With doll lashes at Rochas and graphic white-striped eyes at Nanette Lepore, the ’60s were swingin’ on spring runways. Matching the mod mood, Estée Lauder teamed up with the house of Courrèges—the decade’s miniskirt and go-go boots master—for a limited-edition collection. Inspiration for the partnership came from beauty mogul Lauder and couturier André Courrèges’ mutual vision of accessible luxury during the Cold War’s peak. “We love the idea of pop-timism and pop-luxury,” explains Jacques Bungert, the fashion label’s owner and co-president. In keeping with the French house’s fondness for space-age silhouettes and offbeat materials, the makeup and its packaging are designed to surprise. See: the discs of Plexiglas-like gloss, the orb-shaped highlighter (just right for Courrèges’ moon-girl muse) and the lunar-white liquid eyeliner (his signature bright-future colour).
This article was originally published in the Spring 2015 issue of Cosmetics magazine. For more, download our iPad edition.