Saturday, 25 May 2013

Cosmetics A La Carte 40th Anniversary

Cosmetics A La Carte has been in every woman's make up bag for the last 40 years. A big achievement for an independent brand that worked only with its strengths and the high quality ingredients in  its products. For this important step, an exhibition has been organised at the Gallery in Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. www.alacartelondon.com
"Colour And Culture", curated by Ryan Lanji has been a great success with press and fashion people coming to the opening and the following visitors who came during the opening times of the exhibition to learn and know more of this luxury make up brand.
Cosmetics A La Carte can tailor a product to the customer's need so that at the end the make up is perfect for each individually skin tone. Despite the fact that on the market there are many variety of foundations or lipsticks or eye shadows, with Cosmetic A La Carte, as well as the finished products it is possible to work on creating a bespoke palette to match perfectly skin and products. It is worth a visit to the flagship store  in Knightsbridge at the 19b Motcomb Street SW1X 8LB.
Ryan Lanji has done a marvellous job with this exhibition, but we are not surprised. He is the man behind many fashion/art installations and shows, so putting him in charge of this event it has been the right choice.

This art work by Alex Noble is inspired by the Nude Toast Lipstick which was a favourite of the late Princess Diana.

Madeleine Lithvall is the artist who illustrated the history of Cosmetics A La Carte on the wall of the Gallery. Madeleine has got a rare talent and being still a student at the London College of Fashion she is moving up as an illustrator with important commissioned jobs on her CV already. Check her works at  http://mlithvall.tumblr.com/
This is another art work by Alex Noble inspired by Flush Blush and Bubblegum Lip gloss as seen worn by Lady Gaga during her interview at BBC Breakfast News. Cosmetics A La Carte have been used by the best make up artists for the most prestigious publications like Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle just to name a few and with a string of high profile celebrities using its products like Grace Jones or Debbie Harry or Danni Minogue as well as Princess Diana.

Cosmetics A La Carte holds great make up lessons. I find fantastic the Kick Start dedicated to 13 to 16  years old, in order to teach them simple skin care, tips and techniques and a make up that it 's right for that age. Other lessons I've found great are the Perfect Lips, where you can learn how to apply a lipstick in the right way and dare a bolder colour than the usual one, and the Eye Make up Mastery where the flick of the eye liner won't be a  secret any longer and learn how to achieve a fantastic smokey eye that it will put shame on Kate Moss.

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