I can't think about ArtDeco makeup without being nostalgic. I first discovered it when I was a poor college student somewhere in Padre Faura. I was just starting my blog then and didn't have that much money to build my makeup collection. I didn't want to buy the usual drugstore fodder because I wanted to invest in the good stuff, but I couldn't afford the high end brands either.
ArtDeco, a cosmetics brand from Germany, was my best solution. The products felt consistently high-end, but the price was quite affordable. Most of the items were less than P600; the face makeup topped at around P1,200. I remember that I bought the foundation, eyeshadows, concealer, blush, and lip gloss before! They were worth all the saving I had to do. :P
So, I hope you understand why I'm super psyched that ArtDeco is back in the Philippines. I was bummed when they left two years ago, but now the brand is back with the complete line at the same affordable prices. I was actually expecting that ArtDeco would be more expensive since Beauty Bar (of SSI) brought them in but that's not the case.
Here's a mini-tour of the ArtDeco stand in Beauty Bar, Greenbelt 5!
The eyeshadows are to die for! The're only P350 each too.
Brushes are affordable too, with most of them at less than P500
Some of the best eyeliners I've ever tried - super soft and opaque at only P550
The folks at Beauty Bar gave the bloggers a generous bag full of ArtDeco goodies, but I had to buy one of my fave concealers - the Camouflage Cream - and two more eyeshadows for good measure. :P I'm also eyeing their orange lipstick, but that's a purchase for another day!
So, what do you think of ArtDeco? Anything you wanna try? I'll be reviewing the products I have soon, just let me know what you're most interested in!