Merit and Proenza Schouler Teamed Up to Create the Next It (Makeup) Bag

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After once again partnering for New York Fashion Week, Merit and Proenza Schouler are taking their ongoing collaboration to the next level, releasing an exclusive runway set that is currently available to preorder.

Part no-makeup makeup kit, part reversible Proenza clutch, the black and dusty-blue purse is inspired by Merit’s Signature Bag, which comes complimentary with your first beauty purchase from the brand. While it is designed to house the lineup for your five-minute face, the bag is stylish enough to take just about anywhere. And inside the new kit, you’ll discover a limited-edition, five-piece collection of Merit bestsellers: the brand’s Great Skin glow serum, creamy Flush Balm cheek color, Clean Lash mascara, Shade Slick tinted lip oil, and No. 1 Brush for a flawless finish.

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“[Proenza Schouler founders] Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have played a leading role in defining American sportswear for the last two decades, and their ability to take luxury and balance it with ease and wearability is intrinsically aligned with what we do at Merit,” Merit senior vice president of brand growth and innovation Aila Morin told Bazaar in an exclusive. “Their reimagining of the Signature bag— its versatility, relaxed shape, and elevated yet practical material—speaks to our shared brand vision.”

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The two brands have been working together for years, so it was only a matter of time before a new collaboration came to be. In fact, Morin added, styles from Proenza Schouler have been on Merit’s internal mood boards since before the beauty brand even launched in 2021. Plus, what makeup lover could forget when Merit’s Signature Lip made its official debut on Proenza Schouler’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway? The two modern luxury brands are a match made in heaven.

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Models pose backstage during Proenza Schouler’s Fall/Winter 2022 runway show with Merit’s Signature Lip.Astrid Stawiarz - Getty Images

“I love this set because it’s built for speed. These neutral products are chic, creamy and super easy to apply on the go. I’ve literally applied the blush running to the Moda office,” Moda Operandi beauty director Jessica Matlin said of the new collaboration.

As an added incentive to restock your fall makeup essentials, Merit customers spending $100 and up on their orders will receive the new set as a limited-edition gift-with-purchase when it launches on the brand’s website next month. But to make sure you don’t miss out on this runway-worthy collaboration, we recommend getting on the wait list now.

The Merit x Proenza Schouler Makeup Bag is available for preorder for $125 at and

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