The worlds of beauty and art come together in Urban Decay's newest, limited-edition collaboration inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat's legacy. Unveiled today, the 12-product collection boasts new lipsticks, blush and eyeshadow palettes, eyeliners, and cosmetics bags.
Basquiat first made his mark with graffiti spanning lower Manhattan, then later rose to prominence in the '80s New York City art scene, becoming a fixture right alongside Andy Warhol, David Bowie, and Debbie Harry. The painter is remembered as a pioneer of Neo-Expressionism, which rebelled against minimalist art of the '70s. His style and use of vibrant colors marries well with Urban Decay, which started in the '90s and also offered unconventional shades uncommon in the beauty landscape at the time.
The collection, which was proposed to Urban Decay by the estate of Basquiat, pays homage not only by using mini-reproductions of his actual artwork and signature motifs on packaging, but also with color offerings that draw from his work, and product names inspired by his life. Plus, each of the palettes comes with a cutout on the back for hanging so you could create a mini Basquiat "gallery" at your vanity. Get a look at the full collection, priced $17-$39, ahead. Take our word for it–these will sell out in quickly.