Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes
Member Name: tigger1992
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes
Date: 04/07/10, updated on 04/07/10 (62 review reads)
Advantages: Shimmery, pigmented, great packaging, colour is easy to blend
Disadvantages: A bit expensive - £16 each
Body Shop Shimmer Cube
I am a big fan of the body shop as you may have guessed from the number of body shop reviews I have done and I love all of there products (except the peppermint foot lotion) and one of the main reasons that I love the body shop is that they are against animal testing, they help people in poorer countries, they give money to charities and they have really great products.
I was given this as a present about a year ago and I am quite happy with it. It consists of four mini eyeshadow blocks in for different colours. They currently have four different sets of shimmer cubes. The ice cool - 18 (which is now on sale and looks really pretty), the bright one - 19, shimmer cube warm and the last one is the one that I have it is the shimmer and sparkle cube.
The one that is pictured is the shimmer cube warm.
They all look really great and the one that I have consists of the colours, Ruby - gorgeous glittery pink, Dusted silver - silver obviously, Argyle pink - purple/pink glittery and Rich bronze - brown/pink colour. All of the colours are really glittery and very pigmented so I only have to take the smallest amount of the shadow. My favorite colour is the really bright glittery pink as it is so pretty and sparkly - great for a smoky eye with a twist (Also this colour looks like the one that Kristen Stewart was wearing at the film screening in New york).
They are all very easy to apply and also easy to remove with a eye make up remover solution. You can also make the colour of the eyeshadow stronger by just pressing it lightly onto the eyelid instead of blending it and you can also make it stronger if you dampen your eyeshadow brush first and they use the shadow. But it can also be made subtle by blending the glittery eyeshadow which gives a really nice subtle sparkly sheen which looks really nice.
I was given mine as a gift but you can buy them from the body shop stores or from their easy to navigate site and the one that I have and the shimmer cube warm and also the bright cube (19) are all £16 and the ice cool version (18) is on sale at £8. They are also really good value for money as you only need a small amount of the product and it does last ages - I have had mine for about a year and I have used it quite a bit and there is still so much left.
*Highly pigmented colour - but it can be make stronger or made more subtle
*Four eyeshadows in one little set - great for holidays and traveling because it is so compact
*Easy to apply, blend and take off
*The colours that I have look really pretty and very sparkly and glittery
*I LOVE the packaging it is so sleek and simple and it keeps all of the shadows neat - but the shadows can be taken out individually so you can put them in other cube sets
*Other great sets available
*Set lasts ages
*Not tested on animals
*Can be a little bit messy sometimes
*A little bit expensive - £16 each
**Best to use an eyeshadow primer before using these as they are very glittery so they can move a bit more than normal shadows - such as the urban decay primer or elf primer.**
Thank you for reading my review
Summary: A Great product - recommended :)