Makeup 54 is finally here. After 4 years in the making the groovy 70’s inspired makeup brand has taken the beauty world by storm. First to be released was the ‘Disco Topper’ collection. It’s the perfect sized appetiser to leave us craving for more.
Makeup 54 Founder Anna Priadka always wanted to launch her own makeup line. She was heavily inspired by the colourful era of the 70’s where silver eyeshadow and bold pink blusher was all the rage. She was already an internationally successful Makeup Artist working for the famous beauty brand NARS. So to say makeup was a passion of hers would be an understatement.
I was lucky enough to collaborate with Anna when Makeup 54 was still in its infancy. As a model having my makeup done by someone else was a bit like Russian Roulette. Sometimes I loved it, but most of the time I wasn’t so keen because I’m a perfectionist and I have my own ‘way’ of doing my makeup. If you want to read more about my experiences as a model check out one of my latest blogs Why I gave up modelling 📸
I have to say (without sounding like too much of a cheerleader) when Anna did my makeup I was quite frankly gobsmacked. I’d already heard the rumour that she’s the ‘Queen of eyeliner’ and I was already a fan of her makeup artistry on Instagram. But my gosh! She exceeded my expectations and beyond! I desperately wanted to kidnap her and have her do my makeup everyday!
She spoke so passionately about her vision that you couldn’t help but get swept along in the excitement. Which is why I’m so happy and proud that her dream has now become a tangible reality.
As soon as the brand went live I showed my support by purchasing the sparkly rose gold DISCO TOPPER in the aptly named ‘Glitterball’.
When I hear the word ‘glitter’ I think of fallout, grit and eczema aggravation. But I wanted to try it despite my reservations and I also trust Anna.
My product arrived in a golden shiny envelope that made me feel a bit like Charlie when he received the golden ticket. I love presents even if they are bought by yours truly!
I was so excited I tried it on straight away. But …. it wasn’t a gloss? Pretty much everyone’s tried a matte lip velvet. But a matte lip velvet that was made up of glitter?
I’d never tried a product like that before so I was super intrigued! Anna explained that she created Glitterball to emulate a veil instead of a gloss. Which was music to my ears because as much as I love gloss; I do find the majority of the time I wear it I’m constantly unsticking my hair from my lips.
As for my gritty glitter phobia. The sparkle was refined and soft; I hardly felt it on my lips. I loved the glamorous, iridescent sheen that coated my lips. I wore it in the day time with a soft smoky eye. I got so many compliments on my makeup that day! Definitely a good day!
From the Makeup 54 website:
‘ROSE GOLD SPARKLE
The only accessory to be seen with on the dancefloor. Transform your lips before you hit the dancefloor and see the stars from the sky light up your lips with one swipe of this dazzling glitter topcoat. A special water infused gel texture, with moonstone extract gives a multidimensional, glittered effect when applied on lips. Once set it gives a long, locked in finish. Use with your favourite Makeup54 disco lipstick for the ultimate lip colour that is sure to get you seen.
Longwearing. Vegan. Fragrance free.
To remove, use an oil based cleanser’.
I loved this topper. You can wear it alone or over another colour to give your lips a luscious 3D sparkle! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Whilst writing this post I attended Stylist Live on the weekend and amongst the inspiring talks, fabulous beauty brand and LOTS of pink gin was ‘Makeup 54’. A cute little pop up stand buzzing with excitement. I waited my turn and checked out the other toppers. I was torn between GAYNOR and JERRY. I was feeling adventurous so I went with JERRY a statement blue red colour that complimented the rest of my natural makeup I wore that day.
I absolute love this signature bold red look. The texture is smooth, it’s non drying and stayed on all day despite my gin drinking! (Had to put it to the test!).
And of course I wanted to see what JERRY looked like under the GLITTERBALL veil. As you can see they compliment each other beautifully. I love this look; it’s perfect for all the Christmas parties coming up. And what better way to celebrate the holiday season than to have your lips shimmering away under the mistletoe!
A description of the colours by Makeup 54 :
Jerry – Classic Blue Red
Ross – Magenta Pink
Elvira – Peach Pink Nude
Gaynor – Caramel Nude
They are all exquisite! I love the use of 70’s inspired female names to describe the colours. Such a great touch!
Disco Toppers are a great gift idea for that special makeup lover in your life. *Hint Hint*.