Thursday, 12 August 2010

Cosmetics a la Carte: Makeup from the Heart

Hello Everyone,

I thought I'd let you all know about a new favourite beauty brand of mine, and one which I consider to be a long and very well kept secret.

Cosmetics a la Carte is a small independant beauty comapany operating out of a boutique shop in Knightsbridge, London. They are most famous for their custom-made colours and fabulous foundation matching service, yet they have managed to remain off the mainstream beauty radar. In fact, I only heard about them a few weeks ago, but having heard more about the history and ethos of the brand, I've fallen in love.
They have been around since the 1970's and have had various celebrity clients including Princess Diana, Danni Minogue and (more recenly!) Lady Gaga.

I was lucky enough to be sent a selection of their products recently including their fabulous lipgloss in Fuschia, which tastes like traditional lipstick (and brings back memories of painting my mum's red lipstick all over my face, aged four!)
The star product amongst the selection of goodies I've had the pleasure of trying however, is their 'Outliner' gel eyeliner. I'm a huge fan of gel eyeliner and I've tried a selection over the past few years including MAC, Sleek and Elizabeth Arden and this formulation trumps them all! It's the perfect consistency: not too hard or too thin, making it a pleasure to apply.

The colour I have is 'mushroom', a deep brown that is perfect for the daytime.
The prices are similar to high end make up brands, so they will set you back a pretty penny, but in my opinion they are well worth it. The Outliners are priced at £20 and the lipglosses £18.

The company is currently undergoing a makeover, so expect fabulous new packaging, a new website and a store re-invention soon. Until then the full range of products (along with a few sale items!) is available from their current website.

Cosmetics a la Carte were kind enough to supply me with one of their fab outliners in the colour Peacock to give away this week.

In order to win all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Enter a comment telling me what reviews or posts you'd like to see more of on my blog
3. Don't forget to include your email address so I can get in contact if you win.

Good Luck guys!

Fleur x

The winner of last week's giveaway is:

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Clairabelle
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85 comments

  1. I'd love to see more FOTD!
    :) Love your blog Fleur
    wendyguerra001@yahoo.com

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  2. Hello Fleur!!
    Great blog post as always! That colour peacock looks awesome! Possibly some more fashion posts would be cool, for example what clothes you are considering to get for the upcoming autumn months.
    :)x
    victoriamarieevans@gmail.com

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  3. The lipgloss looks lovely on you!

    I would love to see more OOTD posts :)
    vanity.fashionista@gmail.com

    Congratulations on making it onto the shortlist of the cosmo blogger awards, you've got my vote :D xx

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  4. Hi Fleur!
    I would love to see some more OOTD's or hauls. I always get so excited when I see those and find out what other people pick up or wear. =)
    kerry_ryckbosch@hotmail.com x

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  5. Hi Fleur,

    Thanks for sharing your hidden gem :) I think your blog is fabby but I always like seeing OOTD posts for inspiration.

    Is your assistant available for hire? :)

    beautyismybeau@googlemail.com

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  6. I like you're haul videos posts. Like to be nosey at what you're buying lol. But i like face of the day, they are cool
    angelalouise_webb@hotmail.com
    Love you blog btw xxx
    Angela xoxo

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  7. Hello :D
    That lipgloss looks great on you! I'd love to see more fashion posts on your blog. I really enjoy reading them, and I check back frequently to see if there are new ones.
    actuallylola@aim.com
    :)

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  8. @Kerry Thank you Kerry! My assistant is available for hire, but I'm afraid her charge is rather extortionate at 1,000,000 doggy biscuits an hour! It's daylight robbery! haha xx

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  9. Hi Fleur! I'd love to see some face of the day posts and more reviews <33
    bea_ichigo♥libero.it (change ♥ with @)

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  10. hello!
    i'd like to see more sleek reviews and mac eyeshadow look posts.
    thanks :)
    gem_woody@hotmail.com

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  11. huhu

    I'd like to see more tips for autumn like new fashion trends or something like that ;) and outfit of the day posts would be cool too
    xx

    susiwinkler94@web.de

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  12. hi fleur,
    i'd love to see your jewelery collection!
    thanks :)

    madeleine.7@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. Hi Fleur!
    I just want to say that I love your videos and your blog!
    I would love to come to your meet up but I wont be in England at that time :(
    I would want to see more hauls because it is nice to know what makeup you are adding to your collection and also what makeup and outfit you are wearing for the day!
    Thank You so much for holding this giveaway,
    Now that I have read your review on Cosmetics a la Carte's products I will definitely be purchasing some of their products!

    Thank You so much again!
    - Shannon xoxo

    My email is: shanmarydoc15@hotmail.com

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  14. They sound like gorgeous products fleur!

    I'd love to see posts on products which have let you down; everyone is blogging about their current favourites, but it takes a little more tact to blog about the over-hyped products we all buy.

    I'm now off to find cosmetics a la carte!

