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.


  • I’m personally not drawn to many celeb brands but that’s just a personal thing. I would definitely prefer a lip balm like that in the winter too. I am currently using up my pot of Bobbi Brown’s lip balm for that reason. xxx

    • I used to be just like you, but thinking about it now, these people are the ones which have the most experience when it comes to wearing the makeup, and quite a lot of it at once as well, hence why I have become more and more attracted by their range, I still try to find out how much they are invested into the range, if it is just a name on the packaging, I don’t buy it, but it doesn’t seem to be the case with this one, simply because the entire shade range seems specifically designed to work with her skin tone!

      • Yes, thats very true and I do understand that. Its just often with these new celeb or social media brands/lines/collabs I am not a fan of the person to begin with so I have no reason to even look into the brand. Lol! This one does sound pretty good though xxx

  • Yiotou_La

    The nail polishes are so pretty, I love the vibrant colours and these are the colours I use for summer, bright pink and bright orange!!


    • Definitely check out the range then and yes, these are definitely summery shades!

  • Even though Claudia was an icon when I grew up, I am not drawn to this line. Maybe because of my extensive collection and the easy to wear approach the shades have. I feel like nothing stands out to me.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Well, you know me, I’m all about easy to wear makeup, and sometimes I feel like it is the hardest one to design, especially when it comes to pale skins, hence why I really appreciate this line!

      • It is the hardest to design and the hardest to pull off. Anyone can wear a statement lip and make a lasting impression.

  • Both nail polishes are beautiful colours – is this an expensive range? xx

    Beautylymin| L’OccitaneAdventCalendarGiveaway

    • I would say in the middle, the prices really reminded me of Pixi Makeup Prices, or somewhere between L’Oréal and Mac!

  • I wish her line with ArtrDeco would launch here in Canada but when I reached out to the store that carries ArtDeco, they pretty much told me to walk in store and ask the sale person. Like seriously? You can’t answer?

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  • Claudia Schiffer is literally my woman goals and I hope to try some of her make up! xx

  • I’ve tried a few products from this line and was satisfied with all but one (a lipstick). The balm sounds intriguing but I’m pretty sure it contains beeswax (which, I found out earlier this year, I’m allergic to) like 99.9999% of lip balms.

  • These are pretty! I haven’t seen her stuff before x

    • They are! It is quite a new range, and I don’t know if it is limited or not, but I would be very happy if it isn’t!

  • These are pretty! I haven’t seen her stuff before x

  • I’ve been seeing this brand everywhere at the moment! I must check it out xx

  • I can see how and why those nail shades would be flattering, espieclaly during the warmer months of the year – as you’ve said! Very curious about this range, I keep seeing the dreamy compact’s packaging on social media haha 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Yes, I think the blushes will be my next purchase, the colours look as beautiful as the compact!

  • T.

    I didn’t even know she has a line!

  • Courtney Hardy

    Those colors are so pretty!

  • I saw her PR boxes all over YouTube a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t help but think how stunning they looked. I am going to have to try some things out!

    Danielle xx