When I hear the phrase, “down to earth,” like the name of these $24 quads from The Body Shop, I think of a day in the not-too-distant future when Captain Connor Claire is hurtling toward Mars in her spaceship, and I’m counting down the seconds till she comes back…down to earth.
OK, no big expectations, Connor. If you don’t want to be on the first manned mission to Mars, that’s OK. The second one would also be fine. 🙂
Seriously, though, I don’t think these have anything to do with astronomy, astrophysics or celestial bodies…. I don’t think they’re that deep. The colors are earthy, as in earth tones, so they’re figuratively down to earth, just like the plants, soil and stones in my front yard. These are shades I love to wear.
These new quads, which are completely new additions to the permanent line, are $24 each, and the way they feel and swatch totally reminds me of pricey Tom Ford. They’re soft, like Tom’s shadows, and have a good amount of pigment, but Tom’s eyeshadows are definitely much more intense.
These blend exceptionally well, but, ironically, because of that…I’m not completely sure what to make of them. They sheer out so much when I buff them down.
Superb blending is sometimes a catch 22, you know? And I think these blend even more easily than LORAC and Urban Decay, which is a double-edged sword, because if you blend them a little too much, you buff away most of the pigment.
The Body Shop Down to Earth Eye Palettes
$24 each and available now in five color combinations at The Body Shop stores and online.
“The individual shades all click in and out of the palette casing, so you can switch shades between palettes and quads. Shades come in three different finishes: true mattes, iridescent shimmers and eye-catching sparkles. All the shades can be used dry for easy blending or wet for more intense, vibrant color.”
It’s not a problem if you’re doing really quick looks like the one I’m wearing here, which I did in about five minutes, but if you’re hoping to get these to do more intense, dramatic looks, you’ll have to do lots of layering and watch your blending. Perhaps also pop them atop a cream shadow.
I haven’t done much intense layering with these yet, but I haven’t noticed much fallout, so I don’t think it’ll be a problem.
A new day
Good morning, friend. If you were up late last night following the election, here’s an extra cup of coffee. I’m right there with you…
No matter what side of the fence you were on, it’s a new day. Back to work, back to life, back to friends and family. Back to makeup and cats. 🙂
I’ll talk to you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,