There have always been beautiful beauty products, but some might say that the arrival of Hermes’ makeup collection earlier this year took things to another level. The Pierre Hardy-designed lipsticks came in a canvas pouch and the brand’s signature orange box. Many – myself included – declared it too beautiful to use (I eventually caved).
This month, the French luxury maison launches a limited-edition series for Fall/Winter 2020 comprising three shades of pink – the matte Rose Nuit and satin-finish Rose Ombre and Rose Pommette – with the lippies’ lacquered metal packaging getting a candy-hued makeover. “As artisans, we are dedicated to the beauty of useful objects,” said Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the artistic director of Hermes, when the range was first announced. “Beyond their use, they should be objects that give incredible pleasure. They should give satisfaction that is not due to its function, but rather to its aesthetic.”
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