The Body Shop The Sparkler Review, Photos, Swatches

The Body Shop The Sparkler sold out online before I could blink my eye. Damn! It’s the Holy Grail of Holiday Makeup at the moment and damn near impossible to find (I checked a few stores with no luck).

Moral of the story?

If you see it, BUY it. It’s worth its weight in Scrooge’s gold!


A limited edition atomizer that houses a fine, shimmering powder for hair, body, and face!

Ahhh the classic shimmering powder for the Holidays! It’s a timeless piece that many a makeup brand embraces. The Body Shop embraces the tradition with their own variation and spin on the Holiday classic with The Sparkler.

The Body Shop’s versions features a flirty shimmering vintage pink bottle that houses a silky, shimmering powder you can mist on shoulders, face, or even in hair for a hint of cheerful Holiday sparkle!

Part of the novelty of the product would be it’s not traditional holiday gold and silver colors but comes in pink, what girl or woman do you know that doesn’t love pink?

Since its release it has sold out fairly quickly online and in shops making it quite the hot commodity this Holiday season! Blame it on all that gorgeous pink packaging!

The shimmer adds just the right touch to a finished makeup look without overdoing it however if you’re not one for sparkle on your face you can mist it on your arms and shoulders, legs, or even in your hair, the possibilities are endless!

Nothing bad here….

  • Sparkle, shimmer lovers!
  • Anyone wanting to add a little sparkle to their Holiday makeup looks!
  • Anyone who loves girlishly good packaging (the vintage perfume style bottle will make you swoon).

  • Shimmer, sparkle haters (if you don’t dig the sparkle, don’t bother).

Although it’s proving a bit of a challenge to track down I highly suggest taking the adventure because this is well worth checking out and is a rather novel little piece of delicious makeup to add to your stash. It makes a pretty little vanity piece as well! The Body Shop makeup collections are always such a pleasure and Holiday 2010 proves promising!

The Body Shop Sparkler is very Muse Approved for purchase!

Keep your eyes peeled on to see it pops back into stock soon!

Did you get lucky enough to score this at your local Body Shop?

Loving it?

Do share!


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
Read my full disclosure statement here.

  • 12/7/10 13:29 Courtney:

    This is so pretty. Is the powder scented or unscented?


    • 12/7/10 13:31 the Muse:

      smells a little tiny bit vanillish to me courtney but don’t quote me, I didn’t mention it b/c I have a bit of a cold ;D!


      • 12/7/10 13:42 Courtney:

        Thanks! I hope you feel better soon!


        • 12/7/10 13:43 the Muse:

          thanks hun! I’m trying to figure out if it’s allergies or just a bloody cold!


    • 12/7/10 15:10 Teleria:

      the scent is Japanese Cherry Blossom!


  • 12/7/10 13:46 Cj:

    ‘ what girl or woman do you know that doesn’t love pink?’

    Or Cj! Lmao, The bottle is beyond cute, Sadly I don’t like glitter anywhere near my face but sparkly hair does sound interesting lol, I
    might just have to try this 😛


    • 12/7/10 13:47 the Muse:

      LOL or CJ ;-D or my best friend Jai, he’s all about the pink! ;-D more so than me lol! I like glitter a little too much on my face ha! I need to behave and not go there with the sparkle ;-D


  • 12/7/10 15:57 Joice:

    I must have this for Christmas! It’s so perfect!


    • 12/7/10 16:07 the Muse:

      it’s really gorgeous joice well worth a pick up!


  • 12/7/10 16:18 regina:

    how much is it?


    • 12/8/10 16:04 the Muse:

      $41 I believe regina :)


  • 12/7/10 20:24 kiwikiwidragon:

    the entire holiday section that was up on the wesite is gone now :(

    I think the entire holiday makeup stock sold out


    • 12/8/10 11:15 the Muse:

      kiwi they have the palettes still I think!? but yeah it sold out FAST!!!!!!!!!!!


  • 12/7/10 22:17 savannah:

    muse, do you love this more or tarina tarantino’s more?


    • 12/8/10 15:55 the Muse:

      hi savannah very diff products hun as tbs’s version is considerably less sparkly ;-D so I love them both for different things ;-D


  • 12/8/10 7:16 rosejaejoong:

    what a super cute & pretty product.u can sparkle & party.


  • 12/8/10 10:10 Alli: pretty! I am def in need of this! Still not avail online, but I will start seaching NOW!!! I gotta have this!!!! Wish me luck!


    • 12/8/10 10:46 the Muse:

      GOOD LUCK Alli ;-D


  • 12/8/10 10:33 jenna:

    i was so sad i missed out on this so i was kinda hoping you would say it was a dud of a product! oh well i will continue my search!


    • 12/8/10 10:43 the Muse:

      Jenna I really liked it ;-D but than again I simply lurve me some shimmer ;-D!


  • 12/8/10 11:24 katrosado5:

    I got lucky and walked in the store just a couple of hours after it had arrived and been stocked on the shelves. I got one of the last two bottles. It’s gorg! I wear it and my daughters wear it all the time. I think this is limited edition but I hope they restock. I’ll pick up another as a spare for sure.


    • 12/8/10 15:09 the Muse:

      fantastic katros good hauling ;-D it is indeed LE sadly I hope so too as I’d like to pick up back up!?


  • 12/8/10 13:28 Poppy:


    how much did it cost?
    I saw bottles [like an entire shelf here] but there wasn’t a price at all..
    The SA were all busy.. so I walked out [shoppin on lunch break ya know! no time to waste..]


    • 12/8/10 15:07 the Muse:

      $41 poppy I believe. :) I totally understand how you feel about lunch break shopping ;-D I want to go in and out but sometimes so not the case :(


  • 12/8/10 17:05 Mary the Muse Militant:

    How did you get your maully little hands on this gem !?!?
    You deserve it !


    • 12/9/10 10:25 the Muse:

      luck Mary ;-D I’m trying to find a back up!!!!!!!!!! It was a press sample!


  • 1/2/11 7:23 Tiff:

    Omg, so different in hong kong, the entire holiday collection is still on shelves and I got this today at almost half the price!


    • 1/3/11 16:06 the Muse:

      awesome tiff ;-D great hauling hun!


  • 1/2/11 9:35 gossip girl:

    we still have it here in manila, hard to find though, it is now on sale at the body shop store for 800.00 PHP approximately aroung $18.00. I bought it because of the bottle and the shimmer, last time i checked they have three more of these…


    • 1/3/11 16:06 the Muse:

      awesome Gossip Girl! None here sadly :(


  • 12/12/11 9:18 Todd:

    Anyone know where I can order one online? I checked but I can’t find one.



    • 12/12/11 9:35 the Muse:

      sorry todd looks like it sold out online best bet is to visit your local store!


  • 12/26/11 22:09 Olive:

    I am a total make up lover! I picked up this product today in both colors ( i got them for free because i got the sample…only half a bottle left!) i quickly called the nearest body shop and made sure they had 6 bottles waiting for me tomorrow! Im so excited! It adds a little pop to any make up look. I highly suggest this!


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