Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lily Cole for the Body Shop...


There's quite a few bits to this limited edition collection endorsed by model Lily Cole, however, I'm only going to talk about a couple of things.

Short and sweet.


The shimmer cubes!



The colours in this cube are so gorgeous, I initially looked at this cube and thought, 'oh nice, but doesn't look like anything special'. Wrong.
I was sold after a few swatches as the colours have dimension and are really wearable. I have used these cubes in the past and find them really handy for everyday as I apply them with my fingers. The 'Lily Cole' edition has everyday colours that can be taken to the night. A perfect holiday essential if you ask me, I have already worn it a few times mainly with the warm copper shade on the lid and the rest of the colours seeping through. The texture is smooth and pigmented and can be worn wet or dry. It lasts a decent amount of time on the lid when worn with a primer. However, the only problem I have with these cubes are them getting cakey on top when you double dip due to the oils transferring, the solution is to simply scrape a layer off or your colour payoff will be non existent.

Price: £16 (A bit expensive, but then again you do get 4 shades.)


Lip & Cheek domes!

These 2 shades scream summer and look very yummy. If you are a lover of cream blush, like muted colours and need a quick slap dash application then this is for you.

Price: £10



The shades: 'Pinch me pink' and 'Crazy for coral'.

The peachy shade is my favourite and looks really natural on my nc30 skin tone, the colour is exactly how you see it, they glide on easily and don't get blotchy on the cheek as the texture is creamy but not oily. They are practically fool proof and the finish is a cross between dewy and matte and on me these last all day. Application is quick as you just dab the dome onto your cheeks and voila. However, if you have a deeper skin tone then these may not be suitable if you want the colour to pop.


What are some things you have been loving from the Body Shop lately?

Disclaimer: Products were sent for consideration for review.

20 comments:

Amelia - Ugly Duckling said...

What a cute little package! I love the body shops body butter, yummy and I use their body wash everyday.

Sadly, it's all really overpriced out here in Korea though so I don't buy anything else really.


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Farzana said...

The lip and cheek domes look so cool!

Evi said...

The Shimmer Cubes may seem pricey, but they're actually an excellent value for money- you're getting 14 gr. of eyeshadow for £16 (€20 where I live). I'm a huge fan of the Shimmer Cubes and own nearly every single one of them, last week I got the gorgeous green/blue palette!

Also, what do you think of the Moringa oil? I was given the Coconut version and I'm in love, it's a great multitasker!

xx

LovelyMissMakeup said...

Love it! The package is so cute!

GlamorousMama said...

I like those shimmer cubes, how cute.
I love the color payoff on these.

The package is adorable.

Janelle @ http;//www.glamorousmama.com

Muhsine Emin said...

@Evi - true, the green/blue palette is gorgeous!! The moringa oil is ok, I have to use it a few more times to see what I REALLY think :) x

Natalie said...

I *need* this shimmer cube! They are such stunning colours. Really pretty. Will definitely be having a nosey at this collection soon!

RuBee said...

I love the look of those cheek domes. I've never tried any of the shimmer cubes, but I've wanted to for a while and those colours look great. x

Gina said...

OMG these both look amazing I need to try both of these!! :) xx

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Emily said...

Love the shimmer cubes, off to body shop now aha!

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Carissa said...

I love the box it came in, the products look lovely - especially the shimmer cubes!
Carissa xx

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Lulu B said...

Such beautigul products, I love the packaging. I havent used any Body Shop products in years, but this new collection makes me think i may have to invest in some xx :o)

Alma said...

I love this! I've always wanted to try out those shimmer cubes and I love those colours. The packaging is so cute!

Laura said...

The shimmer cubes look so good, so differently presented to anything i've seen to x

jennie said...

I'm lusting over those shimmer cubes so much, the colours are beautiful! Love the look of the blushes too, such pretty summery shades! Xo

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Super cute stuff. I like the cubed eye shadow palette. Great colors.
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Lots of hugs,

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Steph (Nerd About Town) said...

Oh this looks so gorgeous!

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makeupper said...

I want these cheek dome things! They look awesome! :D