Product Type: The Body Shop makeup
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Shimmer all the way
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes
Member Name: Abski2001
The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes
Advantages: Four lovely shimmery shades in individual cubes
Disadvantages: Expensive at full price
I am not a great fan of the Body Shop and only go in there occasionally, they do have some bargainous sale items however and I bought one of these shimmer cube palettes a few months back at less than half price - £6!
The shimmer cube eye shadows come in a solid plastic square tub, that is approximately 4 cm x 4 cm wide and 2 cm deep. The tub opens by splitting in half and the bottom half holds the four individual eye shades in place. The compartment is a see through plastic so you can see the eye shadow colours inside, with the Body Shop logo and branding discretely on the casing.
The eye shadows come in a similar packaging, though smaller cubes that are again made of plastic and you open by lifting the lid off. These fit very neatly in the case and are well protected. I like the way that they eye shadows are individually packaged, as it means that you don't have to cart the whole lot around on a night out. Each cube contains 3.5 grams of colour - which is a generous amount!
Shimmer Cubes Palette number 19
My Shimmer cube collection is number 19 and contains the following shades:
Emerald Sea - As the name suggests this is a lovely shiny emerald green colour, that is quite dark so more for an evening out or smaller uses of the colour over lighter shades. If you like bold dramatic eyes this is perfect and is lovely and glittery.
Sea Shell - This is a lovely sparkly and golden yellow shadow colour, it almost looks like a glittery sand which is nice and summery and great for day wear and it is quite a soft and subtle sparkle.
Hushed Orchid - This is a nice sparkly pink shade that again is good for day wear. The pink looks quite dark and deep in the palette but is a light and soft shade so I tend to use a lot of this to get a bolder colour on my eyes.
Sparkling Sky - This is again like the green shadow, being a bold and a dark glittery blue eye shadow. It has a nice shimmering effect to it as they all do and I wear this one on nights out, though it is perhaps my least favourite because it is very daring and dramatic, you also have to apply a lot of this to get a good colour otherwise it looks very 'wishy washy'.
I found the eye shadows quite solid and hard to pick up with an eye shadow bristle brush and so use a spongy stick instead which works a lot better for me. These have a nice even staying power during wear and you easily get 5 hours plus without getting crease marks over your eyelids.
At full price a shimmer cube palette costs £16, which I thought was quite expensive for Body Shop make up, however you do get a lot of product for your money. They also regularly release new palettes with different and complementary colours that you can swap and change to match your mood which is very good. I really like these and use them frequently - I have been/am on the lookout for another set in the sale!
Summary: Lovely shimmery eye shadows from the Body Shop - Watch out for the Sale Stock!