Hermès Is Launching Its First Ever Beauty Line

The next best thing to a Birkin bag

Hermès Beauty is officially launching and it is coming to the UK soon.

The luxury French brand behind the iconic Birkin bag has just unveiled a brand new subdivision, which will specifically cater to our beauty needs. It is the first time that beauty products will be available as a concrete line in Hermès 180-year-plus history.

The exciting announcement sees the company follow in the footsteps of other luxury fashion houses, including Gucci, who have recently released their own line of lip products.

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The first collection from Hermès Beauty, according to the Wall Street Journal, is also a range of lipsticks called Rouge Hermès, which are available in 24 shades and either matte or satin finishes.

Each lipstick shade was specifically chosen from the brand’s impressive archive of over 900 leather shades and 75,000 silk swatches, meaning every one relates to a part of Hermès’ impressive heritage.

It’s also why, among the traditional reds and pinks, there are more statement colours including purple and orange tones.

Fans of Hermès’ fragrances will also be pleased to know that the lip colours are lightly scented, with the brand’s perfumer Christine Nagel creating a completely custom blend especially for the lipsticks.

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As for the tri-coloured cases, they will not only make a chic statement on your dressing table – with the satisfying luxury ‘click’ when they close – but they are designed to be sustainable. In fact, they contain no plastic, instead being created using metal from the brand’s manufacturing process. They are also refillable.

Adding to the luxury allure of the collection is the presence of a few accessories, including a lip brush, leather carry case and mirror that doubles as a necklace.

You don’t have to wait long to get your hands on them either, as the Rouge Hermès collection is launching in March. But, if you are still eager for more beauty launches from Hermès, you probably won’t need to wait for long.

WSJ also reported that the brand plans to release “foundations and eye and cheek colours” in the very near future, while skincare might not be far behind.

Beautiful news indeed. We can’t wait to see what treasures Hermès has for us next.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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