Kate Middleton's favourite designer to launch makeup line
Published 22/08/2014 | 09:19
Prabal Gurung is entering the beauty world.
The Nepalese American fashion designer is favourite amongst the A-list, with his creations being seen on everyone from Jennifer Lawrence to Britain's Duchess of Cambridge.
His flair for style is now being channelled into a make-up range, in partnership with cosmetics giant MAC.
“My love of fashion and beauty began when I was a kid,” Prabal explained to WWD. “It was my comfort, my escape. I didn’t know the beauty brands or the big designers when I was really young, but I was fascinated by the packaging and the beautiful boxes.
"It was almost magical. I’d see my mom come home from work and put on all this make-up and it would be a total transformation happening, and [I saw] the confidence that came with that.”
The MAC collection launches on November 26 in North America, before being rolled out worldwide a month later - except for stores in China.
He'll be giving fans a sneak peek at his fashion show in September 6, where the make-up will be previewed.
The products are packaged in opulent gold casing with Prabal's name emblazoned on them. They carry a higher price tag than normal MAC pieces, with a bronzing powder, a cream colour base and a square-handled buffer brush each retailing for $70.
Three eye-shadow duos will cost $40 each, and three lipsticks and three Lipglasses will sell for $30 each.
Finishing the collection is a black eye pencil, $20, and a Chromagraphic pencil, also $20.
He took inspiration from artists Damien Hirst and Sylvie Fleury and photographer Nick Knight.
“There’s always a slightly subversive view to their beauty. I wanted to create something really beautiful that has that little bit of edge.
“I always feel, whether it’s getting dressed or putting on makeup, it’s ritualistic, a very spiritual process that a woman has. We men don’t have the opportunity to do that. As time-consuming as it might be, it’s really a time for you and yourself, deciding how you want to feel, how you want to look," he added.