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May 28, 2009

The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette Review and Swatches

Can I tell you, at one time in my life I didn't like palettes! Gasp! Horror! I know right? I'd so go for single shadows, tons of glosses, heaps of lipstick but never went for palettes at all. The only palettes I would buy for a very long, long time was Dior Limited Edition ones, this was back when Dior was making some seriously ridiculously girly palettes.

Anyway.

I was of the mentality that palettes were messy and didn't really give me what I wanted, etc....

As for now?

I'm an addict. I'm absolutely palette mad. It's not even so much that most palettes get you the best bang for your buck, it's just more of an "Oh My God! That's Gorg! Must haves it!" Do you ever feel that way about palettes? Shrugs could be just me.

Moral of this story is that The Body Shop actually has a brand new palette they released with their Summer Collection. I know, who knew? The Body Shop and a palette? I don't think I've ever seen them do a palette quite like this....!


Check it after the jump!

If you like palettes or you're just wanting alot of everything for a little price tag you can check out The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette. Basically has everything you need to create a complete face look or several looks for that matter. Travel friendly to say the least if you're a minimal type that hates traveling with a slew of makeup, here it be, all in one spot. Tote it around with you on holiday or stash it in your desk draw for quickie touch ups. It's $30 USD and it snags you pretty much everything and the kitchen sink.














You'll get:
  • The Body Shop Super Volume Mascara
  • The Body Shop Liquid Lip Colors in Pink Sparkle and Golden Coral
  • The Body Shops Cheek Color in Golden Pink
  • The Body Shop Eyeshadows in Shell, Pink, Spearmint, and Slate
  • Plus a mini blusher and shadow brush!


All the items above come housed in a slick, black box with a little ribbon closure that sports The Body Shop emblem. The shades are pretty universal so you can use them just about anytime of the year. The blush is quite an interesting shade and reminds me of NARS Orgasm but a good deal more pigmented so use lightly. The shadows you get are creamy white, black, soft teal, and pink. These are all velvet texture and are a chalky but still manage to apply nicely to the lid, quite smooth and buttery in texture with plenty of pigmentation. The glosses are a nice little extra. They aren't terribly glossy and they are sheer but they lend a little twinkle and shine to lips plus having them tucked inside makes the palette complete for eyes, lips, and cheeks! The mascara may be mini but it packs a rather large, bushy applicator brush which does a very good job of lengthening lashes and adding nice volume. I was kinda shocked with this as I never tried Body Shop mascara prior to this and the small size had me worried it wouldn't be so good, but good it was. Both brushes included are super soft although the blusher blush is a tad small to do my face with but I found that it worked a treat for blending my shadow hehe!


























You can get any number of looks from the palette and it's rather ideal for travel considering how strict the airlines are. If you like softer, pastel shades or you're just a lover of palettes this should appeal.

The Body Shop Eye, Lip, and Cheek Palette is available now at http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com or visit your local Body Shop to swatch and have a play! I know mine was offering free make overs using the palette and the Summer Collection if you're interested!

I did two looks for you using the palette. The first look I used the creamy white as a highbrow highlighter, the pink on my lid, and a bit of the sheer aqua on my lower lash line and finished with Pink Sparkle gloss on my lips. The second photo I used the aqua all over my lid, you know how addicted I am to anything that's aqua! Both photos I am using The Body Shop mascara.








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5 Comments:

Blogger Phyrra said...

That's a really cute palette! I love the blue on you. I've recently become enamored of the Body Shop's Vitamin C and Vitamin E lines. I like the clear gold shimmery gloss I got from them recently.

May 28, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger Vonvon said...

Oh Muse, that makes the 2 of us! I'm a sucker for palettes too! And from The Body Shop?? Wow!! I can bet it's gonna be super marked up here and we'll not get it til summer's end!

But just so looking forward to it and can start saving money from now! ;))

May 28, 2009 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Vonvon said...

I don't know what's with all the comment box in Blogger today. i can't seem to be able to leave any comment. I don't know if you got my previous comment, Muse.

Just wanna say that makes 2 of us! I'm a sucker for palettes too!! ;))))

Keeping it short....

May 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd

thanks hun!

They def have some nice items!

June 12, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey von von!

Sorry about the comment box being a bugger :-D hehe!

I hope you get this soon and it isn't too crazy jacked up :-D It's a nice little palette for traveling!

June 12, 2009 at 9:08 AM  

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