Sophie's All Time Favourites

The beautiful best

Chelsea designer Sophie Stanbury loves to try new looks and change up her colours with the seasons. But there are some things she is never without.

For a natural glowing look that's great for busy London days and relaxed weekends.

Sophie says:

"As a busy working mother finding the perfect everyday makeup which is easy to use and creates a lovely natural dewy complexion is very important to me. Since being introduced to Cosmetics a La Carte not only have I found the perfect tones, textures and long lasting gorgeous finish but I have also developed the perfect pinky nude lipstick which I am super excited to share with you.

I have hand picked my favourites from the fabulous collection and I can safely say the quality, the use of good ingredients with no nasty chemicals and the lovely textures of these has given me a flawless natural illumination that I will wear everyday. I have found it hard in the past to find products that don’t make me look overly made up or caked.

I stand by the less is more approach, enhancing what you have and correcting fine lines while not leaving cracks and creating a lovely healthy glow that gives you confidence and a fresh appearance. I hope you enjoy the lovely glowing collection I have picked and feel happy and confident!"

Sophie Lipstick £28
Sophie wears her very own bespoke blend lipstick "Sophie". The ultimate pinky nude in a sheer, moisturising formula.
English Rose Lip Gloss £28
Alone or over her lipstick, Sophie wears Limited Edition “English Rose” Lip Gloss for a brilliant fresh shine that leaves lips silky smooth and hydrated.
Firm and Glow Foundation "Sand" £49
Sophie applies Firm and Glow Foundation in "Sand" with a Foundation Brush. Firm & Glow has a dewy, medium coverage with a naturally radiant finish.
Secret Light "Melba" £28
On the eyes she applies Secret Light Serum Concealer in “Melba”, which helps colour correct any shadows and primes the eyelids for beautiful eye makeup.
Luminous Cream Shadow "Amour" £28
On the eyes she wears dusky pink cream eyeshadow in "Amour"
Eyeliner Pencil "Sienna" £26
Along the lashline and into a feline flick it’s Sophie’s favourite Superwear Gel Eyeliner pencil in “Sienna”. We're sorry that Sienna is currently out of stock, we are working to get more. Watch this space for updates.
Bare Blush "Blush" £32
On the apples of her cheeks Sophie uses Bare Blush cream blusher in "Blush", a romantic true pink.
Peachy Nudes Eyeshadow Palette £59
Beautiful range of ultra-wearable shades of mineral eyeshadow to create softly smoking looks for day and night. Sophie loves the brightening effect of the peachy shades and the options for accent colours that range from golden to copper. Scroll down for info on the brushes Sophie uses.
Blush Touch "Coral" £40
For the days when Sophie would rather look peachy than pink, mineral blusher is the way to go. "Coral" is brightening and beautiful on Sophie's skin tone, and can be built from subtle to a statement flush.
Glow Bronzing Powder "Sunbeam" £40
For bronzer Sophie loves the subtle golden glow of "Sunbeam". Couldn't be easier to apply and blend for a radiant finish.
Rose Hydrabalm £29
In the colder months lip balm is a must. Sophie applies this Rose Hip balm to keep her lips smooth, conditioned and cared for.
Complexion Enhancer "Sunkiss" £42
Before applying her base Sophie loves to add glow, hydration and a bronze boost with "Sunkiss". It primes the skin for a longer-lasting, more perfect finish to makeup.
Socket Brush £26
This perfectly domed brush applies darker shades into the crease of the lid precisely and quickly.
Shadow Brush £26
This flat and firm brush ensures the perfect application of neutral base shades in Sophie's favourite palette across the lid and into the inner corner.
Blending Brush £30
This larger fluffier yet focused brush ensures effortless blending of eyeshadow with stunning smoky effects.
Powder Brush £36
Sophie applies her "Coral" mineral blusher and "Sunbeam" mineral bronzer with the diffuse Powder Brush that delivers a smooth light application and easy blending.
Mascara and Eyebrow Brush £15
Sophie's brows are already beautifully microbladed, but sometimes it helps to have the right brush to tame and groom them before heading out for the day. This fine brush helps create the perfect full, fluffy modern look.
Rose Hydramist £22
To cool down on a hot day and prep the skin for makeup, or to refresh the skin ready for a top up, this naturally fragrant and hydrating mist is Sophie's go-to.