In what seems a logical conclusion to the “Fashion Week” collections of Style Black, Trend F/W, and MAC in High Def, DSquared² is a designer collaboration with “hot nerd,” “beat of a different drummer,” “yes I will have plaid with that” brand DSquared².
The get-you-runway-ready collection features a new (permanent to pro stores) shade of Lip Erase ($16), Dim, which is apparently NC37 flesh tone. There are also two pretty lipsticks ($14, LE): Nude Rose and Blood Red — both lustres. Tinted Lip Conditioner Fuchsia Fix is repromoted ($14.50) in limited edition packaging.
There are also three Greasepaint Sticks ($17.50): Intense Black (the same really blackened purple shade from Style Black), V (purple), and B (blue). Greasepaint sticks aren’t really eyeliners: they’re the size of shadesticks but as soft as oil pastels. Really, really soft.
This collection also features a re-release of MAC’s blackest eyeliner to-date: the always limited edition Feline Kohl Power ($14.50).
In December of 2007, MAC released a collection called Sculpt and Shape, four limited edition powder compacts, each containing a pair of complementary contouring powders. (The powders themselves are permanent, but are are pro-only, sold as single shades). DSquared² brings back two of those duos: Bone Beige/Emphasize (white and peach) and Accentuate/Sculpt (pink and grey tan). These are $21 each.
The collection also repromotes the limited edition 165 tapered cheek/highlight (aka contouring) brush ($34) and a pro product called Clear Gloss ($18), to be used anywhere a shine is desired. DSquared² releases September 28.