A Kiss From Chris Benz-------
It looks like Lancôme will be debuting the next installment of its successful Pout-a-Porter lipstick series. In a statement made yesterday, the French company announced that it’s partnering with—wait for it —Chris Benz. The designer will join Behnaz Sarafpour, Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, and Peter Som—all of whom have created their own collaborative shades with the brand, all of which have elicited waiting lists and eBay bidding wars. Lancôme sponsored Benz’s fall show in February and while makeup artist Daniel Martin premiered offerings from its fall color collection backstage, including a deep blue cream eyeliner in Indigo Charm and three limited edition nail lacquers in navy, gold, and ruby, you’ll have to wait for the designer’s Spring 2010 collection to see the new lipstick in action (although a very reliable source gave us exclusive information that you can expect something of the nude/peach variety). The color’s name, however, will come sooner provided you log onto Benz’s Facebook fan page and submit a few suggestions. Embrace your copywriting prowess for a chance to win five of the lipsticks plus a $500 Lancôme gift certificate—and makeup infamy, of course. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, July 12th, at 5 p.m. EST.