There Are Lipstick Rings Involved! Santigold Teams Up With Smashbox For New Makeup Line
Santi White, better known as Santigold, is “Unstoppable” just like her 2009 song touts! The beloved underground singer is teaming up with Smashbox for a make-up collection that parallels Whites’ unique style and one-of-kind jams, Afrobella reports. They call it — drum roll please — the “Santigolden Age.”
It’s an 11-piece collection that includes eyeshadow quads, eyeliner, lip gloss and lipstick rings — kind of like a Ring Pop, ‘cept you don’t lick it, you use it to make your lips look fab! Santigold goes bold with the funky little names for her collection such as Yellow Dwarf, Apocalypse Now, Green Martian, Earth As We Know It, Hot Lava.
If the names of Santigolden Age’s collection gave you an uneasy end-of-the-world, alien invasion vibe — good! That’s exactly what Santigold was going for:
“For this exclusive collection, Santigold plays with the notion of approaching the post-2012 Golden Age – an age where the earth as we know it ceases to exist, revitalizing itself and morphing into its own beautifully balanced, utopic mirror image. This is a world where the earth, stars, humans, aliens and all co-exist harmoniously,” a press statement says.
Weird, huh? But in a good way! Santigold has always crossed the “normal” boundary in her genre-defying music and fashion. She, according to a Vogue interview, ditches the makeup artists and experiments with eyeliner and lip colors on her own. “I do my choreography with my dancers, and makeup looks—everything. That’s fun, to me. I don’t really think of myself as just a musician; that’s just one avenue for creativity,” she said.
Even the design of her make-up collection is out-of-this-world! The aforementioned lipstick ring is covered in Swarovski crystals, the eyeshadow palette was created to look like snake skin, and she’s even got a nail art set that is inspired by snake charmers.
Aside from putting out a self-expressioned line, Santigold wanted to make sure that her eyeliners and eyeshadows don’t melt away — a personal gripe as she’s experienced frustration from sweating out her makeup on stage: “I work it out up there! I like makeup that pops, that doesn’t look like one thing in the stick and then you put it on and it’s the mild version,” she told Vogue.
Lastly, she wanted a collection that would suit women of color: “As a brown-skinned person, there is so much makeup that does not work for me. This collection looks good on all different skin colors,” she said.
The limited-edition collection is available on April 1. and ranges from $20 to $49. And in case you’re not familiar with the fabulous sounds of Santigold (you are, but her name might not ring a bell), here you go.
And here’s a sneak peek of the palette.