Launching alongside Paris Fashion Week last month, the L'Oreal Paris x Karl Lagerfeld collaboration made their debut. What happens when you combine high Parisian fashion and a world-wide make-up brand, you might ask? Exclusive one-of-a-kind beauty products. Even the campaign was star-studded, with models like Doutzen Kroes and Soo Joo Park making an appearance; not to mention the fearless British actress, Helen Mirren. The new range isn't just an ode to the late legend Karl Lagerfeld, it's a collection that celebrates what Karl Lagerfeld loved in makeup: colour and cool attitudes.
He even used to use eyeshadows as colour in his own fashion sketches.
The latest range includes a nine-color eyeshadow palette, illuminating highlighter, liquid eyeliner, moisturizing Color Riche lipsticks and volumizing mascara. The colour-scheme of the palette and the lipstick shades give off a 'sophisticated rock-chic vibe', which is very Lagerfeld. And with L'Oreal Paris' help, the collection is built to be used for everyday wear - long lasting formulas and pigmented shades.
BAZAAR decided to try & test the chic collection themselves - here's what we think...
Name: Karl Lagerfeld x L’Oreal Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Why you loved it: The eyeshadow palette is dreamy - the perfect balance of neutrals and bolder colours for when you really want to go full out. All the shades swatch really nicely, and there’s a really lovely balance of matte and shimmer so you can mix and match to play around with different looks. Top tip - the pink swatch goes great with light coloured eyes!
Place to wear/what looks best: Because there’s a great balance between light and darker colours, you can use this palette for pretty much any occasion - and the mirror is a great add on for on-the go kind of gals. The pink shade I’m wearing here is a really nice way to make your eyes pop and to add a little bit of character to an everyday look.
How to style this collection: With the darker swatches that make for the perfect smokey eye, a really powerful red lip would look amazing. For the lighter colours, such as the pink I’m wearing here, lots of highlight and clear lipgloss/lip balm can make for a really cute, dewy daytime look that highlights the eyes
Name: Karl Lagerfeld x L’Oreal Paris Eyeshadow Palette and the Karl Lagerfeld x L’Oreal Paris Matte Eyeliner in Metallic
Why you loved it: The colours were the first factors that drew me to the collection and the palette. Even though there were only 9 shades, the range of colours were so appealing to me, I wanted to try every shade (if only my eye-lid were big enough)! The shade that I did end up going for was the dark navy/mauve - for a bolder look. The pigment was brilliant and the formula was very creamy, which is great if you have dry eye-lids. I decided to also go the extra mile and top this deep-toned shadow with the metallic silver eyeliner. It's safe to say that made my make-up look pop more.
Place to wear/what looks best: I don't usually go for a grunge-y look - but with this collection I simply had to. I would wear this look again if I was going out with friends, to an event, or if I had a certain outfit in mind to pair it to. Wearing more matte face make-up with bold rock-sophisticated looks like this is best so that you don't 'over-do' your make-up look.