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?

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  1. 7th May 2012 / 1:39 pm

    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 🙂

  2. 7th May 2012 / 2:34 pm

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

  3. 7th May 2012 / 2:35 pm

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

  4. 7th May 2012 / 2:41 pm

    Oh wow I love the eyeshadows!

  5. 7th May 2012 / 2:47 pm

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

    thanks for sharing

  6. 7th May 2012 / 3:13 pm

    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

  7. 7th May 2012 / 3:15 pm

    this collection looks beautiful! i love the primer!

  8. 7th May 2012 / 3:27 pm

    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

  9. 7th May 2012 / 3:27 pm

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

  10. 7th May 2012 / 3:28 pm

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

  11. 7th May 2012 / 3:37 pm

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

  12. 7th May 2012 / 3:40 pm

    The eye-shadow quad looks fab. x

  13. 7th May 2012 / 3:42 pm

    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

  14. 7th May 2012 / 3:42 pm

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

  15. 7th May 2012 / 4:32 pm

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

  16. 7th May 2012 / 4:36 pm

    The primer sounds really interesting ! xx

  17. 7th May 2012 / 5:38 pm

    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

  18. 7th May 2012 / 6:21 pm

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

  19. 7th May 2012 / 6:27 pm

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

  20. 7th May 2012 / 6:30 pm

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

  21. 7th May 2012 / 6:56 pm

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

  22. 7th May 2012 / 7:51 pm

    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

  23. 7th May 2012 / 8:19 pm

    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)

  24. 7th May 2012 / 9:46 pm

    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

  25. 7th May 2012 / 10:42 pm

    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

  26. 9th May 2012 / 10:56 am

    the cheek domes look so much fun!

  27. 9th May 2012 / 8:26 pm

    Massively lusting over the eyeshadow & eyeliner!! xx

  28. 9th May 2012 / 9:12 pm

    These look amazing to me! I WANT IT ALL.

  29. 11th May 2012 / 9:08 pm

    @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

  30. 1st June 2012 / 10:22 am

    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 =(

  31. 28th September 2012 / 8:55 pm

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