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The Body Shop - Lily Cole Collection

Here we have the highly anticipated Lily Cole collection from The Body Shop guys. Jealous much? Don't be! It will be available to purchase in a month or so in stores, plus its highly affordable and won't break the bank :)

Besides, The Body Shop have revamped their collections recently and have made them much more fun, structured and the product quality amazing, so you won't regret a purchase.

Starting from my very favourite, the Shimmer Cubes Palette. I remember when I initially started out buying make-up in my teens, I was so fascinated with these little pots of eye shadows that were so shimmery and just perfect.

Well, not much has changed since then. These ones however are particularly stunning in quality. They are considerably smooth, more pigmented and have a gorgeous iridescent shimmer to them but injected in a subtle manner so they don't look over the top.

A must have from the collection if you're into such shades.

Aah the Lip & Cheek Domes. These are an innovation as I haven't seem a similar product in UK as of yet. A bit like EOS balms from the US, these are slightly chunkier in size but work in a similar manner, either as a lip balm or a cheek tint.

The formula is quite moisturising but not sticky to cause breakouts on the cheek. It's moderately pigmented to work as a sheer hint of colour. It can be build up gradually however.

I personally have already pigmented lips on which these shades don't transfer very well. But it looks fabulously healthy and fresh on the cheeks. I also like the pink shade better than the peach.

The Pearl Radiance Primer is also quite a unique and a multi tasking product in the sense that not only does it make a lovely radiant primer to apply on the skin before Foundation, it also can make a subtle highlighter for the cheekbones due to its dewy finish.

It offers a healthy sheen instead of shimmer-glimmer. I usually don't get along with primers but this has helped quite a bit recently as I have been suffering from dry, dull skin. Of course the process of seeing the beads squirted out in liquid form is a fascinating reason alone for a purchase.

Surely check it out in store!
The Eye liner is a liquid one with an almost matte finish to it. It's a subtle purple shade, one that's quite easily wearable if you get easily bored of blacks and browns.
The Hi Shine Lip Treatments make a nice Lip Gloss cum Lip Blam in one. They are very moisturising and slightly sticky but stay put for hours without budging, sliding or smudging. Not very pigmented, they come injected with some very pretty, finely milled shimmer particles that reflect beautifully in daylight and flash.

I would suggest trying out the darkest shade from them all so you get the most pigmentation out of the product.
Quite a fun, girly yet refreshing collection overall for the summer when you don't want to clog your face with heavy powdery blushers, smokey eyes and a full-on lip. It gets a two thumbs up from me as it's right up my street and something that I will get a lot of wear out of.


Karolina said...

I think I may pick up a few products. I like how they're all very wearable products and not packed with glitter- which seems to be in every other product these days! x

Sheefa F said...

I agree! Quite a few of The Body Shop's collection as well used be filled with glitter a year ago but I like how they have matured as a brand recently and have brought out wearable things.

Eve said...

The pearl thing looks very interesting!

Star Vogue said...

I love Body shop they have great products and are affordable!

Roshni said...

Wow the collection looks amazing - especially the pearl primer xx

Natalie said...

The Shimmer Cube looks stunning! Really pretty colours for the summer! :) Will definitely be having a nosey at this collection in store! x

Diana said...

I already had seen some of these produts! I'm dying to get the blushes, specilly the peachy one *O*

Unknown said...

Loved the entire collection <3

Sami said...

This is such a pretty collection! I have my eye on the shimmer cubes and blushers x

Blushing Bee said...

I love the look of the eyeliner...I think I need to get me one!!





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