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Bon Beauté: By Hermès

photographer
SHINI PARK
art director
CAMILO GONZÁLEZ
stylist
MARIAN NACHMIA
hair & makeup
KATE TIGHE
words
SABINA SHIM
A swipe of lipstick, a wash of blush or a slick of nail varnish can reveal anything from idiosyncratic shapes to not-so-hidden desires.

FEATURED IMAGE satin lipstick HERMÈS: ROUGE AMAZONE, nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: ROUGE H
ABOVE satin lipstick HERMÈS: ORANGE BOÎTE

I am alive. Or at least
I look alive, courtesy of colour cosmetics.

I am alive. Or at least I look alive, courtesy of colour cosmetics. It is still fascinating to me how, just by applying makeup, I can create something from nothing. I get to coax out cheekbones, faux my glow, perfect the pout and nail it, literally. And then there’s the sensorial aspect – textures, scents, the sight of a particular hue, the click of a compact, aided by the softest brush or plush fingertips. I am a firm believer in the idea of beauty rituals as self-care (note that I also look on my deep-fat fryer as self-care).

satin lipstick HERMÈS: ORANGE BOÎTE, illuminating powder HERMÈS: POUDRE D’ORFEVRE

But if anything could elevate the daily resurrection of my face (and nails) it is Hermès Beauty. A modest launch of lipsticks in late 2020 was bolstered by cheek products, lip tints and nail varnishes a year later. The refillable packaging was designed by Pierre Hardy, the brand’s creative director of shoe and fine jewellery collections. The custom scent was created by its widely admired in-house perfumer Christine Nagel. All of it is as meticulously crafted as the maison’s silk scarves and leather goods: an exemplar of considered makeup.

enamel base coat LES MAINS HERMÈSnail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: ROUGE AMAZONE,  top coat LES MAINS HERMÈS

In Hermès Beauty’s presence, I immediately transport myself to the cobblestone streets of Paris, but also envelop myself in the power of a red lip. I want to be the woman with the effortless manicure that screams, “I made an effort.” I demand to be adored in a rose blush.
I am illuminating, hear me roar.

satin lipstick HERMÈS: ORANGE BOÎTE, nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: GRIS ÉTOUPE

I want to be the woman with the effortless manicure that screams, I made an effort.

satin lipstick HERMÈS: ORANGE BOÎTE, nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: GRIS ÉTOUPE

satin lipstick HERMÈS: ROUGE AMAZONE, nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: ROUGE PIMENT, gloves RHANDERS

I demand to be adored in a rose blush. I am illuminating,
hear me roar.

satin lipstick HERMÈS: ORANGE BOÎTE, gloves RHANDERS

All of it is as meticulously crafted as the maison’s silk scarves and leather goods.

nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: GRIS ÉTOUPE

nail enamel LES MAINS HERMÈS: GRIS ÉTOUPE

photography SHINI PARK
art direction CAMILO GONZÁLEZ
styling MARIAN NACHMIA
hair & makeup KATE TIGHE
words SABRINA SHIM

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