Warpaint at the ready: Studio 10

What is it?   A brilliant new make-up brand from beauty-industry-insider Grace Fodor. 

What’s the USP? Anti-ageing make-up, for women who are 30+ and who need their make-up to do a job of work for them; lifting, sculpting and highlighting where needed. It’s all presented in slick packaging in a tightly edited collection. There are only a few products – but the point is that they are all that you need to be able to give yourself a professional-style make-up facelift. Apply your base, then blush/ highlight/ contour as shown (as in the image, above), then blend for a reliably effective result (below). The products all contain anti-ageing ingredients (eg plumping hyaluronic acid) but the main anti-ageing effect seems to me to be in the visible lift that they give to the face. 

The finished result: Studio 10



Age Defy Skin Perfector Palette: Studio 10

Hero product? Not sure yet what the hero is going to turn out to be; really you need to have a play with the whole lot and see which bits you can’t live without – but this Age Defy Skin Perfector (£32, containing primer, two mixable shades of concealer, plus under-eye cover and the green one is for reducing redness, looks pretty crucial to me. 


How new is it? Launched last week, at a celeb-studded party in central London.   

I’d try… The Visible Lift Face Definer palette (£34). Or treat yourself to a Studio 10 at-home masterclass (£150 per session, for up to 10 people)  which will teach you exactly how to apply the products for professional results.