It’s finally time to ditch vintage glamour for the vibrant colours and bold lines made famous by Andy Warhol and his contemporaries.
Some of the most recognisable images of the 1950s pop art movement include Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, the White Burning Car and of course the famous multi-coloured prints of Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe, still one of the most reproduced pieces of the 20th century.
Pop art influences were all over the spring runway this year, with top designers like Jason Wu playing tribute to the movement with bright neon shadows and orange/red lipsticks for that overt, comic-strip look.
It never takes long for the high-street to follow suit, and only last week did makeup brand Nars announce a revolutionary collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation, due for release in the U.S. October 2012.
The collection will ‘evoke the cool, image-rich, character-laden world of the icon’, according to Nars’ description.
Competitor MAC will also be launching a new Marilyn Monroe-inspired collection due for release around the same time.
For those of you who can’t wait for October to ship out your own piece of wearable pop art, the brand new No7 Vital Brightening Eye Palette has definite elements of the pop art about it, and it’s available right now.
It features dark and fair nude shades accompanied by a luminous yellow in a sleek, abstract flower design. This is the perfect compact for those of you who prefer the minimalistic look. The yellow can be dabbed in the inner corners of the eyelids for a subtle yet illuminating glow, or for those of you with an experimental edge, the colour can be layered on for a bolder shade. As No7 promises, you can ‘turn your colour pop into a colour pow!’
Head over to the Boots online store now to buy the No7 Vital Brightening Eye Palette for a very reasonable £13.