The 'Smoky Copper' eyeshadow palette by The Body Shop was released with their Christmas collection back in December and ever since I first laid my eyes on it, I knew I had to have it. And so I went out and bought it a few weeks back, as I'm not one to wait too long especially when it comes to beauty or perfumes.
The palette comes with two rather good quality mini brushes which is very handy when on the go, a flat brush and an angled brush for increased precision in application. The shades are very wearable and very much to my liking. This palette is versatile enough in its shades to be suitable for all eye colours in my opinion, but would be especially gorgeous on blue eyes due to the copper/bronze shades enclosed.
When swatched with fingertips the formula is highly pigmented and buttery soft, but when applied with a flat brush, in all fairness you don't get the same pigmentation for some reason. It therefore performs at its best when used on top of a cream base - the usual eye primer underneath just won't cut it I'm afraid, or simply applied with a wet brush. I personally prefer the first version- applied on top of a cream base and by that I mean something like the Maybelline Color Tattoos or the Stila Smudge Pots, the eyeshadows stick really well onto them and work beautifully in every way possible.
|'Smoky Copper' applied over Maybelline Color Tattoo in shade 'On & On Bronze'|
All in all, for 25 Euro you get 7.2 g of eyeshadows and when compared to a Clarins quartet (5.8 g) which costs about 40 Euro, I must say that this palette was worth the investment for me and I'm very pleased with it and because of its wearable neutral shades, I would see myself getting a lot of use out of it.
Have you tried this?