Two-piece gift with $75 orders ($48 value)  Shop now Select 2 free samples at checkout Shop all Free standard shipping on all US ordersShop all
Artist in Residency: Adele Sanderson’s Minimalist Approach To Purple
If one is to believe in signs from the heavens, being born on Halloween undoubtedly means you’re destined for a life of dress up. Adele Sanderson knew early on she wanted to be a makeup artist thanks to her desire to transform herself—and not just on her birthday. She grew up in Cambridge, England and completed her schooling at London College of Fashion before assisting iconic makeup artist Wendy Rowe. Less than a decade since graduating, the British 20-something has already created an esteemed career for herself as an editorial makeup artist based in London. Now her work can be seen across publications, retailers, and brands like Vogue Spain, Net-a-Porter, and Dolce & Gabbana, respectively.

Call it fate, but despite her range of experience and the eternal allure of the red carpet, Sanderson always gravitates back to the freedom and expression that comes with editorial photoshoots. “I remember going through magazines like Glamour and Marie Claire when I was younger and studying the tutorials,” she says. “The path was always going to be editorial for me.”

Today, her unique ability to translate mainstream trends and create avant-garde looks, all while utilizing new formulations and delivering her signature glowing skin, has made her in-demand by photographers and brands alike. For these reasons and more, Rose Inc. is delighted to feature Sanderson as this month’s Artist in Residency.

Behind this Look:

To temper the precious purple hue she planned to use on Ridolfi’s eyes and lips, Sanderson opted for fresh, dewy skin courtesy of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation applied with the brand’s Blender Brush. Starting with just moisturized skin, she buffed a thin veil over the model’s complexion then spot corrected with Glossier Stretch Concealer. Sanderson further grounded the forthcoming pastel pigment by lightly contouring Ridolfi’s face with the brand’s Maestro Liquid Summer before highlighting with Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate in Intensity One as the final step in the model’s complexion protocol. The goal: Juxtaposition between soft and strong.

"This color is the perfect middle ground because it has enough pink to be worn all over the face."

A delicate wash of color is strengthened with a defined frame, so Sanderson deepened Ridolfi’s brows with Viseart Brow Palette before setting the model’s arches with Glossier Boy Brow in Clear. A few coats of Tom Ford Ultra Length Mascara in Ultra Raven on Ridolfi’s curled lashes finished her eyes.

While it might seem subtle, patting the same hue worn on the eyes onto the lips creates a cohesive balance that’s pleasing to the eye. Sanderson outlined Ridolfi lips with the same Glossier concealer before pressing small amounts of eyeliner onto her lips with a clean finger. Remember, it should be a wash of color so the edges need not be sharp. “It’s not all about perfection,” Sanderson adds. “The edges should be a little blurry.”

Isabella Ridolfi photographed in London by Anya Holdstock. Hair by Shukeel Murtaza. Written by Lexy Lebsack.

Your Bag 0

Choose Free Samples

Select 2 free samples

Tinted Serum 130 Deluxe

Deep Skin Tone/Neutral Undertone


Rose Inc Signature Gift Set - Satin Lip Trio featuring three shades of the mini Satin Lipstick

$27 $20
15 reviews

The Satin Lip Trio

$27 $20
Image of the Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Color in Hydrangea in front of the open compact - Cream blush


Light cool pink

424 reviews

Cream Blush Refillable Cheek & Lip Color

Rose Inc Tinted Serum in shade 140 - Deep


Very Deep Skin Tone/Red Undertone

302 reviews

Skin Enhance Luminous Tinted Serum

Rose Inc Foundation Brush

133 reviews

Number 3 Foundation Brush

Rose Inc Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream with cap open to show pump

216 reviews

Eye Revival Brightening Eye Cream

Cooling Spheres from Rose Inc

7 reviews

Cooling Spheres Facial Massager Duo

Image of an opened Satin Lip Color Rich Refillable Lipstick in shade Persuasive


Beige pink

434 reviews

Satin Lip Color Rich Refillable Lipstick

Rose Inc Concealer Bottle

LX 200

Very Deep Skin Tone, Neutral Undertone

575 reviews

Softlight Luminous Hydrating Concealer

Rose Inc Concealer Brush

30 reviews

Number 1 Concealer Brush

Rose Inc Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum

248 reviews

Radiant Reveal Brightening Serum

or 4 interest-free installments of $0.00 by Continue shopping