From Coco Chanel to Patti Smith, history is full of iconic women in suits. Blame it on social norms or style rules, but the clean, sharp lines of a well-tailored blazer is practically the code word for “power”.
Just ask the brains behind Prescriptives—this fall, the beauty brand is finding makeup inspiration in suiting. The collection, new for the season, features a pinstripe-covered shadow palette with five colors, as well as a finishing powder pressed to look like a strand of pearls. Included in the collection is a range of kohl liners and nude lip colors, whose colors are inspired by formalwear even if the packaging isn’t.
Like a suit, the collection is subtle yet strong; smoky eyes, luminous skin, and a strong lip let people know you’re in charge. It’s ironic, considering that the boardroom uniform is practically a symbol of masculinity, whereas a bit of rouge is the ultimate sign of femininity. But then again, style warriors like Marlene Dietrich and Annie Lennox have never been afraid of a bit of gender-bending.
REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
$28-$40 at shop.nordstrom.com