Prabal Gurung Does Beauty


For such a young designer, Prabal Gurung has made quite an impact on the fashion world—and now he’s taking on beauty. The 35-year-old designer teamed up with MAC Cosmetics (which has supported his shows since the beginnings of his line) to launch a 14-stockkeeping-unit collection that will launch on November 26 in MAC stores. If you’re a lucky recipient of a Prabal Gurung show invite this season, you’ll get a sampling of the goods on September 6. Prices range for $30 for lipgloss to $70 for very luxe bronzer.

Notable is the packaging, which is somewhat of a talking point in itself. It stems from Gurung’s own childhood experiences: “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.” The luxe gold pieces include a bronzing power, a cream color base, a square-handled buffer brush, a black eye pencil, three eyeshadow duos, three lipsticks and three Lipglasses. As expected, the colors are as rich as the products look from the outside—a true win for Gurung, who said, “I wanted to create something really beautiful that has that little bit of edge.”

We have to say, while we can’t contain our excitement, this makeup collaboration was more or less inevitable. If there’s one man we would trust to help us beautify, it’s this guy, because he really just gets it. Case in point: “The one universal truth I really believe in,” he said, “is that every woman—no matter her shape, size or race—wants to look beautiful. I wanted to create that.”