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Rabanne's Cosmic Beauty Line: A Celestial Offering for this Alien-Obsessed Era

Updated: Sep 14, 2023

Discover Rabanne Beauty: A cosmic makeup line inspired by Paco Rabanne's Space Age vision, uniting vegan products and iconic packaging, symbolizing empowerment.
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Rabanne's Futuristic Makeup Line: A Stylish Cosmic Revolution.

It was a dazzling era when Paco Rabanne, a true fashion visionary, led the charge into the stratosphere of style known as the Space Age during the 1960s. Alongside the likes of André Courrèges and Pierre Cardin, he took us on a cosmic odyssey, daring to craft designs that were nothing short of out-of-this-world.

Picture this: plastic discs and aluminum plates transformed into fashion statements, a rebellion against the ordinary. But Rabanne's cosmic creativity didn't stop at clothing; he catapulted his popularity into the sci-fi realm when he took charge of designing the iconic costumes gracing Jane Fonda in the 1968 cult classic, "Barbarella," set in the 41st century. In sum, he was the quintessential futurist, shaping our imagination of space travel and the cosmos.

Jane Fonda as Barbarella (1968)
Jane Fonda as Barbarella (1968)

So, it should come as no surprise that when the Paco Rabanne brand decided to enter the cosmic beauty stratosphere, it did so with a flair that could only be described as "out of this world." Enter Rabanne Beauty, a full-face makeup range that pays homage to the brand's roots in metalwork and its forward-thinking aesthetic. This cosmic beauty arsenal includes eyeshadow palettes, mascara, creamy eye paints, lipsticks, foundation, highlighter, and glitters, all with the proud distinction of being vegan. And let's talk about the packaging, ladies and gents; it's sleek, it's chrome, and it's inspired by Rabanne's iconic 1969 chainmail bag and his legendary runway moments.

Rabanne Beauty had the pleasure of being guided by makeup maestro Diane Kendal, who, in her role as creative director, brings the belief that "there's no beauty, only beauties" front and centre in this celestial collection. As you might expect, the product shades are a constellation of metallic hues, with shimmering golds and icy silvers taking center stage, along with a few playful colours, like a bold sky blue that's ready to sweep you into the current blue eyeshadow trend that's taking the beauty world by storm.

In 2002, Rabanne cast his gaze back to the tumultuous 1960s, a time when women emerged as fierce warriors, determined to assert their desires for emancipation, freedom, and liberty. "The armour was almost necessary," he noted. And today, in our equally turbulent times, makeup and beauty have become the modern armour of choice, allowing us to express ourselves in ways that speak volumes.

So as we venture into this new frontier of beauty with Rabanne Beauty, we're not just applying makeup; we're adorning ourselves with cosmic creations, embracing the spirit of individuality and empowerment that the Space Age pioneers championed all those years ago. Here's to a future as bright and bold as our eyeshadow palettes!

The new collection is available to shop now.


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