    Jenny xx
    jen_bane@hotmail.co.uk

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  15. enter me please!

    i'd like to see more product reviews and fashion posts

    apycrevh@nottingham.ac.uk

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  16. OOTD, FOTD and hauls would be cool!
    enter me please! shabnazaheer@hotmail.com

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  17. I'd love to see some OOTD or just some fashion posts. :) xx

    sabraroseblog@gmail.com

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  18. I'd like to see some hauls and fashion posts; OOTDs and maybe a back to school post for teenager readers since summer is nearly over :(

    purplely0@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Fleur, you + woof are doing a fantastic job hehe :-)I'd love to see more OOTD. Catriona + Lilly (my puppy) x
    trinabee1@hotmail.com

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  20. I would enjoy some outfits or faces of the day or maybe even nails of the day :)

    emine.bednarek@web.de

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  21. I would love to see a review of Givenchy Actimine Primer.

    Have a great day

    sadia_flames@hotmail.com

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  22. heey fleur :D
    i would love to see more OOTD posts from you.. because by the looks of things you have a really classy taste in what clothes you buy and i absolutly adore that :D
    also maybe some hair tutorials.. your hair is so long and gorgeous and it would be good to see how you style it and things :)
    lots of love jodie
    jodie.moores@hotmail.com

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  23. I would love to see my fashion related pots especially when the autumn's coming

    emily_ho@hotmail.co.uk

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  24. could you please show us your bag collection! :D

    enter me please!

    armadello@hotmail.co.uk

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  25. I'd like to see more FOTDs and OOTDs. :)
    dearjoy@live.co.uk

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  26. Definately more OOTDs!

    xxx

    srs9@st-andrews.ac.uk

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  27. hey fleur!
    i would love to see some 'back to school' posts and of course more woof pics! absolutely love that dog.

    baby.paula93@yahoo.com

    love and kisses! keep up the good work

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  28. I'd like to see more OOTDs/FOOTDs and hauls(:

    Savannah.Perry.95@gmail.com

    xx

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  29. i'd like to see more OOTD and hauls

    bittersweetcitystrees@gmail.com

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  31. hey. :) i'd really love to see more hauls. :D

    beccap55@yahoo.co.uk


    (sorry i miss spelled something in my last post- so i deleted it.)

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  32. hi fleur! i would love to see more hauls, FOTD and OOTD :)
    alexislyn93@gmail.com
    ALexis.

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  33. Hi!
    I'd love to see more outfit of the days. You have a great sense of style!

    Jaimie.carmen@gmail.com

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  34. I love the way your blog is now I wouldnt change a thing but i guess you could do a couple of more OOTD couldnt hurt

    Hopeenut55@yahoo.com
    check out my blog I'd love feedback
    hopepeacelovemakeup.blogspot.com

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  35. more outfit of the days!

    laureng267@yahoo.com

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  36. hey fleur! i would love to see some OOTD posts as well as some fun hair styles for school, work, etc. I love that you take your pictures outside it makes the quality look great :)

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  37. Hey Fleur!
    I'd love to see lots more hauls!
    incandescentx@hotmail.com
    xoxo

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  38. I would love to see some High-end vs drugstore comparisons, such as MAC's fluidline and Sleek's gel liner :) xx

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  39. umm a post about top drug store products or inexpensive products.

    emmajayned@gmail.com

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  40. Perhaps you could do more hauls and OOTDs? ;)

    victoria0407w@hotmail.co.uk

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  41. I'd love to see more of what you wear!

    pianoforte101(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. I would love to see more OOTD and hauls :)

    pastriesandthings@gmail.com

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  43. Hey Fleur!
    i would like to see more fashion related things, such as OOTD's and maybe jewelry collection.
    :)

    urwawaqar@hotmail.com
    www.urwa-urvah.blogspot.com

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  44. Another Great blog post fleur!!


    stephmc.uk@hotmail.co.uk

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  45. Hey, I would love to see more FOTD's please.

    maryamahmed1@live.co.uk

    xx

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  46. enter me please :)

    I'd like to see some OOTD's and FOTD's :)

    x.x_Jemma_x.x@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

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  47. Hey x Deffie more hauls and OOTDs' :D xx

    lindseyyorke@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to see more outfit of the day posts. You're style is so great and I get allot of inspiration from you! :]

    madylin.elizabeth@gmail.com

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  49. I would like to see more face of the days, review of maybe more drugstore products and fashions post too!!

    super_bobinette@hotmail.com

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  50. would love to see more FOTDs... including your outfit, LOVE your style :P
    and face make-up wise :)
    maybe also a jewellery collection?? because seriously in your vids you are sporting some amazing pieces!

    love love :)

    aimeelee1992@hotmail.com
    x

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  51. Hey Fleur! I'd like to see more FOTD and OOTD as well. They are always interesting!

    xoxo

    amandakennedy18@hotmail.com

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  52. Hey Fleur! As always, very helpful/enjoyable to read your blog.
    I'd love to see more OOTD's, because I love your style - it's so vintage 80s, and yet modern and sleek at the same time! :)

    xxx
    Katie
    http://hugandmakeup.blogspot.com
    braelinma@yahoo.com

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  53. Hello! ;) I love seing your haul posts(clothes and also make-up). Love your blog!

