Make Believe

This season, cosmetics are emerging as something to hoard from illustrated packaged compacts to wonder brushes glossing over the shelves, there’s plenty to choose from.


Seasoned veteran in luxury fashion, ‘Gucci’, is making its debut in the beauty department by introducing their new 200 piece make-up line. This collection captivates beauty addicts with luminous palettes and lustrous foundation – how can you resist. One eyeshadow palette to look at for is the ‘Iconic Six’, which features shades of gold, black, red, ottanio, bronze and copper. The shades selected were based on the houses’ archives, fabrics and leathers. It’s safe to say the collection is an extension of the ‘Gucci’ designer wear collection. ‘Gucci’ collaborated with legendary artistic director, Pat McGrath; she revealed the inspiration of “this line was to transition from a professional’s backstage kit to your everyday beauty bag”. The ‘Gucci Makeup’ collection is the ultimate go-to for flawless coverage and effortless sophistication.



Although the weather outside may be an eye-sore, it doesn’t mean your makeup needs to be. This season, Ford has created a line centred on golden-brown shimmering tones which brings a flawless glow in any condition. A must-have is the ‘Hydrating Primer’ and ‘Infusing Complex’, which eliminates the look of fatigue and perfects any imperfection imaginable. The ‘Tom Ford’ beauty collection appeals to those who seek a natural and lightweight appeal.



Let’s make a new year’s toast for remarkable fashion history in the making. Luckily for you, before 2015 comes to a close, Zac Posen has revealed his first makeup collection with none other than ‘MAC’, the experts on makeup fashion. ‘MAC’ is the centre of all things beauty during Fashion Week, thus this collaboration comes as no surprise. This collection sets eyes for the quintessential ‘Zac Posen’ women from graphic liners, rich lip sticks, fortifying shadows and precise contouring kits. Zac Posen is pulling out all the stops for his upcoming makeup collection, which is set to hit the shelves in February.



If you’re more about nailing down the seasons latest trend, then the ‘Nails Inc’ collaboration with ‘Alice and Olivia’ may be of interest to your Christmas list. This nail polish collaboration features fall’s dark and moody vibe. This four-piece line features two rich jewel tones, a deep metallic and a feminine blush, plus a mini holiday set. If that doesn’t satisfy your holiday needs, perhaps a 24K gold polish will catch your eye, the ‘Gold Goddess’ shade is set to shine at all festivities this holiday season.



One collaboration that you won’t have to wait for is the ‘NARS’ holiday makeup collection. This season, ‘NARS’ has collaborated with famed photographer Steven Klein. This collection was derived on fantasy-meets-drama-meets-provocation, the perfect recipe for any ‘Klein’ creation. The ‘NARS’ x ‘Steven Klein’ collection features 23-pieces of bold colours and alluring imagery that pushes aesthetic boundaries, which presents the most anticipated collaboration of the year. This collection features luscious lipsticks and sparkling shadows of wearable and statement-making shades that offer everything from olive greens, champagne shimmers to deep plums and reds. Besides the contents of this collection, the packaging is a treat in itself. Encased in the packaging are provocative iconic photographs by Klein. So, if you are on the hunt for a collectible gift, look no further.




Words: Rachelle Kong



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