The Body Shop • Baked-to-Last Eye Colour - 08 (Amethyst) • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||33%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
At first, I had this line in Sage and Quartz and thought they sucked because I couldn't seem to get any color pay off and it didn't last so long. Then I discovered that applying it wet (even w/o primer) made the color pop and it stayed on all day on me, so now I'm completely hooked! Despite being uber pricey at $25 in my country I now have 5 of them!
I think the issue with this line is that it's hard to put on or that it doesn't stay long. However, I think it's not really a matter of the makeup quality, but it's the tools used in application. One reviewer said she can't get her brushes to work with this. I couldn't get any of my Body Shop eyeshadow brushes to work with them, but I was able to make it work with my Sigma E20 short shader brush (which is an excellent brush for smudging and depositing pigment on lower lash line). With the E20 brush I get a sort of sheer application when dry with sweeping the brush over my lids, I can also build up by not sweeping the brush and just simply packing it on, or I can apply it wet.
Try using a short, stiff, and dense brush with natural bristles. The TBS brushes are synthetic so the powder doesn't really stick and falls out, and the stiffer and denser the brush the better to pack on color :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
i think this product quite amazing.. the only matter is HOW YOU APPLY IT.. not saying that i'm a pro or something.. but, i'd like to try and error on something.. and my thoughts would be :
This only works on your clean finger... i've tried with a brush and YES it's so less pigmented.. even with a damp brush.. just use finger then the color would be amazing pigmented.. and don't forget to use a base color! this steps is very important to get an intense look.. i got in sapphire one, so i use a black base.. and the color turns amazingly! it really does! perhaps you can tell the changing of color a little bit from sky blue to teal.. but, if you want to stick with sky blue, find the similar base color..
on the other hand, i called it as 'my emergency eyeshadow kit' considering it doesn't require any kind of brushes.. :) i personally adore TBS's eyeshadow.. i think they are amazing! more info, i guess this baked-to-last eyeshadow is less glittery than the shimmer cube one..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Black
I bought this a few months ago because I was doing makeup for a photoshoot which required a purple smokey eye....Let's just say I used it for that occasion because I had nothing better at the time, but it's pretty much been sitting in my makeup kit untouched since then. I should have just gone to MAC or Sephora and paid a few more dollars for much better quality. Hell, even most drugstore shadows that I've tried have performed better than this piece of crap.
And it's pretty ridiculous that The Body Shop has the nerve to charge $12 for this. My Fyrinnae shadows were literally under half that price, contain literally twice the amount of product...And perform about 100x better than this.
Anyhow, onto the product description: It comes in a little round container with a raised dome lid. It contains two shadow colors baked together; one being an iridescent lilac, the other being a deep, black-based purple.
The color payoff for these shadows is some of the worst that I've ever seen. The light purple is practically non-existant unless you use about 10 layers of it, whearas the dark purple also requires many layers and is super chalky. These shadows do not blend well either, and they seem to fade away very quickly (according to the girl who I applied it to at the photo shoot).
This sproduct is totally deceiving. Looks gorgeous in the pan but hideous when applied. They're just weak, splotchy and downright ugly. The only future use I can think of for this is using the deep purple shade as liner. Maybe if applied over primer and really packed on it wouldn't be THAT bad.
Overall, I'm totally disappointed. I expected much better for a shadow that costs almost as much as MAC. I'll probably never use these again, so I suppose I'll just find a friend to give them to. Total waste of money ladies...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Baked eyeshadows are specifically made to be used wet. So yeah, using them dry they will be very shear. I got this colour as a gift and I like it. I wet the brush a bit, and swipe it across the colour and it worked well for me. I like to use the darker colour as a liner, it comes out as a nice sparkly plum. The lighter purple stays pretty shear on its own but used over a primer it was vibrant. I also didn`t see much sparkly fallout hours later.
That being said, at 12 bucks it is kind of steep. I`ll continue to use it but once it`s gone I won`t likely buy it again.
Edit: I didn't mean baked eyeshadows are ONLY supposed to be used wet. I meant that is the best way to get colour payoff out of them. These eyeshadows are really dry because they've been baked, hence how they get their name. Logic would be that the drier a product is, the harder it is to get colour payoff. This is why many makeup artists like using them wet.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
The quality of this product is really poor and cheap even for the Body Shop standards. I rather go spend a bit more and buy quality products like MAC or Dior than this piece of crap.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've waited a while to review this product because I kept struggling to get it to "work." I've finally given up, so this is it.
Someone suggested that some of the Baked-to-Last shadows could serve as dupes MAC's Venomous Villains shadows. When I saw Amethyst in the store, it certainly appeared like it could dupe the purple side of My Dark Magic. The Baked-to-Last Eye Colours are packaged in round containers. They have a domed lid and are completely clear, which is a look I really like. It's different from the all-black that's popular with cosmetics these days. Inside is a raised circle of eye shadow with two colours. The majority of the circle is made up a large crescent of a shimmery lilac shade with some slight black marbling, while the smaller section is a black-based purple with white marbling and purple sparkles throughout.
These shadows swatched well in the store, using my finger and swatching on my hand. Using them on your lids, with a brush, is a different matter. Both colours are incredibly dry and go on very sheer. The lighter, lilac colour can be built up enough so that it looks passable when it catches the light. The black-based purple, however, is a disaster. I did everything I could to try and get some decent colour payoff with this shade. Applied dry, it looks like a smudgy purple-grey. To apply it wet, I had to scrub the shadow with a brush to pick up any colour at all, and while it did look more vivid, it didn't pick up any of the sparkles. I even tried applying it over black eyeliner, but taking a brush to it just thins it out and the colour remains inconsistent. There's heavy fallout from both colours, and those damn sparkles refuse to apply.
I wanted these shadows to work, but they're not just disappointing -- they're flat-out unworkable. The Body Shop is charging $12 for 2 grams (0.07 oz), which is just ludicrous. Luckily I got mine for half-off, or I'd feel a little more burned.
EDIT: Another review here claims that baked eye shadows are meant to only be used wet. This is not correct information -- baked eye shadows are supposed to be flexible products, capable of being used wet or dry. I've seen many baked eyeshadows that apply beautifully dry, but this is not one of them, and at no point have I ever read a claim by the Body Shop stating that their Baked-to-Last Eye Colour are specifically made to be used wet.