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To commemorate forty years of cosmetic innovation and cultural significance, we are proud to announce COLOUR AND CULTURE: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF COSMETICS À LA CARTE; an anniversary exhibition, which will take enthusiasts back to the birthplace of beautiful colours, choice, and creativity.

It was 1973 when Lynne Sanders and Christina Stewart set up Cosmetics à La Carte with a clear message, “Find your look and be fabulous”. Suddenly, beauty had a purpose and offered women the chance to try products, in private, before buying - unheard of at the time – women were offered friendly, informed advice on colours and styles to suit their personalities, look and thirst for experimentation.

40 years later the same philosophy applies to our new generation of women and in the hands of some of the industries most innovative, unique and creative make-up artists. Cosmetics à la Carte has not only revolutionized beauty but graced the pages of VOGUE, Marie Claire and ELLE reaching out to trend led publications including Volt, Twenty6 and Tirade to name a few. Cultures finest including Grace Jones, Debbie Harry and Ana Matronic have championed bespoke products designed by Lynne Sanders at their Battersea laboratory in London.

COLOUR AND CULTURE will be a vibrantly curated story of Cosmetics à la Carte spectacular history, including the first nude lipstick ordered by Princess Diana in the 1980’s, to bubblegum gloss and flush blush which Lady Gaga raved about.

The exhibition will be showcased in four parts: taking the viewer through the brand’s impressive history as well as unveiling a rich and fresh take on product knowledge, demonstration, and experimentation.

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