Fashion photographers Mert & Marcus have been snapped up by Lancôme to co-create a capsule makeup collection.
There’s much to be excited about in the beauty and fashion industries, as creative duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have joined forces with the French beauty brand to launch the ‘Lancôme x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection.’ According to reports by WWD, the line will be rolling out in Europe in February, before it is set to launch in the US in March.
The dramatic series offers focuses on glamorous, sultry shades and formulas. It includes an ‘Eyes Cold as Ice Kit’ that features a liquid shadow, a glittery topper, flared cat-eye lashes and ‘Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara’ in the shades Green 01 and Blue 02. There is also a 10-pan ‘After Dark Eyeshadow Palette’ containing pearlescent, matte and iridescent shades, and a line of ‘Transforming Liquid Eyeshadows’ in matte-to-glitter hues. The ‘Flaming Lips Lip Kit’ in two shades features a duo color lipstick and ‘L’Absolu Gloss,’ while highlighting comes courtesy of the ‘Teint Idole Ultra Duo Stick,’ available in the shades Light Pink 01 or Doré 02. Three ‘L’Absolu Rouge’ lipsticks complete the collection.
“We were never really interested in beauty in its original form,” reads an official statement from Mert & Marcus. “Somehow, what excited us over the past 26 years, was transforming and creating characters with light, make-up and stories, and this is what we tried to achieve with this collection.”
“Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure,” added Françoise Lehmann, Lancôme Brand President. “Mert & Marcus are not only brilliant artists and renowned photographers, but they are also incredible beauty experts. I am extremely proud of this collaboration, the visual universe they have created and the innovative textures.”
Lancôme has a long history of collaborating with innovative creatives: the brand has previously worked with the fashion label Proenza Schouler and the designer Olympia Le-Tan, as well as the influencers Chiara Ferragni and Camila Coelho.