Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 0

Beauty with an Edge

I love Urban Decay's limited collections because they keep them rare and when they venture out they do something truly unique.

We all remember the stunning Alice in Wonderland collection they did last year, and now they’re back with something a little more abstract. Introducing their new collection, an artistic colour-pop themed around the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat

For those of you who may not have come across Basquiat, he was hailed as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Residing in New York city, he dominated the Manhattan graffiti scene and started his official career selling hand painted post-cards and t-shirts.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

He loved the neo-expressionist movement, one that rebelled against minimalism and celebrated colour, and considered Andy Warhol, David Bowie and Debbie Harry among his peers.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat packaging

Here’s a look at the entire collection. It launches exclusively with Selfridges on 27th April and then on www.urbandecay.co.uk from 4th May.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Eyeshadow Palette in Tenant, £35

As well as a selection of wild card colours to compliment his work, this palette acts as a standalone work of art.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat tenant palette

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat tenant eyeshadow palette

The back of the palette comes complete with a wall hanging fixture, so you can use it as a piece of art in your home. I love this touch; it’s so unique and I have never seen anything like it in beauty.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Eyeshadow Palette in Gold Griot, £35 

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Blush Palette in Gallery, £27

I feel like this is going to be a huge success story from this collaboration because the shades are so universal. A deep bronze, two fresh blush shades and a silky illuminator – everything you need for the perfect dewy glow.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat

Both palettes are adorned with his signature crown at the base of the opening. A little fact: one of the faces of UD, Ruby Rose, loved Basquiat so much that she has had this tattooed on her chest. The collaboration with Basquiat pleased her immensely.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat

Lipstick in Epigram (comfort matte), £16.50

The packaging on this lipstick is beautiful. I love the box just as much as the bullet itself.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Epigram

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat lipstick

Other shades: Exhibition (comfort matte) and Abstract (cream)

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

24/7 Glide on Pencil in Post Punk (bright neon green with a hint of pearl), Anatomy (sienna matte) and Vivid (bright teal matte), £16.50 each

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat 24/7 liners

Anatomy aside, these 24/7 shades are something really different for Urban Decay and I think longstanding lovers of the brand are going to love the quirkiness of these shades.

The Vault, £160 (value £199) 

If you want every single piece from the collection, the vault is a real keepsake and something that you’ll enjoy displaying long after your make-up has been used.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

Unlike the classic Naked Vault, this is a total work of art and blends lots of different paintings by Basquiat. Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

The vault, like each palette, can be hung and treasured forever as a work of Basquiat art. It opens and closes with a signature crown clasp.

Urban Decay Jean-Michel Basquiat Collection

In addition, the collection features three cosmetic bags priced at £20, £22 and £35. I’ll share photos of those as soon as I have them.

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