Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Quad in Gold

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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I am fortunate to receive products from The Body Shop.

I took this picture from my Instagram. For this post, I will review the first eyeshadow palette I tried (top right).
Product Review: The Body Shop Down To Earth Eyeshadow Quad in Gold

Where to purchase: The Body Shop and online at thebodyshop-usa.com
Price: $24 for 2 x 2.2 g (0.07 oz)

Made in Italy

Description from the website: Our Down to Earth Eyeshadow Quad Gold features 4 neutral eyeshadow shades, inspired by nature:
* Sahara Dune
* Aztec Gold
* Essaouira Bronze
* Amazonian Earth

Special Features:
* The individual shades all click in and out of the palette casing, so you can switch shades between palettes and quads.
* Shades come in three different finishes: true mattes, iridescent shimmer and eye-catching sparkles.
* All the shades can be used dry for easy blending or wet for more intense, vibrant color.

Perfect For:
Highlighting the natural beauty of all skin tones and eye colors.
Ingredients:
Thoughts: When I received the products, I was excited about everything even the eyeshadows. I grabbed the first palette that I know I can wear in daily basis.
Here's how the palette looks inside.
Here's the four eyeshadows from top to bottom, left to right: Sahara Dune, Aztec Gold, Essaouira Bronze, and Amazonian Earth.
Here's a closer look at the one of the eyeshadows clicked out of the palette.
Here's a closer look at one of the eyeshadows. This is Aztec Gold.
Here's a swatch of the eyeshadows on my hand from left to right: Sahara Dune, Aztec Gold, Essaouira Bronze, and Amazonian Earth.

Now for looks I did with the eyeshadow palette...
Look #1:
I applied Essaouira Bronze on the lid and Sahara Dune on top. Then blended it out with Amazonian Earth on the crease and outer v. I also have Sahara Dune under the brow.
Here's an overall look with Revlon Ultra HD Gel Lipcolor in HD Desert on the lip.

Look #2:
I applied Sahara Dune on the lid and blended out with Essaouira Bronze on the crease and outer v. I also applied Amazonian Earth on top of Essaouira Bronze on the outer v. Also have Sahara Dune under the brown.
Here's the same look at a different angle.
Here's an overall look with Too Faced Melted Matte Liquified Matte Lipstick in Lady Balls on the lips.

Look #3:
I applied Aztec Gold on the lid and blended out with Essaouira Bronze on the crease and outer v. I also darken the outer v with Amazonian Earth. I have Sahara Dune under the brow.
Here's the same look at a different angle.
Here's an overall look with Flirt Chickstick For Lips in Yasss on the lips.

Now for my overall opinion... First of all, I like the packaging. It's sleek and professional looking. I love it's all black with a simple design on the center. Not only that, it's light-weight, thin, and the size of my hand. It's small enough to carry. Plus, it comes with a mirror. You do have to carry an eyeshadow brush/applicator unless you use your hand. I also love that the eyeshadow singles are clickable. You can click the eyeshadow singles to remove or change with another single from The Body Shop eyeshadow palettes. If you are like me, not all the eyeshadows from the palettes get the love. There's usually one or couple that barely gets touch. This makes it exchangeable to get all the colors you love in one palette. I think it's such a genius idea! With that said, I wish the name of the color of the eyeshadow singles were listed on the back instead of the sleeve. I tend to throw sleeves and boxes away. Also since it has a sleek packaging, there's a lot of finger marks. Thankfully, there's no scratches. Secondly, the eyeshadows are buttery soft. I just felt it in-between my fingers and it feels refreshing. It's made out of small particles, but at the same time, it's so compacted that I cannot see it fall apart. With that said, I didn't notice any loose powders when I used the palette. Third, it's a very universal palette. It has a mixture of shimmers and mattes. The colors range from light for the entire eyes to dark for darkening. With that said, they match well together. Some eyeshadows blend too well together that it looks like one color on the eyes. This blends well, but at the same time, you can see the gradient. Not only that, you can use the eyeshadows for other things like the darkest shadow for eyeliner. It's a great every day palette. You can also smoke it out for nighttime look. Each colors are gorgeous in itself but I wasn't a big fan of the lightest shadow, Sahara Dune. The color would be great for fair and dark tone individuals. People who are close to medium tone or medium tone, the color blends well with the skin that it's not noticeable. I didn't notice it on my eyes especially under the brows. It didn't look like I applied anything. Lastly, it lasted all day. I applied in the morning and wore it for the entire day. I didn't notice any smudging and fading. At the end of the day, it looks exactly like how I applied it.

Pros:
* Sleek and professional looking palette.
* Black with simple design on the center.
* Travel-friendly; lightweight and thin.
* Comes with a mirror.
* Clickable eyeshadows; remove or exchange.
* No scratches on the packaging.
* Buttery soft consistency.
* Compacted; hardly any loose powders.
* Mixture of shimmers and mattes.
* Blends well together.
* Great every day palette.
* Can smoke out the look.
* Lasted all day without smudging and fading.

Cons:
* Name of the eyeshadows not listed on the palette.
* Fingermarks on the palette.
* Lightest shadow is not noticeable on medium tone skin.

Would repurchase: Yes.
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws


Other The Body Shop products reviewed/swatch:
 Body Butter
Body Scrub
Duo Eyeshadow
Eye Lustre Liner

Hand Protector
Hemp
On A Rope Soap
Hemp
Shade Adjusting Drops
Shower Cream
Shea

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post is given to me. I am not affiliated with the company nor getting paid to advertise the product. This post is written with my honest opinion.

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