Review: Makeup: The Body Shop Deadly Desires Duo Eyeshadow – Eucalyptus Grey

by Paris B on · 7 comments

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Together with the Cheek Bloom in Dune Pink, I also purchased the eyeshadow duo from the Deadly Desires collection at The Body Shop. There are 2 duo eyeshadows – Khaki and Grey and I went for the grey one because I found the Khaki duo looking a little “dirty” on my skin.

tbs2 Review: Makeup: The Body Shop Deadly Desires Duo Eyeshadow   Eucalyptus Grey

The Deadly Desires duo eyeshadow is a limited edition eyeshadow duo that comes in one single pan. The size is rather larger than normal eyeshadows and have that signature Deadly Desires shimmer embossed pattern on it. I got Eucalyptus Grey. How did I like it?

Unlike my love for the Cheek Bloom blush in Dune Pink, I am not in love with the eyeshadow duo. Despite it looking pretty in the pan, I found the colour a little too sheer on the skin. When swatched on the back of my hand, I thought it was nice and pigmented but on the eyes, the darker grey shade hardly shows up enough to define the eye. The eyeshadow itself is already slightly shimmery. So, the silver shimmer in the pattern adds even more shimmer. Nice, if you like it, but not nice if you don’t like too much shimmer in products.

As the shimmer pattern is embossed on the eyeshadow unlike the blush where it is raised, I cannot tell if the shimmer goes all the way through. However, ifs its anything like the blush then the answer should be no, it goes part of the way but not all the way though. I’m open to suggestions otherwise if anyone has found out.

I purchased Eucalyptus Grey hoping to get a daily smokey eye look out of it, but all I can squeeze out of it is a rather serene grey eyed look that isn’t unpleasent but is a look I can easily duplicate with other existing colours I own. However, it does travel well and is useful for use when you want to smudge and go so all is not lost! It does fade though. At the end of the day I don’t have much colour left on my lids and since most eyeshadows don’t fade on me (except MAC) its worth mentioning.

Should I have gotten Khaki instead? I don’t think so. Like I said, the colour in that one looked dirty on my skintone so it would have been worse on my eyes.

The Deadly Desires eyeshadow duo is limited edition and retails for RM59.

Pros:Useful for daily use and travel

Cons: Sheer, Dark shade is light, May be too shimmery for some, May be pricey for some, fades on me

[rating:2.5/5]

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Nikki September 22, 2008 at 11:19 am

Sorry you didn’t like it! I was drooling so much when I saw the photo, as it really LOOKS SO PRETTY! Even better than those high end eyeshadow brands!!! But yeah, looks could be deceiving, i’ve got a couple of e/s that doesn’t come out of my skin and it just looks dirty! so I know what you mean!

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Monstro September 22, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Awww….pity, it does look ever so pretty though.
How does this compare to the regular range of TBS eye shadows?

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jojoba September 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm

i didn’t like this either but i may be too lazy to review it. i reviewed the blushes though :P

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ParisB September 22, 2008 at 4:37 pm

@Nikki : This is one time when looks are truly deceiving! Its pretty just not as pretty as it looks.

@Monstro: I forgot about that element. I think its better than the regular eyeshadow. It doesn’t harden and it is as pigmented as it gets. The Khaki duo is more pigmented than the silver one.

@jojoba: So that makes 2 of us not liking this one.

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MisSmall September 22, 2008 at 10:20 pm

Me 3! :D

This duo didn’t appeal to me at all, even just by looking at the picture. I don’t quite like the clear plastic packaging too.

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ParisB September 23, 2008 at 9:56 am

@MisSmall : I like the look of it but not how it performs. Pity huh? :P

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September 24, 2008 at 10:59 am

Oh my, what a pretty pan. Too bad it didn’t work out for ya. Looks too shimmery to me, like you said. I reckon I’ll pass on this.

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