This week I am loving Elizabeth Arden products. This company has been a leading name in beauty and skincare for more than 100 years and continues to create innovative and high-quality cosmetics for women in the 21st century. Celebrities past and present including actresses like Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich, Jackie Kennedy, and even the British royals have been Arden fans. Elizabeth Taylor pioneered the celebrity relationship with cosmetic companies by helping to formulate one of the company's most famous fragrances, White Diamonds. The strong celebrity attachment to Elizabeth Arden continues today, with Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones acting as a spokesperson for the company. Applauded for her quiet sophistication, Jones personifies the timeless beauty and sophistication emphasised by Elizabeth Arden.
The company has many products available to help you embrace your inner Hollywood star and glow from the inside out while also preventing your skin from signs of ageing. Even better than preventing you from ageing, these products will remain classics in your make-up drawer and won't seem outdated after one season.
Elizabeth Arden is a master at creating lotions, creams, and serums to protect and nourish the skin. The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is considered a staple for celebrities like Zeta-Jones, Carmen Electra, and Victoria Beckham. The versatile formula of this cream restores dry skin and soothes red or irritated skin while avoiding the greasy feeling that some moisturisers leave behind.
Sometimes our skin needs an extra boost to look its best first thing in the morning. At Elizabeth Arden, it is believed that the skin should be a beautifully cared-for palette for applying make up. The Good Morning Skin Serum comes in a 15ml pump that dispenses energising botanicals to soften and brighten sleepy skin. While this product is a bit of a splurge, your skin will thank you for the treat and the product will last quite a while.
In an attempt to promote young and glowing skin, the company has infused many of their cosmetics with Ceramides. These ingredients restore dry, tired, or thinned skin to a younger, plumper texture. A great Ceramide-enhanced product to try is the Ceramide Ultra Lift and Firm Concealor. The high-coverage concealor has a creamy texture that hides imperfections and dark circles while plumping the skin and restoring it to a more youthful appearance and texture.
To achieve Zeta-Jones's lips, Arden's Ceramide Ultra Lipstick, can add a bit of extra pop to your pout. The lipstick comes in a chic gold metal tube in 18 trendy or classic colours.
The ceramides in the formula cause the lips to appear fuller while also protecting your skin from signs of ageing. The deepness of the lipstick in the rouge tone reminds me of a classic Catherine Zeta-Jones red carpet look.
A classic tool for maintaining a stunning complexion is a powder in a stylish compact, like Elizabeth Arden's Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation. This can be worn over make-up or on its own, and has the added benefit of SPF 20. The grinder compact allows you to grind only the amount of powder that you need, without making a mess in your bag. This product also comes with its own easy-to-carry folding mini brush.
For an all-purpose eye shadow that will take you from day to night and still fit safely into even the tiniest of handbags, I love how Elizabeth Arden has combined four colours into one compact in the Colour Intrigue Eyeshadow Quads. This shadow gives you the choice of four great Elizabeth Arden shades in the convenience of one compact. The palettes are available in a bluish selection called Blue Breeze, or a more taupe-based Golden Lilac. Each palette ranges in spectrum from a deeper contouring colour to a light highlighting shade. The limited-edition compact features a handy applicator brush and a lovely flower design.
Elizabeth Arden has always created high-quality cosmetics and skincare essentials with real women in mind. In their new range, which features ceramide technology, the chemists at Arden have attempted to rejuvenate tired and aged skin while continuing to offer timeless make-up essentials that high-profile celebrities like Zeta-Jones have sworn by for a century.