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If you were alive in the ‘90s, you may remember there were two distinct and polar opposite aesthetics at work: grunge and Calvin Klein minimalism (best embodied by Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy) versus Lisa Frank and loud-and-proud tackiness (best embodied by Christina Aguilera).
Fashion has pretty much recycled that first one into the ground, but beauty has been tackling the latter for a few years now. If you search YouTube for Lisa Frank makeup tutorials, there are 31,000 hits. Check any popular Instagram beauty guru’s page, and it will likely be a riot of color. So it’s shocking that it’s taken this long, but: Lisa Frank cosmetics for grown-ups is coming.
Inexpensive indie beauty company Glamour Dolls just announced a Kickstarter to fund a Lisa Frank makeup line, as reported by Bustle. It’s properly licensed via Lisa Frank, who also announced it on her Facebook page.
The first product will be an angled brush emblazoned with unicorns. Future products may include a lip balm, “matte mousse” liquid lipstick, liquid liner, “unicorn lippie,” highlight powder, and a vegan leather makeup bag, guaranteed to not be subtle.
The brand has hired real-life Lisa Frank human and YouTube beauty royalty Kandee Johnson to announce the collaboration in a video, which you can see on the Kickstarter page.
Glamour Dolls announced the project yesterday, hoping to meet a fundraising goal of $30,000. As of now, it’s raised over $32,000 with 43 days to go. According to the site, products may be available by September of this year. No pricing is available yet.
I was wearing MAC Lipglass in a sickly grayish-mauve tint in the ‘90s, but I’m told that Lisa Frank hasn’t ever gone full-in on makeup. Seems like a lost opportunity that’s being remedied now.