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Lily Cole Body Shop Make up Range

24 May

Lily cole Body Shop make upI’m very very excited about Lily Cole’s new make up range for the Body Shop. As well as being perfect for redheads it’s all cruelty free. Yey!

The stunning redhead model has collaborated with Body Shop to create a limited edition make up range which launches in store and the Body Shop today! The range is largely pink and coral/nude make up colours – ideal for ginger haired girls and redheads.

Lily Cole Body Shop makeup range

Lily Cole Makeup Range


Lily Cole Body Shop Pearl Radiance PrimerLily Cole Pearl radiance primer £12 – This comes in pink. You can use it on its own or as a base for foundation for extra radiance.

Lily Cole Puff on radiance £16 This is like a bronzer for us fair-skinned redheads! Use on your skin to create a glowing look. This one’s good for a night out.


Lily Cole Body Shop Shimmer CubesLily Cole Liquid eyeliner in violet £9 – a stunning purple eyeliner. Can’t wait to try this one! Less harsh than black with the pastel shimmer cube colours.

Lily Cole Shimmer cubes £16 – A little steep in price but the cubes are deep so you get lots of eye shadow for your money. A nice all in one set with a pale base colour, contrasting liner colour and pretty pink and purple shadows.


Lily Cole Body Shop Lip and Cheek dome pinkLily Cole Mini hi-shine lip treatment £4 – choose from 4 colours. Sweet and juicy wet look gloss. Go Play (pink) is my pick for ginger hair.

Lily Cole Lip and cheek dome £10 – Cream-to-powder colour. I like these because you can use them on lips and cheeks. Choose from Pinch me pink or Crazy for coral, either will look great on a redhead.

Pretty pastel make up for redheads

19 May

Spring pastel make up for redhead gingerSpring is here! Here’s a look to make you look as fresh as a daisy and ready to leap around like a ginger lamb! You can make this look brighter for a night out or keep it fresh and lively for a daytime. I love this look because it’s really quick and simple, you can apply it with your fingers but it’s really striking too.

Get the look

– After moisturising, apply a light foundation or tinted moisturiser over your face, followed by a dusting of translucent powder. Cover up your under eye circles, you want to look fresh! – I used Laura Mercier undercover pot concealer in shade 1.

– To avoid creasing and help your eyeshadow last longer apply an eyelid primer. As always, I used Urban Decay eyeshadow primer.
– Cover your lid in a mint green eyeshadow. You can use your fingers if you like to pat the colour all over.
– To make your eyes pop, apply a thin line of turquoise eyeshadow under your lower lash line with an angled eye brush. I used Benefit hard angle brush (bought for about £5 in the sale at Cheapsmells.com – bargain!)
– Heavy, dark mascara is too harsh for this look so use a dark brown mascara. I added a few individual false lashes to the corners of my eyes.

Topshop Tease lipstick swatch


Turquoise under eye colour

Mint green eye colour

Topshop Tease lipstick

– I used a fan brush to swirl a little highlighter over the top of my cheekbones.
– Pink blush all the way! A cream pink blush is ideal for this look as you can blend it in with your fingers.

– I used my new favourite colour – Topshop lipstick in Tease, £8 on my lips.  You can outline with a nude pencil to help stop the colour from bleeding. It’s a super light pink and I get loads of compliments whenever I wear it!

Redhead pastel make up look

Enjoy! x

Redhead make up mistakes to avoid!

30 Apr

ginger with multicolored make-up and red long hair

1. Tiny eyes

Many girls who don’t wear much make up make the mistake of just wearing eyeliner – thick, black eyeliner with mascara and either a nude or no eyeshadow. Circling your entire eye with liner it makes your eyes look tiny. And a bit scary!

Eye make up tips for redheads

  • Only wear heavy eyeliner if you’re wearing a dramatic eye look, like smokey eyes.
  • Blend, blend, blend to make the line less harsh.
  • If you’re wearing softer make up use a softer eyeliner.
  • If you’re only wearing eyeliner, just draw a sexy flick along the top lash line with a liquid liner, don’t put any on your lower waterline.

2. Missing eyebrows

I always find it weird when I see a natural ginger with beautiful make up, but wait, something’s not right… where are her eyebrows?! It can seem too stark when you first darken blonde eyebrows, but eyebrows frame your face, and nobody else will know it’s not your natural colour.

Eyebrow tips for redheads

  • Use a brown eyeshadow rather than pencil for a softer, more natural look.
  • If you do use a pencil use a light brown like MAC eyebrow crayon in Fling
  • Alternatively have them dyed brown. It’s much easier when you’re on holiday.

3. Too light foundation

I know all too well how hard it can be to find the right shade of foundation for pale porcelain skin. The chances are that you’ve had some nightmare ‘orange’ moments when you first started wearing make up, but now I see many redheads who’ve gone too light and look a bit like Caspar the friendly ghost! (see pic below) It’s much better to go a little darker than lighter than your skin, especially as you can wear blusher and powder to tone down the colour.

Here’s me looking wayyyy too pale a couple of years ago!

ginger with too pale foundation

Foundation tips for redheads

  • Try the foundation on your jaw line then leave the shop and look at it in natural daylight to see how well the colour matches your skin tone.
  • Go a bit darker rather than too light.
  • Often make up counters struggle to find me a good match, particularly under artificial lights so ask for a sample and try it out at home for a few days before you buy.
  • I’ll write some posts recommending foundations for redheads and gingers soon!

