Expressionists By Gucci Westman for Revlon

Gucci Westman
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Magic touch: Gucci Westman doing her thing

The only thing better than strolling around MOMA on a weekday afternoon? Strolling around MOMA with Gucci Westman—Revlon Global Artistic Director and makeup artist to the stars—as she talks about the pieces she hand-picked for the museum, and how they inspired her new Expressionists Collection for Revlon.

An array of lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows, and glitter-flecked nail polishes—all in vibrant pinks, violets, silvers, and moody blues—the Fall 2011 collection is a kaleidoscope of lavish colors textures.

Each formula in the collection was inspired, Westman says, by the period of Abstract Expressionism when artists first started to “break the rules” of traditional art with those qualities.

“I’m so inspired by the optimism and lightness and freedom of [art from this time period],” she tells

“The way the artists used all sorts of materials, from crayons to pencils and paint, and incorporated different layers and dimension—it’s fascinating. It’s about not worrying about ‘boundaries’ and just expressing yourself. That’s what makeup can be too.”

The Expressionists Collection will be available in October 2011 at drug and mass retailers nationwide, and on The full collection includes:

Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick in four new shades: Buffest Beige, Prime Pink, Ultimate Orchid, and Vigorous Violet ($10.99 each); Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in in three new shades: Sky Line Pink, Abstract Orange, and Violet Frenzy ($7.99 each); Revlon Luxurious Color Diamond Lust Eye Shadow in five new shades: Celestial Silver, Plum Galaxy, Starry Pink, Neptune Star, and Night Sky ($4.99 each); Revlon LIMITED EDITION Bordeaux in the Snow Lip Gloss Palette ($6.99); Revlon Nail Enamel in four new shades: Starry Pink, Smoky Canvas, Blue Mosaic, and Facets of Fuchsia ($4.79 each).

For more with Gucci Westman, check out our exclusive interview.