The latest fashion designer to launch a makeup collection, following in the footsteps of Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig and Vera Wang, is American couturier Donna Karan.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of her eponymous New York label, Karan has designed seven lipstick shades - Tender Peach, Chic Pink, Rich Raisin, Runaway Red, Modern Wine, Classic Ruby, and Black Plum -designed to complement her spring 2011 fashion collection, which abounds with neutral, flowy and crinkled pieces. The set of seven lipsticks is available now at Neiman Marcus and at Neimanmarcus.com for $95 (72 euros).
This past September, Marchesa's Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig teamed up with Le Métier de Beauté to roll out a collection of lip glosses, highlighting powder, concealer, and a lip palette called "La Lune," which is available for $65 (49 euros) at upscale department stores Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Most recently, bridalwear designer Vera Wang announced that she was planning to make her first foray into the cosmetics business. Wang will launch a mass market make-up line for the US department chain Kohl's. The launch date is slated for early 2012.