Monday 24 November 2014

Kate Middleton's favourite designer to launch makeup line

Published 22/08/2014 | 09:19

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge pose at The Istana on day 1 of their Diamond Jubilee tour in Singapore
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the welcome ceremony on arrival at the Istana on day 1 of their Diamond Jubilee tour
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends the welcome ceremony
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrives at the VIP terminal of Changi International Airport on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012 in Singapore. Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are on an official three-day trip to Singapore. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, Pool)

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.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Catherine, 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.”

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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.

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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.

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