THE PRODUCT: These eye shadows from the Body Shop are intensely pigmented and come in a pearlescent and matte colour (depending on the colour) and they have a silky-soft texture. The eye shadows are really easy to blend and are great for building up layers or colour. They can be used on their own or together to create different looks and effects. Then eye shadow opens from the front and the lid stays attached to the rest of the packaging. This is great as it means there is no chance of the lid falling off when the eye shadow is in your make-up bag. I purchased two eye shadows, one of which was a very light beige colour called ‘Oh, Honey’ and another one which was a copper looking colour and was called ‘Melt My Heart’.
PRICE/AVAILABILITY: The eye shadow is prices at 7.00 which does seem a little pricey for one eye-shadow but they are very good quality and look lovely on. The eye shadow comes in 30 different shades.
USING THE PRODUCT: The eye shadows can be used wet or dry, depending on the look you are trying to create and how intense you want the colour to look. To apply this product I use a Body Shop eye shadow brush (£9.00) which can be purchased in store or online. I carefully ran the brush over the top of the eye shadow a few times to ensure that there was a good amount on the brush. I did blow the brush lightly to get rid of any loose bits of the eye shadow; although there didn’t seem to be much. I carefully ran the brush lightly over my eye lid to cover it in the eye shadow. Although I could see that there was some eye shadow on there I wanted the colour to be a little stronger so I ran the brush over the eye shadow again and then applied a little more, ensuring I applied a little into the corners of my eyes (do this carefully) and also as close to the lower lash line as possible. I finished the look off with a little brown eye liner (also from The Body Shop) as close to the lower lash line as possible. I applied this quite lightly and smudged it slightly to soften the lines. I then used eye lash curlers and applied a few coats of mascara to complete the look.
RESULTS: When looking in the mirror at the finished results I loved the look of the eye shadow and it looked even better with the brown eye liner on my lower lash line. When checking on my make-up half way through the day the eye shadow still looked great and it hadn’t really worn off at all which I was impressed with. At the end of that day I removed make make-up using a facial cleansing wipe (Simple cleansing wipes) and I found that the eye shadow came off effortlessly without me having to rub at my eyes.
I bought this eyeshadow whilst shopping for skincare products. There was a '3 for 2' offer across skincare and cosmetics in the Bodyshop so I decided to buy this as well. This meant it was free, but I think it retails at about £5, which is pretty cheap for Bodyshop. There are a huge variety of shades available (I don't know how many because the website doesn't list them all) so there's bound to be a shade to suite everyone. Every shade has a pretty metallic tint, but if you are looking for a matte-look eye shadow, this could pose a problem.
I find the packaging to be quite cute because its a TINY pot, with a little lid that pulls up on a hinge. The container is black whilst the lid is a shiny silver with a clean circle in the middle, displaying the product, as well as Bodyshop's logo. I like the idea of having clear lids because it means that you get a good idea of the colour of the product that you're buying. It also makes it easier if you have a few of the same item in different shades. Information such as ingredients and directions for use are displayed on a sticker on the under-side of the pot. The only problem I have with the packaging is that it doesn't display the name of shade anywhere. The number of the shade is there (16) but the name isn't. I just think it would be quite nice to know the name of it for the purpose of this review. Also, I can't find the name of it on Bodyshop's website because they don't have my shade on there. My shade is a dark, shimmery grey. You get 1.4g of the product which I think is average for an eyeshadow.
This product applies very easily with any tool you wish. I usually use a brush or my finger if I'm in a rush, but I'm sure it would also apply well with one of those eye shadow stick sponge things. I find it's best to apply a couple of coats of the shadow to achieve full coverage of the eyes but one coat is good for a daytime look. This eye shadow has an extremely strong staying powder and I find that it lasts all day which in my opinion, is very rare for an eyeshadow. It does, however, tend to gather in the crease of the eyelid like most eyeshadows do after a while, but it's not too much of a big deal. I would definitely recommend this product.
As well as lots of wonderful smelling skincare products, the Body Shop also produces a very extensive range of cosmetics. Although I am a bit of a sucker for the Body Shop, I haven't used that many of the makeup products as I think they are quite expensive and the few items I have used have been quite underwhelming.
But I am always happy to try out something new when it is in the Body Shop sale, and I picked up one of these little eye shadow compacts for a few pounds after Christmas. The shade I have is No 17, which is a grey-blue shade. At full price these cost £8 and come in a wide range of shades. They are crease resistant, according to the Body Shop website, and are suitable for contact lens wearers, which I am.
