The full name of this is actually The Body Shop Limited Collection for Eyes - 02 A la Mode. But thats far too long to give as a title for a post! These were originally selling for £15 but are now in their sale for £7.50 so grab one now if you want one! Out of the two palettes released this is my favourite - my review of Boho Beauty (the neutral one) can be found here.
As usual a summary can be found at the bottom.
The palette has a very pretty design on the front which resembles the colours inside, this makes it easy to tell the two palettes apart. This palette includes 4 eyeshadows, an eyeliner and a brush. The brush is one of the best quality brushes I've tried in a palette - however it's not so good for blending, working at it's best for applying. The eyeliner shade that is included is Black I'll talk more about that in a bit but for now I'm going to tell you about the colours included.
01 - Minimalist White -This is a pearly white. For such a pale colour this has amazing pigmentation. I like to use this on the inner corner of the eye and applied softly as a highlight.
02 - Pret-a-pink - A soft pearl pink, that leans towards being more cool toned. I find that the pinkness in this has a habit of dulling down when on the eye.
03 - Futuristic Silver - This has truely amazing pigmentation - one of the best eyeshadows I've tried. It's a dark silver but lighter than gunmetal, this is almost metallic without glitter.
04 - Little Black Dress - The worst pigmented of the four this is a matte black. I find that it swatches like charcoal. This works well to deepen the crease.
The shadows in this palette are slightly smaller than the other one. Being 2.2g as opposed to 2.4g. But this is still very generous amount considering a single shadow from the website would set you back £8. I find that these have better pigmentation than the other palette - this is probably due to them not being matte (apart from the black). The selection of colours works really well together giving a really beautiful look when applied. My favourite of the four definitely has to be Minimalist White.With Futuristic Silver having some of the best pigmentation I've come across. These don't crease or fade on me throughout the day and the white stays as bright as ever. I also find that the matte shades from The Body Shop are the softest. These colours are limited edition and aren't available individually.
The Eye Definer included is in Black - I had one of these before when I was a lot younger and remembered liking it. However now that I've tried a lot of other eyeliners this isn't as great for me. It's a wooden pencil style liner meaning that it is easy to sharpen. But I find that it's not as soft as I'd like it to be and it does tend to drag on my eye a little bit when applied. After applying it lasts about 3 hours before it starts to smudge - which isn't that great but my eyes tend to water a lot so an eyeliner has a lot to stand up with for me. I found that the Rich Brown shade of this liner lasted longer. This is just a mini size (0.5g) but a full size is available. The pigmentation could be better - but it's not too bad (I pressed fairly hard to get the swatches below)
Overall as a whole I think this palette is great and everything in it works well together and is great to take away. The only negative I have to say is that the palette is fairly chunky and would be better if it was a bit more slimlined as it would be better to carry around. Below I have a couple of photos of my eyes with all the shadows and liner applied.
The Good - eyeshadows are well pigmented, don't crease/fade and work well together, includes a useable brush. The eyeliner doesn't break when it's sharpened, pretty packaging, large mirror.
The Not so Good - The black eyeshadow and eyeliner could be more pigmented, eyeliner smudges after about three hours, the packaging is chunky, limited edition
Would I buy this again? Yes, although it's limited edition. I won't be buying a back-up as I have more than enough eyeshadow, I will be on the lookout for a dupe of Minimalist White as this is an amazing colour!
Who would this be suited to? Those that like a pop of colour or dramatic eyes - both can be created with this palette. Also people that are looking to try out The Body Shop make-up as this is a good value set including 4 eyeshaodow, a liner and a brush.
It seems like I've gone The Body Shop mad recently. I've been using and reviewing them like mad to try and get the reviews of this collection out whilst it's still available so you can actually buy the products if you like the look of them! Anyway I've finished on my Body Shop marathon for now so expect something different tomorrow. I have a bit of an update coming tomorrow, so stay tuned! Thanks for reading, every view here makes my day, H :)