This just in! Hermès will be launching its line of lipsticks, Rouge Hermès, come March 2020. The coveted lippie is the first makeup product by the luxury house and will be accompanied by small leather accessories. And in an unexpected but welcomed twist, the brand will also be launching other complementary lip products to complete the experience.
For starters, the Rouge Hermès lipsticks will be available in 24 highly pigmented shades, from reds and pinks to oranges and a deep plum, that have been inspired by the brand’s archives of 900 leather swatches and 75,000 silk colours. Not sure where to start? Swatch signature colours Rouge H, Rouge Casaque and Orange Boîte that won’t disappoint.
And akin to different leather finishes, the lipsticks are available in two finishes – satin (14 shades) and matte (10 shades), which are inspired by the soft appearance and powdery feel of the Doblis (suede) leather and the smooth luminosity of box calfskin. The shape of the bullet differs with each look too. For the satin finish, the bullet is rounded for full, generous application. For the matte finish, the bullet is pointed for a more defined application.
Each lipstick also boasts a subtle custom-blended scent of sandalwood, arnica and angelica, reminiscent of plants, developed by Hermès in-house perfumer Christine Nagel.
A full-blown accessory in its own right, each bullet comes in a contemporary case in lacquered, brushed, polished, black, white or signature permabrass handbag hardware – all of which are made to last and designed by Pierre Hardy to be indefinitely refillable. And in true Hermès style, each lipstick is housed in a natural canvas pouch that comes in a small iconic orange box.
Joining Rouge Hermès is a selection of other lip products including Lip Balm Care (SGD103), a non-shiny soothing treatment for a continuously hydrated pout; Poppy Lip Shine (SGD103) with mother-of-pearl micro-particles to amplify radiance; Universal Lip Pencil (SGD57) that draws on invisible to prevent lip colour from bleeding and can also be applied over the entire lip to extend the longevity of the lipstick; and a hand-lacquered wooden Lip Brush (SGD120) with short and thick bristles for precise and efficient application.
Dropping at the same time is also the Spring-Summer 2020 Totem collection of lipsticks that will offer 3 limited-edition shades (SGD111 each). There’s Rose Inouï (a bold rose with a matte finish), Violet Insensé (a vibrant plum-coloured orchid), and Corail Fou (a joyful tangerine).
Your new everyday makeup companions will also be complemented by a line of small leather accessories. Think a lip case with an integrated mirror, a pop-up lipstick case, and a moon-shaped mirror on a cord – all of which are created in Madame calfskin and available in 3 shades (Rouge Piment, Rouge H and Gold) to complete the makeup ritual.
Priced at SGD103, the highly anticipated Rouge Hermès lipsticks will be available from 4 March 2020 at Hermes Singapore Liat Towers, Marina Bay Sands and Takashimaya Department Store.