After having presented an innovative refillable pencil and a collection rich in soft colours inspired by the Protopia concept at Cosmoprof, Faber-Castell Cosmetics refocused on emerging trends at MakeUp in Paris with the new “Soft Grunge” collection.

A matter of self-expression

Identified as one of the key trends for 2025, the modern renaissance of the punk-grunge culture is linked to the universal need of expressing one’s personality and values in opposition to social standardization.

People have always felt the need to express their inner beliefs and attitudes. What are my values? What do I want to achieve through my actions? And how do I want to live in what kind of world? Yet it ́s not only about the answers to these questions but moreover about expressing them: through their style, their clothes, the music they listen to and their make-up,” said Faber-Castell Cosmetics.

According to the German manufacturer of make-up solutions, the punk-grunge scene era perfectly exemplified this type of self-expression and its modern reinterpretation by younger generations is not surprising.

A double end packaging for liquid liners

While dark and bold colours for eyes underline the punk-grunge personality, pearly and shimmery effects as well as metallic shades add a modern twist to the overall look. Combined with a lighter lip makeup, the style becomes suitable for everyday life and is catapulted into the present.

To facilitate the application of moody and rebellious eye make-up, Faber-Castell Cosmetics has presented an innovative packaging for liquid liners - a double ender with a brush tip on the one side and a slanted one on the other side.

In addition, a new member has been added to Faber-Castell Cosmetics’ “The Texture” family - featuring a new vegan and ultra-soft formula in a plastic cosmetics pencil, that can be applied to both lips and eyes.