What it is: The Body Shop Baked Eye Colour in Moonstone
The shade: Moonstone is a pretty combination of a creamy off-white and a silvery dark grey. Both sides are flecked with plenty of shimmer and subtle veining, and are just a delight to look at in the pan! The darker hue is more ashen then I’d usually work with, but I can definitely see it working well in a sexy, smokey silver eye, especially (but not only) for cool toned gals. As for the lighter shade, it’s neutral (and sheer) enough to act as a shimmery wash for pretty much any skintone.
The formula: Ick, ick, ick! Moonstone has a ton of fallout, and unless you foil the living daylights out of your shadows, you’re really not going to get much pigmentation. What looks like innocent shimmer in the pan practically turns out to be a full-on glitter assult, complete with agressive particle size! That said, though, the pigmentation does really perk up with primer and foiling (sorry I don’t have swatches for you ladies,) but you’ll still really have to clean up that fallout.
Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Stearate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Water, Isohexadecane, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate.
[May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens].
The verdict? Okay, so Moonstone is
obscenely gorgeous in the pan pretty — but with the amount of fallout and the level of pigmentation, I wouldn’t recommend this particular shade! I’ve read a few other reviews for these shadows, though, and Moonstone does sound like it’s the most sheer out of the three shades currently offered in North America.
Try it if…
- You’re obsessed with how pretty the shades look in the pan!
- You’ll be buying one of the other two shades instead (it also comes in Copper and Jade.)
- You catch them on a great sale (like those awesome 3 for $10 sales they sometimes have!)
Pass on it if…
- You want something smooth, pigmented, and easy to apply,
- You balk at the $16 price tag,
- You already have something similar, like a baked eyeshadow by a company like MAC or Maybelline.
Pores. When was the last time you saw those in a beauty editorial? And a touch of peach fuzz-y hair, on a model’s arm!
This was the shiny, glossy delight of the month for me. (Well okay, of last month.) I’m proud you’re Canadian, glow!
P.S. Was I the only one who immediately recognized NARS Schiap on the cover model’s lips and nails? ;)
Quadruple. That’s right, I said it. Why, you ask? Because I have a dark navy blue, a violet, a white, AND a shimmery blue wing.
We are just that
Just a note on the photos; this was another look done (stupidly) as the sun was setting. So, as you leaf through the photos you will notice a large variety of lighting conditions, from natural light with crazy camera settings, to flash, to plain ‘ol tungsten lighting.
Anyhow, I really liked this look, and I hope you do too!
To see more photos and find out what I used, read on!
NOTE: I seem to have lost my product list somehow, so these are mainly guesses! I’m pretty set in my ways, though, so anything without an “or” is for sure!
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (white)
Annabelle Vivid Violet (violet)
Senna Blue Note or possibly another Annabelle pigment? (Shimmering navy)
MAC Naked pigment or a Lancome shadow — maybe, like, Honeymoon? (Inner corner)
L’Oreal Beauty Tubes mascara
MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Dupe it with:
I’ve always had a bit of an affinity for those cute little ShopStyle boxes, and just recently I figured out how to use them. (I know, I know — I’m a technological dinosaur!)
Anyhow, how do you feel about them? Yes, they’re advertising, but no, I likely wouldn’t make any money off of them. They’re designed for larger businesses and require a minimum traffic of like, a bazillion clicks a month in order to generate any profit, so for us, they’d just be cute boxes with cute products!
Let me know in the comments! Here are some examples of what you’d see…
At the bottom of a post like this one:
Dupe this look with…
Don’t worry, we’d still list the actual products used! We’ll try to include as many of those in the image as possible, but will put in other options as well. (Not everything’s on ShopStyle.) In this one, for example, we used TFSI, a 217, and Blanc Type, but thought the Dior palette in particular would be an awesome product to use for the look.
Or, in a post like this one:
…keep an eye out in your Sephora!
(We’d use the ShopStyle instead of the image-then-link that we use right now. Why? Well for starters, it’s easier — we won’t have to track down the image, save it, upload it, AND link it. And secondly, it’ll save a ton of space on our hard drive!!
Just something to think about! It would make our lives a lot easier, and while it would also be awesome if you ladies used the links as much as possible (because we might actually be able to afford our own domain at that point!) more than anything else I just really want to use the cute little widgets ^^