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ARTDECO Cosmetics

In Beauty on 29/10/2013 at 14:00

When I received my invitation to the ARTDECO cosmetics New Zealand launch I was over the moon! I RSVP’d right away and asked for half a day off from work. Unfortunately, a very ‘important’ training session comes up on the same day and at the same time! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?! I was checking my twitter and instagram constantly for updates and photos. I was extremely gutted and envious of the media that went! I still can’t get over it. Thankfully, the lovely PR ladies sent me all the information and products I needed!!

ARTDECO is a unique colour cosmetics brand that combines numerous collections into one integrated concept, offering a range of premium quality products at affordable prices. ARTDECO is a leader in Germany’s selective market since 2001 and it is sold in more than 70 countries around the world.

ARTDECO  will be available in New Zealand exclusive to Farmers (limited to 26 branches nationwide) from 8th November (SUPER EXCITED!) 

Where I got it: The lovely people at BDM Grange sent me these lovely products and hopefully these will come to your local Farmers! The affordability of ARTDECO products is great for their palette system where you can buy small eye shadow and blush pans and create your own palette.

What I got: The lovely people at BDM Grange sent me their lovely products and press release information despite me missing out on the launch and demostration. Here’s what I got in a cute little ARTDECO black cosmetics bag: 1 x empty Eye Shadow Palette (fits 4 eye shadows), 4 x Pearly Eye Shadow shades in (02 Anthracite, 10 White, 12 Chocolate Cake, 17 Misty Wood), 1 x All in One Mascara, 1 x Art Couture Lipstick, 1 x Eye Shadow Base, 1 x Hydra Lip Booster Lipgloss and 1 x Perfect Teint Concealor.

How I find it:



Eye shadow palette and eye shadow shades (Quattro Palette $16.00, Pearly Eye Shadow shades $9.00 each): The ARTDECO pearl eyeshadows are characterized by an amazing color brilliance and a wide choice of shades. The fragrance-free eyeshadows are very long-lasting and available separately, so they can be combined and replaced individually. The eyeshadows can be stored in the practical refillable magnetic beauty boxes. The palette I got has a lovely mirrored cover with rose gold tint. The palette opens easily with a click at the bottom edge into a big mirror under the cover and a magnetic strip at the bottom of the palette and a plastic part so you can pick the eye shadow refills out easily. It also came with a small double-ended applicator sponge tip which I do not use unless I need to take this palette out. The eye shadows I got (left to right of the picture): 10: a lovely shimmery pearl white colour. 12: lovely golden bronze with shimmer. 17: dark brown with shimmer. 02: dark grey with a bit of shimmer. The eye shadows comes with a small little plastic lid with the shade number that clips onto the eye shadow pan. The eye shadow pan fits perfectly into the palette to create your favourite set of colours! I use 12 all over my eye lid, then use 17 for the outer edge and crease, 02 for closer to my lash line, then 10 for the inner corners and brow bone. All the colours goes on really pigmented and stays on extremely well. Comes in heaps of different colours and finishes (matte, pearl, shimmer, etc.)


All in One Mascara (black) ($32.00): The long-lasting All in One Mascara provides perfect lash styling. The lashes get maximum volume, visual extension and great curl. Two lash brushes in one supply your lashes with more volume and separation at the same time. Carnauba wax nourishes the lashes and maintains their flexibility. Long lasting formula. This mascara provides long-lasting volume with a medium sized brush head. The formula looks a little on the dry side and gives a matte finish to the lashes instead of a glossy finish. The formula is not clumpy after 2 coats, it gives a bit of volume but not much for lengthening.  It did smudge after a long day around the outer corners to my lower eye area, but overall it held up very well! Removal is easy with cleansing water, eye makeup remover or cleansing oil. Comes in 3 colours: Black, brown and blue.


