There are few things we love more than a good designer collaboration – but a fabulous (and even affordable!) designer makeup collab may just take the cake. Fashion brand Proenza Schouler just teamed up with iconic beauty brand Lancome on a new collection of summer makeup essentials, and we are absolutely blown away by the selection of fun color cosmetics and artist-inspired, eye-catching product packaging.
Early first-look images show that this line consists of different lipstick shades and formulas, makeup brushes, nail polishes, a cushion compact, and an eyeshadow palette. According to WWD, we can expect this entire collection to drop in July for Summer 2018. We expect all of the products to fit into Lancome’s mid-range price point. All of the designs are reportedly “inspired by the colorful geometric pieces by minimalist 20th-century artists such as Carmen Herrera and Ellsworth Kelly.”
This collaboration marks a true meeting of the minds.
“Lancôme has always represented the epitome of luxury beauty products so it is like a dream come true to be able to collaborate with such an iconic and historic brand,” said Proenza Schouler co-founders and designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez shared about the collaboration in a statement.
“Borne by the radical approach of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, Proenza Schouler fashion is the manifesto of a strong, free femininity,” added Françoise Lehmann, the general manager of Lancôme International. “The idea of ‘empowerment’ is at the heart of their values, just as it has always been at the heart of the Lancôme philosophy.”
Clearly Proenza Schouler is going big with the label’s foray into the beauty world. Earlier this year, the design duo launched their first-ever fragrance, the immediately popular scent, Arizona. This perfume was released through a deal with L’Oreal, Lancome’s parent company. Hopefully this is all the beginning of a fruitful partnership, because we are already obsessing over all these new launches. We can’t wait until July when these luxe cosmetics hit makeup counters too!— Kristine Hope Kowalski