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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Baked-Eye-Colour

I picked these two BodyShop Baked-Eye-Colour Eyeshadows up in the summer when the first came out and there was a lot of talk about the BodyShop’s new ‘baked to last range’ and at first I wasn’t overly impressed with them but after using them on and off for the past 6-7 months I actually really like them!
These aren’t ‘cheap’ eyeshadows and when I first swatched them in store I didn’t understand why people were recommending them but I had a BodyShop voucher burning a hole in my pocket so I picked up Sage and Amethyst. They were £9.50 but they’ve gone up to £10 because of VAT (I used my ‘love your body card’ so I got 10% off!)
(R-L Amethyst & Sage)
I wasn’t sure if these would be too bright but they actually just give a pretty subtle colour with the darker shade being almost grungy so together they are very wearable!
(R-L Amethyst & Sage)
As you can see swatched you get a much more accurate picture of what the colours are actually like. They’re surprisingly pigmented and they are actually very long lasting which is unusual – I find a lot of baked products tend to crease really easily.
Sage is probably the most worn of the two purely because I love how greens look on brown eyes so when I’m stuck for what eyeshadows you use this is a really easy option.
I stayed away from Amethyst at first as plum colours often lose their vibrancy as, for some reason, plum tones look very natural however recently I’ve been reaching for this one a lot as it gives just enough colour to be wearable :)

Overall I really do love these and for travelling these are great as they take up no room at all and you know you can create a natural or smokey night time look. They are quite pricey for eyeshadows, particularly for HighStreet/drugstore, but I’ve used these quite a lot and I’ve barely made a dint in the amount of product so I’d say these are actually quite good value as it will take ages to use it all!

Hope this has been helpful!
The BodyShop has 8 different shades and I’m definitely going to be looking into some of the other shades as they look so pretty!! x

33 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I really like how those look!!! Expensive though, hahaha...
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G A B Y said...

Sage looks lovely on you x

daisychain said...

I always end up overlooking body shop makeup, I need to pay more attention, clearly!

Cerina said...

Those are very pretty color choices :) I've always wanted to trybTBS eyeshadows. :)

Gemx said...

These look really pretty! I love sage on you! :)
I have avoided body shop eyeshadows after I had some that looked nice, but had no pigment when used. That was years ago though! These look nice! x

..R May A.. said...

@Gemx the bodyshop has definately uped their game as far as their ake up goes- you should definately check their stuff out!

@Daisychain they have some lovely stuff now, they're well worth a little look :)

Thanks for commenting!! x

joana said...

Ahh looks gORGEOUS

Winnie said...

Oh wow they are a bit pricey aren't they? The price is comparable to MAC eyeshadows. Your make up looks quite lovely.

Krystal said...

Those both look really good on you!

Rianna Bethany said...

OOOh i might give these a go!
They look like really nice colours
Rianna xxxx

julianne. said...

those colors look great.<3

Dilan Dilir said...

lovely makeup!

..R May A.. said...

@winnie they are pricey like I said, that's what put me off but they really do last as you get much more product:)

@Rianna definately swatch them and see what you think!

Thanks for commenting!! x

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I love the fact that they look so sutble and pretty! Plus you have really beautiful eyes! xoxooo

Ana Cristina said...

aw thank you, make sure to check back every thursday for the new awkard and awesome of the days! LOL X

Ahleessa said...

These are gorgeous! I really like Sage on you.

Katie said...

Pretty colors!

25FLONDON said...

They are pretty pricey, but I love the look of Amethyst on you!

Josie said...

I love the Sage shade on you! So pretty.
xo Josie
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Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥i have this♥

jillian m. said...

to me, these don't look amazing or eye-catching in the cases. but they look absolutely beautiful on the skin! i love the sage. i've been looking for a nice, subtle green for a while.

Cafe Fashionista said...

I love both colors; but I think I may prefer the Amethyst over the two. There is something so smoky and pretty about the look it creates! :)

..R May A.. said...

@Cafe fashionista I know exactly what you mean, the more I wear amethyst the more I love how it looks :)

@Jillian they definately don't look inpsiring in the pan but they really transform on the skin!

Thanks for commenting!! x

UrbanMermaid said...

I like the green colours better bc I've never been able to pull of purples :P Will have to look for them next time I go shopping. Btw I'm now following u on Twitter x

Gertrude said...

Love the colours you picked! I don't have any Body Shop eye shadows, but the blush I have is really not pigmented. Though these look like they have great pigmentation.

Venus In Virgo said...

I'm a huge fan of baked eye shadows, love the way you made your eyes look so smoky and nice! great review XOXO

Miss EBlog said...

Very pretty colours :) xx

Yona said...

Those colours are amazing!

Karen Law said...

Really loving the amethyst ;)

Marie said...

Thanks for the review and pictures, I think both colors look gorgeous on your skin tone.:D

***** Marie *****
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Christina said...

These are beautiful colors! Thanks for the swatches and everything

xo

..R May A.. said...

@Marie and Christina, thank I hope the swatches have been helpful :)

@Venus in Virgo Amethyst definately works better when it's done smokey!

Thanks for commenting!! x

Dressing Up For Me said...

I love how the shades sit perfectly on your eyes. I don´t usually buy eye shadow at The Body Shop. Now, I´m thinking of buying one. ;)