Art Deco

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January 28th, 2019

January 28th, 2019

Leading German makeup brand, ArtDeco’s new collection, Flirt With The Mediterranean Life, launches this spring.  Bright colours and intense shades are influenced by the first signs of spring from the coast as well as the ocean itself with blue, green, pink and lilac shades.  The range includes No Setting Powder (£30.30) deflecting light and giving a matte finish, Magnetic Palette (£8.50), six new eyeshadow shades (£6), blusher (£10), waterproof eyeliner pencil (£8.30), brow duo with powder and liner (£22.10), plumping lipstick (£11.90), co-ordinating waterproof lip liner (£8.30) and nail polish (£11).  Available from


Cruelty-free brand Too Faced has announced the launch of the Pretty Rich collection featuring crushed diamond powder and light-reflecting pearls.  Including the Diamond Light Eye Shadow Palette (£39), three shades of Multi-Use Diamond Fire Highlighter (£28) and the Diamond Light Highlighting brush (£28), the range promises an opulent finish for your client’s look; diamonds are a girl’s best friend after all.  Available from Debenhams and from February 2019.


New from budget-friendly brand Barry M is Lid Lock Eyeshadow Primer (£4.99), promising to deliver smooth crease-proof makeup that stays fresh-looking all day and night while intensifying colour.  Available now online at BarryM, in Superdrug nationwide from 30th January and in selected Boots stores from 13th February.

Hitting the shelves this month is the new Diego dalla Palma Nuda Eyeshadow Palette (£29.50) containing 12 highly pigmented earth-tone inspired nude shades in amber, bronze and green.  The buttery shadows are easy to blend allowing you to create a range of looks for your client, using matte, satin and extra pearl shades, suitable for all skin tones.  Available from Marks and Spencer and online from

Oscars 2019


Well done to the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for this year’s Academy Awards.  The three competing films are Border (Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer), Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks) and Vice (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney).  All well-deserved, but we were surprised to see Bohemian Rhapsody missing out.  The ceremony airs on February 24th.

People news


Jean Ann Ford, the co-founder of Benefit Cosmetics has died aged 71.  Jean founded the company with her twin sister Jane in 1976, selling a controlling stake to LVMH in in the 1990s.  In 2012 the sisters left the company, handing it over to Jean’s daughters.  Jean was a beauty visionary who will be sadly missed.  See the company’s tribute here.


Deciem founder Brandon Truaxe died last week aged 40.  He has been recognised for his innovations to beauty and skincare and was best known for creating cult skincare line The Ordinary.  Deciem launched in Canada in 2013.  Their message can be found here.



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