I like a collection with a happy vibe to it – The Body Shop x House of Holland is exactly that with bold and bright elements that capture a joyful spirit. Henry Holland is quite a character (the author of one of my favourite ever Tweets “..and that’s why I never go to the doctor”… that just said everything and yet nothing) and it’s one of the rare fashion collaborations where personality shines through.
The two palettes, We Rule The World and The Night Is Mine, are the stand outs from this mini collaboration, and they’ve squeezed five colours into a four pan palette. Tick! I swatched We Rule The World first and got slightly taken by surprise in the middle by discovering that the pink shade is a lip colour! It looks the same finish as the powders.
The first two shades are for the eye in a neutral and a shell pink (shimmery), the middle is the surprise lip, then it’s a dark navy colour (shimmery) followed by a very glowy highlighter shade.
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The second palette, The Night Is Mine, is darker and more ‘night time’ I think you’d say. The first shade is a maroon hit brown, followed by a shimmery forest green and a chocolate shade, a glowy highlighter and a metal sheen ruby lip shade. I think these palettes are great at £15 – The Body Shop pricing is so variable so I was surprised to see that these are reasonably priced.
Well, Christmas is not Christmas without a massive shimmer puff – remember this stuff goes everywhere so even though this has a puff applicator you might as well throw some in the air and walk through it because the effect will be more or less the same! Personally, I don’t – and never have – gone with the idea of throwing glitter all over your cleavage, but it’s a lovely thing to just add a little bit of twinkle to your hair: a couple of pats with the puff is all it needs. The puff is £14, and the two little star shaped Glitter Dust pots are £7.
The cutest thing by far is the little star stamp for eyes – or anywhere you like – with a regular liner brush at one end (felt tip style) and a star stamp at the other. It works so well but my top tip is to press gently on the skin with it otherwise (as you’ll see in the swatch) you get the outer ring as well. Lottie London is taking it on the stamp action though this season so you might want to wait for my forthcoming post on those before buying.
The star stamp is £10. There’s also a scented shimmer bottle – might be better for putting twinkles in your hair than the puff I think but I’m not sure what the scent is. The collection launches on 31st October.
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