AN INTRODUCTION TO CLAUDIA SCHIFFER BEAUTY
The hours spent in the makeup artist’s chairs, removing all the makeup and applying some more again. This is probably the reason why I am never completely indifferent to models’ beauty collections as well as the justification often given by the model herself, at least this is the one given by Claudia Schiffer, the 90’s German model who has just launched a rather extensive beauty line with ArtDeco, covering everything from face to nails. If the gold -I personally prefer silver- and pink packagings are very trendy, the very fact that the shades didn’t seem to match the current trend, but rather to flatter the pale skin was, selfishly I admit, my own justification for hitting the shop button.
That said, I will start with the transparent Lip Balm. Not too sure about it at first, I got used to it when I have finally understood that it belongs to the kind of pots where the finger really needs to warm up the balm to make it easily blendable and comfortable on the lips. On the other hand, this thick, waxy texture has its charms: it makes the lip balm more protective against the cold and the wind, more long-wearing on the lips and its shine more subdued than usual. Almost as subtle as the shine, the scent -fragrance as last ingredient- is lovely as well: nothing too sweet or young, just a light blend of cocoa butter with a more citrusy scent.
I couldn’t resist the nail polishes, finding shades which flatter pale hands is a tricky business, so limiting myself to two shades was actually quite difficult with this collection. That being said, Kitty and Cosima both end up being a little bit more vibrant that what I was expecting and seeing on the website, it definitely is something to bear in mind. Bright and rusty at the same time, Kitty is a beautiful pumpkin orange shade and an opacity which is anything but disappointing. As pigmented as Kitty, Cosima is nonetheless a little bit harder to describe: it’s an old pink mixed with a coral one, one to save up for the summer months due to its unexpected vibrancy, but also a shade which is surprisingly very flattering.