If you could choose any brand to do a collab with, which would you choose and why?

There’s not one specific brand as I would want to work with a brand that would let me have control over the product(s) created, didn’t rush me, were committed to putting out quality products, and genuinely appreciated what I brought to the table as much as I appreciated what they did. Even brands I might really like from what I’ve experienced so far may be vastly different to actually work with! It’s really important that when I put my name on something that I feel good about doing so.

— Christine
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Honestly, I think I’d choose ColourPop. Their collabs are always really good, so I’d feel pretty comfortable working with them to create a product. I’d probably do a palette because it would be fun to pick out the colors, and CP seems to allow the people they collab with to really get creative with the packaging.

Christine I think it would be fun to see you collab with Bite. I remember that emerald green eyeshadow you did for MAC. I wonder what lip colors youโ€™d bring to the world.

Personally Iโ€™d end up with Urban Decay. They were the first non-drugstore brand I ever purchased (so, nostalgia factor) and I think at this point they need a little shaking up.

Let’s get real here for a moment; what brand would ever want to do a collab with a pushing 60 somewhat “Gothic-Granny” with fairly eccentric taste? Probably not a brand I’d want my name attached to. Ones I do love the the quality and shade innovations of don’t even do collab….yet. Ones like Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Huda. I would love to breathe some new life into a few other brands that I know have it in them to go back to producing high quality, yet very interesting color stories. But, mostly? I’d much rather be the owner of a cosmetics company, as this would give me free reign creatively speaking! Now THAT would excite me.

Probably Chanel (come on – if they wanted to do a collaboration with me, it would mean that I’m actually, in reality, the elegant and stylish muse that I pretend I am in my imagination; it would also mean that the Empreinte du desert quad would be back, with a name like “La belle Marielle” – but it would be the same quad!) or MAC (MAC will always hold a very special place in my heart and it did used to be Canadian and quite a few of their products are still made here). UD is tempting, but I don’t think I really fit in with their image and I’d want to rename all their drug related products and….well, it just wouldn’t work.

I’d pick Colourpop or BH Cosmetics for eyeshadow/cheek palettes because accessibility and affordability are important to me and both brands have a pretty good track record for previous collabs.

For lipsticks, it would be Bite Beauty – I’d love to do a Rose Petal inspired collection of the amuse bouche formula (muted red, rosy mauve, bright fuchsia, juicy coral, soft plum and antique pink) of wearable shades and have the lipstick case match the colour of the bullet.

Marc Jacobs. I like the brand’s style — thoughtful, once they decide to do something it’s pretty consistent quality, doesn’t seem to be on the crazy LE-a-month bandwagon which I appreciate, generally solid. I’ve liked everything I’ve ever bought from MJ.

I love Hourglass products but they don’t make enough colors for deeper skin tones. So I’d collab with them and make products in deeper color varieties.

I would like to do a collab with Sleek – very affordable makeup and it’s time they did something quite new and different. If Melt Cosmetics hadn’t beaten me to it, I would have created all green palette, but I wouldn’t have called it the name it has….
It would have to be top notch quality and something that Temptalia would rate as an A+.

Suqqu. Addiction by Ayako. Three. All for different reasons. They have different styles. But absolutely love all three. Not brands I can get in the United States, and not easily obtained brands.

Sugarpill – I love Amy, I love the products I’ve tried from Sugarpill and I know it’d be something that would make me happy.

Tempted as I am to go with a high end brand as that seems to be my preference in makeup, I think I would go with ColourPop. I do like their consistent quality, there price point, the innovative stance and their commitment to their clientele. I don’t know how they are to work with but from their previous collabs I think they offer a lot of input to the creator and are willing to work with the products until they get a product that both can be happy with. I also think that they have chosen to collab with people who have definitive styles and in general, are not drama seekers. Now I don’t know how they would feel about a pallete made up of all shades of green and both warm and cool transition shades to support the green palette!
I keep saying it but I am hoping that the release of Melt’s Smoke Sessions palette shows other brands that they can be successful making a pretty much green-only palette. I think that those of us who loved the look of the Melt palette but didn’t appreciate the references, ad campaign, etc would be happy to support them if the product was decent quality.

Canny answer Christine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

No brand would want to do a collab with me (yet), but assuming all Christine’s requirements can also be met for me in my endeavor, I would choose Shiro Cosmetics; their particular brand of geekery is right up my alley, and they have neat packaging which I could actually design and draw/paint for them. If not Shiro, then Notoriously Morbid for similar reasons.

YSL. I love their glossy lip stains, so Iโ€™d create something along that line. I love their luxe packaging and the ability to engrave the cases…more companies should do engraving and monogramming – theyโ€™d make a mint.

I would choose Colourpop and WetnWild and get very creative with presentation designs since lots of teenagers start with these more affordable brands hell i still use them and love many things/some not as much from WetnWild like gothic, green, blue lipglosses but in general they have great products too as the highliters, lipsticks, bronzers. I would choose best ingredients that do no harm these pretty young faces. I would love to be proud of my projects in every way possible. And absolutely no cheap drug or violent sex crap naming them. If someone would suggest them to this great makeup designer in my dreams! Lol) Iโ€™ll just slap the thoughts out of them! ?

Hourglass and NARS, NARS is one of my favorites brands even though I’m trying to part ways cause they’re not cruelty free anymore, and Hourglass is so timeless and classy

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