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60’s mod. Guerlain or Nars to do it. Twiggy, Peggy Moffit, Edie, Jean Shrimpton sets. Anyone feel me on this one?

I don’t know, I feel like that’s been extensively done or maybe I’m just being crazy. It would be nice if someone did it properly though. I could totally get behind that.

I feel you. I’d be down for some French New Wave cinema love as well. Picturing Anna Karina bangs and cat eyes. Le Metier de Beaute did a pretty solid Nouvelle Vague inspired Kaleidoscope that still haunts my dreams.

For the 90s, I feel like Laura Mercier or Bobbi Brown could do a sort of “healthy glow” Cindy Crawford look because I’ve just always pictured them as being more about classic looks focusing on skin and foundation more so than anything else. Lots of sunny, peachy colors (definitely a peach cream blush), sheer bronzing powders, light reflecting highlighters, dewy foundations/tinted moisturizers, brown cream or kohl eyeliners, and a brownish black thickening mascara with a bunch of sheer nail polishes.

I think Dior or Tom Ford could do a Kate Moss/heroin chic palette that just focused on pale skin, grayish blushers and lots of pearly cold-toned highlighters with a big emphasis on contouring cheekbones, gray/purple/blacks/strong brown matte or eyeshadows, a lengthening jet black mascara, and some form of matte, neutral lip stick or stain. The packaging would be all ~high fashion grungy and a Christmas holiday addition would include black, silver, and dark plum nail polish.

And MAC could do a tacky/golden glam 80s palette although I haven’t been liking them as much lately so I’d give the job to Urban Decay. They could definitely come up with the right color combos but I’d hope they’d steer away from their usual Alice in Wonderland/funky rocker aesthetic for the packaging.

I would love to see a collection inspired by late 19th century France, specifically the Impressionists. Pastels for Spring 2013! And the packaging could have Monet’s water lilies on the tops etc. Romantic and pretty :)I love this question!

Sounds nice! I think makeup companies need to do something like this, something bold and exciting. I’m SO tired of seeing the Marilyn Monroe, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and other talentless overrated women. I’d love something related to history and art. Educated women wear makeup!!!

Back to the 80’s ! Makeup artists from M.A.C would do something great with the new textures and pigments they didn’t have at that time.

Mughal India, I’d just want compacts and perfume bottles that are copies of things from that time (though made from cheaper materials than gold, lol). Another time would be Ancient Egypt, they’ve found a lot of cosmetic items from that era (like the girl holding a duck that held lipstick or something), once again I’d more or less want copies of those artefacts. I think luxury brands like Dior or Guerlain could pull it off without making it cheesy.

1920s Gatsby esque I think. I feel like the pinup look and the mod look are very available right now, but a flapper 20s look would be a stunning collection.

What a wonderful question! I agree with Christine, the Renaissance would be such an amazing theme. I would also go with the Louis XIV Reign, or the Early Middle Ages. I think it would be interesting to look back at the past centuries, since it seems to me that we have already devoured and dissected all the XXth decades over and over.

I’d love to see a Cleopatra collection by Givenchy. They’d be able to capture the sumptuous richness of that era, along with some beautiful golden packaging engraved with hieroglyphics.

Medieval, but not the whole era – the illuminated manuscripts.
They have beautiful jewel tones and amazing imagery.

Company… Hm, I guess an indie company would go for the weird animals πŸ˜€ .

Unicorn highlighter/shampoo/brushes/powder, basilisk green eyeshadow, millefleur tapestry packaging, TrΓ¨s Riches Heures Duc de Berry sky blue eyeshadow, bookbinder’s gold eyeliner, scribe’s ink black eyeliner…

(I’m riding a bit on the high medieval/early Renaissance line, but Holbein carpet earth-toned whatever, too πŸ˜€ !)


The 30s , especially the cabaret looks. I love the over-the-top artifice of it all. They weren’t afraid to experiment with the grotesque. Which was a much more honest way of coping with the hubris and chaos left by WWI. No matter how glittery or colorful, the last decade has been really conservative in intentions. It’s either pretty-natural or pretty-natural-with-a-twist, no matter how many orange lipsticks they market. And after everything that’s happened in the last decade, “pretty” and “cute” are starting to feel hollow to me.

Thank you so much for selecting my question Christine! πŸ˜€ Personally, I would really like a collection with a Rococo, 18th Century theme. The opulence and ornamentation of that time could make a gorgeous collection if done correctly. I imagine very refined packaging with many beautiful adornments πŸ™‚ . The brand I would like to make this collection would be Ysl since they already have very luxurious packaging as a brand and could definitely deliver the greatness, excess and luxury that Rococo was. πŸ˜›

I’d love to see a 1920s/flapper-inspired collection! Those intense smoky eyes and heavy lashes, and dark dramatic lips… I love how they gloried in cosmetics because they were so new and exciting! I think Guerlain or Hourglass could do amazing things with the concept.

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