When I heard that L’Oréal and Balmain were collaborating on a lipstick collection I just couldn’t contain my excitement. So when the collection was finally revealed at the launch at Harvey Nichols it did not disappoint!
Featuring 12 couture lipsticks, the shades are bold, brave and beautiful and are the epitome of luxury and glamour. Whether you crave the perfect nude, want to rock a striking red or experiment with a bold violet, there’s something here for everyone.
The formula of the lipsticks are infused with pure pigments and camelia oil to give a rich colour and moisturising matte finish and the shades in the collection include:
Power, Legend, Rebellion and Freedom
Fever, Glamazone, Safari and Instinct
Domination, Liberation, Confession and Confidence
The collection is meant to reflect the “three tribes of L’Oréal Paris and Balmain Paris femininity.” The three colour themes – Rock, Couture and Glamazone – each house four shades designed to suit a range of complexions and send “a message of beauty in diversity and female empowerment.”
What I love about the collection is the bold and powerful message behind the campaign. With the tagline “United, We Are Invincible”, it really does speak to female strength and confidence – wonderful!
As a woman of colour I am always concerned as to whether lipstick shades will suit my skin tone. However, I need not worry with this collection. It’s great to see that there is a shade for every woman no matter her skin colour and my personal favourites are Confession, Confidence and Domination.
This is truly a stunning and exquisite collection and so affordable. The lipsticks are available online and in-store at Harvey Nichols but be quick – grab them before they sell out!