Summer 2010 Release: The Body Shop Baked Eye Colour Review & Swatches

At the recent Body Shop event, bloggers who attended were given a set of the new Baked Colour Eyeshadows to try out.

I was rather excited to get these, since I love baked eyeshadows and they really reminded me of my beloved Too Faced Metor ones, which also have a nice swirl thing going on.

They say:

Our Baked-to-Last Powders are a fusion of powder and pearl, handmade and baked on hot terracotta discs so pigments bind together, giving fabulous colour and rich coverage.

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Baked eyeshadows are tricky – whilst some are creamy and buttery soft, some I have found are quite hard and crusty. I remember someone telling me on the Shu Uemura counter yonks ago that their eyeshadows were baked – not everyone seems to bake their eyeshadows!

Anyway, all of the shades are quite nice, although some are nicer than others.

Here are some swatches:

No. 1 Copper:

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Copper is a mixture of a pale peach and dark brown. It’s quite nice, quite a safe duo.

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Shade: 3/5

Texture: 3/5

No. 2 Moonstone:

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Moonstone is very nice – one of the softer eyeshadows. In the pan, the pale side is more of a light white peach, swatched it’s more of a white. The black is not black its more of a grey once mixed with the black.

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Shade: 3/5
Texture: 4/5

No. 3 Jade:

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Jade is a green with a hint of grey and blue in it (I think). This looks awfully similar to Sage (further down) but this is more of a cool green. This one is my perfect kind of shade!

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Shade: 5/5
Texture: 5/5

No. 4 Quartz:

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Pink and blackened pink is not always a great choice for everyone but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this duo. It’s pigmented and the blackened side turns into a plum shade.

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Shade: 5/5
Texture: 5/5

No. 5 Sage:

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Sage is a leafier tone than Jade. I prefer Jade to be honest although this is still quite nice.

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Shade: 4/5
Texture: 3/5

No. 6 Starlight:

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This is a silver mixed with black. This one is great in terms of texture, although I wouldn’t personally wear this duo that often. If you do like silver and blacks this could be quite a nice duo to own.

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Shade: 2.5/5
Texture: 4/5

No. 7 Sapphire:

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Sapphire is such a strange duo – the blue on the left makes me feel nervous! I love the blackened side, I think it’s gorgeous although I am not as sure of the lighter blue but blended together, it’s quite nice.

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Shade: 3/5
Texture: 4/5

No. 8 Amethyst:

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I didn’t think this duo was that nice in the pan, although I think Purple suits me. However – when swatched this comes a live! It’s a beautiful mid toned purple combined with a deep rich amethyst!

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Shade: 5/5
Texture: 5/5

Overall, I think it’s a nice set of eyeshadows but as noted, some are creamier than others. The shades are all quite frosty, so obviously one needs to be careful and there is a fair amount of fall out if you use too much.

I also think that the pigmentation is tricky unless you are using a dense brush or your finger to apply – looser bristles just flick the shadow everywhere.

The three shades I really like and would go out and buy again are Amethyst, Jade and Quartz.

At £9.50 each I really don’t think they are that expensive for 2 shades in one pan, although it still feels pricey I guess, because remember when The Body Shop lip balms were £2!

Baked Eyeshadow Ingredients:

Mica (Opacifier), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate (Bulking Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Emollient), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Viscosity Modifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter (Emollient), Sodium Dehydroacetate (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Tin Oxide (Opacifier), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate (Emollient), Silica (Absorbent), Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (Skin-Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreen), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Sorbitan Stearate (Emulsifier), Zea Mays Starch (Absorbent/Chelating Agent), Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Isohexadecane (Emollient/Solvent), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Polysorbate 80 (Surfactant), Sorbitan Oleate (Emulsifier). [+/- CI 77499 (Colour), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77289 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77007 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour)].

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