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Oh this is a no brainer for me – Indian food!! I love the look of my spice box – all those beautiful colors!!

I’d love a collection based on breakfast cereals! From the nice neutrals of a bowl of rice krispies to some frosted neons of fruit loops. Even raisin bran would look lovely in a palette.

I can totally see a coffeehouse palette :p

I’d like to base a palette off of different types of fruit and berries, with lots of cool, fun colours.

Dunkin’ Donuts. I’m a a DD kinda girl. Plus make up inspired from the sprinkles and frosting? I’m down for it. LOL

Macaron, although I’m sure it’s already been done. ^^;

On a vaguely related note, I would LOVE an ispahan perfume. (notes of rosewater macaron/almond meringue, rose-vanilla buttercream, lychee, and raspberry)

where are you from? macaroons are french but they’re made all around the world. they’re little soft meringue sandwich cookies with a paste in between. you can look them up online. they’re often very colourful and flavorful.

Ah! So much to choose from!
1. Bentoo (yes it’s spelled with two “o”s)
2. Macarons (pastels omfg)
3. Desserts/sweets in general
4. Those colorful Jone Cane sodas! Shiny wet sparkly colors<333

i think this one’s a little hard to decide without it seeming really… gross? i just feel like coming up with the concept could sound gross to people, but once you start creating colors and having really cool promo pictures, it works out great! macarons and sushi have been done before, i know. MAC had a really old collection where the promo pictures had make-up “served” on a banana leaf! i don’t remember what it was called though. i think NARS channeled japanese bento before?

i think if anything, i’d base it off candy/chocolates, coffee, and pastries. i guess i’m playing it safe and cliche, haha. the indian food idea sounds REALLY good in terms of color selection. i can imagine all the nice bronze-y, shimmery, warm colors.

A collection based on a French patisserie!

Lovely fruit-coloured lipsticks and blushes; a mille-feuille decorative powder compact; a pastel-coloured petit four eye shadow quad; tuile false eye lashes, especially for the visuals!

And the ad campaign could be beautiful (and I mean BEAUTIFUL, not ‘editorial’ or under-fed) girls having tea in (where else?) Paris.

Oh God, I’m so hungry now.

No doubt sushi. With black eyeliner from the nori, salmon and tuna colored lipsticks and blushes. white highligters from the rice and so on.

Starburst candy! It would be so bright and colourful. I remember having a starburst lip smackers balm once but I think an eyeshadow pallete or some nail polishes in lolly colours would be great.

Fruits and vegetables. Imagine the shades of eggplant quad, the tomato and apple-colored lipsticks, fruit salad lip gelees, maybe even a salad quad with complimentary shades of green. I’d buy that.

I love a collection inspired by good old-fashioned American picnics! Sunny, vibrant, and fresh colors! Imagine the packaging for that makeup, too: The cute picnic-blanket patterns on a compact or something. That would be so cute!

cakes.. all kinds of frosting colors
mmm with fun pastel colored packaging
…doesn’t seem very original anymore though ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Great question! I’d definitely do sushi….all those beautiful colours, patterns and textures would send my colour wheel flying!!

The first food that came to my mind was mac&cheese. That would have been such a boring and ugly collection lol.

CUPCAKES!! I’m a baker/decorator and cupcakes/cakes have ENDLESS possbilities lol!! I’ve seen so many wonderful creations go out of our shop that I know I could keep going for years and NOT just the usual sickly sweet cakey colours!!

Yay my question! I would have to say confectionary! lolly pop themed lipglosses. Chocolate flavored lippie, jelly baby eyeshadows. As if willy wonka was in charge of creating a makeup line ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh what a neat question! I think a collection based on sushi could be super-cool. An e/s palette like a bento box would make me DIE! ๐Ÿ˜€

I’d do summer fruits and vegetables: rich tomato red, deep eggplant purple, smoky blueberry, rich sharp herbal greens, apple red, blushing peach, etc.

I think I would create a range of lipsticks based on wine regions, with the shades being reminiscent of the wine color.

For macaron inspired makeup, Ladurรฉe (famous macaron manufacturer in Paris) just did it! I think it will be released in Japan soon, and ultimately in the rest of the world by the end of the year.

