Body Shop Shimmer Cubes in Blue Moon, Green Light, Bunch of Violets: Swatches & Pictures

By | August 25 2011 | 28 Comments

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Three new colours of the Body Shop’s super-shimmery (and therefore well named) Shimmer Cubes are available right now for instant gratification purposes.  This isn’t one of those posts where I leave you hanging for months on end, rest easy.

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I always baulk at the price of these – €24.50 is kinda pricey for makeup from the Body Shop, isn’t it? But then I do a bit of cost per wear and they actually work out decently. You get four 4g cubes per box, which is around €6 per shadow, and you will never, ever, ever use one up.

Ever. I really mean this. I’ve had one for about three years and have hardly made a dent in it. While definitely not for fans of mattes, if you like shimmer, these are worth a look. I got the trio to try. There’s a navy combo, an aqua quad and a pinky plum offering which I passed over to Aisling as she loves these kind of colours.

In all three cases, pigmentation is medium and very buildable, texture is BLING and shimmery and these are easy to use, wear and last well. They feel smooth and the packaging is good – in addition to the outer cube, each colour comes in its own little perspex cube with lid, so there’s lots of security and you don’t feel like if you did transport them that they’d go everywhere. While they might look loose, they’re not – dem cubes is well packed and firm, so no worries there.

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Here’s Blue Moon, a grey and blue combination. Shades are Indigo Blue, Starlight Silver, Snow White and Midnight Black. Predictably, this is the one I like the most.

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Blue Moon swatches.


Green Light: shades are  Pure Turquoise, Mint Green, Silver Grey and Forest Green.

green swatches

And swatches.


And this is Bunch of Violets, which contains Orchid Purple, Candy Pink, Pearly White and Velvet Plum.

pink swatches

And the matching swatches.

I was most taken by the Blue Moon quad – they’re the sort of colours I’d buy myself, so I threw them on quickly the other night before heading out to dinner. Yep, I know. This could be any number of navy eyeshadows I own so you’re just gonna have to TRUST.

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Got any of these already? Looking to add to your collection and if so which would you buy – Blue Moon, Green Light or Bunch of Violets? To the comments!

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28 Replies to "Body Shop Shimmer Cubes in Blue Moon, Green Light, Bunch of Violets: Swatches & Pictures"

  • I don’t have any of these but I definitely want Blue Moon and maybe Bunch of Violets.

    Blue Moon looks fab on you Kirstie.

  • ArtDonatella says:

    Love what you did with Blue Moon, fabulis! :D

  • Annie says:

    I wasn’t sold on the Blue Moon quad until I saw it on you Kirstie – only fabliss! Any chance of a tutorial pretty please?

  • Kirstie says:

    ah here, tutorial, I don’t think you’d be very impressed – apply shadow to eyes in slapdash fashion, blend haphazardly as boyfriend roars about being late. My ‘skills’ are very limited, honest. Ha ha!!

  • Grá says:

    I want them all! I think I need them! :D

  • ZsaZsa says:

    I spotted these at the weekend and love the look of them. Out of the new colours I really like the look of Bunch of Violets and Blue Moon. I have always been almost tempted to buy the Body Shop quads as I love the colours in their ‘older’ Shimmer Cubes. Just can’t justify buying more eyeshadows at the moment (my eyeshadow collection of it appears to be growing faster then I can use it at the moment) – so these will just have to be added to my wish list for now

  • CiB says:

    Blue Moon looks gorgeous. What lipstick are you wearing Kirstie?

  • Annie says:

    haha, that sounds just like my make-up routine although I’m pretty sure it doesn’t turn out as well on me as it does on you going by that photo!

  • Fee says:

    God I remember buying these when they first made them years ago and they were terrible – so dry in texture and crap pigmentation. The Body Shop is much improved since then! On the plus side I did get a free brush roll with them which I still use every day, possibly a decade later.

  • Eve says:

    Once again I love what you’re wearing (what I can see of it anyway!). I wish you’d include fashion posts on here too! The eyeshadow looks lovely too – it does seem a bit expensive though. I might just buy one on eBay instead for half the price!

  • Sherry says:

    Id go with Bunch of violets. I usually do a plum and gold in the day.

  • Kirstie says:

    ah we might do a bit of fashion at some point. sure you never know!

  • Kirstie says:

    eh speaking of which top from doonays boot-eek, necklace from Cos.

  • lucyloo says:

    Kirstie, you are all kinds of fabulous in these pics! Seriously, talk about a spokeswoman in waiting for the Muller Rice diet :) I fully expect to you see in the Daily Fail touting the benefits any day now! All joking aside, you are looking gorge missis

  • Kirstie says:

    Oh, god, thanks Lucyloo! Jays, that’s very nice. Got so sick of MR so now it is 2 ryvita with a teaspoon of peanut butter in the AM. And for dinner last night it was a filthy indian and a cornetto. OOps.

  • lucyloo says:

    Ah sure, everything in moderation ;) I just had a big, durty bagel for lunch and am mostly ill now thanks to work trousers attempting to saw through my middle. Ack.

  • atkin says:

    Kirstie, what mascara are you wearing? I love it!

  • Kirstie says:

    it’s maybelline’s new cat eyes one, will blog soon!

  • atkin says:

    It looks fantastic but I’m afraid your review will mention flaking seeing as it’s Maybelline. I’ll be on the edge of my seat waiting for your review. :D

  • I dont have any of these but I really want to try the Blue Moon one after reading this and it looks great on.

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