Brazil inspired products are a new trend we’re seeing in stores for this summer but the Daria collection for Lancome is different, it’s for a great cause. This collection actually benefits Centro Espacial Vik Muniz, a group that supports arts education programs for young adults in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Daria Collection came about after Lancome’s spokesperson Daria Werbowy visited one of the Centro Espacial programs as part of a trip to Brazil. She toured the facilities and was treated to a special performance by the young adults who study a variety of specialties there. Moved by what she saw, she approached the Lancome team about creating products that could be sold to benefit Centro Espacial. The team enthusiastically agreed and Daria quickly visited the labs outside of Paris to learn about mixing makeup. The product development and research teams showed her how to blend colors and choose textures and ingredients. A fan of neutral shades, Daria decided upon beautiful nudes that call to mind some of the earth tones she saw in Brazil. You can see a behind-the-scenes video featuring Daria and Vik here.
This limited edition collection is available at Sephora and in Lancome Boutiques. It consists of a neutral beige lipstick in Beige Caracaï, a light neutral beige lipgloss in Nude Prainha and a Carnet de Velours eyeshadow quad. The colors are gorgeous, these are a must have for anyone who loves earth tones and the nude lip colors are fabulous with a smokey eye. I’m not sure which I like more, the gorgeous shades or the Portuguese names each product has. The Portuguese girl in me is picking these up as soon as my Sephora has them in stock.