Winnie Harlow rewrote history again. After being the first model with vitiligo to walk the ramp on Victoria’s Secret Show, she has become the first individual with vitiligo to have a beauty line named after her. Kim Kardashian and Winnie have teamed on a collection for Kim’s KKW Beauty brand. Both, Kim and Winnie, appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the night before the launch of their new collaboration.
The collaboration, which includes a 12-pan eye shadow palette, 3 lip glosses, and a highlighter duo, came about after Kim reached out to Harlow with a personal question. “There was something that I needed advice from Winnie about autoimmune issues that I was having. And I think I asked Kendall or someone for her number. So, I texted her wondering if she would be open to talking to me about some of her autoimmune issues. And, she was like – Absolutely. We spoke and she gave me the best advice. And I feel like we just bonded from there and started our relationship from that,” Kim revealed the whole story on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“So, did you get any advice from Kim when you started this?” Jimmy asked Winnie. The supermodel with vitiligo answered: “I have no experience in the beauty industry. But I’m also obsessed with makeup. Being able to just go over to Kim’s house and have her tell me about different textures was amazing for me.”
After the collection dropped, the two collaborators hosted a dinner party for 24 guests. It was quite the crowd of celebrities and beauty influencers, having big names like Paris Hilton and Jonathan Cheban round.
The KKW x WINNIE Collection is Winnie’s first makeup product collaboration with anyone. It is also Kim’s first KKW Beauty collaboration with someone other than Kardashians. Winnie chose the colors for the eye shadow palette warm, rich jewel tones and many shimmers which was a break from Kim’s go-to matte shades. KKW by Winnie is available on kkwbeauty.com