L’Oréal Paris just launched their first makeup collection in partnership with Elie Saab. For this stylish new offering, the Lebanese couturier sought much inspiration from his distinctive fashion flair, creating mascara, an eyeshadow palette, four shades of lipstick and three glosses that together capture his dreamy elegance.
The makeup range is named The Power of Grace. In Saab’s own words, the collection represents “the femininity and grace of a woman. We created beautiful, dreamy products – something new for every single day,” adding that his approach to makeup was similar to his way of creating magnificent gowns that never overshadow the woman wearing them. “I think a lot of the woman,” he says. “I don’t like to do dresses that are more important than the beauty of the woman.”
To bring his ideas to fruition, Saab joined forces with L’Oréal Paris global makeup artist Val Garland. “I’m always in awe of the craftsmanship in Elie Saab’s couture designs, the exquisite hand-sewn embroideries and embellishments and his signature fantasy creations that we all anticipate seeing every Paris Fashion Week,” says Garland. “I wanted to translate his vision with makeup, by incorporating subtle shimmer finishes in the gloss and dazzling glitters in the eyeshadows to truly reflect his designs.”
For Saab, the makeup collection is a continuation of his fashion vision. “As the finishing touch to a look or an accessible way into the world of couture, makeup allows every woman to experience a touch of Elie Saab magic every day.”