Next-level beauty collaborations are rolling in like tidal waves and bowling us over in their awesomeness. Phillip Lim and NARS? Come ON! Here are the upcoming beauty collaborations we’re pleading to hurry up and come this spring because, really, two loveable brands are better than one.
Written by Carly Ostroff
Proenza Schouler X M·A·C Cosmetics
For this collaboration you’ll want to pack your PS1, and get in line with Proenza Schouler’s fashion pack. The design duo behind the sartorially savvy womenswear label is teaming up with beauty powerhouse M·A·C Cosmetics for a line of ombré face powders, lipsticks, eye liners, nail polishes and more. Brace yourself for the degree of coolness we’ve come to expect from the contemporary Manhattan-based brand in M·A·C beauty essentials form. Can’t wait? Mark your calendar for April 3rd, and let the countdown begin.
Available April 3rd at all M.A.C locations across Canada and online at www.maccosmetics.com
Phillip Lim X NARS
A collaboration to top all collaborations, this one brings together the style of one of our all-time favourite ready-to-wear labels and the quality we can’t get enough of from minimalist makeup brand NARS Cosmetics. Created with contemporary design genius Phillip Lim, the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nails Collection will include nine limited edition polishes. Seen on the runways of his Autumn/Winter 2014 show, the line celebrates NARS’ 14 seasons on the Phillip Lim catwalks. Our verdict? August can’t come soon enough.
Available August 2014 at NARS retailers and online at www.narscosmetics.com
Marchesa X Revlon
For those who have only dreamed of owning a piece of Marchesa, the wait is over. The glam squad designers known for their red carpet fashion moments have teamed up again with mega beauty brand Revlon. For their second Revlon by Marchesa collection, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have branded a line of runway ready beauty tools in three custom lace prints. Inspired by their Spring 2014 runway show, choose from the collection’s mini files, tweezers, mani essentials kit and a compact mirror.
Available now at drug and mass retailers nationwide
Rodarte X Sally Hansen
If you tried to bottle all the whimsy couture craftsmanship and California-infused style that is Rodarte, it would look a lot like this. For the second season in a row, the Mulleavy sisters have joined forces with Sally Hansen to create two limited edition Complete Salon Manicure nail polish colours inspired by the sunny state. The exclusive polishes for their Spring 2014 runway show, layered on top of one another, the shades create a multidimensional tortoise shell effect on models’ nails. Better together, the polishes are available in two Clay and Cinnamon colours.
Available June 2014 at drugstores across Canada.
Derek Lam X Estee Lauder
Sound the horns, Estée Lauder is taking their beauty vision off the runway with the launch of the Estée Lauder Derek Lam Collection. A celebration of Creative Makeup Director’s Tom Pecheux and Derek Lam’s ten years of collaborating, the line is inspired by the designer’s Spring 2014 collection (think luxe neutral and navy). All the beauty tools needed to recreate his natural beauty runway look for the season, we recommend stocking up on these makeup essentials created by Tom Pecheux. Created with day to night wear in mind, each navy blue clutch with signature clasp contains five limited-edition products including mascara, eye shadow, lip colour, gloss and eyeliner.
Available now for a limited time for $95.00 at Holt Renfrew Estée Lauder counters and estéelauder.ca
Kiehl’s X Justin Broadbent X FLARE
This collaboration stands out as extra cool to we Canadians, and us at Flare. New York-based natural skincare brand Kiehl’s is about to give their Ultra Facial Cream a facelift with Toronto-based multi-media artist Justin Broadbent…and Flare! More than skin deep, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net proceeds of the Limited Edition Label Ultra Facial Cream to the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Supporting CWF research, sales from the Limited Edition Label Ultra Facial Cream will be used to adopt 300 polar bears.
Available at Kiehl’s Canadian locations and kiehls.ca beginning April 1, 2014.