Lancome's My Parisian Shimmer Cube looks incredibly similar to Body Shop's Shimmer Cubes
"This smart yet glamorous palette inspired by a Rubik's Cube contains nine shimmering pastels in removable cubes that can be used individually or blended together with a brush to highlight and illuminate your facial features for an effortlessly French-chic look. Each shade can be used as an eyeshadow, blush or highlighter"
|Hot Pink Shimmer Cubes-Palette 26|
|Pretty In Pink Shimmer Cubes-Palette 21|
Body Shop's shimmer cubes comes in a variety of color coordinated palettes and retails for $22. If I get two of Body Shop's shimmer cubes it would cost me $44 but it's still a lot less than the cost of Lancome's and I would get a wider variety of colors. However, Body Shop's Shimmer cubes is only intended for use on the eyes while Lancome's Shimmer Cubes is supposed to multitask and can be used as an eyeshadow, highlight or blush. For the Body Shop's Shimmer Cubes, you get the option to use their eyeshadows wet or dry which I don't think Lancome's has that option.
What I love about Lancome's is the metal-looking case that the shimmer cubes is housed in. While reading reviews about the Body Shop's shimmer cubes, I found that after prolonged use, the powder would get between the crevices of the cubes. And because it's a see-through case, the palette would look very icky fast. However since Lancome's case is all covered up, the powder and mess would feel less gross.
I covet Lancome's shimmer cubes just for the cute drawings on the packaging, however I am not much of a pastel eyeshadow fan. I like how Lancome's is intended as a multitask product. However, I don't know if the texture of Body Shop's is finely milled enough because if so, I am pretty sure the lighter colors can be used as highlighters also.
I had always wanted to try out Body Shop Shimmer Cubes but couldn't get myself to fork out the $22 bucks. But after comparing the two, it seems like Body Shop's would be a nice dupe for Lancome's.
I just don't know how the formulation would compare.
update: I found swatches and a better look of the shimmer cubes @rosedrain23 posted an unedited photo of the shimmer cubes and the colors have a greater contrast than the official lancome photos.
A closer, unfiltered look at these pretties. I was hesitant at first, because they appear to be darker shades. But after trying them, they are light and beautiful. They're only as dark as you want them to be 😊 #newfavorite #lancome #lancomespring2016 #lancomeparisianpastels #parisianpastels #newmakeup #makeup #makeupaddict #girly #girlythings #makeupjunkie
The nonblonde posted swatches on her site and the colors don't seem to vary a lot.
Anyone who has used Body Shop's Shimmer Cubes please let me know what you think about them and if you would purchase Lancome's.
Is anyone itching to buy Lancome's Shimmer Cubes like I am?
thanks for reading,