The eye shadows come in simple but pretty little compacts - the base is black and the flip top lid is see through in the middle with silver edging. It is attractive looking and is very small and dinky so ideal to slip into a small makeup bag.
As mentioned, the shade I have is a blue-grey and has a nice shimmer to it when you move it under the light. Applying this is very easy and you can tell that this is a good quality product. It has quite a dense, powdery feel to it and it is very pigmented which I like as I often find eye shadows look great in the packaging but look too sheer once on the eyelids! I use an eye shadow brush to apply this and find it goes on very easily and evenly. The colour is a lovely silvery blue and looks very pretty once on - it catches the light nicely giving a nice silvery sheen to the eyes. It is a good colour for nights out as it is a little bit dramatic - but not too full on! You could also add a little silver shimmer or glitter to this to ramp it up and it also looks more dramatic with lots of black eyeliner and mascara. It also has good staying power - although I do always use an eye primer before applying eye shadow so this may help.
Overall this is a really nice eye shadow - it is a pretty colour and it's good quality. So why only three stars? Well, as with so many Body Shop products, it is a bit overpriced. The compact is very small, and although it is a perfectly nice product, I have used eye shadows that have been just as good for less than half the price. I am not sure how the Body Shop can justify this costing £8 so I have been mean and knocked off a couple of stars.
As you can guess from my recent reviews I'm a Boots No7 and Benefit devotee when it comes to make up, however when occasional special offers come up I do branch out a little. During the Christmas sale one of the places I love to visit is the Body Shop they normally have great offers during the Christmas period.
The Body Shop Colour Eye shadows:
'Long-lasting, crease-resistant and moisturising eye shadow that offer intense colour coverage, with no powdery residue. Contains vitamin E and Community Trade marula oil. Dermatologically and Ophthalmologically tested'
I had looked at these eye shadows awhile back now but I just couldn't part with £7.50 for a small tub of eye shadow. (Size is like a £2 coin - 1.4g) For how small they were I just could not justify that price. However in the sale there were a few colours that had been reduced to only £1.00! So at that price I was more than happy to give them a go.
There are approximately seventeen colours in this range however they do change them around from time to time full list of colours can be found here - www.thebodyshop.co.uk
The colours I picked were damson, slate and sky blue. These little eye shadows don't come with a brush so you do need your own unless you prefer to use your finger when applying. Normally it depends what mood I'm in as to if I apply using my finger or a brush.
When I first tried these I was pleased with what great quality they were, the eye shadow feels creamy but yet it's a powder and glides over your eyes with ease. It really does leave you with perfect results, I have used these when covering a full eye or when doing half which I do for my day time look and there was no creasing what so ever.
I have used three different colours from this range now and each colour has lasted well on my eyes, giving me a good six/seven hours or so of coverage. Though it's a powder I don't get any flakes of the eye shadow around my eyes nor does the colour fade any throughout the day.
A good thing so far is that with one of the tubs (Slate) I have used a lot of now and it hasn't gone into crumbs or flakey within the container like I have known some do in the past. It is still compacted and compressed only with a little dent in it now after all its use. Only down side for me is that the packaging isn't the best and I have to be careful when I open the tub as I feel I'm going to break it and the top is on the flimsy side also.
A tip I was told in the Body Shop if you apply with a moist brush you get a deeper effect on your eyes from the powder. I gave this a try and it works great and doesn't affect the quality either of the eye shadow.
When it comes to removing the eye shadow it really couldn't be simpler a baby wipe or cleansing wipe will do and comes right off, there is no need to use anything stronger in order to remove it. Great as this means less work getting the war paint off.
Price and Availability:
Since I looked at these last they have now gone up to £8.00 per colour which I do think is pricey but they do last you well. As they are a Body Shop product they can only be purchased from the Body Shop itself or from their online store.
Right now they are offering free delivery and a free gift when spending over £25.00.
Or you can even host a Body Shop party at home where one of there representative comes to visit you and your guests at home. You also get money off products the more money your friends spend etc.
I am really happy I manage to grab some of these for only £1.00 each, it is a complete bargain. They last well, stay in place and don't crease up on your eyes. I would recommend these if you can get them while on offer because of the small amount I feel these should be around the £5.00 mark at the most.
They have a awesome range of colours to choose from so I'm sure you will not be disappointed and will be able to find a colour you're looking for.
