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Monday, November 9, 2009

The Body Shop Brilliance Powder in Shimmer Gold

I have had The Body Shop Brilliance Powder in Shimmer Gold for quite a long time now and it costs around Php900+, I bought it at Robinson’s Place Manila as it became my second home since I was 10 years old!

What The Body Shop says:
Just push the button and the Brilliance Powder is in the brush. A lightweight sparkle powder with shimmering pearls that provides a natural-looking sun-kissed finish for the face and body. Available in a shimmer or matte finish. Dermatologically tested.

Brilliance Powder contains the following key ingredients .... 
Marula oil - Is a very effective moisturiser that also helps to condition the skin over time. Also provides essential fatty acids that help to repair the skin's moisture barrier, thus helping to restore moisture, smoothness and suppleness. Provides women in marginalis
Vitamin E - Is an antioxidant that helps to soften, condition and protect the skin.
Light diffusing particles - Instantly brighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Mica (Opacifier), Talc (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Nylon-12 (Absorbent/Bulking Agent), Polyethylene (Opacifier), Silica (Absorbent), PTFE (Bulking Agent), Sclerocarya birrea (Marula Oil) (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Methylparaben (Preservative), Tetrasodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), CI 77891 (Colour), CI 77491 (Colour), CI 77492 (Colour), CI 77499 (Colour).

Pump the button to push the powder through to the brush, and sweep over the face and body.

My Review:
The first thing that attracted me into buying this is the push button applicator and I was looking for some shimmer product that time. I am quite pale and I think a bronzer would look obvious on me so I opted to get the lighter version of it.

The push button mechanism takes a while before it starts to release the powder and once I overdid it and the powder came out like it is almost flowing haha! After that I have learned , to control it and I would usually push it for 3 to 4 times and it would be great.

The brush applicator is very coarse so I do not recommend using this for the face, I would opt to use a medium sized fluffy powder brush and transfer the highlighter from the coarse brush to the softer brush so I would prevent scratching my skin.

Personally, the glitter is too obvious when placed on the face but just right when dusted on the body since a person’s face is drastically smaller compared to our body so I would just use this if I want a little sparkle here and there. The glitter fall out is really bad but it does not mean I will toss this out; it just means I have to think of ways on how not to waste this product. One solution can be applying a light layer of moisturizer on your body before dusting this on.

What I love though is that when the glitter falls out, the real shimmer is revealed. The golden shimmer just looks stunning on pale skin and it makes my complexion look healthier and not pasty. This is great to wear for the holidays in my opinion! =)


  1. I put it in my hair!! I love it! But very very shimmery!

  2. That's a cool tip! I'm gonna try it tom! ^.^

  3. I got one in golden bronze, really cool. Yup, brush a bit course but OK if you use it on your body or bare shoulders ^.^
    p.s. your item has gold finishing while mine got black... hmmm...

  4. Really? Hmmm... There must be diff packaging depending on the country...