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Review:The Body Shop Down to Earth Quad

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Hey, long time no see! I took a break from blogging to complete the final year exams of my degree, and now that's all over I'm back at it again. So let's get down to business. 

I've never tried eye shadows from The Body Shop before, so I didn't really know what to expect, but what I do know (despite this being a pre-made selection) is that any system whereby I can purchase individual shadows and create my own palette is right up my alley. 

The Down to Earth case (£3) is available separately as a plastic shell with a very large mirror for you to pop four palette refills  (£5 each) into. This pre-made quad is in the shade smokey plum and costs £15 - an £8 saving on a 'do it yourself palette' - and is one of the top rated products on The Body Shop website.

These eye shadows claim to be long-lasting, high purity pigmented eye shadow shades with three different finishes in the range: high impact sparkle shades, glimmering shimmers and true mattes. They're also 100% vegan - as per The Body Shop's message.




Shades (Clockwise): 

Attica Marble 

A matte cream shade that works perfectly as an eye shadow base on my fair skin. The formula is buttery, pigmented and with good wear time and, although it isn't exactly an unusual shade, it is one that I think is a necessity. 

Petra Sandstone 

Not just a shimmery shade, a muted bronze packed with glitter. This shade is pigmented and works equally well with a brush or fingers. Due to the sheer amount of glitter in the shadow the shade feels slightly more gritty than I first imagined it would, but this doesn't stop the shade working well. 

Bengal Granite 

This is my least favourite shade in the palette, though definitely not through lack of pigment. It's an INTENSELY pigmented colour with shimmer, but due to the pigment it fails to blend as well as I would like and swatches chalky on the arm and lid. 

Penrhyn Slate

Comparatively this is my favourite shade in the palette, a warm taupe with red reflects in it. It's a rather unusual shade and something new to my collection. Besides the shade, the colour is pigmented, even and very smooth and wears for a 8 hours plus, something unusual on my oily eye lids.


Left to Right:
Down to Earth Palette - Attica Marble, Petra Sandstone, Penrhyn Slate, Bengal Granite


From the way these shades are labelled on the back of the palette (1-4), I get a distinct feeling that The Body Shop are trying to go for a high-street version of the Charlotte Tilbury eye shadow quad, and I'm pleased to say it's worked! The price is very good for a palette of some beautiful shades and the ability to try some different ones to replace them with if you want - I've got my eye on the beautiful burnt orange shade Atacama Desert from the range. 

Other brands are far more expensive for the quality; however, I would suggest seeing if you can swatch these in store as I don't feel the pictures on the site are particularly accurate. Alternatively, I order my products through Jade at The Body Shop at home, you can find her here to order.




Have you tried anything from The Body Shop recently? Or are there any products I should check out?
Thanks for reading...






Robyn xxx






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2 comments

  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere :) I've never tried The Body Shop makeup before but this palette sounds promising!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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    1. It's nice to talk to you again ! It's a very good little palette for the price.

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