Following on from Rouge Hermès, the founding gesture of Hermès Beauty, comes Rose Hermès. Composed of eight shades of Rose Hermès Silky Blush, two brushes, a Pommette blush case and three rosy lip enhancers, the new Rose Hermès collection of refillable and durable objects opens a new chapter for Hermès Beauty.
At Hermès, pink is the emotion of a dawning day, as well as a signature that blends vivacity and boldness with gentleness. It is both the parasol whip of French Empress Eugénie and the mauve interior of her hunting cartridge belt in Russia leather. In the 1930s, it is the aura of a Douceur coat and the colourful insolence of a Riviera blouse. Pink lends itself to every kind of role.
From the palest “cuisse de nymphe” to the deepest “cherry”, pink brings preternatural presence to an Art Deco table in shagreen marquetry, and to a child’s saddle in oiled buffalo leather dispatched as a gift for nine-year-old Miss W. in Pennsylvania, sent back to 24 Faubourg Saint-Honoré at her request years later, so it could return to the enchanted world of the Émile Hermès museum. In the spring of 1961, the Azalée Woollen suit took on a distinctive pink colour, and Hermès pink was born.
Displayed in store windows, its immediate success made it famous. During the 1980s, pink took on an intense palette of colours as silken as the Hermès scarves they embellished, from La Fabrique des Rubans to Théâtre d’ombres. Transfigured by wanderlust, pink became increasingly nomadic, from the magentas of Las Coloradas in Mexico to the fiery pinks of Bengal.
Our must-have selection:
Rosy Lip Enhancer is a collection of three pinks ranging from the lightest to the darkest, in shades that capture all the freshness of pink, simply warmed with a soft and sunny sheen for translucent colour. Three pinks for a radiant smile.
Rose Hermès Silky Blush case, designed by Pierre Hardy, is a round box marked with the Hermès ex-libris. Its use determines a gesture, a beauty ritual. As a sustainable object, it is refilled by simply removing and replacing the powder pan.
28 Rose Plume
45 Rose Ombré
54 Rose Nuit