“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Eyeshadows / Suitable for: Eye „
I love The Body Shop, I've been a big customer for a long time. I especially love their bath & skin care ranges. You can't help but feel positive about buying from a company that have such a positive impact on the world and are so ethical in their trading (it's a shame that not all can be said about other companies!).
I feel strongly against animal testing and when I saw that The Body Shop have a make up range, I had to try it (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!). I've been giving a few bits and bobs from their make up range a try with a few hit and misses along the way. I have a couple of their eye shadows, the black shade & a very pale white.
I often wear a strong dark black smokey eye for a night out and I love a highly pigmented eye shadow. I'd heard good things about the black shade, so thought I would give it a go! Unfortunately I found that the black eye shadow was more of a sheer finish. It was not a strong bold colour as expected. Even with a damp brush, which I know can darken an eye shadow, the colour was still not as bold as I like. I think this would be a good blending colour maybe, but not for use as a bold eye, which is what I was aiming for.
That being said, I found that the white shade I bought as an inner eye highlight (you know the area I mean) works really well. Once again it has a sheer finish, but this is probably a more preferable look for that area. It brightens up the eye, looks quite natural and can be used as a brow highlighter as well.
Overall, a bit of hit and miss, but I love Body Shop, so I'm definitely not put off !!
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m all day! They also contain tiny mica pearls which help diffuse light to minimise the appearance of fine lines. The colours are available in matte, pearl and metallic lustre, more commonly known as Eye Shimmers. To apply you can sweep the colour simply over the eyelid for a subtle wash of colour or for added definition, use a darker colour at the crease of the eye. I do tend to use a damp brush to apply the eye shadows as i find the dust sometimes get on to the cheek or onto areas around the eyes. This can be annoying and rubbing it off just mucks up your whole make up!! They are in palettes of 1.8g (0.06oz) Having the option to buy the colours individually is great because there is always a colour that you dont like if you buy a duo or triple palette. If you are in need of a new make up selection, give these a go. I am goin to add some ops on other products soon.
I was off to a wedding a few weeks ago, these were very special friends of mine that were getting married so I obviously wanted to look my best! I looked in my make-up bag, and did'nt really like what I saw. The foundation, eye-liner and mascara were fine, but all my eyeshadows were brown and I had no loose powder! I wandered in to town and headed for the body shop, i'd never tried their make-up range before and did'nt really know what to expect. I asked the assistant for some loose powder and before I knew it I was being whisked away, plonked in a chair and having a full makeover! I was a bit nervous at first but I soon relaxed. She asked me what colour dress I was wearing on the day, I told her purple but I did'nt really feel comfortable wearing purple eyeshadow, but she did'nt listen and whipped out two purple shadows. The first one was lovley and light, she explained this was my base coat. But the second one looked really dark and scary. She assured me everything would look good, and she was right! Once she had blended it all in, it looked fab! I bought the loose powder and the two eyeshadows (£15 for the lot). On the wedding day, I opened up my new shadows, only to find they were more of a cream than a powder. They were a bit of both if you get my meaning. Easy to apply, looked good and lasted all night, definitley worth £4.50 each! I liked their loose powder too because that lasted all night too! Next time something in my make-up bag needs replacing, I will head straight to the body shop. They are definitley in the up-market range when it comes to make-up.
I was given a couple of these eyeshadows for my birthday this year. I often buy the Body Shop smellies but had not tried the make-up before. I can honestly say that I am very impressed. The shadow loads on the brush easily. Not too much and not too little like some others. It goes on well without caking and is very easy to blend. It lasts well too. I have got sensitive eyes and I did not find myself rubbing my eyes once. some shadows make my eyes go dry and burn, but I was fine here. I called into my local Body Shop to look at the full range of colours and I liked what I found. I shall definitely be adding to my eyeshadow collection...
I bought one of the Body shops eyeshadow pencils a while ago I thought it was a really good idea being in a pencil I needed no other applicator and it was less messy. I was impressed with the first one I bought it was easy to apply, it's quite a chunky pencil which gives you good control over it. I did however find it a little greasy and by late afternoon it had gone into creases across my eyelids but this was easily fixable, and a lot of other eyesahdows do this. However the second one I bought was awful, the end of the pencil was very dry which ment I had to press hard to make it work and then it was difficult to get an even coverage. I tried warming the pencil in my hands before applying it, thinking it may melt it slightly and it would be easier to apply but this didn't help so in the end I had to thrown it away as my eyes just couldn't take the amount of rubbing I had to do to get the pencil to work. Maybe I was just unlucky the second time or maybe I was lucky the first time I don't know, but my advice is stick with normal eyeshadow as no matter what, whenever you use a pencil on your eyes you always end up finding out it needs sharpening my poking yourself in the eye with a blunt pencil!
I'm a body shop fan - I love most of their smellies and other lotions and potions. I had not tried their eye shadows till I bought to in their last sale. The eye shadows are really good. They have got a fairly decent range of colour options to chose from, I'm using a vanilla and a pink one at the moment. The eye shadows themselves are very easy to apply - just lightly drag a make up brush over them and you've got loads on it unlike some eye shadows where you spend ages getting enough to use on the brush!! The shadows glide on - you wont get a dragging feeling with this shadows. They last very well once applied. They also dont tend to crumble like some eye shadows do after a few uses. I paid a pound for both of mine - it was a sale!! They are execellent eye shadows.
I have been using the body shops colourings range ever since my friend won two free tickets for a makeover 4 years ago . I find that the eyeshadows are really good quality for money and they come in an extensive range of colours to suit all skin types , personally i love the fennal colour which looks great for evenings out . The eyeshadows are cased individually so there can be no flaking or mixing of colours which often occurs when 2 shades are packaged together and left to wear and tear in the cosmetic bag in you keep in your handbag for touch ups . I find the eyshaow is best applied with a small makeup brush rather than applied with sponge ended brush . This gives a more defined even colours which is longer lasting . The eyeshadows are reasonably priced at about three pounds and last for ages . So don't be put of by the simple packaging the range is fab !!!
A high performance, soft powder that adds colour, shape and contour to the eye /