I remember the first time I wore “the look.” I was a teenager in central Europe, and makeup in Europe wasn’t “the thing” at that time. Magazines and tv would showcase the world of beauty that I was drawn to. I felt that there was a certain mystique and power behind it. It made women look like Goddesses who carried themselves upright and with confidence. So, one day I sat down, and I tried to re-create the smokey-eye look that was featured in one of my fashion magazines. With limited access to the exact makeup products, I was able to re-create the look almost exactly. I walked outside and hit the streets of my small town, and everyone’s jaws dropped. People would be talking about me, and everybody thought that I stepped out of the cover of a magazine. The good attention I received reconfirmed to me the power of makeup, and my passion was born.
Since then, I have always known that I wanted to work in the beauty industry. Relocating to the United States in my 20’s, I found Hollywood to be my home where I could express myself both as a talent and as a makeup guru. While modeling, I often found myself being asked to fix other models’ makeup on set because they didn’t like the job that was done on them by a makeup artist. So, slowly I transitioned into doing both modeling and makeup. Both were essential to starting my line of beauty products, Glamour Garden.
Glamour Garden is inspired by my love for romanticism, baroque, chateaus, rose gardens, glamour, and classic beauty. While having a unique style can be a good thing, I still prefer for women to look their best- and feminine.
Since the key features of everyone’s faces are the eyes and lips, the first two products I created were a line of false lashes called KAT Lash and a set of liquid lipsticks. KAT Lash false lashes are all about the right amount of lash and are made from 100% human hair. These lashes will never overpower your natural beauty; instead, they will bring youthfulness and charm to your looks. These 7 styles are the basic start-up collection for every woman to have to cover her looks from day to night, suitable for every event. You can create a variety of looks by combining different styles of KAT Lash.
Glamour Garden liquid lipsticks are created in collaboration with LA Splash Cosmetics. These four amazing long-lasting, matte liquid lipstick shades are suitable for every skin color. Just like KAT Lash, you can also mix different shades to create more than just four colors. Try the ombre technique or simply mix two colors together, and voilà!
So, while I’m working on my next new products, try to give these a shot, and start building your Glamour Garden collection. And be sure to save the keepsake box from the lipstick collection, where you can find a hidden inspirational message from me.
Love and Light,
Katarina Van Derham