Four out of five stars from me. (Minus one star due to the price)
Thanks for reading :o)
Although I do love the body shop there prices are really expensive for the size of the product you're getting. But then when you think of all there fair trade and community help which they give the money got to come from somewhere.
I've always been a quite big fan of The Body Shop, though their makeups are not very popular, I find them quite good but hesitate to buy because of the price. So I tend to buy them on offers. I picked up a few eyeshadows when they were on sale last Christmas. Though probably not the best colour choices, I was quite happy with my purchase.
The single eyeshadow is quite small, it's about the size of a 2 pound coin, Each one costs £7.50 to £8 and contains 1.4g of product. The packaging is quite cute and very portable so it would fit nicely in your makeup bag. Currently there are 23 colours available. Some are matte, some are shimmery. It's quite hard to find a matte eyeshadow with drugstore brands so I think it's quite a good choice to look at. The colour range is quite good, they vary from very neutrals ones to colourful ones to suit your personality and the looks you are going for.
As I mentioned, I bought some discontinued colours so they only cost £3 each (and then 10% for LYB card) so I think it was quite a steal.
There are natural ingredients in these products (marula oil, olive wax..) which are good for your skin and help to keep it moisturized.
I've never really let down by any of TBS make up items that I bought and these don't let me down either. The shadows are smooth and blended nicely, very easy to apply. Though they don't come with any applicator, you can just use your fingers as they are very pigmented and high colour payoff. Using a bit damped brushes to apply will give you more intense colour. I don't have to spend a lot of times trying to make the colour shown on my lids. They leave no powdery residues or whatsoever.
I have really oily eyelids and usually find it difficult to make the shadows stay on my lids all day, even with eye primer on, but I was impressed with the staying power of these eyeshadows, they last all day, well, for about 8-10 hours (which is brilliant).
The shadows are tightly compressed so you needn't to worry about losing products. A little pot goes a long way and will last you for a good amount of time.
However, sometimes I do think that, with £8, why don't I just save a little more to buy Mac eyeshadows? But you can definitely get them on offers (they do have promotions like 3 for 2, 25% off or something like that). They currently have 3 for 2 and they also offer 25% for online purchases with free delivery. So it works out about 4 pounds per eyeshadows, it's definitely a good time for me (and you as well) to pick up a few. It's definitely worth checking out.
4* just because of the normal price. Though I think it's well worth it.
I bought the 43 spearmint eyeshadow, I don't usually folk out for single shadows, but I like wearing green, because I think it complements blue eyes and I liked the look of this shade so I decided to give it a try.
There are 23 colours available within the collection (at present), you get 1.4g of product for £7.50 and I think that this is the only range I'd buy a single coloured eyeshadow from in future. The reason I was so impressed is because you get a lot for your money and it's tightly compressed so you don't lose shadow unnecessarily. I've been the position where eyeshadow is packed too loosely and goes all over my makeup bag too many times, but I'm happy to report that that won't happen if you buy this product!
The other good thing about this product is that that you can create the intensity you require really easily, if you want a light coverage - you can create it, it you want a heavier coverage - you can layer the shadow, if you want a deeper colour - you can achieve it (by adding water / Vaseline). In some ways it's like you're getting three or four shades within one eyeshadow. I'd recommend it!
Price: £7.80, but currently on offer at £3.90
From: The Body Shop
For: Intense, moisturising, crease-resistant colour
The packaging is quite nice but it does look quite cheap by Body Shop standards, and feels a little flimsy. It's a little compact with a clear section in the lid so you can see the colour of the shadow.
The shadow feels so amazingly silky to touch, I almost couldn't believe it when I first felt it. It's really smooth and soft and goes on smoothly and easily with either fingertips or a brush. Whilst I don't find that they moisturise my skin, they don't dry it out like lots of eyeshadows do, and it does feel lovely and soft and silky on the skin.
The colour goes on quite subtly to begin with, but the more layers you apply, the more intense it gets, so it's easy to build up a more dramatic party effect or keep it subtle for during the day. It blends really well, and the colours are all easy to blend into each other, so you can get a really professional look with them.
They are available in a nice range of colours to suit everyone, and all the colours look gorgeous on, there's not a single shade I don't like! They last all day and night without any creasing or fading, but they're easy to take off with just a bit of soap/cleanser and water.
All in all these are the best eyeshadows I've ever used!
Thumbs up from me!
***** Introduction *****
The Body Shop is a brand that has become very a popular household name over the years, I have been using if for the past five years since I got addicted to it after being bought it as a gift from my friend.
