23/04/2010

The Body Shop Eye Shimmer

Hello my lovelies!


These are seven special eyeshadows from the Body Shop called "Eye Shimmer(s)". Well, there's a good reason for their ambitious name!


The Eye Shimmers in the pan. Looking boring...


The Eye Shimmers, swatched. Still- very, very boring...


Would you look at that? They're completely transformed when applied on top of black eyeliner. Who would have thought...

- - - Pros - - -

- Well, they look gorgeous! It's an interesting and different product, a nice little addition to your make-up bag.

- They are multi-purpose; they can be used as is, all over the lid or as inner corner/tearduct highlighters, on top of black eyeliner or a darker eyeshadow, on top of a co-ordinating eye pencil...

- - - Cons - - -

- They are a bit chalky. As you might probably tell from the photo with the eyeshadow pans, their surface isn't so smooth!

- Some shades are poorly pigmented and need a lot of effort to show up, particularly the pink and the copperish colour.

- They all have a funny smell...

Overall, I like the concept of these eyeshadows; in my opinion, they look their best on top of a dark eyeshadow or an eye pencil of the same colour-family applied on the lower lashline. The thing is that I don't reach for them so often due to this special and time-consuming application, you can't just slap them on your lids and be good to go! If I was to recommend one shade of the bunch I would suggest the green one, it may not be obvious from the above pics but I can assure you that it's the prettiest of them all ;)

So what do you think? Would you be interested in such a product or pass it by?

Happy blogging and reading and commenting to everyone!

CBSG5861

9 comments:

  1. The green one you recommended above... Is it "08 Emerald"? I'm so gonna get it! It rocks!

    I'm very interested in this product cause I love black base in the eyes and you can be so creative with this! Great solution!

    Cheerios!

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  2. I have the #2 of this line, I think it's the one that turns out green? I like to use it with a narrow brush on top of my eye pencil to make it look less harsh.
    Hey, you mention they smell funny... I haven't noticed this, but I wanted to ask you if you have even come across other make-up products that smell weird. I have the Korres Mango Butter lipstick in fuchsia and it smells like it's gone off! Have you ever, well, smelled it?

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  3. They seem nice over the black eyeliner but I don't think I would go out and get them. Why bother when there are other shimmery eyeshadows out there that are very pigmented and show up without using a base?!

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  4. @This Is Me, yes! The green shade is #08-Emerald. I'm sure you're gonna love it!!!

    @lopi, oh mine smell awful, all of them! They smelled the same when they were brand new, it's not that they've gone off :( I still haven't explored the Korres make-up line, however what you said about the "smell" of the Mango butter lipstick doesn't surprise me. I'll check it out and I'll come back!

    @Pasiphae, I know! Their application is a bit tricky but I still love them because of their uniqueness. That, or maybe there does exist an eyeshadow that you swipe it on and looks uber intense and I haven't come across it yet ;)

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  5. I have bought in the past eye shadows, that weren't so pigmented, and I can tell you that they are a pain in the ass. You can't make up so you end up giving them away or putting them at the back of your drawer. I am very satisfied with the quality of Art Deco shadows, cheap still but very pigmented

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  6. I looove Art Deco eyeshadows, too! So cute in their tiny pans, I'm hoping I get the big-big empty eyeshadow palette so I can fit them all in ;)

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  7. τις συγκεκριμένες σκιές τις έχω όλες( είπαμε είμαι fun..), τις χρησιμοποιώ συνέχεια, όταν θέλω κάτι διαφορετικό ,είμαι πολύ ευχαριστημένη....

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  8. Very intresting products :)
    I didnt know about them untill now :) But I checked and they are still not avaliable in my country :(

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  9. Hi Evi!

    Surfing around for more information this product and found your post! Wonderful swatches, especially the ones on top of black liners. Wow! Thank you ^.^

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