The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 30 and Lip Gloss in Vanilla

Sue me, I have a lot of eyeshadows yet to be written about! They will always be my greatest weakness, along with lipsticks. Now I know many of you ain't a fan of wearing a lot of eye makeup but I hope you'll consider this palette from The Body Shop. It's part of their Spring 2014 Collection along with a pink version, two new glosses, and hair chalk!

I've seen the pink Shimmer Cubes, which are cute, but I think the Shimmer Cubes Palette 30 (P1,295) here is more wearable for Asian skin. They are quite shimmery but I think that the finish isn't all that distracting. Shimmery neutrals are appropriate for any occasion as long as you don't splash it thickly over your eye area.

Let's get started! I've tried TBS Shimmer Cubes a loooooong time ago and was thoroughly unimpressed by the pigmentation. But that was before. Now, the colors are super pigmented! You won't even need to wear a primer to make the colors solid. In fact I'd recommend applying the colors wet instead. They'll stick and won't crease too much, even after three hours.

Top, L-R: Dusty Fawn, Rich Espresso | Bottom, L-R: Burnished Gold, Warm Copper

The cubes can be taken out separately and have their own caps - handy if you just like using one or two colors out of the house. Just make sure not to lose them though! The palette is bulky since the cubes are kinda generous - no complaints there, I love a sulit product that nets me more uses per buck.

Dusty Fawn, Rich Espresso, Burnished Gold, Warm Copper

The colors are gorgeous no? There's an iridescence to them, and the shimmer is very fine. Here's a simple look wearing them with Rich Espresso as eyeliner. The colors look faded in the pic (camera settings, sorry) but they're more pronounced in person.

Here's a gradient eye - I applied the Rich Espresso thickly near my lashe line and then blended it upwards with the Warm Copper and Burnished Gold.

Next up, the Lip Gloss in Vanilla (P595)! It's a clear gloss with a vanilla scent and pearly twinkly sparkles. Really pretty on top of any lipstick but pretty much useless by itself. It looks too pale with all that shimmer.

The shimmer isn't visible when worn on top of a lipstick. It just gives that wet, super juicy finish to the lips! I also like that the gloss isn't too thick or sticky, and that the applicator is narrow. What I don't like though is how I always get too much product when I squeeze the tube. That hole is simply too big.

And here I am wearing the gloss on top of a lipstick. Love the finish! ^_^

So there you go. I'm happy with the Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette 30 and Lip Gloss in Vanilla, and would definitely be using both now that the season is getting hotter. This combo is just the thing I need to amp up my summer makeup wardrobe!

Lemme know what you think, okay? ;)