While collaborations obviously rocked the year—some unexpected, some highly anticipated—there has been a few that have caught out attention. Celebrities, from singers to television hosts seemed to have stepped their beauty and fashion games up as well. All these have been proven through many successful collaborations they had with established brands. Here are the notable celebrity-brand collaborations we never knew we needed this 2018:
Maine Mendoza x MAC Cosmetics
The great anticipation built-up around the collaboration was completely worth it. From the shade to its very formula, Maine Mendoza’s MAC creation didn’t disappoint. With the collaboration also being her first, Maine made sure to be completely hands-on about everything. She personally flew to Canada to the MAC Lab to formulate and test the product herself, all the steps in perfect documentation. The product, as worn, is perfect for the modern Filipina. Its long-wearing formula can last a day without retouch and the shade is perfect for a day-to-night transition.
Gigi Hadid x Tommy Hilfiger
We’ve easily been blessed by Gigi x Tommy since 2016. Her collaboration with the brand, so far, hasn’t failed us that even in 2018, it’s still worth the mention. The chic additions to the collection completely sidetracked the simple street style and added dimensions to it. For the fourth time, Gigi and the brand showcased Gigi’s personal style and fused it with her jet-set lifestyle.
Kathryn Bernardo x Happy Skin
Based on her personality, Kathryn Bernardo’s collaboration with Happy Skin is simply a match made in heaven. With Kath having believed in the brand from the start, the collaboration was only an opportunity to make hers and the brand’s dream come true. She has always wanted to release her own line of cosmetics and the brand have been looking into collaborating with her. But more than this, the project brought about products that perfectly suit the type of lady Kath is—fun, free-spirited, and a little daring.
Fenty x Puma
Who could ever forget Rihanna’s Coachella look? The moment Rihanna showcased the bodysuit at the festival, everyone knew it’s going to be another year for Fenty. Their 2018 ready-to-wear collection showcased bold color combinations in silhouettes that brought some nostalgia to the wearer. The overalls and swimwear and surfwear pieces completely threw us right back to the good old day of the ’80s.
Kamiseta x Love Marie
What’s different about this collaboration is the fact that it puts two different mediums together. While Heart Evangelista-Escudero is known for her hand-painted bags, clothes are a whole different canvas to see her artworks on. That’s why it’s more exciting for a lot of art and fashion enthusiasts. Perfect for the creative Filipina unapologetic for being her true self, this could just be the first of many more collaborations between two different mediums.