Millie Bobby Brown’s beauty line, florence by mills, has caused a stir on social media ever since it launched last August, with rave reviews from beauty bloggers and beauty editors alike quickly piling in.
Named after her great-grandmother and her family nickname, the line of skincare and makeup offers a full routine’s worth of products (19 in total) that covers all the beauty basics, from mascara to moisturiser. What’s more, due to Millie being an animal lover, the products are all PETA-certified, vegan, and cruelty-free.
According to Millie’s personal Instagram announcement, the brand took two years of research and development to launch and is “the love of my life”.
Scroll down for reviews of my favourite products from the collection.
Glow Yeah Lip Oil
I usually find lip oils a little too oily and they often feel greasy and sticky, but this wasn’t the case here. This oil is light and silky and felt practically weightless on my lips – so good in fact, it’s automatically replaced the lip balm in my deskside beauty stash. The formula contains mango butter and jojoba seed oil which serves some serious hydration to parched lips.
16 Wishes Eyeshadow Palette
Inspired by her on-the-go lifestyle, Millie designed this eyeshadow palette to be split into two or three smaller palettes (each with its own colour family) to make it travel-friendly. Smart, huh? It features sixteen shades including neutrals and pops of colour, in matte and shimmer formulas.
Zero Chill Face Mist
I have a small army of face mists that accompany me about my daily life – in my bathroom, on my desk, next to my bed, in my handbag, the list goes on. I love them for when my skin is craving moisture and needs an instant hit. I’ve learned over the years that a lot of mists are great formulas but don’t spray very well, but this one ticks all the boxes, delivering a light and refreshing veil of hydrating ingredients like seaweed extract, aloe vera, and glycerin.
Tint N Tame Brow Gel
Simple and foolproof, this has a teeny tiny brush that’s perfect when you need extra precision to fill in patchy spots – I much prefer it to the mascara wand-style brushes (which can be a bit messy). It delivers a super-pigmented dose of colour along with a firm hold to keep hairs in place, so your arches look groomed all day long.
Swimming Under The Eyes Gel Pads
My tired eyes and I are a huge sucker for gel eye patches – there’s nothing better for relieving morning puffiness than a pair fresh from the fridge. Juicy and cooling when they’re applied, these ones won’t slip down your face, and unlike most patches I’ve tried, are small enough to fit close to the eye and ensure the entire area can reap the moisturising benefits.
Built To Lash Mascara
No clumping, no smudging, just endless eyelashes – you can see why this mascara has become my new go-to. Not only is the formula filled with lash conditioning flower and fruit extracts, it uses plant-based mineral pigments that lock onto your lashes, giving them extreme length and volume. Plus, the wand is perfectly shaped to ensure every lash is covered, even the hard-to-reach corner ones.
Dreamy Dew Moisturiser
As someone with blemish prone skin I lean towards simple, water-based formulas when it comes to moisturisers. Dreamy Dew Moisturiser is just that. It’s lightweight, invisible, and easily melts into skin leaving a glowy (but not sticky) finish behind. My skin feels great every time I’ve worn it, my makeup applies like a dream on top, and as an added bonus, it contains blemish busting ingredients like niacinamide and salicylic acid.
Cheek Me Later Cream Blush
If you’re a fan of a natural beauty look then you’ll love this cream blush – it’s all you need to brighten your face. A few dabs with your fingertips (yep, no brush required!) blends the pigment in for a sheer pop of colour that gives cheeks a subtle lit-from-within glow. I love it because the light formula easily melts into skin and can be layered up to intensify the colour.