Tuesday 6 May 2014

BEAUTY: The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes* (£16 each) are brilliant for both experienced and newbie's to eye shadow application due to their variety of colours and ease of application. Each 'cube' has four different eye shadows, that compliment one another, so there's no guessing work about which colours go with what. The Shimmer Cubes are available in seven different shades, including: Warm, Blue/Grey, Pink, Green, Purple, Hot Pink (shown below) and Spring Bronze (shown below). There's something for everyone!

The Hot Pink Shimmer Cube contains four shimmery eye shadows, two lighter shades and two darker. You can use these shades to create a variety of looks, including a dramatic smoky eye look or a subtle everyday look. Especially with the Hot Pink Shimmer Cube, the colours aren't so bright that they are hard to wear throughout the day. I've really enjoyed applying the lightest shade all over my eye lid and then blending a small amount of the next darkest shade into the furthest corner of my eyelid. It adds a subtle shimmer and makes your eyes look more awake!

The Spring Bronze Shimmer Cube has been my personal favourite, in fact it was the one eye shadow block I took to Florida with me on holiday - you can just get so many looks out of these colours! In this Shimmer Cube you get a really light shade (kind of cream with a golden shimmer), a golden shade, bronze shade and a dark brown shade. I found that the lightest shade is perfect for highlighting just under the brow bone and for lightening up the tear duct area - awakening those eyes! For an everyday look I use the lightest shade over the whole of my eye lid and then apply the golden shade to the corner of my eye. For a night time look I use all four colours to create a gorgeous, golden bronze smoky eye.

The only slight negative I have with this product is that you don't get any application brush, so you have to either use your fingers or your own brushes. For a lot of people that suits them anyway, as they have their 'favourite' eye shadow brushes but just worth considering. Other than that I can't recommend The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes enough - so perfect for on the go and for creating a wide range of looks.

^For this look I used all of the shades in the Spring Bronze Shimmer Cube.^

Which is your favourite Shimmer Cube shade?


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