Spring 2017 sees colour bursting out of the woodworks. Here are the collections to shop in-store now, and some to look forward to.
This April, Urban Decay will launch 12 special-edition products—from shadow to blush palettes, and lipsticks to eye pencils and bags—inspired by artist Jean-Michel Basquiat’s artwork.
Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who began drawing and painting at the age of four had already made a name for himself as a graffiti artist in Manhattan by the time he was a teenager. At 20, he’d landed his first public exhibition. A pioneer of the neo-expressionist movement, he rose to fame in the ’80s art scene in NYC and partied with the likes of Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Debbie Harry. His iconic work is still exhibited all over the world.
Of Basquiat, the brand states: ‘Like Urban Decay, Jean-Michel Basquiat was an outsider who challenged the status quo and used colour in nontraditional ways. From his informal graffiti work and the way he mixed mediums and colours to the way he spoke out against social injustice, it’s hard to imagine a more perfect fit for our brand.’
Also check the 1996 movie made about the artist which won an Independent Spirit Award:
Work It Out!
MAC explodes with adrenaline and gets physical with the high-octane colour trend that we’ve seen on runways and red carpets. The collection features 16 hyper-colour shades of mascara, with super-charged Lipstick hues and six new shades of Crystal Glaze Gloss. Spritz to finish with a mist of Prep + Prime Fix+ in three scents.
The Havana Brights Collection is inspired by the Cuban sunset, the multi-coloured paint on colonial-era homes and vintage convertibles. The collection features a range of coral shades for lips, eyes and cheeks. The new Dual-Ended Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick offers two shades in one and is sweat-proof and water-resistant for up to eight hours, while the Illuminating Cheek Palettes offer the perfect sunkissed glow. Bobbi’s hot product du jour, the Art Stick Liquid Lip comes in complementary hues, including the limited-edition Havana Coral.
Dual-Ended Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks RM126
Illuminating Cheek Palettes RM206
Art Stick Liquid Lip
Long-Wear Waterproof Liner
Just in time for summer’s hot and humid days and long nights (aka an average day in our hot nation, made hotter with the Equinox phenomenon), Bobbi introduces the Long-Wear Waterproof Liner, highly-pigmented for fully-opaque coverage, promising all day wear. The twist-up design, created for ultra-precise application, is perfect for getting ready on the go. Look out for it in stores in April!
Limited Edition Orgasm Blush
Just when you think you’ve got it all, NARS offers an even bigger Orgasm. That is to say, a limited edition even-bigger outsized compact of their iconic blush. Makeup artists have swept this over all skin tones and have declared it a universally flattering shade. We say, bring it! RM127
NARSissist #JetSetter Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette
We love palettes, because they’re portable and versatile. The NARSissist #Jetsetter Eye, Cheek and Lip Palette allows you to pack a full-face touch-up in a single compact. Includes a shimmering peach lip gloss, three buildable shadows in soft vanilla, copper penny, and black galaxy, and Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Blush to complete your look. Coming soon to all NARS outlets.
Images courtesy of: Urban Decay, MAC, Bobbi Brown and NARS.
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