Inspired by Talbot Runhof’s Autumn/Winter collection, the Fashion Colors Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection by ARTDECO is an absolutely stunning cosmetic collection featuring blues and purples. If you’re not familiar with ARTDECO, they are a German brand which started in 1985 and has been taking over the makeup world since. Last summer when I was in Berlin and Paris, I purchased a few pieces of their Dita Von Teese Classics collection and really loved the quality and the options in the range. They’ve recently launched in select Shopper’s Drug Marts in Canada and I’m so excited to be able to show you a preview of their latest collection.
The Fashion Colors for Autumn/Winter features a limited edition Beauty Box Quattro ($14) with a beautiful design of cherry blossoms over a tartan pattern. This magnetic case can be arranged to hold some of ARTDECO’s eyeshadow pans or blushes – it’s completely customizable. You can fit four shadows and a small brush or a shadow and blush in the Quattro. There are five different beauty box sizes to chose from, but for this collection only the Quattro has the design.
The colour scheme for the collection is blues and purples with a few neutrals to balance out the rich colours. The eyeshadows in the collection are stunning! Four new shades have been added to the line: #64 Peacock Coquette, #88 Cherry Blossom, #280 Western Operano, and #584 Matt Rosy Starling ($8). These shadows are highly pigmented, buttery smooth and super easy to apply and blend. For me, Peacock Coquette steals the show, it is such a gorgeous turquoise blue.
For cheeks, the Tri-colored Blush Couture ($32) comes in a case which has the same design as the limited edition Beauty Box Quattro. Inside is one of the prettiest blushes I’ve seen. There are three soft pastel colors which can be used blended together or separately. There is a really subtle shimmer than leaves a really soft glow on your skin. A bonus is that the blush contains Vitamins C & E to provide an anti-aging character. The blush is also paraben, fragrance, lanolin and mineral oil-free.
For eyes, there are two new shades for their waterproof Soft Eye Liners ($11). #62 Peacock Coquette is a deep blue, and they also have #84 Cherry Blossom which is a dark purple. This liner glides on and is super easy to smudge, blend and the staying power is something else! I had a swatch on the back of my hand all day through chores and going in and out the humidity and it never budged until I scrubbed it off. Tip: to get the most colour payoff, apply the liner before the shadow.
Of course we can’t forget about lashes, and ARTDECO delivers with the luxurious Art Couture Lash Volumizer ($21) which adds extra volume, length, separation and curl thanks to its Super-Soft-Fibre brush. The formula is fragrance free and suitable for contact wearers and sensitive eyes. Volumizing formulas are my favourite, so any added benefits is a huge plus! I also really love the packing. It’s sleek and I think the embossed monogram is really pretty.
Now for the swatches! From left to right: L to R: Cherry Blossom, Peacock Coquette, Western Opera, and Matt Rosy Starling.
Tri-colored Blush Couture blended and each colour separately and Peacock Coquette Soft Eyeliner
So there you have it! The Fashion Colors Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection by ARTDECO will be in select Shopper’s Drug Mart locations in mid-September. Be sure to check out ARTDECO, I think you’ll be really impressed! I am so happy to see the line in Canada. I love the selection, the quality and the price point. The Beauty Box systems my favourite because I love the customization and they are so sturdy and durable. I can confidently have them in my purse without the fear of making a mess or damaging my makeup. ARTDECO makes truly affordable, quality cosmetics. I really can’t wait to see what they come out with next!
Have you tried anything from ARTDECO yet? What caught your eye in the new collection?
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