The Body Shop shout loud and proud about their ethical credentials – promoting fair trade, sustainability, women’s rights, cruelty-free and most recently vegetarian cosmetics. Isn’t all makeup vegetarian you say, sure there’s no meat in them! Unfortunately many “cruelty-free” cosmetics can still contain animal-derived ingredients such as insect shells (colouring), gelatin (derived from animal connective tissue and bone adding texture, moisture, collagen to products) and animal hair. The new Lily Cole range from The Body Shop is completely free of all animal derived ingredients, making them not only cruelty free but 100% vegetarian. As someone who loves animals more than people sometimes, this makes me very happy.
I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Lily Cole makeup range, cue pic spam!
- Lip and Cheek Dome in Pinch me Pink and Crazy for Coral (top right pic) €15
- Liquid Eyeliner in Violet (middle left and swatched middle right) €13.95
- Shimmer Cubes eyeshadow quad (bottom left, and used in a wearable smokey eye look bottom right) €24.95
This is a limited edition collection, so if you like what you see get yourself down the The Body Shop stat! And keep an eye out for Rachelle’s review of the Pearl Radiance primer which is on the way.
Any thoughts on the new collaboration between Lily Cole and The Body Shop? Are we interested in cosmetics going vegetarian or is it just too much faff? All comments welcome!