Since the past few weeks, my trusted Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Antigua (which btw has achieved a solid hit-pan status) has been slyly replaced with ArtDeco's pale, icy number. Achieving the staple status in my make-up bag, I can now solely rely on it. The shade takes me back a few years when Kim K was obsessed with the palest of pink cheeks and I worshipped her 'glow from within' pretty darn seriously. I remember digging in on MAC's Well Dressed blusher at that time and I have to say this is a pretty close match. The only difference is that the ArtDeco one delivers a more satin-y finish and gives you the option to borrow hints of plum, thanks to the trio of colours.
I am a pink blusher girl, hands down! No amount of peach on the cheeks will satisfy my make-up cravings for an everyday face. Having yellow, olive undertones - cool pinks can work really well at picking up the complexion and getting rid of the sallowness and this does that effortlessly. The faded, ombre effect it creates on the cheeks can be worn from almost undetectable to a full-on pastel pink by layering it up. It's modern texture has also managed to fool the sister and the fiancée into thinking I was naturally flushing, hah! If your New Year's resolution includes branching out to newer brands, ArtDeco should top your list in my opinion.
The lipstick in 'Cool orchid' is a great pale pink, with a satin finish and a hint of frostiness to it. With a creamy consistency, it definitely ensures lips look fuller and naturally plump. It would work wonders for paler skin tones. If you're looking for an edgy nude pink with blue undertones to it, this would fit the bill. You can also layer it with a warmer pink lipstick to tone down the blue undertones and compliment the tan look.
The Arctic beauty blush retails at £22.50 and the lipstick's priced at an affordable £9,75 at BeautyBay.com and Debenhams.. Try the brand simply for its gorgeous formulation and silky finish.