The fashion and beauty industries coexist in a world where aesthetics reign supreme; so it’s never surprising when the two collide in an effort to create fashion-branded, beauty products. Cosmetic collections molded by designers, in the likeness of their own runway collections, make for an extremely complete approach to getting ready. And not only are the products pretty, the packaging speaks to a similar desire for overall uniformity. Literally mimicking treasures, these bedazzled tubes and bedecked compacts house the beauty secrets brought to life this season by the most seasoned fashion professionals: Tom Ford, Marchesa, Swarovski, Burberry, and Dolce & Gabbana have all gone for a dip in the gloss.
“Private Blend” Lipstick formulated with rare exotic ingredients for an ultra creamy texture and incredibly smooth application, $45; Available at Bergdorf Goodman department stores
Le Métier de Beauté
Le métier de beaute, marchesa collection, My Palette by Georgina Chapman, $65, Double entendre lip gloss, $38; Available at Bergdorf Goodman
Limited-edition Lip Charm: gun-metal cubes embossed with the Burberry check cascade from a key chain. one charm houses natural-looking gloss complete with an interior mirror and magnetic closure, $85; Available at Nordstrom department stores and www.burberry.com
Limited edition beauty flash balm illuminates and tightens, in limited edition bottle with Swarovski crystals adorning the cap, $48; Available at Nordstrom department stores
Dolce&Gabbana, the make up Lip Jewels Palette, $60; Available at Saks and