Yup. You heard it here. Balmain is partnering with L’Oreal on an ultra limited edition line of lipsticks. Here’s what the press release had to say:
After the launch of the couture matte lipstick collection, L’Oréal Paris and Balmain come back in force revealing what already looks like the epitome of their creative collaboration: an ultra-limited lipstick jewel edition.
The original collection, Balmain’s first beauty foray, comes in 12 awe-inspiring new shades of Color Riche from 3 Balmain tribes: Rock, Couture and Glamazone. This collection for all complexions was designed in the spirit of diversity and women’s empowerment with the rallying call: United We Are Invincible.
Now, Balmain’s singular jewelry craftsmanship meets the innovation and expertise of L’Oréal Paris in the creation of an entirely new and unprecedented beauty-fashion accessory: a L’Oréal Paris x Balmain lipstick necklace as the standout centerpiece of designer jewelry.
“This design collaboration between fashion artisanship and Color Riche creates a new duality between two kinds of visual beauty, lipstick and jewelry, which unite in one necklace.”
You GUYS! It’s a necklace that carries lipstick designed by THE Olivier Rousteing (seen below with Kendal and Gigi) NBD.
Olivier Rousteing set out to capture the essence of Balmain, its opulence being in each
bejewelled pack design: marbled green, edgy malachite or onyx black and the house symbols of gold tassels and gold-toned metal –a signature color shared with L’Oréal Paris.
“Directly inspired by Balmain’s artisanal heritage and our recent collections, my team and I created this limited edition accessory as a collector’s piece to stand out, pairing Balmain’s signature gold with jewel tones to create couture-like pendants. I love that each hides a secret power: a one-of-a-kind shade of lipstick.”
Olivier Rousteing, Creative Director Balmain Paris blazing a trail between makeup and high fashion, L’Oréal Paris x Balmain lipsticks jewels star the three most groundbreaking shades from the original collection to become collectors’ talismans for each tribe.
905 Balmain Instinct: A sensual khaki tone (their words not mine lol)
246 Confession: A rose gold (and my personal favorite)
467 Freedom: An electrifying violet
More than a necklace, a statement for the lips. The must-have designs of the hit collaboration go on
sale in Balmain stores and top selective retailers/e-retailers beginning of December 2017.
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