Prabal Gurung's collection for M.A.C. Cosmetics does not only focus on the makeup products; his genius is also in the packaging. While M.A.C. promises more luxurious-than-usual formulations to justify the higher price points, the real standout is the quasi-quilted gold packaging, which Gurung says was inspired in part by artists Damien Hirst and Sylvie Fleury, as well as products he rembered his mother using. The colors are equally dazzling; think majestic purple lipgloss, cherry-red lipstick, and rich tawny bronzer in Art Deco–style casing.
"I knew I wanted to create a product that would be recognized not only for its incredible quality, but also for the luxury of its packaging. I was inspired by the jewelled minaudieres of the 1920s – decadent and true collector's items," he said.
As for the line itself, according to a post on Prabal Gurung's Instagram, inspiration comes from "strong, substantive women and bold colors."
All of the items in the collection range from $20-$70 and can be purchased at www.maccosmetics.com