The Body Shop • Shimmer Cubes • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this product! First bought 5 or 6 years ago when they were sold not in sets of four cubes, but in pairs of two sticks (like school chalk :)). I was in high school, didn't wear much makeup and thought it would be a fun and easy product to experiment with. Liked so much that I later bought another set, and then a few years later bought three sets of the cubes. This product has "grown" with me and my makeup skills. Colors in the palates complement each other very well, easy to apply and mix and match.
I like the chalk quality of this product much more so than a powder. Easier to apply in the car as I often have to do (I'm not driving in this situation, obviously!) Anyway, love the shimmer cubes, highly recommended!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
These are fun! I bought one of the discontinued ones (smoke,cream, shiny white, rose pink) and it works lovely wet or dry. There's a nice shine and I don't have to keep reapplying it. Did I mention I got this for ONLY A DOLLAR! Shop those TBS sales...sometimes you hit something really good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I don't know what is wrong with these, I was very excited to see that these come in containers that sort of reminded me of pool ball chalk, and that they were indeed powder instead of cream, the very cute colors and case that these came in were all very neat looking, but some of the cubes just almost actually seem "dried out". Like I can't even get any color to come off onto my finger or the eyeshadow brush no matter how hard I press and then I have to end up scraping some up with my fingernail just to get them to slightly work. These remind me of little girl's fake plastic makeup because of the poor color and shimmer payoff. Maybe it was just the two that I bought, but I don't know. I don't hate these.. you still can get a little bit of light color and sparkle if you try hard enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
the colors in the palette i got are imperial purple, dusted silver, argyle pink and bronze intense. im really super happy that i got them. they're easy to apply, easy to blend - great for an inexperienced make-up user like me.
this shimmer cube is suitable for me (i have tan colored skin) and shows up well. the imperial purple cube is not as pigmented as the rest. but i love it - its not bright, more like a dark greyish purple with shimmers (not the chunky stuff). the argyle pink cube is well pigmented and has slightly metallic look. its a very usable color. i imagine the silver cube would look nice on top of a black eyeshadow, but have not tried it yet. doesn't work for me on its own. the bronze intense is wonderful - looks like it has goldish/pinkish shimmer.
i was looking for something that wasn't bright, more like everyday usable colors IMO, but at the same time showed up on my skin and had a little shimmery look to it. these shimmer cubes in "sparkle" (i don't know the palette number) are perfect.
one more thing, at first i was reluctant to buy it because i didnt want to spend $17.50 on eyeshadow (i only wear makeup occasionally). but this is well worth it. You get 4 cubes and each cube is 4 grams/0.14 oz which is a lot of product, especially compared to something like Urban Decay's shadows that are 1.5 grams/0.05 oz and $15.
Edit: after using it a couple of times, it seems to me that the purple one is pigmented but the pink one is not. somehow the pink cube is really hard and i have to try to scrape at it to get any color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I am a PPP and found all the colors to be very wearable. The dark purple, and the dark copper are sheer when applied carefully and can be used with a eyeliner brush to color around the eyes. The silver is a little bright if I'm not careful but a wise woman once told me to "blend blend blend". The best thing is the ease of portability with each cube having its own little plastic case inside the larger case that the set is housed in. I have been so pleased with the two sets that I have that I will probably make a stop in to The Body Shop for the two new sets (even though a number of the colors are repeats) just to get my hands on the new colors. These cubes even trump my loose pigments in ease of application for pure spill possibilities. (I hate the mere idea of having to pick up powder knocked over by a curious cat or clueless hubby.)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This shadow is frykn awesome! You can use this stuff to get a great smokey eye or show your gorgeous eyes, I'm serious! If you put black on b4 the color, it makes it look SOOOO much better. This product is way better at stayin on the lids than any eyeshadow, except for MAC. The packaging is kinda small, but it's cheap and well worth using such awesome colors!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was pressured into buying these by an agressive sales woman. I got the cool set that includes silver, pink, plum, and bronze colours. They are nice but I don't use them very often. I find them tricky to apply.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I got this in Edinburgh and the package includes: a Dark Brown, an dark purple, a champagne/ivory shade, and a copper shade. They are all shimmering.
The dark brown is too dark for me, so it's usless. Can't use it as a liner because it hurts in the eye. The light one is a bit too shimmery, so it's useless. Right there half of the product is useless for me. I am in love with the copper and the purple, though. Great quality shadow that lasts all day and makes my green eyes REALLY stand out. It takes some practice to put these on, though, or you might make a mess as it tends to fall on the lower eye and (especially with the purple) can make you look like you got beaten up. The packaging is not good at all. The individual pots have lids that come off easily, so you can't carry them individually or they can make a mess of your purse and the lid to the big box comes off too easily, so you have to watch it carefully. Too much plastic from a company that prides itself on being the environment's friend.
