We've been delighted by the recent proliferation of fashion-forward beauty products. The Peter Som/Lancome and Imitation of Christ/Smashbox collaborations were both big hits around the WhoWhatWearDaily.com offices, and we're equally stoked on (yes, stoked like Spicoli) the newest developments from Avon, Armani, and Missoni.
Cynthia Rowley for Avon
In their first ever collaboration with a designer, Avon is just about to release a few limited edition beauty items created by the irresistibly darling Cynthia Rowley. Rowley's fingerprints are all over the products, from the vine and floral packaging to the cosmetics' colors. The hues are in the same tones as Rowley's Fall 07 collection-mainly plums and mauves-and are sure to become collector's items.
Giorgio Armani Beauty's Fall 2007 range of limited edition products is our current obsession. The company's Leather Collection features two snakeskin-print embossed compacts, several fantastic, richly-colored eye shadows, and some amazing lip products. Don't miss the Lip Shimmer Gloss in a pinky/silvery shine or the molto sexy ArmaniSilk Lipstick in a bold shade of deep red.
Missoni Colori Collection
The feted weavers of Missoni have entered the cosmetics game with their new Colori line. They're starting out with two simple products-lip gloss and highlighter-which have received a dose of Missoni luxury. The gloss is a sheer pink color with a chocolate-berry flavor while the highlighter has a hint of bronzer and can be used all over the face.
Missoni Colori Lip Gloss ($25, available at Nordstrom stores)
Missoni Colori Gold Face Highlighter Compact ($70, available at Nordstrom stores)