Hermès Releases the Birkin of Lipsticks
The 183-year-old saddlemaker-turned-luxury-giant, Hermès, has released a line of lipsticks. The collection, Rogue Hermès, includes 10 matte and 14 satin lipsticks. If you’ve ever dreamed of Birkin-colored lips, your chance is here.
Rogue Hermès looked inward, drawing inspiration from Hermès’s 76,000-hue archive of silks and leather tones. And yes, their signature orange color was not missed—Rogue Orange is perfection. Like all things Hermès, the details are what makes this line of lipsticks like no other. The chic packaging alone is worth the splurge. In the release for Rogue Hermès, the brand noted, “In lacquered, brushed, polished, black, white or permabrass metal, the design juxtaposes the contemporary spirit of the house with its history, all in straight lines and softness, regulation and rhythm. The touch of a hand reveals an ex-libris engraved on the cap, curved like a fingerprint. The magnetic closure guides a simple, intuitive gesture.”
The brand captured one essential element of what modern luxury really means—sustainability. The lipsticks pop out of their vessels, making them refillable and interchangeable. One sustainability, the press release also noted, “These objects are made to last, favoring noble materials such as metal, with the use of plastic limited to essential elements (the interchangeable mechanism and inserts).”