Monday, 7 May 2012

The Lily Cole collection

lily cole body shop collection
lily cole body shop collection
lily cole body shop collection cole shimmer cubes

The Body Shop have alway championed their strong ethical beliefs and cruelty-free ethos, proudly declaring that all their products are 100% vegetarian and not tested on animals. They have recently welcomed Lily Cole to be their first ever global brand advocate who supports The Body Shop's responsible attitude towards people and the environment. I think Lily's fresh-faced, natural beauty suits the brand perfectly and am excited to reveal the new, limited edition makeup range she has collaborated with the Body Shop on, which colourfully emphasises their cruelty-free message.

Lily Cole's cruelty-free collection* is released in June 2012 and combines ultra-expressive colours, with soft shimmery hues and makeup bag essentials, all embellished with a hot pink and black packaging and Lily's signature scrawled across the front. I am not sure how I feel about the packaging, but it is certainly fun and will definitely standout against The Body Shop's permanent makeup range.

lily cole lip treatment

Mini Hi-Shine lip treatments, £4 Available in four sherbet-shades, these lip glosses provide maximum shine as well as super moisturisation. These cute, pocket-sized glosses aren't particularly pigmented but add a lovely shimmer to the lips, whether worn alone or layered over a bright lipstick, and have an acquired fruity flavour. I have never been much of a fan of the squeezy-tube-glosses, proving to be a little too messy for my liking, but I do like the fact that these hi-shine lip treatments aren't too sticky and do feel like they are doing my lips some good!

lily cole shimmer cubes

Shimmer Cubes, £16 I think this is possibly one of my favourite items from the Lily Cole collection, which is big news coming from a girl who doesn't usually get that excited over eyeshadow. I think the combination of colours and lustrous finish of these shimmer cubes is gorgeous and the product is wonderfully dainty and compact, so perfect for travelling and popping in your makeup bag. The pearly-white shade is a perfect highlighter colour for brow bones, and the darker colours look lovely swept all over the eye or blended into the crease. The iridescent finish is particularly special - no chunky glitter in sight, and has a formulation that is apparently crease-resistant and suitable for contact lens wearers. The only thing that might make your eyes water is the price, but for four beautiful and complimenting shades, I think the shimmer cubes are definitely worth it.

lily cole lip & cheek dome

Lip & Cheek Domes, £10 Available in Pinch Me Pink or Crazy for Coral, these innovative lip and cheek domes are heralded as Lily Cole's favourite product from the new range. Somewhat reminiscent of Shu Uemura's Creamy Dome Blush but for half the price, these lip and cheek domes have a creamy gel-like consistency which glides onto the skin and leaves a subtle, dewy flush. I think these work best when applied to the apple of your cheeks and then softly blended out with a stippling brush. The pigmentation is subtle so will suit fairer to medium skin tones, and would be the perfect cheek product if you are after a fresh, dewy look without using any heavy powder on your face. I particularly love Crazy for Coral which delivers a pretty peachy shade to the skin.

lily cole body shop collection
lily cole body shop collection

Pearl Radiance Primer, £12 These radiant, light diffusing pearls gives your skin a look of pure radiance. Either use it before foundation or wear it alone, it will keep your skin hydrated and complexion perfected. I am not sure how I feel about this product yet, having only used it a handful of times. I expected a creamy lotion to be dispensed from the pump but in fact I was confronted with a bubble-filled clear gel that had a very loose consistency. It sinks into the skin really quickly and leaves it silky to the touch, despite it feeling wet and watery as I applied it, but I am not sure I can see any benefits from it yet. I will have to report back...

lily cole liquid eyeliner

Liquid Eyeliner, £9 A very violet eyeliner, this is the brightest, most dramatic of colours to be added to the Body Shop's collection. The formulation is smudge-proof and highly pigmented, meaning one line and a flick is all you need. The felt applicator is fine and precise which makes it quite easy to apply and the finish of this liquid eyeliner has a slight iridescent shimmer to it, which makes it perfect for an evening time eye look.

The Body Shop's Lily Cole Cruelty Free Collection is released in June 2012, online and in stores, and will be limited edition. Within the range there is also a mini-brush set, containing four miniature brushes for cheeks, eyes and lips and a puff on radiance which is a pinky-toned powder and puff for adding radiance and luminosity to face, cheeks and decolletage.

What pieces from the range appeal to you?

38 comments:

Yu said...

Oh myyy I LOVE the shimmer cubes! I'm such a sucker for the Body Shop, I really like this collection, can't wait til it comes out :)

Kellina's Thoughts said...

luv the colours in this collection!

the lip and cheek domes look really great!!

