New Makeup: Amway releases a new collection inspired by romantic Paris

The French beauty look has always been inspiring. From skincare to makeup, everything feels chic and effortless! Brands have launched collection after collection inspired by Paris, and the latest comes from Amway through their Artistry Studio™ collection, which takes inspiration from different iconic cities around the world.

“The new Artistry Studio™ Parisian Style Edition incorporates the known charm and romance of the city through playful pastels and daring lips,” says Amway Philippines Country Manager Maria Elenita Olmedo.

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Parisian Style is their first edition to launch in the Philippines, and it features a complete line of color cosmetics to recreate that laidback French beauty look. Each edition also features packaging by an artist from the city, so this one features whimsical illustrations by French artist Adolie Day. I love how the boxes are minimally colored and lively while the products are done in black and white. I also got to swatch and try out the entire collection so let me share my experience below:

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3-in-1 Brow Shaper (P1,115 each)

This “all-in-one gel cream formula” that comes in two shades, Crème Caramel and Café Chocolat. The pot handle is actually a built-in brush, which makes it convenient to use on the go, but I recommend using a stiffer and shorter brush for better application.

Eiffel Tower design

Eiffel Tower design

Crème Caramel and Café Chocolat

Crème Caramel and Café Chocolat

The product does feel like a creamy, easy to apply gel. It is a tad softer than I prefer, and dries quickly so you have to move fast. It lasts around 6 to 8 hours on me, and the cute Eiffel tower design on the handle adds bonus points for prettifying the vanity.

Eyeshadow Palette (P1,675 each)

The Eyeshadow Palettes contain 6 shades per palette, with a total of 3 palettes in this edition. My favorite is the La Palette City of Lights, which has 6 shimmering neutral eyeshadows. I especially like the taupey shade for a single shadow look, while the darkest shade needs a bit of work and layering to intensify.

The La Palette Macarons is my least favorite out of the three because of the color story; pastels aren’t really my jam, but that’s just a personal preference. There are a couple of saving graces, though. The magenta pink shade is quite lovely for a fresh, monochromatic look, as with the pale yellow shade that I like to use as a highlighter.  The shimmery brown shade is good for blending out. I don’t really use the matte pastel green and pastel blue.

Makeup Look using the La Palette Shimmering Watercolors and La Palette Macarons on the eyes. Cheek & Lip Duo in Polaris Pink on the cheeks and Liquid Lip Color in Louvre Lilac on the lips.

Makeup Look using the La Palette Shimmering Watercolors and La Palette Macarons on the eyes. Cheek & Lip Duo in Polaris Pink on the cheeks and Liquid Lip Color in Louvre Lilac on the lips.

The La Palette Shimmering Watercolors features full-on shimmer that would be excellent for a party or a dressier event but I did use the red shade as well as the pale peaches for an easy daytime look. This particular palette can be a bit patchy initially and will take some blending work.

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Cheek & Lip Duos (P1,265 each)

I was the most excited about this product and I still am. I carry one of these around with me for a quick, perk-me-up as my pale lips and cheeks really need the color! All three shades are easy to apply, and I love how I can use either of the two shades alone, or blended together. It’s like bringing 3 different colors for my lips and cheeks in one convenient packaging. Longevity is decent at 4 to 5 hours, depending on how hot it is.

Liquid Lip Color (P1,190 each)

The Liquid Lip Color is Amway’s take on getting “the classic French lip with full-shine, full-coverage liquid lipstick”. I quite like this set as it lives up to the claim, except for Mona Lisa Melon which proved difficult to apply. Its bright color made any patchiness obvious, so I had to apply very, very carefully. The rest of the shades are a breeze to apply and have lovely colors.

Bastille Berries, Louvre Lilac, Mona Lisa Melon, Notre Dame Nude

Bastille Berries, Louvre Lilac, Mona Lisa Melon, Notre Dame Nude

Makeup Setting Spray LE (P1,450)

I don’t really use setting sprays on a regular basis but when I do, I can really see the difference in my makeup look and longevity. I like the fine mist of this spray, though there is occasionally a few splotches. It helps my powder blend better with my skin. I don’t think it extends wear by a whole lot but I appreciate the extra boost in hydration it gives.

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Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this edition of the Amway Artistry Studio™ Collection and am already looking forward to the next cities they will feature. Most of the products have good quality and formulation. I really like the Cheek & Lip Duos as well as the Liquid Lip Colors. Price-wise, I wish they were more affordable so it’s easier to collect the different shades.

Makeup look using the La Palette City of Lights on the eyes, 3-in-1 Brow Shaper in  Crème Caramel  on the brows, Cheek & Lip Duo in  Rouge  on the cheeks and lips, Liquid Lip Color in  Notre Dame Nude  layered over  Rouge  on the lips

Makeup look using the La Palette City of Lights on the eyes, 3-in-1 Brow Shaper in Crème Caramel on the brows, Cheek & Lip Duo in Rouge on the cheeks and lips, Liquid Lip Color in Notre Dame Nude layered over Rouge on the lips

The entire collection is available via Amway Business Owners, and at any branch of My Amway Place and Amway Distribution Center. You can visit amway.com.ph and their social media accounts (Instagram @ArtistryPH, Facebook @OfficialAmwayPH, Twitter @AmwayPHOfficial) for more information.