I never really wore the body shop brand as I found it very expensive compared to other brands, but after trying the make up I soon realised that you really need to pay if you want good quality.
***** The Eyeshadow *****
These eyeshadows come in a wide range of colours that range from very pale browns and pinks to very vibrant blues and purples.
I bought the plum 08 shade which is a new edition, it has a very intense purple colour to it with a hint of shimmer that glints under certain lights. You can buy these in both matt and shimmer shades so you will get a colour to suit your skin type.
Each eye shadow comes in a 1.4 gram compact style cast that is roughly the size of a 50p, the shadow itself is also compacted into the case so it is best to your a make up brush to apply the shadow.
I find that these eye shadows do last a while, I have had this shadow since january and I have only just worn a small hole so the bottom of the compact shows through, so I am in no doubt this will last.
You can expect to pay £7.50 a shadow which is pricey but they relly are worth the money, as they last and even when you are wearing it you can feel the quality as well as notice the quality of this product.
***** My Views *****
The Body Shop is very expensive but the price is reflected in the sheer quality of the products they are very nice to apply, wear and look fantastic.
I really like the body shop as they use many natural ingredients, which are purchased from poorer countrys so this also reflects the price.
I strongly recommend you visit your closest body shop to try these out, if you are unsure of what shades to try then ask a staff memeber and they will give you a little make over free of charge so you can see what suits you and what dosen't.
I bought some of these eyeshadows on a whim when I spotted the 'Aquamarine' and 'Peacock green' colours in the shop and fell in love with them! I would not normally spend £7.50 on an eyeshadow but they look like really good quality and I love most Body Shop products, so I figured they'd be worth it.
They come in cute little compacts with a plastic case which is black on the bottom and silver on top. The lid has a clear section in it so you can see the colour of the eyeshadow through it.
The eyeshadows are smaller than most I've bought before, but I don't use them enough for this to make any kind of difference to me, and the surface of the shadow is still a good enough size for you to be able to use it easily.
The shadow feels really soft and smooth to touch, and I must say that it's the nicest feeling eyeshadow I've ever used. The Body shop say that it is moisturising, and it certainly feels as though it's moisturising the skin rather than drying it out.
These are so easy to apply because of the amazing smooth quality they have, they really do glide onto the skin and blend really easily. The colour looks great and you don't need to use a lot to get a good colour as they are well-pigmented. It's easy to build up the colour from a subtle day look to a heavier evening look.
They don't drop colour or feel powdery on the skin, and they last all day or night without showing any signs of creasing or rubbing off. The quality really does surpass any eyeshadow I've ever used before, and I'll definitely be buying more in the future. The colour range is great too, with everything from subtle browns and nude shades, to intense brights, so there's something for everyone.
The product I am reviewing is "The Body Shop Eye Colour Eye shadows"
Each single eye shadow costs £7.50 and contains 1.4g of product.
When ever I buy a new dress I always buy an eye shadow to go with it, last week I bought a little black dress for a date and after hearing how wonderful the body shop eye colour collection was I couldn't resist buying one for myself.
What does the promo say?
A range of long-lasting, crease-resistant and moisturizing eye shadows that offer intense colour coverage, with no powdery residue. Contains vitamin E and Community Trade marula oil. Dermatologically and opthalmalogically tested...
Eye shadow ingredients:
This eye shadow has Marula oil and olive wax
Is a very effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time. Also provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness. Provides women in areas often struck by famine and droughts with the rare opportunity of regular work and income.
Olive wax Conditions and moisturises the skin, aiding smooth and
The body shop eye colour that glides on evenly and blends effortlessly. This eye shadow is really easy to use, with great size that you can just pop in your bag without taking up barely any room.
This eye shadow is pigment-rich; Just like Urban Decay and Maybelline eye shadows with so much colour and very few binders (there the things that hold the shadow together)
So the eye shadow makes your eyes look amazing and vibrant.
Its defiantly one of my favourite eye shadows, before buying this product I was sick to death of buying eye shadows that didn't stand out and looked dull.
The shades to choose from.
02 Golden Khaki.
05 Burnished Brown..
08 Golden Paprika.
09 Fawn Parfait.
12 Calico. Creamy pink.
13 Vanilla Cream.
15 Pebble Grey.
16 Sea Green.
17 Sky Blue. I
26 Shell Pink.
31 Peacock Green.
37 Pink Champagne
39 Soft Black.
Apply Lightening Touch to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark shadows around the eye area.
