They say that life imitates art but it seems more and more, it’s beauty doing the mimicking with lots of recent releases from the beauty world sporting fine art.
The Lovely Collection – Dawn, Endless and Twilight – the new fragrances by Sarah Jessica Parker, are all adorned with a watercolour image by New York artist Sarah Singh. The beautiful bottles – a subtle sky blue, pale pink and soft champagne respectively – all feature an original floral watercolour design by Singh, in a shade slighter darker than the glass.
Dr. LeWinn’s has released three beautiful limited-edition sets in time for Mother’s Day. All gift sets feature the work of Norwegian artist Maicen Holta Madsen. I love, love, love the golden illustrations on the Beautifully Renewed Skin Gift Set, and lucky for me it contains my favourite Dr. LeWinn’s product, Firming Eye Cream – this gel formulation is my saving grace. It smoothes lines, reduces puffiness and get this, it contains mica, a light deflector that will revamp tired eyes in no time. But back to the art, Madsen was chosen thanks to her unique ability to capture the essence of mother/child relationships through illustration. Just 25, Madsen is already an expert in creating female figures whom she bases on her students at the small primary school where she teaches. She describes the Dr. LeWinn’s collaboration as her greatest artistic achievement to date, saying “it has always been a dream of mine to be involved in such a creative campaign.”
Natalie Bloom’s recent book release, Beauty in Bloom, featured beautifully striking illustrations from young Melbourne artist Rebecca Wetzler. But she’s not the only artist Bloom has worked with. Neryl Walker created the original Miss Bloom, the playful yet sophisticated illustration that adorns earlier releases and the website. Interesting fact: Bloom herself worked briefly as a graphic designer before setting up shop (or Bloom Pty. Ltd. as it’s more commonly known) in 1993. Fusing glamour with goodness, have you tried Bloom’s latest offering, Mineral Plus Lip Butters? Each are named after a song by an artist of the music variety.
Talking of art, what’s your favourite piece of face paint (a.k.a. make-up) at the mo?
Image credit: Rebecca Wetzler / Nylon