It’s only natural to equate Hermès, the master of quiet luxury, with buttery-soft leathers in staid, earthy hues. Case in point: head of womenswear, Nadège Vanhée-Cybulski, who sent out a contemporary edit of looks in grounding tones of butterscotch, discrete ecru, oxblood and wheat with the odd pop of crimson down spring/summer 2024 runways.
Yet this season, the French house invites us to draw inspiration from its richesse and unexpected whimsy (best exemplified in its vibrant-coloured silks) and reach for the new Regard Hermès collection. Presented as the ‘last chapter’ in Hermès’s celebration of self-expression, the make-up line boasts a family of eyeshadows, brushes and coloured mascaras. The brief here is simple: rethink all you know about quiet beauty and make your mark in these in attention-grabbing colours.
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Dopamine dressing for your eyes
The Ombres d’Hermès Eyeshadow, $183, is an invitation to strike out in bold, assertive shades. Designed by Pierre Hardy, the quad of eyeshadows arranged in a distinctive Bauhaus style showcases silk powder pigments of buildable intensities.
Rich, refined and oh so Hermès, each of these six palettes is anchored by an intense, dimensional shade, a neutral tone, surprise accent hue and luminous, highlighter-esque tint. From vegetal greens to oceanic blues, each colour story offers a versatility which makes transitioning from day to night or boardroom to bar a breeze.
From lids to lashes
While the classic black mascara is a staple for framing and opening up the eyes, Trait d’Hermès Mascara, $114, showcases not one but six deep shades to intensify the eyes. The Violet Indigo shade enhances brown eyes, while Vert Titien, a rich emerald green, makes hazel eyes pop.
And finally, because tools are just as important as the shades, Hermès offers five make-up brushes, from $158, to make precision blending and diffusion of pigment a breeze. Le traceur in particular, is a nifty brush that can be used to also apply lipsticks, brow powders and any cream-textured product with precision.
The Trait d’Hermès Eyelash curler, $131, is another indispensable tool for opening up the eyes. Adaptable, mutable and utterly modern, it’s time to rediscover the power of colour with Le Regard Hermès.