Thursday, July 3, 2014

Artdeco Summer 2014 Miami Collection: Review and Swatches

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Artdeco Summer 2014 Miami Collection: Review and Swatches
For Summer 2014, Artdeco has released a line of bright and colorful makeup range called the Miami Collection. Yesterday I invited over one of my buddies from volunteering to help me test out a few items from the collection, so to see some swatches and my review, click......
Artdeco Summer 2014 Miami Collection: Review and Swatches
My model for the day, Khaola, looking super radiant with the orange & green combo.
Artdeco Long-lasting Eyeshadow Stick in "No. 24 Tropical Monsoon":
This eyeshadow primer has a gorgeous pastel shimmer finish. The pigmentation is great and it glides on the lids very smoothly. There was a tiny bit of creasing but in terms of the wear, this creamy shadow is very long lasting and totally waterproof.
Artdeco Long-lasting Eyeshadow Stick in "No. 24 Tropical Monsoon" Review Swatches

Artdeco Liquid Liner in "01 Black":
Formulated with silica and calcium, this liquid liner promises full coverage and bold pigmentation. The formulation takes a bit long to dry but the stiff felt tip applicator is fairly easy to work with. The wear is very good and waterproof but I didn't like the fact that liner came off in flakes when I tried to remove it. I much more prefer liners that "melts" off.
Artdeco Liquid Liner in "01 Black":

Artdeco All in One Waterproof Mascara in "No. 71 Black":
Formulated with silica micro pellets and carnauba wax, this waterproof mascara is designed to provide volume and length. The applicator of the mascara has a fairly standard bristle head with a tapered end. I found this to be quite similar to Clinique's Lash Power Feathering Mascara; the formulation is wet and tends to clump the lashes together. There is also this palpable tackiness to the formulation, making it hard to coat each lash evenly.
Artdeco All in One Waterproof Mascara in "No. 71 Black":

Artdeco Glossy Lip Colors in "No. 12 Glossy Orange":
This one is a very shimmery and glossy retractable coral orange lip crayon. The pigmentation is decent and it is packed with pink and gold shimmers! I felt the texture of this lip crayon was a bit heavy and sticky, the color applied fairly smoothly but I wish the formulation was lighter and more refreshing for the summer season. The color wore off in a couple of hours but the shimmers did remain.
Artdeco Glossy Lip Colors in "No. 12 Glossy Orange":

Artdeco Summer 2014 Miami Collection: Review and Swatches
From left to right: Artdeco Glossy Lip Colors in "No. 12 Glossy Orange",
Waterproof Long-lasting Eyeshadow Stick in "No. 24 Tropical Monsoon",
All in One Liquid Liner in "No. 01 Black"
Overall:
The shadow crayon for me is definitely the star of the show, it applied smoothly and stayed on all day! The liquid liner is decent but the mascara and the lip crayon are not the best I have tried. Have you heard of Artdeco or spotted any of these at your local Shoppers? Let me know in the comments below!

Availability:
The Miami Collection is available now at Shoppers Drug Mart starting late June.
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