A year and a half ago, I wrote a blogpost to accompany an article in the New York Times on Linda Mason, makeup artist, artist and fabulist. She believes in the transformational power of makeup as well as makeup as art. She had a makeup studio and store in lower Manhattan that I had hoped to visit, but I heard it has closed. Nevertheless, you can still buy her products online from her website. She also has a blog. If you missed the New York Times article, check it out here.
Sonia Kashuk for Target has teamed up with Linda Mason on a limited edition Face Collection of beauty accessories and makeup brushes to be sold at Target in April. From what I can tell, Linda Mason gets no mention at the store or on the Target website. Very odd. The collection includes makeup bags of various sizes, a vanity tray, a cup to hold brushes, a roll to carry makeup brushes, and the brush set. They are adorned with a fanciful face in black and white and bright colors painted by Linda Mason. Prices range from $6.99 to $29.99.
Because I love Linda Mason, I wanted to pick up something from the collection. I went on the Target website to see the collection and find out when it would be available. It was and is now possible to pre-order the products on target.com. There is free shipping on everything for RedCard holders and for anybody on orders over $25. I found an item or two that I thought I wanted, but I wanted to see them in person before buying.
I went to Target today, April 2, since that was the date that the website listed as the day the collection would be available in stores. I found the large weekender makeup bag that I was looking for. I think it will make a fun summer purse too! Unfortunately, I discovered that I was not allowed to buy anything from the collection yet. Although the products were on shelf and in extremely limited quantities, they hadn’t actually “launched” yet. The available for sale date for the bag was, according to the store computer, Sunday, April 5! A sister blogger went to her local Target in Tennessee today, and she was told the same thing – she wasn’t allowed to buy anything! They gave her an even later date in April. Clearly, Target doesn’t have its act together on this launch!
At any rate, the stuff is cute and well-made. Here are some sneak peak pix of the products that were on-shelf at the Target in Danvers MA.
I didn’t take a photo of the bag I was planning to buy because I thought I’d photograph it at home. LOL. I did end up pre-ordering it online tonight. Here’s the photo that’s on the Target website:
If you are interested in pre-ordering, here’s the link to the makeup bags on target.com: http://www.target.com/c/bags-organizers-sonia-kashuk-brand-shop/-/N-5szzs#?lnk=Utility_Sonia_030815_X0Y3W4|X0Y3W4|T:Template_Utility1B|C:CMS&intc=2334561|null
I can’t say exactly when they will be for sale at the stores, but if you are interested, call the stores or go and check yourself next week. They will sell out fast since there are so few pieces available!
Do you have any plans to buy a piece from this collection?