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 £30
For the ultimate nude on the lips Sophie created her very own bespoke blend called "Sophie", a sheer peachy suit-all colour with a caring, moisturising finish.
Blush Lipstick £30
NEW for Spring 2020. For a pinker alternative to her ultimate nude, Sophie loves Moisture Plus Lipstick "Blush". With a hydrating, glossy finish this is a fresh, cheerful pink made for spring and summer.
"Romantic Rose" "£30
New for Autumn 2021, a fresh baby pink that Sophie loves just as much every day as on special occasions.
Sheer Balm Lipstick "Staycation" £30
As seen in the Beauty Bible, this glossy tinted lip balm is just on the crossover point between pink and peach.
Luminous Cream Shadow "Amour" £30
On the eyes she wears dusky pink cream eyeshadow in "Amour"
Eyeliner Pencil "Sienna" £28

Along the lashline and into a feline flick it’s Sophie’s favourite Superwear Gel Eyeliner pencil in “Sienna”.

Bare Blush "Blush" £35
On the apples of her cheeks Sophie uses Bare Blush cream blusher in "Blush", a romantic true pink.
Peachy Nudes Eyeshadow Palette £60
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" £46
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" £46
For bronzer Sophie loves the subtle golden glow of "Sunbeam". Couldn't be easier to apply and blend for a radiant finish.
Firm & Glow Foundation "Sand" £52
As her medium coverage base for special events, Sophie applies Firm and Glow Foundation in "Sand" which has a deeply moisturising formula and a dewy finish.
Sheer Balancing Fundation "Sand" £52
For everyday light makeup, Sophie switches to Sheer Balancing Foundation "Sand", an oil-free foundation that looks utterly natural.
Secret Light "Melba" £32
On the eyes Sophie applies Secret Light Serum Concealer in “Melba”, which helps colour correct any shadows and primes the eyelids for beautiful eye makeup.
Socket Brush £30
This perfectly domed brush applies darker shades into the crease of the lid precisely and quickly.
Blending Brush £32
This larger fluffier yet focused brush ensures effortless blending of eyeshadow with stunning smoky effects.
Powder Brush £39
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 £18
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.
Intense Volume Mascara £30
To add fullness and length to her lashes, Sophie uses our award-winning mascara.
English Rose Gloss £30
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. Our Sheer Brilliance formula won a Beauty Bible award in 2021!