Milani Cosmetics has partnered with renowned female hip-hop duo, Salt-N-Pepa, to launch a unique makeup collection celebrating their iconic style.
It was essential to the pair to be involved in every facet of the collaboration, ensuring the resulting shades, textures and products are authentic reflections of their signature look.
Inspired by the ‘90s, Milani and Salt-N-Pepa’s CD-shaped eye/face palettes, matte lipsticks and lip liner are all about channeling the energy of the duo's confident and fun-loving spirit with pigmented and playful colors.
The limited collection revives the bold and graphic images of Salt-N-Pepa wearing their celebrated eight ball jackets, as captured by legendary photographer, Janet Beekman.
Currently available on Milani’s website, as well as Ulta’s, it includes:
- The Hot, Kool and Vicious Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette ($19.99): 12 shade eye shadow (nine matte/three shimmer) “CD” palette with an illuminating champagne highlighter
- The Very Necessary Eyeshadow & Highlighter Palette ($19.99): Multi-use “CD” palette with 12 bold eye shadows (four soft metallics, two mattes, two bold metallics, two shimmers, one pearlized shimmer, one pearl matte) with a shimmering golden highlighter
- The “Push It” Lip Kit ($11.99): Universally flattering red lip liner and lipstick kit
- The “Shoop” Lip Kit ($11.99): Iconic ‘90s nude lip liner and matte lipstick kit
“Milani was one of the first brands to champion diversity and stand behind the mission of offering prestige quality to all,” Evelyn Wang, CMO of Milani Cosmetics, said. “Throughout their career, Salt-N-Pepa have achieved many notable ‘firsts’–first female rap act to gold and platinum status; first female rap act to win a Grammy Award. It's been a collaboration that celebrates breaking barriers and true confidence. It was only fitting to launch during Black History Month and upcoming Women's History Month.”
“Makeup has always been a form of self-expression for us,” Pepa (Sandra Denton) said. “I love to experiment and play with different looks and have been a long-time Milani makeup user. My mother and sisters also use the brand so this partnership took things full circle.”
“Milani's message of diversity and inclusivity really resonated with us,” Salt (Cheryl James) said. “It was extremely important for us to create products that represent us and are accessible to our fan base.”