Who would have thought when the busty brunette from The Big Breakfast started out, that her awkward presenting skills would be replaced with an acute business woman and brand? I have a lot of respect for Kelly Brook, mainly because she identifies opportunities and grasps them with both hands while not compromising on her credibility. She puts her name to a lot of stuff, but never have I thought ‘that’s a bit odd’ or questioned her decision making. Kelly Brook has been an ambassador and partner of New Look for some years, launching swimwear, knickers, a clothing line and now even her own range of makeup. She’s not threatening, she’s naturally beautiful and her curves have men and women lusting alike – basically young girls could have worse role models! When Kelly’s new range of makeup landed on my doorstep it instantly seemed in-keeping with her pin-up, 1950s inspired look; it’s all black and white, spots, a bit of glamour and cheeky bows adorning the packaging and product itself. The range includes lipgloss, blush, bronzer, mascara, nail varnish, eyeshadow palettes and a brow kit – a pretty comprehensive collection that is perfect for any teeny boppers out there that want something that looks good in their bag, as well as on their face. The lipglosses are pretty standard, being sticky and pink, the blushes give a fair amount of payoff without overdoing the pigment, and the eyeshadows provide a delicate colour, but the magic is in the detail of the accessories. Beneath the blush and bronze is a little mirror and brush hidden away, the eyebrow kit comes with a teeny pair of tweezers and the eyeshadows have a handy double-ended brush that has both a foam and hair applicator. The product pans are stamped with her ‘brand bow’ and everything includes a touch of glitter. This isn’t a range of makeup for those of you looking for something that offers performance and pigment, but it’s perfect for little presents or as an impulse buy that you don’t expect too much from. You do have to work quite hard to get the eyeshadows to provide enough colour to create a strong look, but the rest of the range gives enough colour for your younger sister, neice or daughter to have a play around while feeling uber glam. And for the prices (starting at £2.99) you really can’t argue – Kelly Brook certainly knows what she’s doing!
Available nationwide in New Look stores and online, prices starting at £2.99