4. Playing it too safe

You don’t have to stick to brown eyeshadow all the time.  I believe everyone can wear (almost) any colour, as long as you find the right shade. With fiery hair and pale skin you can look amazing with bright eyes, and nobody looks better than a redhead with red lips.

What’s your worst make up disaster? I’d love to hear your comments!

1940s make up and hair for redheads

17 Apr

Sorry this has taken a little while but I’ve been a very busy bee this week.

Last week I teamed up with a local photographer for a hair and make up shoot. I had pretty free range over the styling and theme so though 1940s would be a good look. The bright lips look stunning with red hair and I love the strong eyes.

Redhead 1940s

Get the look: 1940s make up
This look is all about the eyeliner and lipstick.
– Apply a neutral shadow over your eyelids
– Apply a gel eyeliner along the upper lid, followed by a thick liquid liner. I used Avon gel liner followed by MUA liquid liner.
– Apply fake lashes. I used Eyelure ‘star’ fake lashes as they give a nice long lash without being too heavy.
– For the lips pencil around your lips using a bright red pencil. I used Collection 2000.
– Use a lip brush to layer a bright red lipstick on your lips.
– Don’t be afraid to add a few layers. Finish with a slick of red gloss.
– Because the eyes and lips are heavy, keep the cheeks very light.

1940s eye make up

redhead make up

Get the look: 1940s hair
Victory rolls: These are easier than they look!
– Take a section of hair that you want to roll up and back comb it on the inside of the roll.
– Roll the hair around your fingers into a big curl and pin along the inside of the curl.
– Spray like crazy with hair spray!
– Repeat on the other side of your hair.
– Curl and pin your fringe
– Loosely curl the remainder of your hair using GHDs or a curling wand.

Let me know what you think! x

Holiday make up for redheads

2 Apr

Going on holiday always scares me a little as I know I’ll be the palest person on the beach, dripping in greasy sun cream and nodding politely at jokes about my ‘tan’.

The key to redhead holiday make up is to prep as much as you can before you go with spray tans and dyeing, then keep it as simple as possible during the day so you can concentrate on re-applying sunscreen regularly.

redhead with bubbles

Before you go

  • Spray tan – I often have a spray tan before I go to give me a little colour. If you’re pale skinned you may be wary of turning mahogany but they layer so you can choose a shade to suit you. My favourite is fake bake as a spray tan or you can use Fake Bake self tan for fair skinfake bake.
  • Dye brows and lashes – It’ll save you time and you’ll have less make up to sweat off.

Holiday day make up for redheads

  • Use sunscreen as your base – Because I’ll be topping up sunscreen regularly, I avoid using any foundation or powder during the day.  I use a Clinique City block SPF 40 as it’s light, not too greasy and I can carry it around in my bag for top ups.
  • Statement eyes – I use a black gel or liquid liner along my upper lashes with a sexy flick to frame my eyes without the need for eyeshadows which will crease and sweat off. Apply thick lashings of mascara  – I like Lancome Hypnose – and you’re good to go.

Holiday evening make up for redheads

  • By night I like to go for colour to fit in with all the tanned beauties.
  • Bronzer – I always look glowing on holiday nights out thanks to bronzer. Apply around the cheeks and temples for a warm glow.
  • Blusher – Add a bit of shape to your face by contouring under your cheekbones with a brown blusher. I love Dainty Doll blusher in 003 Money Talks.
  • Bright lips – juicy glosses in coral or a punchy pink.

1960s make up for redheads

2 Apr Redhead on a swing
Sixties makeup look on a redhead

Sixties make up. Dress by Primark

I tried this look out while I was housebound and in need of cheering up. 1960s make up looks amazing on natural redheads because the stark white and dark work really well with pale skin.  The eyes can be a little tricky because of the amount of eyeliner involved, so take it steady and use a cotton bud to fix any mistakes.

Get the look

  • After using cleansing and moisturising apply your usual foundation and concealer.  A pale ivory foundation works best with the monochromatic eye colours, with a warm peach blush to give some shape to your cheeks.
  • Pencil in your eyebrows with a dark brown pencil if needed.
  • Apply a white or silver eyeshadow over the eyelid and in a line under the lower lashes. I used MUA eyeshadow in 2 Pearl.
  • Apply a thin line of dark blue eyeshadow just a teeny bit above your socket line.  Keep the line thin and strong.
  • Line your upper lashes with a black gel eyeliner, with a slight flick at the end.
  • Using a black liquid eyeliner, draw a line underneath the white eyeshadow beneath the lower lashes.  Take your time and do it in short strokes, drawing a slight flick down at the inner eye. When the liner is dry, use a black kohl pencil to draw tiny fake eyelashes from the line.  Eat your heart out Twiggy! I used Bourjois Noir and Blanc pencil.
  • Use the ‘blanc’ end of the pencil to line the lower waterline with white pencil.
  • Apply thick fake lashes to the upper lid. I used Eyelure ‘star’ fake lashes.
  • You may want to top up the white eyeshadow to make your eyelids stand out more, or use liquid liner to darken some of the eyeliner.
  • Cover lips in a nude lipstick. I used Rimmel moisture renew lipstick in shade 700 Nude Delight.

Redhead 1960s make up

Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your comments or pictures of how it looks on you.