A couple of days ago I purchased my very first The Body Shop eye shadow in many years. I’m not sure why I haven’t been buying The Body Shop makeup products in ages and even back when I did, why didn’t I buy more than a couple? Beats me, because at least this eye shadow became an almost instant favorite!
The Baked Eye Colours were on sale and after sampling a few, I opted for the most easy-to-use, neutral shades to begin with – something I could easily keep in my purse as well. The shade is called Moonstone and the lighter shade is a shimmery cream color that is quite neutral, perhaps a bit more cool than warm. The dark shade is kind of a silvery-khaki shade, quite lovely in my opinion.
Normally, these are priced at 15,30 euros here, but now these were on sale for 8 euros and after I’ve seen this in action, I wish I had purchased a couple of more of these (well I wish I had purchased all of them, but you know, with the moving and all, money is quite tight at the moment).
I wore this eye shadow to work yesterday (and will likely do so again!), combining the two colors, as you can see on my Instagram! I applied my makeup around 7 am and I first checked it around 11 am and there was no change what so ever. I saw a bit of creasing around 3 pm, but it was barely noticeable – and I had no primer on, just my mineral base. Around 7 pm there was a bit more creasing, but a bit of dabbing about made the shadow look decent again – if a bit faded. Only the lighter shade was creasing by the way, interestingly enough.
When I went to take a shower at 8 pm, the eye shadow was still good enough for me to hit the town with, so I’d say the durability is pretty great! The Body Shop promises these 8 hours of wear and they can be used wet or dry. I do have a horrible suspicion though that they may be cancelling this line, since it seems to also be on a really good sale in USA (like half the price of ours!!!). I really hope that’s not the case, because I would love to collect more!
To sum it up:
- The Baked Eye Colours come in 8 shades, 2 shades in each container (so technically 16 shades)
- Can be used wet or dry
- Blends well
- Good amount of pigment – and can be built up
- Doesn’t flake when being applied
- Gives at least 6-7 hours or wear (with primer, likely up to 10)
- Shimmery, light-reflecting consistency
I can’t really think of negatives in this case, all I can hope is that they continue with the product!