The Body Shop • Eye Shimmers • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I only have one of these, in the shade 01, its like a shimmery (duh!), silvery white colour and I use it on an almost daily basis as a highlight or sometimes in the inner corner of my eye to brighten it up. I was on the hunt for a highlight that was the shade and colour of this one, so was really pleased to try it and find that it was amazing, like literally the exact shade that I wanted. The negatives I would say about this is that it is too small, you don't get a lot of product. I paid £9.00 (around $14.00, I think!) for this tiny little pot, which I wasn't particularly pleased about but because I really hadn't found a decent colour like this for my highlight anywhere else, I decided to part with money. I would buy this again as well as recommend it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Just to clarify, the eye shimmers are NOT the same as the eye shadows. The eye shadows have a somewhat-wide range of colors, some are matte (although, most are being discontinued unfortunately), some are pearlescent, some dark, some light, etc. The SHIMMERS come in only half a dozen shades.
The silver is great alone as a highlighter, and for that "eye-opening" pop in the inner corner. It doesn't perform like the other shimmers, and it does not have the fun dragon-fly effect that the others do. Nor does the gold one. These are a bit creamier than the others in consistency. If you're really into once-in-a-while eye colors, these are nice, but I can't pay the price for them, so I didn't buy these two.
The others in the range (violet, blue, green, copper) are so much fun! They are designed to be used in a few different ways.
Alone, they are extremely UNpigmented, and they were designed to be that way. They give the slight shimmer and color of the name (copper is coppery, indigo is well, indigo, emerald is green), but if you're looking for a rich, creamy pigment, this is not the right use for it.
OR... you can use them over eyeliner. I've tried this a number of ways: over black eyeliner, dark eyeliner (brown, navy, etc), and they become this really cool, bright, super-iridescent color. I try to not blend the shimmer with the eyeliner, but rather, dab lightly until the effect is achieved. With liquid eyeliner, I wait for it to dry, or if you're really brave you can put the liquid on wet, add the shimmer right away, and then blend like mad to get a super-duper iridescent thing... but be warned, it definitely takes practice. I've also done a smokey-eye sort of thing by blending a creamy eyeliner out and then putting the shimmer over that and and up to my crease, and it's a nice effect. Which brings me to the next option...
OR... I have used it over a dark eye-shadow. I tried the "soft black" eyeshadow underneath these shimmers, and I love the effect. I've also tried a different dark purple (I think it was Lancome) underneath the purple shimmer with a really cool result. It's fun to experiment. Try new things, and you'll be surprised.
SO... as a new, fun, going-out kind of look, it's definitely worth the price, just because they are so multi-functional. You can get a lot of different looks with just the one shimmer. You can also use it for just a slight wash of VERY little color. BUT for everyday use, I'd say there are better colors elsewhere, unless you do a fashion look everyday.
I wish they came in a single palette with the different colors in smaller sizes, because it's too expensive to buy all of them at once. I started with the blue, went to the purple, and I'm getting the green next. So, all in all, I'd say if you're into FUN and DIFFERENT, these are fun and different. If you don't use them as they were intended, it'll be a waste of your money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Eye shimmers are among my favorite TBS products.
I own emerald, copper, bronze and indigo.
I personally think that they are performing great on the top of the black eyeliner.
I highly recommend them.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous color selection, but the quality of the formula is so poor its only equivalent to cheap shadows a 1/4 of its price.
It's expensive for the amount you get and the packaging looks cheap.
It gets used up quickly as they're not intense
Poor staying power, disappears halfway through the day, needing constant reapplication to maintain the color depth.
I brought 3 shades, and they all look "crummy" on my eyelids, sort of going into the lines, but also balling up unevenly at the same time. They don't blend smoothly I think I'm trying to say.
When I'm loading up my eyeshadow brush this powder flies everywhere its messy.
I say save your money and buy a quality drugstore brand instead until they improve the wear of this formula! Every eyeshadow I own beats this brand (Revlon, Covergirl, Red Earth, Maybelline, Natio, Loreal, Napoleon, Arden, Dior....)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Gorgeous (and plentiful!) color selection. Shades are richer than most and are versatile in application ranging from sheer to true-to-pot to intense. Unfortunately for me, I have lids that tend to crease my shadow in a less than satisfactory time frame, but I don't necessarily blame it on the shadow because it lasted a bit longer than most (alas--until I found a crease-less shadow I cannot give full marks). Price is steep for the quantity, but the shades are irresistable so I'll deal with it. Packaging is mediocre--it's plastic and feels kind of cheap/flimsy, but comes in a good travel size.
I have this in Spearmint which is a creme-de-menthe with an iridescent shimmer finish and Damson, a lovely rich, slightly smoky violet.