Derek Lam's Chic Little Makeup Collection for Estée Lauder

A glam hard-case clutch, plus 5 runway-inspired makeup essentials.
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A glam hard-case clutch, plus 5 runway-inspired makeup essentials.
Estee Lauder Derek Lam collection

You might've heard: fashion designer Derek Lam has teamed up with Estée Lauder on a five-piece makeup collection inspired by—and in fact used at—New York Fashion Week. At Derek Lam's S/S '14 show, of course; here's Liu Wen wearing some of the products:

Liu Wen at Derek Lam Spring 2014

It's all about sophisticated neutrals, but more on those in a sec.

First and foremost, what's great about this collab is you get a très chic evening clutch, with a hard case made of navy satin and featuring Lam's signature dumbbell clasp. And I swear, you absolutely can use it. (Not like some GWPs, where these things are so obviously NOT real handbags that there's just no way.)

Estee Lauder Derek Lam collection (3)
Estee Lauder Derek Lam collection (6)

Inside, there's a handy elastic on one side to hold your credit cards/cash, and then a pouch on the other to hold your makeup.

Estee Lauder Derek Lam collection (4)

The five items include The Mascara in Black Black; The EyeShadow in Smoked Gold; The Kajal Crayon in Near Night; The Gloss in Barely Gold; and The LipColor in Smoked Blush. (Don't mind my fingerprints on these—gotta learn to wear gloves when handling this stuff. Sheesh!)

Estee Lauder Derek Lam collection (5)

The EyeShadow is one of those with a lip gloss-style applicator, and is a beautiful gold cream:

Estee Lauder Derek Lam The Eyeshadow
Estee Lauder Derek Lam The Eyeshadow (swatched)

Also of note is The LipColor, a "your lips only better" brownish pink.

Estee Lauder Derek Lam The LipColor
Estee Lauder Derek Lam The LipColor (swatched)

The rest are great basics–everyone can use a purse-sized black mascara, a navy smudgy kohl liner, and a clear lip gloss. Plus, a designer clutch with your beauty products—when does that ever happen?

Where to buy

Find the Derek Lam for Estée Lauder collection for a limited time at select Estée Lauder counters and these retailers:

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