I always get excited when trying out a brand that is totally new to me. I got a selection of cosmetics from Artistry to try. I’ve never heard of the range before but it is supposed to be a skincare and colour cosmetics company – more about them here.
The packaging is simple stuff:
So that’s not madly interesting but the cases are lovely – the blusher I tried out came in this pretty compact with some crystal detail:
It’s a plastic compact so is quite light.
Blusher duo in Sunset:
This blusher is really lovely – it’s got a light peach one one side and a darker peach with gold shot through it on the other side.
Although it’s quite a sheer powder I like it – makes it less likely to overdose on blush! I like this shade because I’m into peaches and corals anyway.
On my cheeks:
Love the blusher, score = 4/5
Here is the eyeshadow trio. This is in Tender:
It’s quite a neutral palette – a plum/brown, white and a mossy green. I think this would work quite week as an office palette but it is quite sheer. I prefer richer and more pigmented colours but if you were a bit scared of strong colours, this might give you the sheer finish you want:
Nevertheless I’d prefer something more pigmented than this.
I also got two retractable pencils in Opulent and Neutral:
I wasn’t sure what to think of these – I don’t have a great time with retractable pencils, however these were surprisingly good, creamy and pigmented. One is a rich chocolate brown and a rich black:
This worked nicely on my waterline too and being retractable makes it quite useful. It lasted for about 5 hours which is decent although it would be good if it was just slightly softer.
Finally I got the lipstick in Apricot Blossom:
It looks like quite a bold orange but this was my favourite product of the bunch! This is a beautiful soft peach-coral on the lips and it felt really hydrating and looked glossy. Staying power was about the same as for most glossy lipsticks so it needs to be reapplied:
Verdict: My favourite product was the lipstick and blusher – all in all an interesting range and worth checking out.
To buy Artistry make up go to www.amway.co.uk to find your closest rep.