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Exclusive: Urban Decay Launches Official Prince Makeup Collection With Damaris Lewis — Interview

Exclusive: Urban Decay Launches Official Prince Makeup Collection With Damaris Lewis — Interview

Dig, if you’ll, an image of a Prince-inspired make-up assortment. Smoky eyeliners, velvety eye shadows, setting powder, and extra discover a residence in gilded leather-based packaging — all doused in his signature purple and emblazoned with the “Love Symbol,” in fact. Thanks to Urban Decay and Damaris Lewis, a mannequin and dancer who labored carefully with the late musician, that imaginative and prescient has grow to be a actuality… for now. 

Together, Lewis, Urban Decay, and Prince’s property have collaborated on a limited-edition, seven-piece make-up assortment in reminiscence of him and his most iconic works. As Damaris tells Allure, every of those merchandise embodies Prince’s work in a special and really particular method. “The key elements of Prince’s music and personality that Urban Decay brought to this collection, in my opinion, are quality, intention, practice, and not fitting in,” she explains. 

Widely generally known as the artist’s “Black Muse,” Damaris influenced a lot of Prince’s work, however he was simply as influential to her — particularly when it got here to magnificence and make-up. “Prince never specifically taught me about beauty and makeup; he rather showed me,” Lewis remembers. “He made sure I knew the phrase ‘I am’ and that the words I choose to come after those phrases in life were also who I was. I am beautiful or I am ugly. Both are me if I choose to be.” That, she says, is a mentality she nonetheless carries together with her every single day.

Below is the unique reveal of each single product within the Urban Decay x Prince assortment, which you should buy individually or in a collector’s vault for $250. 

U Got the Look Eye Shadow Palette, $55

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