The latest music artist to join the makeup line business is hip-hop group WuTang Clan.
The make-up industry is ever-growing and everyone is trying to get a piece of the pie – including rap group Wu-Tang Clan. In a new collaboration with Milk Makeup line, the music group will produce a line that features eight different lipsticks and colors inspired by the eight trigrams of the ancient Chinese philosophical text, the I Ching. They include Sacred, Fire, Chi, and Flow, according to Pitchfork.
The Wu-Tang x Milk Makeup collection can be purchased in its entirety for $440, or you can buy individual shades for $55. The line is also working with #TeyanaTaylor to promote the brand.
The Wu-Tang brand has extended to apparel, shoes, and TV series as well as sneakers. “I have a great relationship with Milk’s founder, Rassi, and as New Yorkers, we’ve frequented some of the same circles. We spoke about fashion and the cosmetic world and I revealed that [Talani], my wife, has a cool perspective about makeup [because] in her youth, she was in the modeling circles,” said Wu-Tang’s RZA to Billboard. “She is a fan of Milk Makeup’s products and when [Rassi and I] talked about forming a collaboration that reflected our NYC sensibility and philosophy, makeup became the unique and unpredictable choice. The Milk Makeup collaboration was spearheaded by my wife.”
He continued, “Beyond the common denominator of Wu’s and Milk’s NYC cultural background, I’m excited about this collaboration for the Yin, or Feminine energy, that it invokes. Milk Makeup has been bold in creating beauty products with unique ingredients. This collab dives deeper into that realm and I’m sure will inspire the Wisdom, Beauty, and Strength of today’s Modern Warriors.”