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Women's Wear Daily (WWD) reports that Jacobs has teamed up with Sephora Originals to launch his first color cosmetics collection on August 9. The products will be sold exclusively at Sephora, sephora.com, and select Marc Jacobs stores."I'm surprised by how delighted I am with the results," Jacobs told WWD. "Now I want to see what the customer thinks. That's the ultimate."
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This is the first concrete information we've heard about the collection. Jacobs actually leaked his plan to WWD last year during an interview but didn't give any juicy details. Then there were some photos of nail polish that cropped up shortly thereafter, so perhaps you'll understand why we've been chomping at the bit for more news.
WWD reports that the cosmetics collection has 122 products and will feature four categories: Smart Complexion (foundations, concealer and powder); Blacquer (a precision pen eyeliner, lash lifter, and gel crayon); Hi-Per Color (lip products, blush, eye shadow, bronzer and nail lacquer); and Boy Tested, Girl Approved (lip balm, brow tamer, and concealer). Of course, Jacobs—who is always super well groomed himself— didn't forget about the guys. He also created three unisex products: Lip Lock Moisture Balm, Brow Tamer Grooming Gel, and Remedy Concealer Pen."I like the idea of transforming oneself, making and modeling yourself to what you feel like being, whether that's once a day, three times a day, seven times a week, whatever it is," Jacobs told WWD. "Fashion to me is not just clothing, it's handbags, it's shoes, it's clothes, it's hair, it's makeup, it's fragrance."
If Jacobs's cosmetics collection is a success, he will go down in history as one of the few fashion designers that were able to market memorable clothes, delicious fragrance (his scent Daisy is still a fave!), and makeup. It's a well known fact that fashion powerhouses Chanel and Dior have this beauty equation down pat, but there are other brands that have tried it—and failed. We had to really scratch our heads to remember that Diane Von Furstenberg launched a makeup line in 2004 that featured bright shades of pink, and when is the last time you spotted Calvin Klein's cosmetics in someone's makeup bag?
In the meantime, we'll keep our eyes on Sephora so that we can check out this collection as soon as it hits shelves and see if its worth the designer price tag.
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