Monday, 26 April 2010

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes 06

Hey sweetpea’s! How is everyone doing?

A few people have asked to see swatches of TBS’s shimmer cubes and of course I was happy to show them off. 

06

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06 is probably my favourite and most used shimmer cubes.  The selection of browns and neutrals are very wearable and I adore shimmers, so these are perfect!  All four colours can be used to create the perfect brown smoky eye which I do regularly!

IMG_0023 (used dry, without primer)

Above is the shadows swatched directly onto my hand without any primer.  The colours are nice and pigmented, especially the two on the left side.  The other two are nice, buildable highlighting shadows which look lovely in the corner of the eye and as a base. 

However – These colours are especially outstanding when used with a wet brush.  It creates an intense look, which is still blend-able, but more striking.

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You can see the comparison above.  This was literally just using a wet eye shadow brush and creating a paste with the eye shadow.  The shimmer cubes are all intended to be used dry and wet, and the cubes dry as normal, so they can be used again dry the following day.  This is also perfect if you want to create your own coloured liners – just use a liner brush! 

IMG_0026 (used wet, without primer)

I thoroughly recommend these cubes.  The packaging is perfect – each cube has its own little lid and they can be removed from the plastic box, which means if you have a few of the palettes, you can place different cubes into each box to create your own palette, or if your only using one you can just pop that into your m-u bag instead of carrying around all of them.  The lids also prevent the colours merging and making a mess.

The shadows have amazing lasting power when used with any old primer and the cubes are really deep.  I have had these for almost a year and have only just made a dent in them – they will last forever, which is perfect for the price aswell, which I think retails at £16.

Does any one else have the cubes? What do you think, pretty amazing huh!  If you have anymore questions about using the palette wet, then do ask in a comment below.

NEXT UP – Shimmer cube Palette 07!

9 comments:

  1. These have been on my wishlist for a while now, but i've thought they were too expensive. Seems like they're worth it though :) x

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  2. I love the look of these, they look like they will last a long time aswell. great post :)

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  3. They look really gorgeous!I think I'm going to try them!!!!

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  4. I love the shimmer cubes. I need to buy some more! I like how you can apply them sheer and pack them on to get more colour. I don't seem to get fallout from mine eiher so yayyyy!

    can't wait for the next one. so jealous that you work at the body shop!

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  5. i'm going to have to pick up some of these!

    so pretty!

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  6. Great post! I just wrote a review about this lovely product (in palette 06) -- considering that I had it for 3 years now. It's my HG neutral shimmer shadows!

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  7. Hi, I finally got the Green Light one from their new shimmer cubes collection. It's pretty amazing. But then i tried using it wet. The shadows filmed over! I had to scrape it off. That was pretty sad. How is it that yours dries to normal again?

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  8. yup, its awesome..
    alot of people have complimented me for how it looks on me. i bought it last year i think, it lasts forever!! and by the way, ive got olive skin tone.
    i use it almost everyday.. when im not stressing of what colours to wear, i just use this one. its the easiest to match with whatevr u wear.. but ive never used it wet b4 tho. guess will giv that a try.. i plan to get the other colours too.. so, for those in doubt, i highly recommend it. do get it, its worth ur moolah.. =)

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  9. Look gorgeous, but when I tested them in the shop they looked too flaky and loose :(

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