What fashion designer would you love to see come out with their own makeup range?

What fashion designer would you love to see come out with their own makeup range? Share!

I think the only fashion designers I’ve looked into are the ones who already have collections/lines of their own, because I’m not much of a fashion gal — but I am curious to see what you guys say 😀

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Katherine T. Avatar

Guo Pei- I didn’t even know who she until I heard she was collaborating with MAC for an upcoming collection in Fall. Then I did some googling and was completely stunned by her dresses- truly fantastical, original works of art that put the French fashion houses to shame. She designed that yellow gown that Rihanna wore to Met Gala, it took 2 years to make. Instead of collaborating with MAC (who’s makeup is hit or miss) she should just come out with her own line of makeup. We would probably see ultra-luxe packaging with unusual and bold colors, textures, shapes, designs. No boring, safe neutral palettes from this lady!

Helena Avatar

Rodarte (I was really disappointed in the fiasco their collaboration with MAC became, but their other collections have been in much better taste!). Alexander McQueen also had a collection with MAC, but the brand has done well under Sarah Burton and their own line without be beeeautiful.

Mugler HAD a makeup line, but it disappeared…

Emily Avatar

Land’s End? Just kidding; that’s pretty much all I wear, though. I think between them, MAC and NARS have collaborated with every designer I’ve ever heard of and many I haven’t.

Personally, I think the collaborations with non-designers are kind of interesting, though I can’t always figure out the reason for people’s popularity/fame even when they get an entire collection named after them!

Veronica Avatar

I feel like Alexander Wang could do some really fun stuff with his line. His look is all about the sharp lines and geometric shapes on a sporty silhouette.

Stacey Avatar

Versace came out with a complete line in and about 1997. Was sold at Neiman Marcus. Not a strong collection, but it had a full collection.
I don’t buy too much makeup theses days but I look at every brand that comes out if I can swatch it.

Joan Avatar

Whoever’s behind Marni. Every time I see a lineup of products on Chiara Ferragni’s blog and there’s something I like, 9 times out of 10 it’s from Marni.

Lulle Avatar

Hmm, I don’t really follow fashion designers, but I’d say Bottega Veneta. Years ago I walked by one of their stores (it was in Istanbul, Turkey) and they had the most PERFECT little black dress. Of course I couldn’t afford it but I kept obsessing about it for weeks, lol! Anyway, if they could do makeup as great as that LBD, I’d really want it!

Elizabeth Avatar

Steve Madden bought her company and paid her debts. She’s back on her feet, so perhaps there is a possibility. I would love it. I have a couple of her dresses I found brand new with the Neiman Marcus tags on them at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. They were my size, I bought both for 10 bucks. Wore one to a wedding, and one to my 30th class reunion. I am going to wear the other one next year to my 35th!

Pteetsa Avatar

I think a Maison Martin Margiela beauty collection would be crazy but awesome! I bet it’d be stuff you couldn’t wear in real life, but would be so great to collect and look at.
I bet Victoria Beckham would do a gorgeous, “posh” collection (haha); Jean Paul Gaulthier, Gwen Stefani LAMB, Alexander McQueen.

Can you tell I’m a fashion girl? 🙂

Nancy T Avatar

The only 2 designers I’ve even bothered purchasing more than one item from in recent years are Michael Kors and Kenneth Cole, I could see some interesting stuff coming from MK, possibly? I had to nix anything from Calvin Klein because I remembered he has a line sold at Ulta, CK’s makeup could use a little tweaking though!

Elizabeth Avatar

It was excellent! It was affordable, and the gift with purchases were huge! I still have the eyeshadow and blush left in some of a gift palette and the formulas blow away the new stuff. They had the best concealer, foundation, and blush, but I used up the foundation and concealer a long time ago, went to repurchase and it was gone. Jordache really had a great line of cosmetics and fragrances as well, they were just as nice as CK, but they disappeared as well.

