Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Body Shop Smoke & Sparkle Palettes 2011

The Body Shop’s 2011 Winter Trend LE collection has just hit stores and today I’m bringing you swatches of the range!  Every year I look forward to TBS’s Christmas collection and this year might just be my favourite.

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There are two palettes this year (like normal) which include three powder eye shadows, one cream eye shadow, a kohl pencil an an eyeshadow brush.  TBS have never included a cream eye shadow in a palette before and so this is a fab addition as they are creamy and pigmented.

 Golden Brown Palette Swatches– How beautiful is the golden, shimmering cream!  It’s absolutely perfect for using as a base under the eye shadow or for using as a highlighter under the eye brow.  The other shadows are lovely, really soft and easy to work with.

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Silver Black Palette Swatches – Again, the cream steals the show here.  The kohl eye liner is lovely and black and the other shadows work really well together to help create a sexy, smouldering, smokey eye this winter.

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What I think – I absolutely love that with these palettes you have everything you need (apart from mascara) to create the most perfect smokey eye for the party season.  The packaging of the palettes are a classic shiny black with a gold strip across the front, and an accompanying mirror inside the lid. 
The palettes retail for £14 each which is pricey – I do generally think that TBS have really high prices for all of their products (like £8 for a single eyeshadow, really?!), I think £10 would be a better price point for this quad.

Also in the range are two shimmer mists (in the cutest spray pump packaging – pictured below), as well as four new mini hi-shine lip glosses (one pictured below)!
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The ‘Sparkler’s’ are incredible – I already had the pink one from last year but they’ve introduced a gold one as well this year and I adore them!  The packaging is so cute and they give you the most dazzling shimmer – perfect for hair, legs, d├ęcolletage and clothing!  They also have the nicest scent; they smell delicious and retail at £12.

Will you be wearing shimmer this Christmas?  What palette do you prefer?

xxx

14 comments:

  1. Great post, how many sprays of the Sparklers where used in the image?
    x

    http://whistle-amor.blogspot.com/

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  2. Hi Marie!

    Thank you!

    I sprayed the gold one on the left side of my arm and the pink on the right side, and I used just two small spritzes/pumps of each - they are really pigmented and quite a lot comes out so you don't need to use much! XX

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  3. i just fell in love with the silver black palette! grey/black smokey eyes are my favourite look so i will definitely check out the palette :) thanks for the great review! mona xx

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  4. I love both palettes! My Xmas list is getting so long now. Santa is going to need to take out an overdraft.

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  5. wow they look amazing, really wanna try them!
    i have last years palettes :P

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  6. OMG!!! Did TBS include a cream eyeshadow in the quads? And does this mean that maybe they're going to bring out a cream eyeshadow range in the near future? I trully hope so; TBS makeup line lacks of some nice liquid/cream eyeshadows- plus their eyeshadow range has long been uncared for (excluding the new Shimmer Cubes, of course! By the way, I go the silver/blue palette and I looove it!) xx

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  7. Lovely post, really informative, LOVING the darker smokey eyes palette, its exactly the colours I use and the cream eyeshadow is gorgeous! The sparkler spritzers are lovely, I need the Gold one in my life! :)

    Ktee x

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  8. Ooh, these are lovely! I'm not feeling rich enough to be forking out for these, but at least one of the palettes is going on my list for Santa!

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  9. I LOVE the golden brown!

    Thinking it's going to be a glittery christmas!

    x

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  10. Dear Kathie, i want to learn what is your eyeshadow using under your eyes ? (for website's main picture) many many thanks

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  11. I was really dissapointed by the sparklers, i bought the pink one and even though it looked great on my very pale white skin, it wasn't there over the next moments, my much tanner friends could pull it off for hours though
    :( :( :(

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