Hermès Rouge

Black gives rise to colour with Hermès’ latest collection

The Hermès Rouge Limited Edition FW23 Collection is a luminous and tenebrous arrangement of lipstick shades. It is an invitation to explore the various intense and coloured tones of black, a colour that stands in opposition to all colours. Indeed, it is sometimes the source of them, the chromatic matrix, the pathfinder.

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Black gives rise to colour – dense, deep colour, and a concentration of pigments. The Hermès Rouge Limited Edition FW23 Collection boasts three original tubes encasing the shades of coloured black, designed by creator of Hermès Beauty objects, Pierre Hardy. On the first, a ray of sunlight contrasts with an expanse of blue-green; on the second, a burst of amethyst is paired with a flash of orange; while a variation on emerald is teamed with a purple flourish on the third.

The lines blend into a lacquered mist, their proportions appear reinvented. The object is hazy, like a misty landscape where light breaks through the clouds in a cross-fade from black to colour. These deep, dense shades of coloured black deposit a subtle veil of unexpected colour on the lips, their non-sticky texture delivering shine and comfort.

“The colour and texture can be worked as the mood or moment takes you, instinctively.”

– Gregoris Pyrpylis, Creative Director of Hermès Beauty

The tip of the bullet allows several layers to be applied with a high level of precision. The colour
becomes more intense and glossier, never masking the lips but simply embellishing them with a
shimmering, translucent veil. Applying the product with a finger gives a lighter, softer and more transparent result. The colour is tempered, becoming one with the skin, as if it has come from within, its texture evaporating.

There are three nuanced colours with a soft glow available in the Hermès Rouge collection.

  • 72 Rouge Bruni, a strong brick red with warm, velvety undertones
  • 84 Rouge Abysse, an elegant burgundy with a touch of cobalt
  • 90 Prunoir, a purple illuminated from within by hints of pink

The three objects in the Hermès Rouge FW23 limited-edition collection are refillable with any other shade from the Rouge Hermès permanent collection. They will be available from September 2023 in selected Hermès retail outlets worldwide.

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