Mert & Marcus team up with Lancome on make-up collection

Lancome x Mert & Marcus collection. Courtesy of Lancome

Fashion photographers Mert & Marcus are partnering with the team at Lancome on a beauty line.

Since launching their business in the mid-1990s, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott have snapped some of the world's top models and celebrities for editorials and campaigns.

Now, the duo is putting their knowledge to work for a new collaboration with bosses at the French cosmetics giant on a capsule collection.

"We were never really interested in beauty in its original form," they said. "Somehow, what excited us over the past 26 years, was transforming and creating characters with light, make-up, and stories, and this is what we tried to achieve with this collection."

The Lancome x Mert & Marcus After Dark Collection includes the Eyes Cold as Ice Kit, four shades of Transforming Liquid Eyeshadow, the Flaming Lips Lip Kit, the After Dark Eyeshadow Palette, and the Teint Idole Ultra Duo Stick. There are also three fiery hues of L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick.

Accordingly, Francoise Lehmann, Lancome brand president, is thrilled with the final result.

"Working with such talented and exceptional personalities like Mert & Marcus has been an exhilarating and passionate adventure. Mert & Marcus are not only brilliant artists and renowned photographers, but they are also incredible beauty experts," she commented. "I am extremely proud of this collaboration, the visual universe they have created and the innovative textures."

Prices and an official launch date have not yet been announced.

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