I am back! I would like to start off with a big THANK YOU to everyone who sent good thoughts my way and was concerned about me during my absence. I didn't intend to be away for quite this long except that I ended up having sinus/migraine headaches due to the weather conditions here in Hawaii. I'm sure that it's been exacerbated by lack of sleep. The lack of sleep is because I'm up various times of the night to stay up to date on the news in Japan. My son is still there in Fukushima but is prepared to evacuate, if necessary.
I also got sidelined by a statewide ISP problem which lasted for a couple of days. I really don't like it when that happens.
So, I'm not supposed to be purchasing unnecessary makeup but with all of recent stresses, I finally broke down and picked up a few things. A few weeks ago when I was hosting the students from Okinawa, we stopped off at The Body Shop and they showed the girls the eye shimmers. I thought that it was really pretty but didn't buy anything. I've been thinking about it since then so I went in to take another look at it. I got suckered in and bought all 5 colors that they had. I thought that these were a new item but apparently they are not. In fact, the SA thought that the lavender one might have been discontinued but they finally got some in. I checked on the website when I got home and they are out of stock.
Along with my purchase, I got a free package of samples and since my purchase was over $30.00, I got a brushroll free. Supposedly the value of it is $90.00 but they do sell it for $45.00.
The eye shimmer colors that I purchased is 01 Silver, 02 Gold, 04 Copper, 06 Lavender and 08 Emerald. The Lavender and Emerald are the most outstanding in my opinion. Using it alone, the colors are shimmery and not extremely pigmented. I also found it to be on the chalky side.
However, one of the unique things about the eye shimmers is when you apply it over a black liner. You can use a cream pencil liner or even a liquid liner and the color just POPS! If you use cream eyeshadow, you can also use this over it and it will look gorgeous! I tried it out using an eyeshadow primer, black powder eyeshadow (MAC Print) and tapped the eye shimmer over it. It turns out just about as nicely but it really stands out when you use a cream.
I really like the lavender and emerald colors. The gold and silver are okay. I tried the copper in the store and it was pretty too but just not "me". I'm sorry, I didn't swatch the copper here because I'm going to use it either in a blog sale or giveaway--I'm not sure yet. The same is true for the brushroll. The brushroll itself is really pretty and the brush selection inside is nice but I really don't need a brushroll as I purchased one made by Yumeko and I'm really happy with that.
Somehow, I always get enticed into buying things from The Body Shop and end up not really liking it much after using it a few times. I hope that this is not the case with these eye shimmers.