Japanese Pop Artist Extraordinaire Takashi Murakami is no stranger to collaborations. In fact, his international renown in the west can probably be attributed in part through working with other artists and designers. Who could forget those iconic, highly covetable Louis Vuitton collaborations? And how many of us discovered the artist only after studying that surreal, eye-catching cover for Kanye West's Graduation album? Well, this holiday season, we'll have the opportunity to get our hands on a piece of his latest collaboration with Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura. Why should you care? Well, aside from it being great product, with beautiful packaging, you guys.... it's totally anime themed! If you're a fan of the "majokko" or magic girl, (HELLOOOOOOO, SAILOR MOON!!!!) You're going to want a piece of his tribute to the sub-genre: 6 Hearts Princess, or 6HP. Beyond cosmentics, Murakami, being his remarkable visionaire self, has created a fully realized world. Telling a story in an anime ad campaign for the line! Take a look at the world of 6 Hearts Princess below, then get a closer look at some of the product.
The holiday collection explores the dual nature of every girl. Or, the "pink side", and "black side," as sung to us in the promo video by, yup, you got it, the one and only Hatsune Miku herself! You've got the option of indulging either or both sides with either palette. Whichever you choose, you'll get to work with some brilliantly pigmented, soft shimmering shadows. But don't take my word for it. Laura Lou Beauty has a brilliant in-depth review of the product, along with some spectacular beauty how-tos!
How awesome was that PV? Well, if 6HP looks like an anime you'd actually want to tune into all the time, guess what? Come 2014, you will!
Have a look at the PV for the show below, then go get your hands on some of this magical, ani-makeup. Oh yeah, I said it!