Don't you just love when your fave designers create killer cosmetics? It's time to get excited for Prabal Gurung's MAC collaboration, hitting a makeup counter near you on November 26th — just in time to pad your Christmas wish list, I might add. That's only three months away, people! Mark your calendars.
The 35-year-old Gurung founded his eponymous clothing line in 2009 but told WWD that he's long harbored an interest in cosmetics. "I’ve always wanted to do this kind of stuff and I never thought it was going to happen in my fifth year [in business],” he said. But happening it certainly is! The 14-piece range includes everything a makeup-lover could desire: three eyeshadow duo palates, three lipsticks and three Lipglass shades, two eye pencils, a bronzing powder, a cream color base, and a buffer brush. Prabal Gurung x MAC retails between $20 and $70, which is an expensive price point for the beauty brand. Gurung defended the high-end pricing to WWD, saying:
"The one universal truth I really believe in is that every woman — no matter her shape, size or race — wants to look beautiful. I wanted to create that. I wanted the packaging to be beautiful — so beautiful that when a woman takes it out of her purse, it becomes a topic of conversation. I design [apparel] at a luxury price point, and I wanted to make sure that the product that I came out with — particularly as this is my first foray into beauty — was in sync with my brand.”
These products are also display-worthy enough to warrant those slightly hefty price tags, thanks to glamorous gold packaging inspired by the work of Damian Hirst, Slyvie Fleury, and Nick Knight. Recalling both edgy snakeskin and Old Hollywood glitz, this sleekly designed items have a place on any stylish lady's vanity table. If you're a fan of Prabal's designs you certainly won't want to miss this.
Image: MAC Cosmetics