineralized Skin Finishes – it carries a touch of frostiness and it imparts a definite glow to the cheeks. More specifically, it reminds me of MAC MSF in Petticoat in shade. It was quite pigmented when I swatched it at the store, so I’d say it works best with a skunk brush.

Part of Smoke & Fire, The Body Shop’s Autumn 2010 collection, Berry has a warmer, bronzier counterpart: Chestnut. Iris has written about both compacts, so do read her post to find out more.


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