You might recognize the name Erdem Moralioglu as the fashion designer who has dressed Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Michelle Obama. NBD. And unless you count his previous collaboration with H&M, you probably never thought you’d have the chance to wear a Moralioglu original. But you might be wrong about that.
This spring, he partnered with NARS to design and curate a floral-inspired makeup collection full of rich jewel tones, vivid pinks, and gorgeous metallics. This 13-piece range includes eyeshadow palettes, blush, lipsticks, highlighter, and blotting papers — all in fairytale packaging you won’t want to keep in your makeup bag. If you think spring shades are generally one big pastel snooze, you might actually be tempted to call this floral lineup groundbreaking.
The designer tells Refinery29 that his vision for the collection came from a photograph of an ’80s icon. “A starting point for my inspiration was this amazing photograph of Molly Ringwald taken by Sheila Metzner for Vanity Fair in 1984 where she’s surrounded by exotic flowers,” he explains. “I was thinking about this idea of a strange flower and I wanted to create a range of makeup that had an ethereal and slightly surreal beauty to it.” And that he did.
Click through to check out the entire NARS Strange Flowers collection.
With both sheer and opaque finishes, this creamy formula leaves nothing to be desired for spring. From a muted lavender to a deep plum purple, these lipstick shades are anything but expected.
NARS Lipstick in Bloodflower, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Lipstick in Carnal Carnation, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Lipstick in Larkspur, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Lipstick in Moon Orchid, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Lipstick in Voodoo Lily, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Lipstick in Wild Flower, $28, available April 12 at NARS.
This sleek palette lets you keep four cream shades and one balm in your smallest clutch.
NARS Poison Rose Lip Powder Palette, $49, available April 12 at NARS.
These blushes deliver a subtle flush of color that reminds everyone you’re awake and alive after a winter spent hibernating indoors.
NARS Blush in Loves Me, $30, available April 12 at NARS.
NARS Blush in Loves Me Not, $30, available April 12 at NARS.
For the days your highlight fades by noon, reach for this on-the-go illuminating stick that works just as well on your inner corners as it does on your cheekbones.
NARS Multi-Use Highlighting Pencil in White Phox, $29, available April 12 at NARS.
You can go warm-toned, cool-toned, or totally out of your comfort zone with burgundy.
NARS Eyeshadow Palette in Fleur Fatale, $49, available April 12 at NARS.
Every shade you’d find in a magical forest, including sunshine.
NARS Eyeshadow Palette in Night Garden, $49, available April 12 at NARS.
Sure, you can get blotting papers at the drugstore for less than $5, but does the packaging look like a work of art? Probably not.
NARS Mattifying Blotting Paper, $30, available April 12 at NARS.
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