Art Couture Lipstick in ($32.00): A lipstick matching your gorgeous gown – whether classic red or subtle nude – the Art Couture Lipstick classic embodies everything desirable in a lipstick: sheer, creamy texture with sensual shine. A sublime generation of lipstick, uniting enticing, rich color with feminine elegance and delicateness. The gel-like texture glides on the lip effortlessly, providing an incomparable creamy sensation and embeds the lips in a soft, velvety cushion of color. Hop extract nourishes the lips and keeps them supple. The result: perfectly colored and moisturized lips. The lips appear smooth and soft. An elegant aroma with a sweet note completes a luxurious lip make up sensation. It comes in a box and the lipstick case is of a lacquer finish and it looks pretty high end. The colour I got is a very natural nude pink suitable for many skin tones. The lipstick itself has ARDECO embossed on it which makes it even more sophisticated! The formula is on the creamy side I would say. On the lips, it gives a rose colour with gold shimmer which looks really amazing (you can’t really see it when it is brand new from the bullet, after a few swipes, you will see the lovely gold shimmer on the lipstick). It gives a nice layer of colour with 2 swipes, but if you want more colour, layering with this lipstick looks just as pretty! Available in 12 lovely shades.

imageEye Shadow Base ($16.00): The Eyeshadow Base with a soft, creamy consistency prevents the deposition of eyeshadow in the eyelid crease and makes the powder eyeshadows highly long-lasting, intense and brilliant. This way, little particles cannot become loose, making it ideal for contact lens wearers. The base calms reddened eyelids with bisabolol and neutralizes the color of the eyelid. Vitamin E nourishes and protects the sensitive skin of the eyes. This eye shadow base is really comfortable to wear! It is really creamy and velvety. It doesn’t have a very silicon feel to it, and it does on clear and smooths out evenly. It helps my eye shadow stayed on throughout the day (from 7am to 8pm in an office environment). Very affordable, but the down-side is the  pot packaging – would be a bit of a hassle to get the last bits.


Hydra Lip Booster Lipgloss in 36 Translucent Rosewood ($22.00): This Lip Gloss provides full, sensual lips with a trace of color and wonderful shine. Marine Fillings Spheres® evens out wrinkles and lines. Blue Seakale und Collageneer® support the regeneration and improve the skins elasticity. The Hydra Lip Booster has an excellent wearing comfort and visible care for the lips. The packaging of the lip gloss was a little disappointing compared to the lipstick, but none the less, the product is the most important part. This shade is a perfect neutral pink/nude colour. It has quite good pigment, but not to the point of a liquid lipstick. The lip gloss is not sticky even though it is not the lightest lip gloss available, it is super comfortable to wear. The gloss lasts for a long time and appears to hide the lines on my lips. Available is 3 pretty shades.


Perfect Tient Concealor in 5 Refreshing Natural ($28.00): Light-reflecting pigments cover up shadows around the eyes, lines and wrinkles. The complexion appears more even and radiant and gets a fresh appearance. The light and pleasant texture is water-repellent and long-lasting. The brush applicator with practical rotating mechanism provides a very precise and easy application. With UV protection. Fragrance-free. This concealer seems just right for my skintone and it is about 2 shades lighter and I do like a lighter shade concealer for my under eye area. Give it a couple of twists at the bottom to deliver to formula to the soft brushes, then apply. The formula is quite easy to smooth out and the coverage is light, buildable to medium. It doesn’t crease really badly, but it does. Sadly, it doesn’t really work so well with my oily skin and it moves and is not really long-lasting even when I set it with a powder. Available in 3 shades.

Overall: I absolutely adore the eye shadow palette system and the shades that I have at the moment. I think I can easily go crazy with buying more shades knowing that they are $9.00 each! Next item I love is the eye shadow base obviously, it is affordable and the quality is just fantastic. Next up would be the lipstick, the shade is really pretty and I am just a sucker for packaging! I would like to try out their complexion products like foundation, powder, blush, etc. as well! We’ll have to sit tight and wait for the launch in 2 weeks!

For celebrating the launch of ARTDECO in New Zealand, when you purchase 4 eye shadow shades, you get an empty palette for free! How great is that! Make sure you have a look at your local Farmers for the ARTDECO launch!

Farmers Albany, Bayfair, Blenheim, Botany Downs, Chartwell, Dunedin, Lambton Quay, Lynmall, Manukau, Napier, Newmarket, New Plymouth, Northlands, Palmerston North, Pukekohe, Queen St, Queensgate, Riccarton, Rotorua, Shore City, St Lukes, Te Awa, The Palms, West City.

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