ARTDECO Arrives in Canada

It doesn’t take much to get me excited about the launch of a new cosmetics brand and to say I’m thrilled about this latest entry would be an understatement. ARTDECO, which is the best-selling consumer colour cosmetics brand in Germany and has a large presence in Europe, is now available in North America with a special focus on English Canada.

ARTDECO Lipsticks

ARTDECO Beauty Box Magnum
I first became aware of the brand courtesy of my style icon Dita Von Teese, who released three drool-worthy cosmetic collections with the brand in 2012. During this time, I obsessively trolled the Internet crossing my fingers in hope that the products would somehow become available in Canada. I had no such luck. But now, I have access to the brand that Ms. Von Teese herself endorsed now that ARTDECO is available in select Shopper’s Drug Mart stores in Ontario and Alberta. Now if only Dita Von Teese would partner with the brand again… Makeup gods, are you listening?

ARTDECO Product Display
Next week, I’ll be trying out ARTDECO products to recreate one of my favourite Fall runway beauty looks. To find out more about the brand and stay up-to-date on the latest, you can follow ARTDECO Canada on Twitter at @ARTDECO_Canada and like them on Facebook at

– Jodi Goulart

All images courtesy of ARTDECO

Anna Sui Beauty Livens Up Drugstore Shelves

Upon hearing that Anna Sui‘s beauty line would be sold in Shopper’s Drug Mart as of May, I shrieked with glee like a little girl. Most likely because Anna Sui’s line of cosmetics and skincare brings out the girl in me with its fun, glam, rock ‘n’ roll aesthetic and sigh-inducing rose scent. Until now the makeup range was only available at Sears locations making it a tad difficult to get my sweet Sui beauty fix.

Backstage at Anna Sui's Spring 2010 Runway Show

The Spring collection couldn’t be a better way to introduce the New York designer’s makeup collection to drugstores. New for the season is Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation and Moisture Rich Powder Foundation refill. The fluid foundation comes in a rose shaped bottle and gives a poreless smooth finish that promises “beautiful doll skin.” There are also new shades of the Liquid Eye Color that deliver high-pigment pay-off. My favourite shade is #250 a soft metallic purple that’s in trend with this season’s pastel lids. New fiery shades of the Lip Gloss range from baby orange to nude beige and my favourite #309, which is a bright glittery candy pink with a touch of red.

Anna Sui Moisture Rich Fluid Foundation $38

Anna Sui Moisture Rich Powder Foundation $33, Foundation Case $16

Anna Sui Liquid Eye Color in #050 (platinum white) and #350 (lady pink), $23 each

Anna Sui Lip Gloss in #604 (baby orange with aurora red flame), $22

But the highlight from the new collection is the new range of Lip Rouges that come in 4 different variations. Glossy provides a rich high-shine; Dazzle gives your pout a sparkling finish; Vivid comes in super bold colours such as Neon Pink, Deco Orange and even Super Black; and Tint delivers a slight tint to enhance your natural lip colour. With so many choices, my Shopper’s Optimum card is going to be very happy!

Anna Sui Lip Rouge Tint in #350 (baby pink), $25

— Jodi Goulart