I love love LOVE this stuff! It looks so pretty on and its great you can use it for a subtle, brown smokey eye effect. I love how this is the perfect amount of shimmer. Unfortunatly I had mine in my bag and the shimmer waves have all broken! =( so let that be a lesson, do NOT put this in your bag!!! Now I cant really use it for my face as it doesnt look as good. This looks quite brown but it actually gives quite a pinkish colour on cheeks, and theres one line which shouldnt be used for the eyes, it doesnt look good, but i cant remember which now mines broken! You'll probably find that you use the bottom (lightest) colour most, this is a gorgeous goldeny-sand colour which looks really pretty on eyes. Just to repeat I ADORE this stuff!
This is a fabulous, peachy-brown bronzer/blush that emits a natural looking glow that is very flattering on my NC 35 skin. I love it to give me a bit more warmth, and the glow is beautiful. I love it!
Its difficult to add to the great reviews already here - but I'll try. Shimmer Waves are simply very impressive! I am ppp with a freckled complexion that has yellow undertones, I have red hair and hazel eyes. In summer months I use a fair to med fake tan and have trouble finding a bronzer that doesn't make me look strangely 'tangoed'. Ladies I have finally found the ONE! Although collectively they do not produce a lot of colour they add a natural, luminous 'glow' that gently enhances my 'tan' and makes me look as though I've had 12 hours sleep. The darkest wave when used alone is great for contouring and looks fabulous as an eyeshadow. The two lightest waves (which are pale peach and pale gold) look beautiful used as a highlighter when gently brushed over any of my blushers or across the brow bone. When I'm pale I add a little coral blush over Shimmer Waves for a 'pop' of colour - I'll be using this both winter and summer.
Strangely, although there is a lot of 'shimmer' I've found it doesn't show up fine lines & or make me look like a 'disco dolly'. When I go on holiday this year all I'll need is this compact with a lipgloss and mascara - Shimmer Waves are so versatile. Thank you Bodyshop I can see this compact lasting for years and its an impressive, quality product very reasonably priced (And it knocks the socks off BB's Bronze Shimmerbrick!!!!)
I love this bronzer, its the only bronzer Ive ever liked as Im very pale and everything else makes me look orange. I love that it can be used as a bronzer and an eyeshadow.
What I also love about this product is, that you can sweep your blusher brush over the white shimmer and brush this on your cheekbones to make them more defined, and then sweep the darker colours just underneath, which helps define them more and also give your face more of a defined shape. I also love that this feels like a very light product, so you don't feel as if you are caking your face, which is what I feel with other bronzers.
I have only given this four lippies however, as if you drop the compact, the shimmer waves will crumble and fall apart, making it unusable. However with a 10% discount at TBS you can get it for abit cheaper.
Very nice! I used the whole thing and was getting ready to toss when I realized I had not yet submitted my review. I use it mostly as a blush. It gives a radiant and natural glow and is so inexpensive! Most bronzers and many browns just make my face look dull and/or dirty. This one - possibly with the help of the "shimmer" just perks up my face. I also use it with other blushes, just to "help" the color. Good staying power and an excellent product. I liked it so much that I picked up "shimmer squares", which is nice but maybe the waves are a little better match for my skin tone (fair- to light-skinned asian).
LOVE this product.
In general, body shop stuff is nearly always excellent quality, and this is no exception.
I've never actually used this product as a bronzer - i usually just take a small makeup brush and use each of the five strips of colour as eyeshadow!
and it works beautiful. :)
the packaging is simple, but strong looking. The price surprised me at first - a tad expensive - but after purchasing and using, it becomes clear that its 100% worth it.
Finally....my HG bronzer!!! This is the BEST bronzer I've ever used (beats all high-end bronzers I've purchased),
There is NO orange tones at all...just beautiful, sun-kissed, glowy color. I also apply shimmerwaves in rose on the apples of my cheeks...and WOW! Beautiful, glowy skin..perfect combo.
Will def repurchase.
i like its color and the glow it gives my face, especially in pictures.. useful as eyeshadow and i use it as a blush too, by using only the two topmost colors.. i like it's simplistic yet sturdy packaging.. i haven't finished my bronze shimmer waves yet, but i'll definitely buy again.
Have bought this product twice now - really good and lasts ages - not that I use too much as a little really does go a long way....use it on my eyes when I'm in a rush and just dust it on lightly over my cheeks just to highlight and give a bit of a bronzey glow....Really works and does last....Ofcourse need to reapply when out in town clubbin as humidty doesn't let any makeup last.
Goes perfect with my skin tone and really don't need to use a lot - works well to define the cheek area - just a bit dusty when using round eye area - comes in my eye sometimes - & have to use quite a bit for it to be noticed and comes off quite quickly - so wouldn't recommend it as a eye makeup for special occassions - but as a bronzer for the face it's my favourite atm :)
#UPdATE#: This is the 2nd time the product has crumbled apart but this time all in my purse...was a huge mess. Took off 2 lippies for this. At least with the first one it lasted about six mnths before it broke apart, but this one only lasted for a month and a half...Really poor packaging so I won't be buyin it again, when you spend that amount you would expect it to last until u actually finished the product.
I was looking for something to liven my pasty winter face without looking like I was wearing a self tanner or bronzer and this is it! A little goes a long way. I was a little heavy haded at first but applied it a little lighter with my MAC 187 brush and voile - winner! Recently been using it as e/s, love, love, love!!!