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ARTDECO are a brand that have hugely grown on me over the past year or so and every collection seems better than the last. From collaborations with the beautiful Dita Von Teese focusing on grown up glamour to other bold and bright collections, they’re not afraid to experiment and I think they excel at glamorous, decadent style products.

Their brand new collection stays firmly in the vibe of Dita and that’s no bad thing. Everything has a vintage, sumptous vibe aimed firmly at the Christmas market, from the entricately embossed highlighters, powders and eyeshadows to the berry shaded lipsticks and sparkling lip glosses. So here’s the lowdown on their latest pieces and how I really found them.

Well, straight off, this is a big Christmas collection, dusted with glitter and glam at every turn. The powder (€30.85), illuminating fluid (€ 21.50) (€19.00) and lipstick are all lovely products, well made and easy to love. The illuminating fluid in a pump bottle is a really easy way to mix a little radiance into your look and I’ll definitely get good use from it. You can also always rely on ARTDECO lipsticks as being some of the nicest on the market and unsurprisingly I loved this one and it’s beautiful packaging.

On the other hand, the highlighter(€30.85)  is unusual as it’s made up of a cream and two contrasting brown shades so it ends up a glittery taupe shade far too dark for me to use at all. It would suit much darker skin tones, although I did find nice use for it as an eyeshadow, but it had some wicked glitter fall out. The shimmer cream (€12.20) again is full of glitter although in a cream formula it has much more staying power. Still it wouldn’t be something I’d really use but for night’s out a little on the lid could look very pretty. The lipgloss (€16.00)  is also stuffed with festive glitter and as I have a real soft spot for ARTDECO glosses, I was a little disappointed this had so much glitter through it. Still that’s a personal preference and I can’t fault it’s prettiness or all round Christmas feel.

All in all, I felt a little torn by this collection, it’s beautiful to look at and I can’t fault the care and thought put into it, it just has a wee bit too much glitter for me personally. Again, it has a Christmas party vibe when glitter and shine seem to work best so I could easily imagine it making a beautiful Christmas look for a party. I’d definitely recommend you check this out on the ARTDECO stand to view them in all their glory and make up your own mind and you can see a load of pictures and some swatches below for reference!

So girls, are you digging this collection and have you ever tried ARTDECO?

artdeco glam vintage highlighter

artdeco glam vintage shimmer cream

artdeco glam vintage powder compact

artdeco glam stars lip gloss

artdeco glam vintage lipstick

artdeco vintage glam swatches

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  • http://scribblewithliner.wordpress.com/ Siri Lovise Eliassen

    The lipstick casing looks a lot like that of the Esteé Lauder Signatures. Wouldn’t mind having a closer peek at that powder – but then I’ve got some Ambients coming my way, so my account’ll probably be beter off if I can let off the snooping around online stores :p

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Good spot! Don’t tell me you’re getting the Hourglass Ambient Lighting trio??

      • http://scribblewithliner.wordpress.com/ Siri Lovise Eliassen

        It arrived in the mail today! Yaaaaaay!!!

        • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

          Oh wow can’t wait for your review!

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    Gorgeous packaging and lovely shades – they have a real boudoir feel to them. I’ve never tried anything from Artdeco before but I’m very tempted now. Great review! Xx


    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      They’re a great brand, think you’d like them!

  • Kandigloss

    Oh there’s an Artdeco counter in my local Debenhams, I must check these out. I love a bitta glitter! :-)

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah brill hope you like it!

  • Nora

    I can see what you mean about the glitter in the products. I do love the look of the lipstick though, really nice shade!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Yep the lippie is lovely!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Hmmm I dunno, the only product that really appealed to me at first sight was the lipstick, but when I saw the swatch at the end I found it a bit of a letdown. Nope, not my collection.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Ah that’s a pity but I understand:)

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    They’ve a lot of lovely products!

  • http://polishedandprimed.com/ Stephanie (polishedandprimed.c

    The print on the highlighter and the powder is lovely :) . I loved what they did with Dita Von Teese but I’m not a big glitter fan so not sure about this lot!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      You’d need to see if up close, it’s definitely more glitter heavy than the Dita range but there’s some nice bits!

  • MakeupOverMind

    I’ve never actually tried ARTDECO! I’d agree with you when it comes to the glitter. The lipstick and liquid highlighter look right up my street though!

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Yep their lipsticks are all beautiful and the highlighter is lovely!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    They’re perfect for Christmas time especially!

  • http://glittersmitter5.blogspot.com/ Nida Moughal

    Shade of highlighter is bit weird the only thing I like from this collection is Fluid Highlighter.

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      I love the fluid highlighter it’s lovely and not too mad!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    Definitely do there’s loads of nice things to drool over!

  • Avril Joanne

    Oh these all look so pretty! I love the highlighter x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Great Avril!

  • Coco

    The Illuminating fluid is beautiful x

    • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

      Totally agree!

  • http://www.makeupmonster.ie/ Makeup Monster

    I know ARTDECO never disappoint!