Music + Beauty Collab Alert: Santigold x Smashbox
This new beauty collaboration combines music and makeup into one energetic and graphic collection.
We'll be the first ones to say music and beauty go together. We can hardly think of a time when we weren't blasting some sort of tunes while experimenting with various shades of eyeshadow in front of the mirror. And we're not the only ones who draw makeup inspiration from music: A number of beauty brands have turned to the music charts for collabs and inspiration, the latest being Smashbox and pop singer Santigold.
The Santigolden Age by Smashbox collection features look-at-me colors and palettes to make even the most daring of pop stars—or beauty nerds—squeal with excitement.
For this limited-edition collection, Santigold drew inspiration from the idea of a post-2012 Golden Age, where the earth as we know it ceases to exist, and in its place is a utopic world in which the "earth, stars, humans, aliens and all co-exist harmoniously." Now if that doesn't sound like some killer inspo, we don't know what does.
The assortment ranges from a five-shade eye palette ($36) to our personal favorite, a lipstick ring ($49). More impressively, not only do the actual products pack a potent punch, but their packaging is also reflective of Santigold's "utopic" fantasy world. The collection launches today at Smashbox.com, Sephora, Sephora Inside JCPenney, Ulta, Nordstrom, Beauty.com and select Macy’s. Check out the complete collection below:
Eye Shadow Collage: Features five shades of Smashbox's luxe wet/dry shadows in a collage-art style palette. Palette shades include: Earth As We Know It, which features a kelly green, a soft sparkling cream, a dark matte blue, a dark sparkly forest green, and a raisin with rosegold pearl; and Apocalypse Now, which features a shimmery teal, a sparkling pewter, a matte black, a shimmery oyster, and a bright golden orange. ($36 each)
Be Legendary Lip Gloss: These vibrant glosses offer non-stop shine without the stickiness. Gloss shades include: All Gold E’rything, a sheer copper sparkle, and Hot Lava, an orange red. ($20 each)
Be Legendary Lipstick Ring: This snake-pyramid ring not only looks decadent (it's adorned with Swarovski crystals), but it has a limited-edition shade of Be Legendary Lipstick in Still Kickin’, a soft golden coral hue, hidden inside. ($49)
Double-Ended Limitless Eye Liner: Mix and match with these double-ended liners. Pencil shades include: Azurite Is Never Wrong/El Dorado, a bright blue and soft gold pairing, and Yellow Dwarf/Green Martian, a bright yellow and mint green combo. ($24 each)
Nail Polish Art Strips: These fool-proof nail strips are designed by Santigold and @TroubleAndrew. Designs include Serpent Charmer and Eye of The Beholder. ($49 per set)