The makeup from The Body Shop never really captured my imagination even though they were some of the first makeup I’d ever used. However, the Shimmer Waves piqued my interest when they were first launched because they look so similar to Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerbricks.
I have 2 – Blush and Peach. If I recall correctly, Peach was a limited edition item. They both serve the same function i.e. as an all over highlighter and as eyeshadow. What this means is that you can just carry this palette with you on a holiday and have everything youÂ need to do your face.
I like Blush.Â It is essentially 5 shades ofÂ pink. Swirled together and used as a blush, it gives a slight glow to the skin without too much shimmer. The texture of the compact is harder than Bobbi Brown’s Shimmerbricks and there is less shimmer so there is no chance of looking like a disco ball. Blush really helps make me look awake on days when all I want to do is go right back to sleep.
I bought Peach because I like peach colours on my skin.Â However, Peach tends towards looking a bit too frosty for my liking. It makes my cheeks look oily although it looks lovely on the eyes. I eventually gave this one away because I wasn’t reaching for it enough.
I think they are a limited edition item here in Malaysia although it could be a regular item in the UK and the USA. They retailed here for about RM75 each which isn’t too bad considering that you are getting an all in one eyeshadow and blush/highlighter in one compact.
Pros: All in one compact
Cons: Can be frosty depending on colour