    ash-v(at)hotmail.com

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  54. fleur!
    how about more ootd or a "quick make-up tip of the week"

    thankyou for doing this!

    babbyXD@hotmail.co.uk

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  55. Hey Fleur!
    I would love to see more fashion related posts, but keep up with your make-up posts too. Your blog and you tube videos are really amazing. :)

    sandra.starlight@hotmail.com

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  56. I would like to see more FOTD's and also maybe like a weekly favourite kind of thing, like Lollipop 26's Ins and outs posts :)

    You have a lovely blog
    x
    dizzy_girl001@hotmail.com

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  57. Hiiiii :)
    When I'm applying eye shadows I find it hard putting colours together that will blend well and complement each other! :p Therefore it would be great if you did some tutorials maybe with your new Bee Luscious Garden Girl Palette!!! :D I love those bright colours but i would never know what to put them with! Also it would be good if you could say which colours suit certain eye colours...

    Hope you win the cosmo blog awards!!!

    xxxxx

    katy_barrett@hotmail.co.uk

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  58. Hi Fleur,

    What a great post! I love the thought of custom made cosmetics :) Makes them even more special! That peacock colour is amazing!

    I would love to see a post of key must haves for the transition into autumn, whether they be clothes/make up/skincare. Sometimes it can be difficult to get out of the summer state of mind! (what we have had of one)lol

    Goodluck with the cosmo blog awards! I voted today!

    dawn118@hotmail.com

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  59. Hey :)
    I love fashion and I think you have a really cool style so I would love to see some fashion or outfit of the day posts!

    becca468@googlemail.com
    xxx

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  60. Hey!
    I love your fashion and makeup hauls:)
    emilytaninecz@gmail.com

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  61. Nailpolish reviews. Those are the best

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  62. I would love to see more fashion hauls of outfit of the days !
    hrichwine@gmail.com

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  63. Hi Fleur! First of all, your blog is awesome! Second, thank you so much for holding this giveaway!! One day I will go to London an visit their store. hehe :) I would love to see some staple items in your wardrobe for fall. Also hauls are always good too :) Thanks again so much.

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  64. Hey Fleur! I love your blog & i love that you really care about what your readers want to see more of! I'd really love seeing more outfit/makeup of the days. Like if you're wearing what color outfit, what would work best with the makeup! Because sometimes I feel mine don't match. Thank you!


    amandagentile07@hotmail.com

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  65. Hello! I would love to see like little 'tips' posts :)

    and my email address is-
    georgiak06@hotmail.co.uk

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  66. i would love more outfit of the days :) as well as some handy tips that should always be remembered :)an autumn nail polish post would be good :D xoxoxox

    Love you fleur ! <3

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  67. sorry i had to post this twice i forgot my email adress haha :P i would love more outfit of the days :) as well as some handy tips that should always be remembered :)an autumn nail polish post would be good :D xoxoxox

    Love you fleur ! <3

    sls.rocks@hotmail.com

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  68. Hi Fleur, love your blog and youtube channel. Would love to see some more hair tutorials and maybe some cheap alternatives reviews/comparisons.

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  69. Hey thanks for the giveaway! I would love to see more reviews on fashion trends and mascaras cause I'm a mascara junkie!
    xoxo

    mgirl955@yahoo.com

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  70. More fashion posts!
    You have such great style!!!

    J_Catherine_@msn.com

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  71. I like to see more nail polish, jewelry and outfits of the day blog posts!
    I love your blog and will definitely be voting for you!

    whalen.e04@hotmail.com

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  72. I love reading your blog!!:)
    i would like to seesome outfits of the day and quick make up tips when on the go.

    oth_2319@yahoo.ca

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  73. Enter me pls!

    I would like to see more haul posts in your blog.

    nyuuthekitty at gmail dot com

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  74. Hello :D

    I would love to see more Face and Outfits of the day please as I think you have a great style :)

    Thank You.

    damini.s@hotmail.co.uk

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  75. Hello :)
    I've never heard of this brand, i can't wait to try it out!! I would like to see more make up tips and outfit of the day posts :)

    Thank you!

    emmadeboeckje@hotmail.com

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  76. heyy
    i'd love too see more tips and reviews.
    thanks
    Littlehotmess@live.com
    x

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  77. Hi Fleur! I love your blogs and good luck in the contest:)
    k_uhr30@sbcglobal.net

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  78. heya fleur!!
    i'd love to see some daily tips (or weekly if you can't think of many) on your blog!
    they dont even have to be beauty based!
    winnyee@fsmail.net

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  80. I'd like to see more drugstore make up:)

    levsiandlipstick@gmail.com
    xoxo

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  81. I would love to see more outfit of the day. Thank you!

    my email is: michellemochelle@yahoo.com

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  82. i would lovvee to see more haul posts :)

    pelin2495@hotmail.com

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  83. id love to see more haul, FOTD, or makeup organizational tips (:

    malloryreview@gmail.com

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  84. I'd love to see more clothing hauls, or inexpensive make-up.. Even hair tips!
    Thankyou.

    MissChantelle-x@hotmail.co.uk

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