The final look: Body Shop Holiday 2012

Wearing Smoky Copper on my eyes and Ruby Sparkle on my lips

Wearing Smoky Copper on my eyes and Ruby Sparkle on my lips

With two Smoky Eye palettes before me and the Ruby Sparkle lippie as well, I painted my face for an evening out with my husband.

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While the overall look seems appealing, there were a few things I was disappointed with. The eyeshadow proved to be quite difficult in the blending department as the formula was drier than I anticipated; once the shadow hit my lid, it just wouldn't budge.  Colour payoff was minimal as well -- I was really hoping to get the same sort of intensity I got during my swatch session. The eyeshadow palette's only saving grace was the fact it didn't crease.

Ruby Sparkle, however, delivered. A creamy lipstick that has the ability to mimic a gloss, stays put and lasts. The microscopic sparkles reflected light and created a bit of drama, but I didn't feel a bit of grit on my lips. A berry hued optical illusion!

Buy Ruby Sparkle now and maybe wait 'til Smoky Copper or Smoky Moonstone gets marked down.

*PR sample provided –  Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.