This might sound like a very bizarre tip but I really recommend you soak your eye shadow brush before you apply ANY eye shadow, and then apply the eye shadow on the brush it makes application so much easy because it goes onto your lids like cream and the colour stands out more.
Don't believe me, try it seriously it works.
In conclusion, I really love this eye shadow, it's soft, easy to apply, cheap, pigment rich and just as good as the more expensive brands like Urban Decay.
I have three of The Body Shop's mono eye shadows. Buying a single colour can make it easier to achieve a look that suits you and your personality rather than relying on what happens to come in eye shadow sets or duos.
When you buy single shadows you have the opportunity to mix shades that you like and create a very individual look or a more muted one. Among the shades are plenty of neutrals so that you can take that route if you wish or you could just take a small step from your comfort zone with a slightly stronger colour as an accent along with neutrals.
01 Pistachio. A pale green.
02 Golden Khaki. The name says it all.
04 Granite. Deep grey with a hint of purple.
05 Burnished Brown. A reddish mid brown.
07 Conker. Mahogany brown.
08 Golden Paprika. A deep gold, almost bronze.
09 Fawn Parfait. A lovely neutral pinky brown.
10 Taupe. Grey brown.
12 Calico. Creamy pink.
13 Vanilla Cream. Cream, simple!
15 Pebble Grey. Neutral brown grey shade.
16 Sea Green. Lovely dirty jade colour.
17 Sky Blue. I need not explain.
20 Slate. Deep dark grey.
22 Damson. Plum purple.
26 Shell Pink. Soft baby pink.
28 Spearmint. Mint green.
29 Pink. More of a neutral pink with a slight orange tone to it.
30 Amethyst. A soft mid purple.
31 Peacock Green. Deep bluey green.
32 Chocolate. Just like milk chocolate.
33 Aquamarine. A bright pale blue.
37 Pink Champagne. Dirty pink.
39 Soft Black. You guessed it, it is black.
(I realise there are some numbers missing this must be because those shades have been discontinued.)
Each one costs £7.50 and contains 1.4g of product. They come in a small snap shut casing that is easy to open and close and will not open when in a bag or pocket.
These do not come with any form of applicator but you can use your finger, a sponger applicator or a brush to apply them.
These feel slightly different to most power eyeshadows as they feel less powdery, no I know that doesn't really make sense. They are different because they contain Marula oil and are moisturising while you are wearing them. I think this may well be the reason why they stay put longer than most too.
They blend easily and the colour intensity can be built up in layers so that a single colour can give many different looks.
You can use a damp brush to apply a wash of colour, this makes the colour more dramatic and it really does look different to when applied in the usual way. You can also use this method with a lipstick/concealer brush and line your eyes. A great way to get a coloured liner that you wouldn't be able to get usually.
They are very simple to remove and any old eye make up remover will easily rid you of them.
I love these little shadows and could happily build up a massive collection! They are a fantastic addition to any make up bag and a very versatile quality product, which means they have to get a full five stars.
Do not let the price put you off, they are worth paying the extra for.
The Body Shop is involved with many charities and foundations, information on these can be found through links on their website. None of their products are tested on animals. They also run their own version of fair trade, which they call community trade, they pay fair prices to farmers of the ingredients they buy. Details of their community trade programme can also be found on their website.
The website is very user friendly and means not only can you buy online (good P&P charges and fast delivery) but you can also find out more about their products and find out where your local store is situated.
Out of the whole make up range in The Body Shop I would say that the the eye colour eyeshadows are of the best quality, last the longest, and to me stand out the most. They come in twenty three different shades, as well as the seven other shades of the 'eye shimmers' which are as equally defiant and long lasting as the normal eyeshadows. I have been wearing my indigo (blue) shimmer eye colour outlined by the sky blue eye colour since this morning, and it is still going strong. The shades apply incredibly easily, and as they contain marula oil they do not look dry or cakey on the eye lid, but instead they add the extra moisture that the delicate eye area needs. Some eyeshadows go on and merely sit on top of the lid, but you can really see with these the quality and depth that these shadows give. You can build the coverage as little or as much as you want, applying several times will not look cheap or tacky as market eyeshadows do, they just build in depth and colour and the brighter shades give an amazing effect when really built up. A tip is to slightly dampen the eyeshadow applicator (whether it be a brush or finger) for an even fuller and longer lasting effect. As they come in so many shades the eyecolours are extremely complimenting and most match one another - I love to wear the amethyst and the damson shades (light and dark purples) as well the blues mentioned above.
Intense colour coverage without the creasing and no powdery residue /