Not all collaborations are created equally and the one between NARS and Erdem is one we’ve been waiting for with bated breath. The love affair between these two powerhouses has been around for quite some time. NARS was used backstage at Erdem’s ready-to-wear shows to create enchanting looks but for the first time ever, the make-up is taking center stage. Say hello to Strange Flowers, a heavenly, too-pretty-to-use collection that has been in the making for almost two years. Encased in stunning duck-egg hued packaging embossed with florals, this range is a work of art in its own right, intricately created by the designer himself. It includes six lipsticks in luscious shades from daring to demure along with blotting paper, a highlighter stick, blusher and wait for it, a lip powder palette. Yes you read correctly, a lip powder. “I love the effect of stamped-on, really matt red lips,” explains Erdem Moralioglu. “They remind me of my mother who would always wear a red lip as a sign she was ready to go out and face the world.”The 13 piece collection’s debut was at his Autumn/Winter 2018 show and each look perfectly encompassed the brand’s hauntingly romantic aesthetic. We can’t wait to give every piece a try. Head to your nearest NARS store to get your hands on this limited edition masterpiece.
By Sarah Jimaa