Best known for its desirable luxury leather handbags and silk scarves, Hermès recent expansion into the beauty arena has offered a slightly more accessible way to indulge.
It’s chic, refillable lipstick line has gained plenty of the spotlight recently but now there’s a way to seriously upgrade your DIY manicure with the new Les Mains Hermès collection.
Offering both hand and nail care items and a 24-shade collection of glossy, pigmented nail polishes, the items also offer the ideal Christmas gift idea for those hard-to buy-for friends or relatives.
The nail polishes, $75 each, are created in hues that relate to the heritage and expertise of the French luxury goods manufacturer, including, yes, Orange Boîte, (below right) the signature Hermès hue used in its boxes since 1942.
The searing orange shade, also just happens to arrive at the time orange is reaching the peak of popularity as a manicure hue. Similarly to bright kelly green, the colour has been adorning the tips of celebrities and style-leaders worldwide over the past couple of months, its upbeat hue associated with joy, warmth, heat and sunshine, making it the perfect option for the spring and summer season.
The rich, intense pigment and glossy finish of each polish provide a fittingly superior experience, using high-quality, natural ingredients promising full coverage in one coat. Each of the hues, including several that match already existing lipstick shades, are complemented by their chic, squat bottles. Like the brand’s lacquer and brushed brass lipstick cases, the bottles were designed by Pierre Hardy the brand’s creative director of shoes and jewellery.
The remainder of the collection equally elevates the mundanities of nail care, as a nourishing nail oil, $80, top coat, $75, and hand cream, $170, made from naturally-derived ingredients are even joined by a set of 12 branded nail files, $60, housed in one of those covetable orange boxes.
Les Mains Hermès will launch on October 15.
The hand and nail offering and the rest of the Hermès beauty collection is now available in New Zealand at Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street store and through the department store’s website.
The range includes the Hermès Rouge lipstick collection, blush and a full offering of men’s and women’s fragrances.
The Hermès Rouge lipstick formula includes natural ingredients like beeswax and mulberry extract, in hues plucked from an archive of 75,000 silk swatches and 900 leather shades, ranging from fiery red to rose-nude and come in two finishes, plush matte and a satin said to resemble the finish of a Kelly bag.