Stacey Avatar

Pravda did come out with a skin care line and pressed powder was fabulous. A pink fake leather removeable case for refill. And the powder has was nice because it had good coverage but not too sheer either.

Amalia Avatar

Me too!!! LOL! PRAVDA! The Russian political newspaper, associated with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation in a makeup blog by accident! LOL! Big hugs from Greece!

Stephanie Avatar

i would be really interested in a jeremy scott/moschino make up line. moschino collections are almost always fun, bright and bold so i’d be interested to see if that would carry over to beauty!

lee Avatar

Alexander McQueen, 5% interest in the actual makeup product but that 95% strictly makeup packaging, I can’t even imagine how beautifully designed casings and styling would be for such a gorgeous fashion house.

Laura_Lou Avatar

i think most fashion designers already have their own makeup ranges. Chanel, Dior, Burberry, Louboutin, Armani, YSL all have well known, successful makeup ranges. I can’t think of any fashion designers that don’t have a range that I would like to see.
I was thinking maybe of a well known makeup brand doing an “inspired by” range similar to MACs Daphne Guiness range. I think Karl Lagerfield had a range too. Maybe do an Alexander McQueen inspired range? He had some amazing designs some of which were really dark and quite ‘out there’ and I think they would translate into a makeup range really well.

Alison Avatar

I remember that collection! Toxic green, lots of blues and blue-greens and an Ancient Egyptian meets Hollywood feel. I never actually got to try anything, but I remember the spread in Australian Vogue and the photographs of the fashion that went with it and the products!

Michou Avatar

I’d LOVE to see Zuhair Murad come out with a collection! His dresses are STUNNING and I would love to see what he would come out with for a makeup line. If you’ve never seen the clothing his house makes, it’s definitely worth a quick google search to see what I mean. 😀

ll27 Avatar

I second that motion! His designs are simply the most beautiful pieces of work I’ve ever seen. I would be honored to wear anything he created.

Cat Avatar

I think Betsey Johnson would make some really fun makeup. She’s so playful, colorful, and just the right amount of eccentric to make a very exciting and unique collection. The packaging alone would be amazing. She’s one of the most youthful 72-year-olds I’ve ever seen!

Lacey Avatar

I’ve really liked a lot of what I’ve seen from Elizabeth & James (though I can’t afford it). I know the Olsen twins had a makeup line back in the day, but it would be interesting to see what their team would come up with under an adult line. Their fragrances were nice, and they’ve added a few products to that line, so maybe some day. 🙂

Lynne Avatar

It would be so nice if designers who weren’t over-marketed to death got the opportunity. I’d include the designers of Clover Canyon, Gypset, Opening Ceremony, Creatures of Comfort.

Paz Avatar

I’d love a Vivienne Westwood line! It would have great packaging and unusual colors. Also Moschino, for their fun concepts. And Yohji Yamamoto, everything he designs is a work of art.

Eileen Avatar

Having a successful makeup brand takes a serious dedication to seeing the line develop, launch, and then succeed over time–not to mention a huge infusion of $ cash $ Not every designer has that time, interest, or wherewithal and I think that is why so many of them prefer to dabble in collaborations with established cosmetic companies rather than come out with their own brand. It gives them a bit of a publicity boost (albeit fleeting) without a huge commitment.

Metta Avatar

I think Missoni could come up with the perfect cosmetic line. Their use of bright color combinations would hit it out of the park. Emilio Pucci also, both these designers are known for their use of bold colors and designs. It’s a no brainer!

Lotus Avatar

I could list many but I’d first have to question WHO would be owning/making the makeup, if they would be collaborations, if it would focus around their collections, and how much input the designer would have.. Most fashion designers are so extraordinarily wrapped up in their work that to truly create a beauty line.. It might not be applicable, as their focus is fashion.. And expectations need met. I see many people already listing labels that have come up with makeup collections and it makes me wonder how interested people are if they aren’t already aware of the beauty offerings..

