The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes – Reviews, Swatches, Photos

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The Body Shop Lily Cole Limited Edition Shimmer Cubes review, swatches

This post graduation is really getting on my nerves now. Its been just a month and I’m already taking a day off to blog! No seriously. Its no college, its a school! Okay its worse than a school. Hats off to
bloggers who manage their full time jobs with blogging *respect* Recently I got my hands on the new limited edition TBS collection, I call it ‘doll collection’ since the packaging is so barbie like! Here I’m starting off the reviews with the best the range has to offer.

Pick one, two or more shades to blend and create your own look. Shimmer cubes come in a range of iridescent pinks and lilacs. Think Pink, Live Lilac, Go Violet and Tint in Pink. Crease resistant and suitable for contact lens wearers.

The shimmer cubes come in a clear plastic container. The square cubes have individual lids on them too. The size of each shimmer cube is gigantic…..literally (see the photos below). Each cube weighs for 3.5g so I think I will be passing this to my grand children too!

The cubes are detachable from the container and can be carried individually. I’m planning to keep Tint it Pink in my hand bag since it can multi-task as a highlighter for cheeks and decollete.

These are 4 shades in the palette. The whole palette is built around this pinky-plum theme.

Think Pink – a medium rose pink
Live Lilac – pastel lilac
Go Violet– a very dark plum shade. Very pigmented (it looks kinda browny in the photos but its actually plum)
Tint it Pink – light frosty champagne pink (highlighter colour)

The eyeshadows can be used both dry and wet. I have swatched them here dry without primer since the pigmentation was good that way too. But I do plan to use Go Violet wet as an eyeliner. The colours are quite blendable and easy to use. I like that there there is minimal shimmer. Its just the camera catching up on the shimmer in the close up photos but in reality all you see is a metallic finish without any disco ball effect. All the colours have the same texture and formula and the are very easy to build up if you want to go for day to night looks. The colours last on me for some 4hrs without primer and I notice some creasing by the 5th hour. But with a primer I’ve tested them for a good 8hrs without fading and creasing.

I love that there is no weak link in the quad since all the shades are perform great individually too. My only issue with the quad is that its difficult to carry it everywhere since the plastic lid is sealed with just a thin tape and just I can’t risk ruining the shadows.

Check out the photos and swatches:

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The Body Shop Lily Cole eyeshadow quad

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The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes – Go Violet
boy do you see that?! Its HUGE

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The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes swatches- go violet, think pink, live lilac, tint it pink
shades from left to right: Go Violet, Think Pink, Live Lilac, Tint it Pink

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The Body Shop Lily Cole Shimmer Cubes 4 colours swatched

Price: Rs.1495 for 14g

So is it for you? By now you must be clear about the concept of shimmer cubes. All the 4 cubes in the quad are rich in pigmentation and last for 8hrs without creasing with a primer. The pigmentation can be built up for night looks and the shades can be applied wet as eyeliners too. The quad is pricey but the quality and quantity more than makes up for it…..this is here to stay with me for years!

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Founder and Editor-in-chief, VNA. When she is not moonlighting as the editor, you can find her watching american sitcoms and movies. She is a huge lover of literature, instagram, snapchat and food and could possibly be more passionate about these than makeup!

8 COMMENTS

  1. thank you for this review. i saw this online & was thinking bout buying this now i am sure :)
    kind of expensive though but the cubes being so huge it seems worth it :D

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