Have you ever heard of anyone winning Designer of the Year without showing a runway presentation? In 2005, Nigeria-born, London based designer, Duro Olowu was the first. For someone who had launched his own label only the previous year, it was a HUGE feat. In fact, his empire waist patchwork “Duro” dress was named “dress of the year” by both American and British Vogue in 2005.

Duro’s client list contains a bunch of seriously major names, including that of former US First Lady, Michelle Obama. He is best known for his innovative combinations of patterns and textiles that draw inspiration from his international background. He first got into creating a collection with retailer J C Penney. Likewise, the designer has now joined forces with beauty brand, Estée Lauder.

Duro Olowu
Source: NY Times

ESTÉE x DURO COLLECTION

The packaging of this entire line is designed by Olowu himself. Featuring bold and bright accents, polka dots and abstract animal prints, this line is definitely a collectible. In addition, we’re all aware of how great the actual Estée Lauder products are. Furthermore, The Estée x Duro collection includes 2 eye shadow palettes, 2 lipsticks. Additionally, it also contains 2 eye pencils.

ESTÉE LAUDER x DURO DAY AND NIGHT EYE SHADOW PALETTES

Eye palettes for the day and after hours, fashionably dressed in a collectible case designed exclusively by Duro Olowu.

These limited-edition eyeshadow palettes come in a carton and case designed by Duro and perfectly express his colorful creativity. Moreover, the mirror inside contains his signature. Includes 8 ways to play: perfect shadow shades to clash and match for a dramatic, night-on-the town look. Matte and pearl finishes to emphasize, dramatize, customize your eyes.

PURE COLOR ENVY SCULPTING LIPSTICKS

The intense lip-shaping color you love, fashionably dressed in a collectible case.

This limited-edition lipstick comes dressed in an original Duro-designed carton and case that capture his unique design style. The metallic case features his signature, and includes a polka-dot pop of color. Most importantly, inside, find Pure Color Envy lipstick: super creamy, sensually soft, smooth and comfortable. Glides on with saturated, lip-shaping color that sculpts, hydrates, intensifies your look.

SHADES
  • Carnal
  • Rebellious Rose
DOUBLE WEAR EYELINER

The actual pencil component isn’t fancy. However, the shades ‘Onyx’ and ‘Burgundy’ come in unicartons that are a reflection of Olowu. In the same vein as the previous items.

The Estée x Duro collection is available to purchase online. But hurry, it’s only available for a short period of time.