Elizabeth Avatar

Christian Siriano did a collab with Victoria’s Secret that was amazing! I got the eye shadows and the bronzer. They were lovely, and now VS doesn’t make cosmetics anymore. I didn’t like everything, but they did have some good products at a decent price.

xamyx Avatar

I’d personally like to see the fashion designers stick to fashion, and the makeup brands be inspired by them. Considering most makeup brands share a parent company with at least one fashion house, it just seems redundant, and the market is already saturated with too many brands/lines as it is…

Alyssa Avatar

I don’t believe Kate spade has ever had a makeup collection, but I think that would be very fun and whimsical to see. I could just imagine rose gold polka dot lipstick tube or blushes with bows on the top, just all the classic Kate spade looks.

gabis Avatar

I think most of the ones that have strong beauty concepts on their fashion shows already carry beauty lines. But I would like to see something from Victoria Beckham or Alexander Wang. And an organic makeup line from Stella McCartney would be very interesting. The others, I think, are probably better off with collaborations.

IRockFaces Avatar

I would love to see someone like Rihanna come up with her own makeup line because she already has her own style and I think she is good at pushing the boundaries when it comes to beauty.

Cameron Avatar

Definitely Betsey Johnson. Her clothes are so fun and pretty and I think it would be awesome if she starts her own makeup range!

Jana Avatar

I think I would actually love Diane Von Furstenberg to come out with a makeup line. I feel that her line and herself exude this effortless grace and I am so curious as to what makeup means to her, specifically, and a little bit of how she interprets makeup in the fashion sphere

Marissa Avatar

well tom ford already has one… but betsey johnson, alexander mcqueen, nicola formichetti (former lady gaga’s stylist and now diesel creative director) for packaging pourposes

Vanessa V Avatar

Diane von Furstenburg, I absolutely love all of the makeup for her shows so I’m sure a makeup line would show case what he already incorporates!

Amalia Avatar

Vivienne Westwood, Mary Katrantzou, Missoni, Valentino of course, Christian Lacroix, Inès de La Fressange and a collaboration with a parfum by Serge Lutens!

Tunisia Avatar

Hmm. I have mixed opinions here. As far as what I think would be the best overall collection I would go with Betsey Johnson. Imagine all of the gorgeous colors and innovative products she could put out. Personally I would absolutely LOVE to see an Olivier Rousteing makeup collection. Balmain is my favorite brand and the aesthetic is right up my alley. I can already picture the perfectly perfect neutral-only products surrounded by the most amazing packaging to coordinate with the current lines. I would probably spend all of my money on every single product honestly.

Alison Avatar


I’m picturing strong, pigmented reds, strong golds (vivid true gold and MOLTEN STRONG COPPERY GOLD), strong blues (Would die if these had beautiful, jewel-like finishes and ALL CAME IN LIP COLORS) and the best, most graphic eyeliner in the most architectural packaging you ever saw. Tilda Swinton could be the face of the line and I would die a happy, happy (broke!) chappy.

Elizabeth Avatar

Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, he is total class. He keeps the spirit of Jeanne alive with his vision. I have to say Lanvin and D&G are my favorite designers, and D&G already have their cosmetic line. I love Lanvin’s fragrances, my Mom wore My Sin and My Aunt Mary wore Arpege, so I wear those fragrances now when I need a hug, because when they wrapped me in their arms, that is what I would smell. Comfort scents! You can still get Arpege, but I get my My Sin from Longlostperfumes.com, or jeffreydame.com. Mr. Dame has the rights to many discontinued fragrances, and he makes perfect scents. He also used to be on the board of Sanofi when they owned Stendhal Paris cosmetics, I love the old comfort of great things that I fell in love with, and they give me pleasure. Perhaps I should email Mr. Elbaz and ask why he hasn’t created cosmetics yet. He has a great eye for color! He always seems so spot on with his collections, I can only imagine what he could do with cosmetics!

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