I don't plan on repurchasing because I don't see me EVER running out. It lasts forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have two different kinds, one with pink and the other with black/beige/silvery green/purplish brown eyeshadows. The one with the pink eyeshadow is just fantastic!! i wear mac nc35 foundation and it suits my complexion very well. i used to hate the pink eyeshadow but i found a use for it with grey contact lenses and cover girl's super pale pink eyeshadow. I've been wearing only this set for over 5 months now. I also have the one with silvery green eyeshadow and it is just okay. the green just doesnt look good on me. and the light brown shadow is a bit dark on me...when i wear this colour it makes me look like i didn't sleep last night and came outside without washing my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The shimmer cubes, besides the eye shimmers, are my favorite TBS makeup products. My only (eternal) complaint is that they are very sheer. A bit of water and/or a lot of application solve that problem. These come in sets of four colours in a cube. The upside is that you get all four colors, which look great together. The downside is that you maybe end up with a color you dont want. But, I've found that I do end up using those colors, and I'm glad to have them.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I hate to be the only negative voice here, but I was somewhat disappointed with this product. I have #8 (haven't tried the other palettes, to be fair), and the colours in the package were perfect, but these just go on too sheer. The pink and peach work for a highlighter or all-over shimmer, but the white is pretty useless and the grey is nice but you really have to build it alot to get the colour in the cube. I disagree with a few reviewers who have said these are super-pigmented. No, they're not. When you have to rub it on with your finger and build up the shadow just to get some colour, and you have more shimmer than colour, they are NOT super pigmented. If you want something with a lot of pigment, try the MAC pigments or the MUFE star powders, those babies are pigmented. All that being said though, these are nice for shimmer and for subtle (but shimmery) eye looks, but if you really want strong colours with staying power, I would try something else. p.s. If you look at my 1/29 FOTD photo you can see the results when I TRIED to use this palette. The result LOOKS like the colours that are in this palette, but in reality I had to use other colours just to get that look. I did use the grey as a lighter colour on my inner lid, but had to use another brand to get the true dark grey I wanted. Since the pink and the white didn't show up much, I had to use similar colours in other brands just to get the effect I THOUGHT this palette would have.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got my from ebay and they're four earthy colours. They're really beautiful, especially applied wet, love the shimmers. I use the lightest colour to highlight my cheekbones or give a different finish on blush
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I am happily surprised with the quality of these. I was disappointed with the quality of Chanel influences quad which I find unsmooth and unpigmented. I saw the body shop had these cutest palettes and i had to buy one. The palette 8 has ressembling colors to Chanels influences. I would have loved to buy another one also but could not afford it. The Body Shop palette costs 25 euros here in Finland. But it is better quality than Chanel. The powder is smoother and silkyer and more pigmented. The colors in this palette 8 are: seashell (white), sunset pink (cool rosey pink), pink sand
(warm peachy shade), pebble grey (dark grey). EDIT: Staying power did not pass my ultimate test of biking to downtown. I am always swetting when I bike and I need makeup that stays on well. This was all greased out. Did not wear that well. Also the packaging is pretty unpractical when you need to open the big top and then the little ones. And the big top does not stay on when you have remowed the tapes, so it is not great if you think about carrying it with you. I find YSL stays on much better. But at least this is better than Chanel quads. I wont buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just saw these shimmer cubes in the body shop while I was looking for the ocean clay mask. They looked gorgeous in the light, heavily pigmented, very shimmery. I had to get both of them (one with mostly brown/beige tones, one with some cooler tones). They are great if you are looking for the shimmery eyelid look. I don't really like the packaging though, it's cute but not so convenient if you are in a hurry: each cube is individually packaged (in an altoid box fashion, you have to lift the cap) and put into the bigger plastic container that can be opened in the same way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
TBS shimmer cubers are a wonderful make-up accessory. These can be used as face shimmer, eye liner (just wet a flat liner brush), eye shadow, and as a lip stick enhancer. Luckly it is holiday season so the shops have lots of colors to choose from. Anyone who wants to add a little fun to there make-up should get one of these.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have this in Intense and Cool. I bought them in the UK for 10 pounds per palette and I have to say that it is money well spent. The quality of the product is extremely good, with high intensity pigments and a decent amount of shimmer. Using them dry gives you a soft wash of colour over the eyelids, while using them wet gives you va-va-voom eyes!! My only gripe is the thin layer of ovelying crust that appears if I don't use them for some time - well, nothing a little scraping can't fix.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The body shop shimmer cubes are fabulous. Retails for $15 and you get a choice of warm or cool. The warm cubes have beatiful shimmery bronzey shades and the cool this year has a beautiful green, silvered gray, purple and taupey pink shade. All stunning. These are very pigmented, glide on effortlessly and last all day without creasing. Really shimmery too. A great idea!
The Body Shop has now been releasing the Shimmercubes palettes for several years. The original ones were just labeled warm and cool. The newer ones have numbers and the newest ones have numbers and the names of the shades. The Body shop has also released the warm palette several years in a row with different numbers but the cool shades tend to vary slightly.