I’m a budget conscious mamá, but I also know that buying something because it’s less expensive and of a lesser quality is only going to cost me more in the long run (I learned that lesson with a cheap curling iron, ended up costing more getting a new one!)
I invest in quality items when I deem them necessary and that sometimes includes makeup. I mix high and low end products — I shop at CVS (read my BB Cream recommendations), but every once in a while I splurge and hit my local department store counter or Sephora (yes, that’s HIGH end for me!)
Some time last year I was introduced to the ARTISTRY by Amway. Yes, you read right — AMWAY. I know! Last I had heard they were into cleaning products and household goods, but not any more. Apparently times have changed and so have they.
I had been given their face creams and just around the time Little L was born in January they were launching their Spring 2013 Enchanted Garden Collection— which truly in a word is… delectable. Amazing quality, beautiful packaging and makeup that makes you look flawless.
I have to give you the details on on ARTISTRY — you’ll be surprised just as I was!
The brand itself is a global leader in premium beauty and is among the world’s top five, largest-selling skincare brands and among the world’s top 10 largest selling premium cosmetic brands. My eyes literally widened when I heard that…who knew? It is also the official skincare and cosmetics provider of Miss America. The range is sold exclusively through Amway distributors, like other direct sales or online.
Okay now back looking pretty — what I really went gaga over in this range was the Water Eye Color Trio. It’s liquid eye shadow that goes on dry.
It’s simply AMAZING! I have never seen anything like it. It looks like it would smear off, but after it’s on your skin it stays put and LOOKS moist. The eyeshadows come in a three pack, and the lip gloss is a duo.
The collection also includes the smoothest eye pencil my lids have ever experienced and I mean that — eyeliners tend to be hard on my eyes and I rarely use them. The other items in the collection are the Sheer Cheek blush which are hand-made, baked mineral colors. This is seriously high-end quality makeup and I’d place ARTISTRY right up there with Bobbi and Laura (you know what I’m talking about).
Make sure to check out the rest of the color and other products on the ARTISTRY site and let me know what you think.
Have you tried this before?
Disclosure: I have a an on-going relationship with Amway and Artistry. I was sent the Enchanted Garden collection for review. No other compensation given and all views are my own. But you know that!