Earlier this month I was invited to deek out all the latest goodies from Debenhams. A fancy soiree at the Lighthouse, some fancy ass clothes and a chance to creep at the latest beauty goodies on the run up to Christmas? WELL GO ON THEN.
There were a few things that caught my eye on the night – Guelian lipstick, the new CK One make up range (exclusive to Debhenams) and some really sweet Benefit concealer kits shaped like books. LIKE BOOKS. Oh yeah and Dita Von Teese’s Art Deco make-up range – which is entirley made up of pink blushes, every shade of red lipstick and ever and all the eyeshadows to create the perfect smoke.
Debhenams beauty hall is one of those places I frequently lurk on my jaunts in to town. With its extensive exclusive beauty ranges and cult brands – it acts as a beauty bitches one stop shop for make-up. After creeping some of the gorgeous shades of reds at the press day I was in near dail – waiting, watching, biding my time. I had £50 from Debs to spend in Debs so naturally I wanted to try the newest stuff on the market. I wanted goods that were not only going to get me through the harsh winter but were also going to become make-up bag staples.
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in B10, Art Deco Lipstick in 284 (Cream Lush Magnolia), Art Deco Eyeshadow in 26
YSL Touche Eclat Foundation
There isn’t really a lot I can say about this guy that hasn’t already been covered. It is however the ideal winter foundation. A semi-matte foundation that leaves a clean base with a glowing finish without stripping the skin. The wide range of colours is great and offers a good colour match for pasty birds such as myself. The formula is easy to work with and blends easily. All in all a solid foundation. You’ll be laying down £28 of your British to try this bad boy – that said it is long wearing and won’t leave your skin crying during the winter party season so a good solid investment.
Art Deco Lipstick in 284
I creeped at the extensive Dita Von Teese collection of lipsticks for Art Deco (literally every shade of red imaginable) but settled for something I could put in my day to wear. The gorgeous 284 comes in a nice sturdy black case and the lipstick has Art Deco on the actual product which is nice. 284 is a beautiful purple/pink with a slightly gloss to the finish. Perfect for day and evening wear and has decent lasting but transfers like nobodies business. The formula is gorgeous thoug with a rich creamy texture that feels very nourishing. Slight hint of vanilla in the scent, but nothing too overpowering. A slightly unconcentional but classic shade. £17.50 will buy you one of these beauties. I am in love with the formula of this lipstick and suprised at how this colour is quickly replacing my beloved russian red as my daily wear. Part of the couture lipstick classic range – pretty much every shade is golden and will be putting this straight to the top of my Christmas list (it’s not too early to have one of those right?)
Art Deco Eyeshadow in 26
This little guy caught me off caught. 26 or pearly medium beige may not sound like the most exotic or exciting of colours but it is the most perfect neutral I’ve worn in a long time.A cool pearlesent beige with an even application and smooth texture. Literally no fallout from this guy when applying which always gets super snaps from me. The packaging isn’t too fancy – not out of laziness but as it’s designed to click in with your favourite art deco products in a click in make up kit. I love the idea of mixing and matching my own eyeshadows. While I adore Urban Decay’s Book of Shadows I only ever truly use about like 4 shades, so art deco’s click in system allows me to build my own palettes of eyeshadows and blushers which I LOVE. At £6 an eyeshadow it’s hardly breaking the bank either.
Debehnams Glasgow currently have a small concession of Art Deco products (including the Dita line which you will have to creep at) and I’m pretty sure it’s become my new favourite brand. While the in store counter is a bit small and tucked away in the perfume department (I had to ask where to find it, and half the staff didn’t seem to know – for shame) it it totally worth creeping out and Debehnams online have a more extensive collection of Art Deco’s products.
All in all Debenhams have a super solid collection of new beauty products – with a focus on gorgeous basics to create flawless bases and solid colours that can transcend seasonal trends. No doubt of where I’ll be getting all my Christmas beauty goodies from then….