Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Body Shop Holiday 2015 Winter Eyeshadow Palettes & Nail Polishes: Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.
For Holiday 2015, The Body Shop has an exciting makeup collection inspired by the art deco style of the 1920's. Featuring a full range of products, the collection has everything from eyeshadows to nail polishes. Today I have swatches and reviews of a few beauties to share with you. To read on, click.......
The Body Shop Holiday 2015 Eye Palettes & Nail Sequins
Packaging:
Inspired by the roaring 20's Great Gatsby-esque theme, the Holiday 2015 beauty collection is divided into two color schemes: gold and silver. The Eye Palettes come in reflective cardboard quads equipped with a duo-ended sponge/brush applicator. Each shadow is 1.8g so they are very generously-sized! The polishes come in the same bottles as the permanent Color Crush Nail Polish line; the caps are adorned with a similar art deco design.

Winter Eyeshadow Palettes ($22 CAD):
The "Grooving Gold" quad comes with four warm-tone metallic shimmers. You get a beautiful mauve-y rose, a rosy brown, a reddish brown, and a soft cool gold. Surprisingly, the formulation is absolutely stunning. Smooth, pigmented, and very buttery, the colors blend seamlessly with each other.
Eye Palette in "Grooving Gold"
Eye Palette in "Grooving Gold"
The "Swinging Silver" palette comes with a satin peach, a satin dove gray, a shimmery dark blue, and an intense bright silver. All four shades, like the ones in "Grooving Gold", are pigmented and rich (even the dark blue).
Eye Palette in "Swinging Silver"
Eye Palette in "Swinging Silver"
Color Crush Holiday Nail Polish ($8 CAD):
"Gold Sequins" is a clear top coat scattered with hexagon glitters of shiny gold and matte black. The polish is very pretty but the glitter density is pretty sparse. Additionally, the glitters tend to stick to one another so they are hard to apply smoothly. I used two coats over a silver base.
Nail Polish in "Gold Sequins" (two coats over base color)
"Silver Sequins" has shiny silver, matte black, and matte white glitters. Again, the glitters are a tad sparse, which makes it hard to spread them nicely and evenly on the nails.
Nail Polish in "Silver Sequins" (two coats over base color)
Overall:
The Winter Eyeshadow Palettes are excellent. Pigmented, smooth, and buttery, the formulation is really impressive! The polishes, on the other hand, are a bit of a letdown as the glitters are very sparse.

Availability:
The Body Shop is available in stores and online.
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