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I had purchased this single eyeshadow from the “Colour Crush” eyeshadow range of The Body Shop a few months ago. I didn’t have a yellow eyeshadow in my makeup kit and was desperately looking for a matte shade. I love to create colourful and tropical eye makeup looks due to which I am constantly on hunt for vibrant colours. Read onto know how this eyeshadow fared out for me.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love full

Product Description:
Sweep on our intensely pigmented colour crush eyeshadows for silky-smooth results. Blend, build and layer the colour to create your own matte or shimmery look. Intense colour. Pearlescent or Matt finish dependant on colour. Silky-soft texture. Use wet or dry.
Ingredients:
Talc, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch/Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, Chlorphenesin, Mel/Honey/Miel, Potassium Sorbate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Tetrasodium EDTA. [+/- CI 77499/Iron Oxides, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/Iron Oxides, CI 77492/Iron Oxides, CI 77742/Manganese Violet, CI 42090/Blue 1 Lake, CI 19140/Yellow 5 Lake].
Price:
GBP 7 for 1.5 gm.

My Experience with The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love:

Packaging: The product looks quite big on the website but, it is a small pan of colour. To show how small it is, I have placed it next to my eye makeup brushes in the picture. It comes sealed in a small plastic casing which has a flip cap and can be locked easily. The name of the brand is embossed on the transparent flip cap and on the backside, the shade number and name of the eyeshadow in mentioned. The ingredient list is not enlisted on the packaging. There’s no separation between the product and the flip-cap, therefore some product can end spilling on the cap. Overall, the packaging is simple and its small size makes it travel friendly.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love packaging

Pigmentation/Finish/Lasting Power: Coming to the performance of the eyeshadow itself. This eyeshadow can be used either wet or dry. I have used it in both the ways. The texture of the eyeshadow is like a finely milled powder and it goes on very smoothly on the lids. It doesn’t get patchy or blotchy. This is a matte shade with no iridescence. The shade itself can be described as chrome yellow, which is not a bright shade but has some orangish undertones. The pigmentation is average and for the hand swatch, I had to pack on a lot of product on the brush and swipe it twice.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love pan

Due to the pigmentation issues, it fades very easily while blending which can be annoying. I have pigmented eyelids, so to make this shade visible on my eyes, I have to prime my eyes sufficiently and start with a white base. To get the full colour intensity of this eyeshadow (as seen in the eye swatches), I used the product on a wet brush and then just layered it by patting on. Because a lot of product must be used to get the full intensity of the colour, this eyeshadow has minor fallout issues.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love

Once you have primed your eyes, put on a white base, use a wet brush, then you can finally see the colour of this eyeshadow. It’s a lot of effort for an eyeshadow, but I love this colour and use it a lot of my eye makeup looks. The lasting power of this product (with a primer of course) is 4-5 hours when used wet. I will not recommend using this eyeshadow dry as you will end up wasting a lot of product to get the same colour payoff as a wet brush.

The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love eye makeup

Overall, this was an average product for me. The pigmentation is not that great and you must use a lot of product to see the colour on your lids. Drugstore makeup brands should really focus on making more pigmented yellow toned eyeshadows, there aren’t really a lot of options out there.

Pros of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love:

  • Travel-friendly packaging.
  • Finely-milled powder eyeshadow.
  • Smooth application without patchiness.
  • Can be used wet or dry.

Cons of The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love:

  • Shade is not as bright as named but a muted chrome yellow.
  • Average pigmentation.
  • Colour can only be seen with wet application and after a lot of skin prep.
  • Minor fallout issue.

IMBB Rating:
3/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow Sunshine Love?
Yes.

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