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Sunday, March 6, 2011

THE BODY SHOP Shimmer Cubes palette 06: Review and Swatches

Product Description:

Best if you want to: Cover your eyes with rich, crease-resistant sparkling eye colors in four sumptuous shades.
Best for: all skin tones
What it is designed to do:

  • - Light-diffusing particles and pearl pigments provide shimmer to highlight skin and help to disguise fine lines.  - Community Trade marula oil from Namibia helps to condition skin over time and restore skin’s moisture barrier.
    - Convenient, lightweight pack is fully recyclable and provides four cubes in one. carry the full palette or your favorite color for easy on-the-go application.

  • The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes palette 06

    I purchased The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes palette 06 (Warm) back in 2008 and it became a staple in my make up bag ever since.

    I am very happy with all the colors in this palette because I can practically use them all. I use the light colours (Marshmallow and Honeycomb) on my crease and as eyeshadow base. I also use them as highlight on the inner and outer corners of my eyes. On the other hand, I use the dark ones (Choco Chip and Dark Chocolate) on my lid when going for the subtle smokey eye effect.

    Cube 1 - Marshmallow
    Cube 2 - Honeycomb
    Cube 3 - Choco Chip
    Cube 4 - Dark Chocolate

    The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes palette 06 - pots close up

    The product is shimmery to brighten up your eyes in a very flattering way. It’s very easy to apply and highly buildable up to your preferred intensity. You can definitely pull off a natural look by simply applying them dry because it’s very sheer. If you want the colours to be more apparent, apply them with a damp eyeshadow brush.

    The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes palette 06 swatches

    The lasting power for me is above average so primer is not really a must. I love how cute and handy the packaging is.  However, I usually have a rubber band around its case to ensure it will be kept closed during travel which I hardly mind considering that it’s still very easy to bring anywhere. If you only want to use a color or two, you can just select which compact cubes to toss in your makeup bag.

    I have had these for three years now and nearly wear them almost everyday but notice how much product I still have! I feel like I will have them forever and will not need to repurchase anytime soon. If in any case I run out of these and they’re still around, I will definitely repurchase.


    1. Ah, here's the same palette. It's huge, I don't know when I will finish this :)

    2. They will surely last a loooooooong time. :D

    3. I had those too! Same shades :-) from 2005, then I had to throw it away in 2007 because powdered eyeshadow has a shelf life of only one a half years.



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