The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Eye Color “Pink Opal” Review

by Appu on November 11, 2010 · 23 comments

The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Eye Color in “Pink Opal”

I haven’t played around much with any kind of eye make-up from The Body Shop. Not sure about their regular eye shadows, but the Nature’s Minerals Eye Shadows seemed too cute to resist plus, it was on a mega sale so I decided I would give this a shot :)

The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Eye Color in “Pink Opal”

The Body Shop Nature's Minerals Eye Color in “Pink Opal”

What is this?

Long-lasting, blendable, crease-resistant powder eye colour made from the purest minerals. A stunning shimmering powder palette, that applies evenly and blends easily to provide adjustable coverage. Preservative-free, fragrance-free. Dermatologically tested, opthalmologically tested, suitable for contact lens wearers

Price : Rs.657 / $13 for 1g.

Ingredients :

Mica, Illite. [+/- CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492]. The short ingredients list makes me feel it’s good quality stuff!!!

Shades Available : Golden Emerald, Pink Opal, Bronzed Amber, Molten Bronze, Vivid Amethyst, Deep Jade.

What I think about this?

‘Pink Opal’ is a shimmery, light pink shade that looks great as an all-over lid-color. In a pinch, I’ve even tried using this particular shade as a highlighter and it works pretty fine.The packaging of these eye colours are so cute. They come in a cute little pot with a sifter through which color comes out. This way, I can control the amount of product I want to dispense. I am not a big fan of eye color in loose powder-form, but this one seemed OK in terms of packaging. The eye shadow was not all over the place, for once!!! Once we start applying, there is very less fall out for a loose powder shadow. Pink Opal is one of the lightest shades and yet it’s not very sheer. The color payoff is pretty decent here. Texture wise, this is really finely milled hence, the glitter particles kinda stand out. It’s not chunky glitter, but is quite shimmery especially in the evenings. They are easily blend-able too :)

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

Here’s a swatch of “Pink Opal”.

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

Another one :

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

What I like about The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Eye Color?

  • Great pigmentation – The color is so true,the shimmer is quite wearable and not tacky at all. But, under very bright lights, the shimmer might stand out, so if you are looking for something without any kind of shimmer, then this particular shade is not for you :)
  • With a good base, the color stays vibrant and lasts long without much creasing or fading. However, if applied alone they disappear after a while :(
  • The packaging is pretty decent. There isn’t much wastage of product for a loose eye shadow.
  • Free of preservatives and fragrances which makes it safe for everyone. A HUGE thumbs up for that!!!
TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

TBS Nature's Mineral Eyeshadow

What I dis-like about The Body Shop Nature’s Minerals Eye Color Nature’s Minerals Eye Color?

  • Price – I think it’s too pricey for the job it does. The color selection is great but, with the staying power (without a good primer) of this one in mind, I feel it may be over-priced.
  • Don’t even imagine travelling around with this one.

To sum up, I would say, this is worth trying out ( Especially the pinks and the greens :) ), but ONLY when on sale, not otherwise. I would not have grabbed this if it wasn’t on sale.The quality of these shadows are great, but I am still not sure if I would pay full price for these :) If you are like me and have not tried any eye colors from The Body Shop, then this might be a good start for you.

Have you tried Nature’s Minerals Eye Color from The Body Shop? Do you like them or hate them? Share your thoughts!

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Radhika November 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I am always looking out for these at TBS sales….do wish the shimmer was a bit less though..just a teeny tiny bit less :)

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I know Rads, even I wish the shimmer was lesser. But honestly, it doesn’t show that well once blended on the eyes :)

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Suma November 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm

me generally like matte shadows, but this TBS shadow though glittery looks very tempting :D

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

Even I prefer matte shades, Suma. But this one is quite unique and don’t worry the glitter is not very visible on the eyes :)

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anupam November 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

the color looks pretty !!!

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Glad you like it, Anupam :)

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Rati November 11, 2010 at 2:20 pm

We don’t get any mega sales here in India. :( I liked the pink shimmery shade. It’s a cute all over lid colour. :)

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Rati November 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Which eye shadow do you pair with this one….just thinking…

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm

You could probably try this on a 50% off sale Rati. Otherwise not worth it. I use this all over the lid and it’ll look great with any taupe-y shade :) I like Iced Mocha from NYX…it’s almost similar to MAC Satin Taupe :)

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Rati November 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm

ohh!!! That iced mocha is on the list now. :P

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Yeah, you must get it…I actually tried both of those on my eyes (MAC an NYX) and I liked Iced Mocha better since it was more warmer than Satin Taupe. ST is more gray this is more brown-ish…you’ll love it Rati :)

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Rati November 12, 2010 at 9:27 am

Oh great!! To be honest I am not a huge mac eye shadows fan. I hink NYX and inglot do a pretty good job. I will check out the shade for sure. :)

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Nids November 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

it seems nice :-)) …bt wud pick 1 only during SALE.. :giggle: :giggle:

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Yes Nids….only during sale…It’s not a must-have :)

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monika November 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Looks like a nice shade….would love to see a tut with this one on your eyes

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Appu November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

Sure Monica :) Will do one!

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Mahia November 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I love this eyeshadow and I have the same color! It is perfect for daytime and it gives your eyes that little sparkle!

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Appu November 12, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Nice to know you like it too Mahia! :)

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