Purchased the peach shimmer waves. The colors are pretty but way too shimmery on, my face looked like a disco ball. Did not irritate my eyes or break me out, but I ended up returning it because of the shimmer which is a big no no for us older women.
Pretty good product! It can work both as a highlighter or bronzer because of the variety of shades in the compact. It is neither orange-y nor unnaturally glittery when applied. It does a fab job contouring when applied with a light hand to the underside of the cheekbones. When I apply NARS Orgasm to the apples of my cheek it blends perfectly for a natural contoured look. Reasonably priced and lasts a long time too.
This product is a good one for me, with a strong potential for a HG, but there are some flaws in it that make it not worth five lippies.
I love the most important thing- the color. the colors in it are very pretty and when mixed, they give me a golden shimmer glow that i love. it's not orange, it's a dark gold, and it can be worn for daytime or evening, on the body as well.
What i don't like is the fact that i have to be very attentive when i pick up this product on the brush. the consistency is very fine, if i rub my fingers with the product on i literally feel the softness and creaminess of the powder, but when i rub or dab the brush inside the palette, it's very difficult to get the perfect amount of product (from each bar of color) and not make a complete mess (dragging one color on top of the other makes it impossible to use the colors individually without a thorough cleaning). i think some of the colors are more likely to influence the final outcome, because some are dark and others are light, so i try to pick up as little as possible from the darkest one but it's hard because that lovely pearly last bar is the one that gives me a pretty glow and i have to work it without touching the dark one above...anyways.
so this is my major complaint, the fact that once i've used the entire palette i have to clean it up to be able to still see the colors individually. hm.
then there's that red bar in the middle (i think), i don't like that color at all, i'd rather go without it, even with the darkest one, but without the red-copper-terracotta whatever that is. i just hate the way it looks, the way it picks up on the brush (meaning it's the one that picks up the most, like in a murphy's law, just because i don't like it). it might have its own use inside the palette and i am pretty aware that its presence contributes to the outcome but sometimes it appears like it's too overwhelming for what i wanted from this palette, dark gold shimmer. so i have to bypass it because if i take it out, like depot it, the other bars will crumble without its support. bummer.
the lid tends to get dirty and opaque and everything but i really don't care about the cuteness of the packaging in products, to be honest. what i would have liked to see in this product is a mirror...it is pretty expensive here in Sweden so a mirror should have been a must.
then the price...pretty high if you ask me but i'm on a student budget so maybe that's the thing.
i would buy this again because there's nothing else on the market that i've found to give this warm brownish glow except for this one, and i love that it's not glittered, and that it has shimmer in it. so yep. but i know it will last forever so no thoughts of repurchasing this anytime soon.
This is a nice bronzer, with a shimmer/sheen not a sparkle. It does give a nice healthy glow, and looks especially nice when dusted over collar bone, shoulders etc.
It is best to be light handed here, or have a good bronzer brush as the dark brown can look slightly too dark.
The pattern made by the waves is nice, but the plastic lid seems easy to scratch and then it can look slightly opaque rather than transparent which is a shame.
If you're in a rush, then its handy having a multi purpose product - a quick dust over cheeks, and as an eyeshadow makes things nice&easy.
Great product. I've been using these as eyeshadows.
Lovely colours with shimmer.
The colors seem to last forever, even with regular use (used these particular shades for work).
I would buy again.
I love, love, love this bronzer! I've used it as eyeshadow and bronzer/blush, and I like how shimmery it is and the variety of colors. This is a staple of my quick, 5 minute out-the-door morning makeup routine, I wouldn't want to be without it!
i only use this as an eyeshadow, but still it is the only 'pallette' that has colours perfect for my skin tone. as a bronzer, i think with the brown in this product would be to much of a colour for most people. maybe peach would be much better. but i do like this, and body shop.
This is a great cheaper alternative to a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick!!
It works wonderfully, and has lasted very long for me :D!
I use it as a highlighter, bronzer and eyeshadow too! Is also good for contouring I think.
5 lippies from me <3!!
i've been using it for a while now and really like it! colour is just perfect for me and not so shimmery as one would think. i like the tan effect of it but i must agree that it can get too dark so be careful when you put it on! for me, it provided a much healthier look than any other bronzer i have used. price is a bit high, i think like all "the body shop" make-up products.
would buy it again though- great as an eye-shadow too!
really disappointed with this one. made me look tan and healthy. i liked it. but it gives me rough patches on my cheeks, and small red bumps. even on the corners of my eyes, if i use it as eye shadow. it contains talc or something else that my skin won't tolerate. but i still sometimes use it, even if i get those red rough patches. because it does look nice (when my skin and eye area is clear). oh and because it was expensive. i won't buy it again. it'll probably grow old in my make up bag.