From Baubles to Face Balms
London-based beauty entrepreneur Julia Muggenburg certainly knows her gems and precious metals. A graduate of Central Saint Martins, the designer first made her name eight years ago when she created the posh jewelry line Belmacz (Keira Knightley is a fan.) Muggenburg also designs the runway jewelry for her pal Erdem Moralioglu’s line, Erdem).
But a couple years ago, Muggenburg, a lifelong beauty junkie, expanded her milieu. She launched a luxe beauty line, also called Belmacz, based around precious materials. Her lip gloss ($32) is flecked with 24-karat gold leaf, and her latest invention, a face balm called Halo Ointment ($46), contains crushed pearls and gold flakes for that added glow. (It will be at Barneys New York counters in October.)
“My neck is a pedestal,” jokes Muggenburg, whose jewelry line is still thriving. (It’s also carried at Barneys.) “Anything that goes above it has to be perfect.”