When I consider Valentino, I image photos of high fashion robes (did you see Carey Mulligan and Zendaya on the Oscars?), the best Italian materials, and naturally, that signature poppy pink. Though the fragrances have been favorites for years, this has been the model’s solely extension into the world of magnificence. Well, till now. The iconic vogue home has simply introduced it’s launching a make-up line, dreamt up by Maison Valentino’s artistic director Pierpaolo Piccioli.
The Gen Z–impressed assortment options multiuse, multifinish merchandise that talk to the liberty of expression and individuality that lies on the core of the model. “Valentino Beauty is Human Beauty, a couture makeup inclusive to all genders, ages and culture,” says Piccioli. “Beauty is a complexity resolved through love. Beauty is democratic. I look at the identity of each individual, the uniqueness that encloses diversity and inclusivity. Beauty is about grace. Grace is something that you cannot describe, it is a perception. Beauty is something that gives me emotion. It is a connection.”
Until now, we couldn’t share all of the juicy particulars and footage of the attractive assortment, which is packaged within the House of Valentino’s signature pink, however right here’s the news instantly from Piccioli and Valentino make-up artist Raoúl Alejandre.
The first product on the lineup is Very Valentino Liquid Foundation ($64), which is tremendous light-weight and is available in 40 shades with 24-hour put on and buildable protection. “The texture is like a second skin,” says Alejandre. “It contains this magic floating powder that holds three times its own weight in water for a soft finish on the skin that’s untraceable. We did extensive research on more than 5,000 skin tones across the world to create the inclusive shade range.”
Cushion on the Go is the second basis within the vary. “The unique applicator has never been done before and molds perfectly to your finger, so its almost like you’re touching your face, but it’s the applicator,” Alejandre describes. There’s additionally a V-Lighter highlighter ($58) that accommodates hyaluronic acid so as to add a plumping impact whereas boosting radiance on the excessive factors of the face.
Next up is the Rosso Valentino Lipstick ($55), which is refillable and is available in a large shade vary: 50 matte and satin shades which might be excellent for all pores and skin tones. “They were inspired by the beautiful light in Rome, and contain a Roma Light Complex as a result that gives maximum radiance with multilayered reflective pearls that bring out the beautiful undertones in everyone’s skin,” says Alejandre. “The satin is a liquid lipstick in a bullet and is ultra-gliding; the matte has a blurred, sort of velvet finish that’s non-drying. And the bullet shape creates a perfectly precise finish because it’s so pointed. I also love the reflective packaging that acts as a mirror so you can apply it on the go.”
The two-in-one Go Clutch ($235), which seems like a micro crossbody bag, might maybe be the cult-favorite of the bunch, and options a mini model of the lipstick and compact powder that’s excellent for an evening out. “I loved the idea of a beauty accessory inspired by the concept of a fashion accessory that we first presented in Valentino’s 2017 Spring-Summer Collection,” says Piccioli. “I wanted to give the fashion accessory a part in this new makeup beginning.” Alejandre says Go Clutch is considered one of his favourite issues to put on. “It has two star products in it: a beautiful satin powder that comes in six shades and a mini Rosso Lipstick that also comes in six shades so you can alternate your look. There are 36 possibilities inside.”
Another multiuse product is Eye2Cheek ($58), which acts as each a powder eyeshadow and buttery blush, and comes with the proper mini brush—once more, pondering of all the pieces for the busy girl or man, particularly in time for a post-COVID summer season. “This product was inspired by Pierpaolo’s Haute Couture show, and you can take it from sheer to bold really easily,” says Alejandre. “I like to define the eye socket with a deeper shade and then follow the high points of the face with a lighter shade to create dimension.”
There are additionally a number of eye merchandise within the assortment, together with a double-ended 16-hour eyeliner, a three-in-one eyebrow product, a volumizing mascara, and an eight-shade eyeshadow palette with severe shade payoff. The assortment is making its official debut on May 31 at a pop-up in London’s Selfridges, however gained’t hit the U.S. till August and September—you’ll see it first in Nordstrom in Manhattan. However, preorders for the 100-plus merchandise open on June 15 on valentino.com, so mark your calendars and begin prepping your want listing now.
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