The Body Shop Down To Earth Palettes.

The Body Shop have released palettes inspired by the Earth's richest natural colours and enriched with babassu & sesame oils. The caring formula is meant to prevent creasing and a long-lasting finish. Highly pigmented shades that are buildable & blendable. These can be used wet & dry for a more intense look. Preferring to only do that with shimmery formulas than mattes because I find it can ruin the pan shade unless I rub off the wet patch with my finger but to show the differences I did it for all regardless. Dry & wet swatches are below, first shade is dry and second is wet, you can see the differences in the pigmentation, even the matte shades.

These palettes come in a sleek, shiny black casing with a large mirror, each shadow pan contains 2.2g of product. The quads have a how to guide on the wallet it slides out of to help anyone with ideas on how to get the most out of the palette.

The Smoky Brown quad, Down To Earth – 02
This neutral brown palette didn't wow me, because I do have quite a lot of palettes similar but I do like the shade Peru Clay, it's a good natural colour for a transition or lid and mixing it with Idaho Jasper gives it a nice smoky look overall.

The Smoky Grey quad, Down To Earth – 03
India Rose Quartz, makes a good shades for an inner corner pop, on the fence about Atlas Rhassoul when dry due to how chalky it appeared but wet it was more pigmented. I've not done a smoky eye with greys in quite awhile so I'm looking forward to trying that out.

Glow Palette
Upon looking at this palette, it looked more pigmented which I was correct about. It had more shimmer shades; Provence Ochre, Bengal Granite & Kilimanjaro Rock are some of my favourites but really these all work well and apply beautifully in the swatches. The swatches for Glow were applied over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk. While the quads were applied just wet & dry. I think these are great value for money the price puts it in the mid-high end range but so far I'd say they were worth it being that they're cruelty free, vegan, no added parabens, no mineral oil, no petrolatum and no carmine. Overall the biggest test is going to be on the eye more than the arm swatches because it could apply a lot more different, staying power etc. So I'll be doing looks with these ASAP!


Purchase: Down To Earth Glow Palette £22.00, Smokey Grey, Smoky Brown £15.00 each


Samples.

51 comments

  1. Love these shades - what gorgeous colours and combinations!

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    1. The combinations are nice. Safe daily palette.

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  2. Lots of lovely different shades, many combinations to be made there.

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    1. Totally agree, there can be a lot of combinations made.

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  3. They look gorgeous - I've never applied shadow wet before so it's really interesting to see the differences side by side like that.

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    1. Yeah, they can get so much more pigmented when wet, pretty much prefer them wet.

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  4. Love the Smoky Grey quad, such usable colours and I know Body Shop shadows are great quality too!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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    1. I've not got a lot of makeup from Body Shop so it's interesting to see how these hold up.

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  5. Sienna dust looks really pretty - I love the shimmer x

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    1. It is a nice shimmer, wearable all the time x

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  6. Sienna Dust and Oregon Sunstone look beautiful!
    Amelia | ameliamaryx

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    1. I think the smoky brown is going to be a favourite for a lot of people x

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  7. I really didnt think this was a body shop palette im so impressed i remember what they used to be like ...nothing like this haha

    www.beautyandtheboy.com

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    1. the colours are lovely and pigmented. i haven't tried any of their makeup range

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    2. Totally agree LOL! I just remembered I had shadow cubes before and wasn't too impressed.

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  8. Wow these are such pretty colours and palettes. I always forget about looking at the make up at the body shop x

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    1. Me too, I don't know why cos being vegan and cruelty free it's ideal x

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  9. Wow so many colors to choose from.

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    1. A lot of combinations to be made too!

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  10. The glow palette seems to have a lot of fun shades to work with. This is a really helpful look at all of these palettes.

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    1. Yeah I think out of the 3, that would be my favourite one.

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  11. I haven't been to the Body Shop in ages. I need to go and check out their makeup section soon :)

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    1. I need to look at their make-up more, I did buy their foundation drops - never used it lol.

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  12. The shades aren't incredibly innovating but it's a good selection! x

    Coco | The Beauty Milk

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    1. Agreed love. I think it's easier for brands to release safer shades than out of the box x

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  13. Those look stunning, I love the swatches even more than in the pan. I would look past them if it was not for your swatches. Now i am going to make sure I get a good look in store!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad I've helped you Nicola.

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  14. These look pretty - I always forget they do makeup!

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    1. Haha, it seems a lot of people do too!

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  15. I haven't tried out their makeup for years. I need to go back and have a look it seems.

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    1. Yes, have a little peak, maybe treat yourself!

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  16. I still cannot believe these are Body Shop palettes, they are amazing x

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    1. Right, they're nice and sleek designed and I think they're going to be popular palettes x

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  17. What a beautiful range of colours, the palettes are wonderful.

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    1. I think it'll be suitable for a lot of people, I know they get a lot of age ranges at their store so it'll be welcomed.

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  18. Beautiful shades. I could totally rock these. Love the swatches too.

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    1. Wearable colours for a lot of people, thank you.

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  19. I love these palettes! So gorgeous colors and nice pigments. xoxo

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    1. They're nice palettes, never would of guessed The Body Shop x

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  20. These palettes are gorgeous!! I absolutely love the top palette, I definitely think I need to invest in one xx

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    1. Oh you won't be disappointed Cristina xo

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  21. Woow these palettes looks amazing, loving the shades already! I need to get my hands on them. Excellent review x

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    1. Thank you, they are really good palettes x

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  22. Just lovely shades! I like the The Smoky Brown quad, Down To Earth Peru clay most.

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    1. The Smoky Brown quad seems to be a very popular palette.

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  23. I do love to use earthy tones and these look great.

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    1. Ah lovely, this will be perfect for you!

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  24. I love the combination of colours! They look so buttery too.

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    1. The combination of colours are great, they do complement one another. Hmm, I don't know if I'd say they were buttery though :(

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  25. Zawar Zinc is my favourite shade! Gorgeous shades all of them though.

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    1. Oh love that you've chosen that shade, wouldn't be one most I think would go for. They all look great together.

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