The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipsticks

Wednesday, August 7th 2013 2

Red-carpet reds to flirty pinks and au-natural nudes

Imagine the scenario: you arrive home after a holiday from hell to find an enormous lipstick shaped cylinder, complete with layers of real-life lipsticks, waiting on your doorstep. Well, this was my reality earlier this week!

The Body Shop are launching a new Colour Crush collection of lipsticks to replace their Colourglide range. With a generous 24 shades, we can now find our perfect colour match from three categories: reds (6 shades), nudes (9 shades) or pinks (9 shades).

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First of all, let’s talk formula. I love experimenting with my lip colour and am never scared to try a new shade, so for me the right lipstick is all about formula. Infused with cherry seed oil and Fair Trade marula oil, this is a lipstick that teams pigment with comfort and ease of application. In terms of scent they’re all fairly neutral.

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Now for the colours. There’s a real range of subtle colours and brights, and notably lots of ‘classic’ colours like dusky rose and blood red which will suit any age or complexion. Personally, I was drawn mostly toward the pink and red toned lipsticks as I felt that these had the real colour-pop stand outs, so here are some of my favourite shades…

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  • 105: A bright orange that applies to more of a peachy coral shade.
  • 115: A blue-toned red that gives quite a raspberry finish on the lips.
  • 125: A deep, brown-toned red, this is perfect with lashings of mascara for a sultry look.
  • 205: A fresh, candy coloured pink which gives a real pop without making teeth look yellow.
  • 230: My wild card; this is a shimmer finish lilac pink with great colour pay off.

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As with everything from the Body Shop, these are 100% cruelty free. Forget your pre-conceptions that the Body Shop is all about skin and body; clearly, with this new collection, they are joining the troops of colour.

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The Colour Crush collection will be available from August 20th. Worried you’ll forget? Come and find me on Facebook and I’ll remind you.

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Mnel says:

I recently bought #225, Blushing Pink. It’s a gorgeous shade too. Can’t wait to get my hands on more!

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