New Medieval from Faye Toogood + Make


British interior and furniture designer Faye Toogood is well-known to surprise and delight with poetic collaborations with the likes of food designers Arabeschi Di Latte, installations for fashion labels Opening Ceremony and furniture collections made from unusual materials like Mercury. In her most recent project she continues to surprise by teaming up with new beauty label Make for a startlingly beautiful cosmetic range. Although this collaboration is truly unexpected it also feel seamless as the aesthetic looks like a paint palette pulled from Toogood’s very own toolbox.

The collection, called “New Medieval,” takes its inspiration from  the natural world and its potential apocalyptic textures, eruptions and volcanoes with hope found within the enduring life giving colours of nature –  the turquoise of the Arctic sea and the startling colours of flowers.

The names of the collection are evocative and powerful : Ultramarine, Reykjavik, Rust, Magma, Putty, Woad.

And the products, says Toogood, are meant to be applied by hand in a more painterly and primal fashion, which is made easier by the fact that all of Makes hues translate exactly from the container to your complexion, with no real blending required.

Buy the range here.










Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

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