Hello My Dear Readers,
In the last few months, I have done a lot of shopping from The Body Shop. The stores generally have a lot of customers as they have a wide genre of products that care for a lot of different areas for both men and women. It’s not that I love all of TBS’s products, but I have become a fan of their Color Crush range of eye-shadows and I am going to do a review of one of the shades today. So let us meet, the “very cute”, “Berry Cute”.
Brand: The Body Shop
Product: The Body Shop Color Crush Eyeshadow
Shade: Berry Cute
Quantity: 1.5 gm
Price in India: Rs 695
Ingredients: Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Mica (Opacifier), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Isononyl Isononanoate (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Silica (Absorbent), Zinc Stearate (Binder), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (Emollient), Zea Mays Starch (Absorbent/Chelating Agent), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Chlorphenesin (Cosmetic Biocide), Mel (Natural Additive), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent). [+/- CI 77891 (Colorant), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour), CI 77742 (Colour), CI 42090 (Colour), CI 77007 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77510 (Colorant)].
The interesting thing about the packaging was in its transparency. You don’t have to run about the shop asking the representative about the color of the shade. The packaging is sleek and compact and the shade is clearly visible from the outside. Although the product itself is quite small, the name, the shade number and the color is very easily visible. You don’t really have to strain your eyes for it so that is a plus for the packaging. It would have been even better if a pallete would have been available instead of buying individual shades. Nevertheless, it’s very cute and tiny, so it wouldn’t be a problem to store a handful of these in your purse.
The Body Shop Color Crush Eyeshadow is a perlescent (color crush also does matte eye shadows) eye-shadow. You will find it hard not to sparkle with this ultra-shimmering light pink eyeshadow. The texture is very smooth and the application easy. The Body Shop recommends both wet or dry application with an Eyeshadow Brush. Although I reserve some of the eye shader brushes for eye shadow application you can go ahead with any brush, there is nothing specific. I prefer to use a sightly damp brush (not soaking wet) as that gives a dramatic look to your eyes and also prevents the powder from dropping. So I use a damp brush with setting spray and dip it directly into the product. The seting spray acts as a better adhesive but still you can use plain water. The Berry Cute has a very smooth texture and it glides smoothly on your eyes and you don’t have to do a lot of blending. I have not used a primer prior to the application and I had no troubles at all. This product is quite long lasting, i.e., it will at least stay on for 4 to 5 hours. So, overall, this is a very teenage and girly color. Once you wear it, you’ll surely feel younger!
STUFF THAT I LOVED ABOUT IT:
- The packaging – very sleek, compact, transparent & travel-friendly
- Lovely pigmentation – the light pink hue with the shimmery base
- The smooth and creamy glide over your eyes
- Only a little is required to cover your eyes (it might be little but it runs really long!)
- The teenage & girly look that it gives your eyes
STUFF THAT MADE ME FROWN:
- The Price!! (For Color Crush – Price and Size are inversely proportional :P)