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Vanessa said...

What a wonderful collection! The lip and cheek domes look right up my street :)

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xx

VIPXO said...

Ahhhh this collection looks amaazing! Lily Cole is my fave model too so extra thumbs up from me!
XO

Emily Alice said...

I haven't shopped in body shop for makeup in a long time but this range might change that!
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Sophie said...

Oh wow I love the eyeshadows!
Sophie
X

CAMILLA said...

great haul
i love those eyeshadow cubes
and Lip & Cheek Domes the most

thanks for sharing

Danielle said...

Those shimmer cubes look pretty :)
x
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City Girl's Fashion Box said...

woah! rhanks for sharing Milly! Lily is one of my all time favourite models - so pretty and a a right clever button too. Love the look of those cheek domes xxx

Niki said...

this collection looks beautiful! i love the primer!

soffie hicks said...

This collection looks gorgeous! I really like the look of the cheek domes, lip glosses and Pearl Radiance Primer. Ahhh I want it all! I love The Body Shop especially the body butters. x

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all about the girl said...

Oh wow, it all looks lovely but especially the pearls. Love Body Shop makeup anyway so will definitely be checking this out.

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charmed-chick said...

Wow i want it all :-) the body shop cube eye shadows are brilliant and they last ages.



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Karolina said...

I'm so excited for this collection! I want so many things! xo

Angelica said...

The eye-shadow quad looks fab. x

Chelseyxlou said...

I can't wait for this to be released, I'm hoping to get my hands on a few pieces as soon as! Especially the shimmer cubes and the lip glosses. Would love to hear how you get on with the radiance primer in a few weeks though as the product does sound great? xo

Cristina said...

oh...i'm really intrigued by the primer! hopefully they will bring this products in italy!

mylucitedreams.com said...

Very cute stuff. Loving those cheek domes. Great cruely free campaign!!

ButterflEyes said...

The primer sounds really interesting ! xx

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Emma said...

really like the look of the cheek domes, not a fan of the packaging though, looks a bit slapped together :/

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Daisycakes said...

Those cheek and lip domes look riiight up my street, I'm not sure about the packaging. I think maybe they look a little cheap?xo

Char! said...

can't wait for this, it all looks amazing! xx

VickiB said...

This collection looks amazing cannot wait to see it in the shops xx

Sophie said...

Such a beautiful collection! Will definitely be needing to check this out soon - the Shimmer Cubes especially

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Laura said...

How exciting, some amazing products! Love the colour of that eyeliner! x

Avril said...

Oh I love those cheek domes! and the Shimmer Blocks! The whole collection is just lovely <3

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Ellie said...

Wow these look lovely! I like the look of the primer and the lip & cheek domes. Love your blog xoxo

joanne mason said...

Have been looking for a liquid liner that has a proper violet pigment when on the skin i have tried several and have been forever hopeful that i would find a burple to match the vivid blue from the Barry M range as was quite let down by their attempt. this looks like ould make my wish come true and i can't wait to try

sheschasing said...

I LOVE the look of the Pearl Radiance Prime r- I'll have to pop into Body Shop at the weekend and see if I can pick one up ASAP!

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Lulu B said...

If being vegetarian and cruelty free wasnt enough to sway me that metallic purple eye liner will! Wowsers what a beautiful collection. I would never usually associate Body Shop with colourful make-up but this collectin certainly shows they are just as good as the other big brands. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these items. Great post xx :o)

Michelle said...

Ooh I am definitely picking up one of those dome blushes! I very nearly caved and bought a Shu Uemura one the other day, but this is much more purse-friendly (: will I be seeing you on Thurs night for Glossybox, Milly? xx

Tabby TreasureAndTresses said...

Wow! What an amazing looking collection! i love the shimmer cubes! What lovely colours! I'll certainly be going to have a closer inspection of these!! xx

Charli said...

the cheek domes look so much fun!

musicndaydreams said...

Massively lusting over the eyeshadow & eyeliner!! xx

Katy Elizabeth said...

These look amazing to me! I WANT IT ALL.

Milly said...

@chelseyxlou - i will try to report back and let you know how I get on with the primer!

Thank you for all your comments ladies x

Leishasaurus said...

Personally I can't see how The Body Shop can call it 100% cruelty free when they are owned by L'oreal who test on animals.. So as pretty as it looks I won't be buying any =(

Michelle Bowers said...

I NEED to remember to go in and look at these products. They look so lovely, the shimmer cubes are very pretty.
x
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