Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Body Shop "Down To Earth" Collection


It's been a while since I talked about eyeshadow palettes around here and what better way to bring this topic up again than feature the latest neutrals on the market?! Finally The Body Shop joined in, producing not one, not two but six options for all the eyeshadow lovers out there. From greys to plums, you can satisfy your soul with quads or a proper palette. 



I've been testing these the past week or so, as you may have seen me open the blogger mail on my snapchat last week (WhatKrisDid) and I'm impressed! Thought I'd briefly take you on a little review tour of all of the ones I received. I wasn't asked to review these nor paid to but as I love the brand and  the products (and I know many of you do too), I thought it would be cool to give you my opinion and a little overview. 


DOWN TO EARTH - THE PALETTE 

I can't lie, I was attracted to this palette straight away as I always favoured palettes to quads for every day use. The Down to Earth palette* retails for £22 and comes with 8 shades with matte and iridescent shimmers. The cool thing about this is that these shades can be 'clicked out' of the palette and you can insert any shade from the other quads in here. It does come pre-filled though so you can't pick the colours before purchasing. 


I thought that the pigmentation was great. The mattes blended easily and the shimmers were subtle unless you wanted a pop, in which case all you need to do is wet the brush. The price brigs this to the mid-range market but I love the idea of swapping colours later on and customising it the way you want.






SMOKY BROWN QUAD  

The first quad I tried is of course the Smoky Brown* quad. I really like it as it's simple and easy to wear. It hasn't really "wowed" me as much as some of the others as the colours are predictable BUT in all fairness, you have four options and a neutral/brown theme so what was I expecting? 
It's a great number for earthy-toned lovers and people who like to stay in the comfort zone. As a four-piece I think this a complete set as there's a brow highlight/base, something for the crease and then something to smoke it up. I have no complaints for the quality and I truly think that if this is your colour-palette you will love it. 





SMOKY BLACK QUAD 

This is the 'scariest' palette for me as I never really wear blue shades but a couple of days ago I was going out with some gal-pals and I wanted to step outside my comfort zone so I decided to test this little gem*. I actually loved the blue against my brown eyes. The colours were pretty easy to blend although I would have preferred an extra matte to make the crease more smokey. I would suggest using this with a wet brush as I think that the blue will look more eye-catching when a little darker and intense. 





SMOKY PLUM QUAD 

This quad* is possibly my favourite as I adore all the shades. From light rose gold to copper for the lid, and plum-taupe for some badass blending in the crease, can it get any more perfect? This is a complete 'set' and I will take it with me anywhere I go! I find the brown to be the most buttery and soft finish and creating any day to night look with this number is just easy and fun. 






SMOKY GREY QUAD 

The Grey quad* is an interesting combination for me as I haven't spotted many palettes like this on the market. First of all, it's not grey, it's an off-olive with grey undertones, which makes it quite mesmerising to observe in the pan. I love it for evening and for autumn and winter, as it reminds me of a frosty forest with snow and ice. That's probably not a very pleasant thought for most but I like the time around Christmas. Anyway, I tried it last week and straight away I loved how it made my eyes 'pop' without washing out my complexion. Paired with a killer highlighter like Becca's Pearl, you can look like the ice queen! ADORE. Again, I also appreciate a good matte for the crease. The blending game on this one was spot on. 




The quads retail for £15 each and I personally love them. I found the application to be smooth and non flakey through the whole line and for the shadows to have amazing even coverage. I believe I'm missing a gold quad that you can check on the site, but I like the idea of these different colour matches to suit every different person. It's great for people who want to travel and take 4 shades, not an entire palette with them, it's affordable, the packaging is sleek and you can totally try a different colour-combination without breaking the bank, also knowing the quality is awesome and you won't be disappointed. 


It's worth noting that the shadows are vegan, suitable for sensitive skin, they're enriched with babassu oil and high purity pigments but contain NO petroleum or mineral oil. 

Let me know what you think if you swatched these and I hope you enjoy the photos! 



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30 comments

  1. Wow nice palette. I am in love with the smokey shades. I need one of these in my makeup bag.

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    1. You definitely do ;) thanks for reading! x

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  2. I used to work at The Body Shop when I was at school and have such a soft spot for the brand. I really love their eyeshadows. The smoky grey quad is definitely one I need to pick up xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

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    1. It's stunning isn't it! Lovely brand :) x

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  3. The smoky grey palette is very me and very wearable, but to be honest, I like all the colours.

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    1. It's very unique :) Yeah all the shades are amazing xx

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  4. Smoky Grey and Smoky Plum would suit me the best, I never use very dark shades. Small size is fab for taking on a trip, isn't it?!

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    1. Absolutely! I have a couple of trips lined up so I'll be taking one of the quads with me x

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  5. Lovely review thank you. Oh wow they look lovely, I have not tried Body Shop shadows in ages, must keep an eye out for this.

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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    1. I think that as a brand it can get a little overlooked which is a shame! xx

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  6. Oh man, these look amazing! The Smokey Plum quad is definitely right up my alley as well. I wonder if these are available in the US...I'll have to do some investigating!

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    1. That's a good question! They just came out in UK but I'm sure that if they're not out already, they will be soon! x

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  7. These look lovely! Love the shade range and they look much more pigmented than I was expecting!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. They're so easy to blend too which is a dream :) xx

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  8. These are just really pretty palettes and I would never have guessed they belonged to the Body Shop had I not seen all the tweets x

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    1. I know right! And to bring more than one out is awesome xx

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  9. These palettes are absolutely beautiful!! Why haven't I heard of these yet! Thanks for sharing and definitely need to get onboard with these xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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    1. eeee! Thank you for reading Jenny, you're lovely! xx

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  10. These palettes are absolutely beautiful,The Body Shop really caught me by surprise with these,I haven't heard anything about these.I totally love them!

    www.cutieandherbeauty.com

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    1. I know, bit of a bold move and it turned out great! xx

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  11. agh the smokey brown quad shades are literally the exact kind of colours I would buy in separates so palette form is perfection! Loving what Body Shop have on offer at the moment, they're getting it so right!

    Jade x
    Girl Up North | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. They're makeup game is strong for sure :) xx

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  12. These eyeshadows look incredible! I love your photos too :) x

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Aw thank you Ana, that means a lot :) xx

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  13. Looks like they're really pigmented. I used to use body shop makeup all the time but I fell away from it. I need to try it again I think
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx | bloglovin

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  14. wow these look beautiful! I love the more warm tone shadows more though x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  15. All of these look so pretty and perfect for everyday wear! Think I may have to pick up Down to Earth palette! xo

    Samantha’s Beauty Loves

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  16. I love the look of the Grey quad, but they all look stunning! I really like the idea of being able to swap different shades into the bigger palette, too :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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