As a child, Singapore-born fashion designer Prabal Gurung loved watching his mother get ready for nights out after work. There is a confidence that comes with a bare face transformed by a few swipes of mascara and lip gloss, the designer says, that he’s always found inspiring.
“Creating this line has certainly been emotional for me,” Gurung said in a statement. “I think back to the beauty products on my mother’s vanity that I saw growing up and how much they resonated with me. It’s pretty incredible to be in a position to now be developing my own.”
So it’s no surprise, really, that Gurung is behind a new line of makeup products through a collaboration with M·A·C Cosmetics. Two years in the making, the line features a bronzing powder, eye shadow duo, lipstick and more, and is designed to exude luxury and beauty, according to Gurung, and will launch in mid- to late November.
The packaging of the products itself is inspired by the jeweled minaudieres of the 1920’s, intending to make a woman feel beautiful even before she puts the makeup on.
That’s not to say that the products purport to make the consumer beautiful. Gurung said they are instead meant to “enhance” the natural beauty of the wearer.
As with his clothing collections, Gurung said he wanted the makeup collection to represent what the person actually wearing the makeup “stands for.”
“I’ve always been interested in intelligent, beautiful women who are aware of the space they occupy and the relationship they have with fashion and the world, not just herself.”