NEW BRAND ON THE BLOCK | ARTISTRY
Artistry is a brand that never appeared on my radar- up until now, with their recent (rather silent) release onto the Irish market. Regardless of my ignorance, it's safe to say they have been making shapes in the industry, earning the title of one of the world's top 5 premium skincare brands they are definitely one to watch. I briefly dabbled into the world of the Artistry makeup range, and here's the verdict;
INDIGO SKIES EYE CRAYON TRIO (£43.05/€51.69)*
One of the latest releases from the brand comes in the form of this eye crayon set, a trio of soft spring shades ranging from a beautiful beige to a deep indigo blue. These eye crayons are the ultimate addition to anybody's collection, with the tip of the pencil being thin enough to act as an eyeliner. The creamy long lasting formulation see's them apply and blend seamlessly before drying to a powder-like finish. Undeniably the one that received the most lovin' was the beige shade, as it works perfectly as an inner corner highlight on both natural and full-on makeup days and it doesn't budge as the day progresses. While the remaining two shades remain a little, different and for the more dramatic-makeup embracing gals of the bunch - however, they will be getting some love as Spring slowly comes into full swing. The formulation is impeccable, but the colour palette of the trio has yet to grow on me and i feel it would not be everybody's cup of tea.
SHEER LIPSTICK IN HONEY (£19.95/€25.10)*
The sleek black casing and gold hardware of this lipstick bares resemblance to that of the Chanel packaging. With a nifty twist and pop removal of the black lid, it's one of the most sophisticated lippies in my collection to date. The beautiful sheer, light-weight formulation of this beautiful rosy colour is the one to convert me from my usual love of liquid lipsticks. It's glossy finish and moisturising formula surprising doesn't slip on the lips and remains in place for a decent period of time. It hasn't particular wowed me with outstanding longevity but due to it's sheer build-able cover, it slowly fades rather than all disappearing at once. It's packaging is not only luxurious, but i too feel their is something about the lipstick it'self that seems very Chanel-esque, and it delivers similar pigmentation and shine to what i'd imagine the Rouge Coco Shine range do (a girl can imagine the feeling of Chanel lipsticks, right?!) Undoubtedly it's the perfect summer formula with it's lightweight moisturising finish for the perfect everyday is a beach day pout. A little note however, the rosy-your-lips-but-better colour may suit the taste of an older, more sophisticated wearer than that of a more daring gal.
Artistry is definitely a brand that has been kept under wraps for far too long, the distinctive black and gold packaging is enough to sell it, and throw the fabulous products that lie beneath the packaging into the mix and well we've got ourselves a real winner. It still remains a brand thats pretty hard to get your mitts on, with it being exclusively available from Amway Ireland and Amway UK and all products featured here are part of their Indigo Skies Spring/Summer 2015 Collection.
* denotes PR samples, full disclaimer here