Now here’s a collaboration you don’t hear about everyday: cosmetics for funeral parlors. Think about it, though. Funeral homes must go through a lot of makeup. It’s a wonder someone hasn’t come up with this sooner.
Illamasqua, the Brit makeup brand known for theatrical and decidedly goth looks, is the mastermind behind a collaboration with London-based Leverton & Sons funeral directors. According to Illamasqua’s blog:
Illamasqua encourages people to self-express and embrace their alter ego in every way – why should this be any different when you pass away? It is a celebration of life, and one that should be indulged for your last glamorous look.
The rite of passage to the afterlife has been of central importance to human culture for thousands of years. To have the best mahogany, the finest lining, the best stallions … are today chosen in tribute to the life lived.
To wear the most fabulous makeup applied by a professionally trained makeup artist for your final journey is the ultimate statement of celebration.
Right now the service is limited to those who pass to the great beyond in London, and it costs about $700. We’re thinking this might be right up Daphne Guinness’ alley (not that she’s on her way to the grave or anything). She’s known for her gothic tendencies and just last week Guinness, wearing a $1.7 million dollar jeweled glove, posed as a corpse to celebrate her collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane.
Somehow we don’t see Bobbi Brown or Nars rushing to get a piece of the funeral home action, but weirder things have happened.