Q&A: Santigold on Her ‘Post-Apocalyptic’ New Makeup Line for Smashbox – New York Magazine
It’s been a year since Santigold released her last album, Master of My Make-Believe, but the artist (née Santi White) is now focused on two upcoming projects: a baby (“I feel good!” she says) and a new makeup collaboration with Smashbox Cosmetics.
In a marketplace with lots of celebrity makeup lines, Santigold’s collection — which was inspired by her research into the end of the world and features product names like Apocalypse Now and Green Martian — is delightfully nonconformist. (“If you are dealing with elements of Earth and myth,” she says, “you’ve got wide-open colors.”) In her doomsday-preparedness beauty kit are a pyramid ring with a top that you slide to reveal a well of lipstick, double-ended eyeliner in shades of teal and turquoise, and smokey eye-compacts with snake heads and Mayan pyramid art. She talked to the Cut about how she believes the apocalypse is now, chalky HD makeup, and and the impact of Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar win.