Breakfast! It would be an easy way to get some of every kind of color. Cereals and toasts would make up the neutrals, the lighter colors would be cream cheeses and yogurts, and the darker/brighter colors would be the meats, juices, or jams. I might have to make a list of potential colors for this, it’s too good!

A burger eyeshadow palette. Yellow for mustard, red for ketchup, white for mayo, green for lettuce, bright red-orange for tomato, yellow-orange for cheese, brown for the party.. Lol

Renaissance feast! I think of all the wonderful browns from game meats, rich reds, golds and plums for sauces, and greens to represent fresh herbs.

I think two I would really like would be a Sushi inspired collection and packaged in a Bento Box. I think NARS would handle this kind of collection beautifully. I would also love a candy inspired theme! Names, colors, and palettes inspired by different candies.

English Afternoon Tea! I’m thinking porcelain skin, soft brown “black tea” eyeliner, “milk tea” cream blush, “raspberry scone” eyeshadow (nude color with red sparkles in it), “cucumber sandwich” eyeshadow palette (green and white), “chocolate-covered strawberry” lipstick. It will have to be a spring collection since it’s so airy.

BTW, love the recent questions Christine!

I’m halfway through creating (a completely fictitious) one tentatively called Candy Store…

Eyeshadows are a mix of neutrals (malt, caramel, nougat) and pastels (shortcake pink, lemon, mint, sherbet, etc) while the lipsticks are a mix of bright juicy sheers (gumdrop, deep raspberry, jelly baby, etc) and satin creams (strawberry cream, lollipop pink, peach dream…).

The lipglosses were so much fun to invent – swirled duo colour cremes (lemon meringue, frosted fudge cake, sugary pastel blue and pink) and glittery sheers (grape soda, candy apple (green, not red!), cinnamon dots) with totally excessive sparkle!

Glo Heart (warm coral shimmer), Saccharin (cool pale lilac pink) and ChocoCherry (beige toned brick) blushes.

Cocoa, licorice (dark teal) and black jellybean eyeliners and the nailpolishs were all bright jewel coloured foils, inspired by chocolate wrappers.

I thought up naff names for them all too, it’s a fun way to waste time ๐Ÿ™‚

Well i’m italian so PASTA and italian first dishes in general!
From the ivory creamyness of a hot risotto, to the neutrals of some spaghettis.. all the way to the colorfulness of all the different vegetables we use to cook with those!
Would be fun =P

Hehe how fun – I definitely gotta join in on this one! Well, it’s no surprise that I love food – especially sweets – we eat really healthy aside from that – you should see how full of candy our cupboard is – it’s obnoxious! Anyhow, the first things that came to my mind of course were a supreme cupcake theme (you should’ve also seen my xmas decor :D) – cupcakes, cookes, candy – in all kinds of brights, neons, AND pastels + no skimping on the sparkle on alot of the things! I also like the idea that some of the other posters had put like Indian food and sushi, which I also love and would make for some great palettes!

Sweets like:

– Red Velvet Cake
– Mint Cookies n Cream Milkshake
– Creme Brรปlรฉe
– Banana Split Ice cream

I think macarons would be an obvious choice for a spring collection.
Bacon is my favorite food, so I would buy everything in a collection based on it (I can’t imagine what the colors would be like, though…). Bacon-print packaging? Drool.

I would do a collection based upon Mediteranean based dishes such as Baklawa, olives (black, red, green), couscous.

And tropical fruit, salad, lollipop, cupcakes, macaroons, gummy bears, jelly bean, anything colorful! *rolling in the floor* *ecstatic*

But I like the idea of Indian & Thai food as well.

I feel like sushi and cupcakes are the obvious answer (don’t get me wrong, I love cupcakes) they just seem a little safe. I love the Indian Spices idea, Greek food also has some gorgeous earthy tones with great pops of color. That would be my pick.

Candyshop/Penny Candy (Lots of brights based on Gummy bears and the like a stunning gold based on those gold foil-wrapped coin candies and deep neutrals based on chocolates) or Old-Fashioned Ice cream/soda shop (Some true colors like reds and blues, plus pastels and lipsticks with a pleather-like look based on the seating material in the booths and silver like the chrome of the stools and tables)

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