BEAUTY & SHOPPING
Isabel Marant is a designer known for sending her models down the runway with the absolute minimum of makeup so it’s curious that she has just launched a capsule collection with L’Oréal. Marant admits that she has been approached many times to go into cosmetics and perfumes (many fashion houses’ most profitable arm) but she has mostly declined. The one beauty brand she did collaborate with (over 20 years ago now), asked again and she decided to say yes. Marant herself was heavily involved in the process and says about the range, “This makeup collection has been designed in the same way I design my ready-to-wear collections: wearable anytime, anywhere. It has been a dream to get really involved with makeup technology and to produce this collection of day-to-night and natural-to-smoky essentials that I have always wanted.”
And really the genius behind the collection is that it feels, well, so Parisian – elegant and effortless. Many of the 5 products are multi purpose so they really are the ones you pop in your handbag and run out the door with. There’s the best-selling L’Oréal Color Riche Matte Lipstick, which has been given the ‘Marant’ makeover with two neutral shades, two plum and three chic reds. There’s a smokey eye palette which is practically idiot-proof, a two in one lip and cheek gloss that changes colour depending on your skin. A transparent mascara that you can also use on your brows and finally, our favourite product, the Shine Skin Beautifier. We have never been a huge fan of highlighters but this is very easy to use, changes from cream to powder on contact and looks great dotted on the cheekbones over a tinted moisturiser (we use the new Chanel CC cream).
And the best bit of all? Their price. Starting at only £8.99, what’s not to love?