THIS IS MY DE­SIGN

Read on to find out how can you cre­ate your very own per­sonal lip­pie!

Marie Claire (Malaysia) - - Contents - By Clara Siew

I saw a gap in the mar­ket for be­spoke makeup to suit a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent skin colours and tones, ages and tastes, that gave a truly nat­u­ral and beau­ti­ful look. Lynne San­ders, Founder of Cos­met­ics à La Carte

COS­MET­ICS À LA CARTE

Bri­tish be­spoke beauty bou­tique, Cos­met­ics à La Carte, was founded by Lynne San­ders, a Chemist and Cos­metic Sci­en­tist with a pas­sion for nat­u­ral in­di­vid­u­alised beauty. With over 40 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the in­dus­try, Lynne is still very much in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of new shades and for­mu­las at her brand’s London lab­o­ra­tory sit­u­ated in­con­spic­u­ously behind Sloan Square, which has been of­fer­ing made-tomea­sure makeup since the early 1970s.

To cre­ate your own cus­tom lipstick shade, you can pro­vide any­thing as a point of ref­er­ence – from a fab­ric swatch or a cut-out from a mag­a­zine to a spe­cific Pan­tone colour card. In less than hour, you can walk out the store with your very own cus­tomised lip­pie. Var­i­ous in­gre­di­ents are se­lected from a vast repos­i­tory of ready-made el­e­ments to mimic your cho­sen hue, and are blended right in front of you. It costs £55 (about RM300), and the lip­sticks come in matte, moisturising, shim­mer and translu­cent for­mu­las. You can even en­hance the lip­sticks with nour­ish­ing but­ters and SPF to keep your lips hy­drated and pro­tected through­out the day. As an added bonus, the lip­sticks are cru­elty-free, and com­pletely free from sul­phates, al­co­hol, palm oil, ph­tha­lates, paraben, preser­va­tives and fra­grance. In ad­di­tion to cus­tomised lip­sticks, the brand also of­fers nat­u­ral look­ing cus­tomblended foun­da­tions, blusher and highly pig­mented eye­shad­ows.

The be­spoke lipstick ser­vice at Cos­met­ics à La Carte is cur­rently only avail­able on an ap­point­ment ba­sis.

SPE­CIAL DE­LIV­ERY Not vis­it­ing London any­time soon? You’re in luck – there’s in­ter­na­tional ship­ping via the Royal Mail ‘signed and tracked’ ser­vice.

On­line re­funds are also avail­able – just give them a buzz or drop them an email. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www. cos­met­ic­salacarte.com

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