The Piano of 24 Colors by Hermès

Earlier this year, French Maison Hermès attracted much attention from the beauty world after announcing its new makeup line that kicked off with their beyond-divine sustainable lipstick line – 10 matte and 14 satin shades that come in refillable packaging and faintly smell of sandalwood. Now, the French Maison is giving customers the chance to buy 24 colors of the product in one go.

Colors for me are like musical notes. Combining them creates sonority and harmony, composing a range of colors like musical scales. The 24 colors of our lipsticks resonate together like piano keys. Having them all to hand allows you to play endlessly.

Jérôme Touron, Hermès Beauty’s creative director

Dubbed the ’24-Color Piano’, the Hermès lipsticks arrive in a gift box that, literally, is as long as a piano, spanning 88.3 centimeters. The the set is filled with 24 Rouge Hermès lipsticks designed by Pierre Hardy. The 24 number is in reference to the Hermès address in Paris, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honorè, which means it could also work perfectly as an advent calendar.

Beautifully packaged in the label’s signature orange bag in addition to the box, the collection includes all of the signature shades such as ‘Beige Naturel’, ‘Rouge Orange’ and ‘Rose Lipstick’. So dear Santa – if I happen to find the Hermès Piano under my tree this year, I promise to play it every single day. A lipstick a day keeps the sorrow away!

If you don’t have space (or funds) for the entire piano, the lipsticks are also sold individually and still come in the classic, giftable packaging. Hermès Piano of 24 Colors is just limited to 440 boxes, and is available at select Hermès stores. Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.

Lights Lacquer Announces Fall Collection: ‘When in Romance’ by Mega Beauty-Youtuber & Influencer, Kathleenlights

Lights Lacquer, a vegan, cruelty and seven-free nail lacquer brand developed by Miami based, mega-beauty influencer, Kathleenlights, and Fuentes’ first solo project is excited to announce its newest release to the Lights Lacquer family.

A love story told by six romantic shades, inspired by letters of loves past & those still waiting to be written.

‘When in Romance’ – the brand’s fall 2020 collection featuring a variety of warm hues inspired by romance. A collection of love stories told by six romantic shades, inspired by letters of loves past & those still waiting to be written.

Each shade in the ‘When in Romance’ collection is as follows:

  • Venus – A romantic fuchsia with a metallic gold flip
  • Yours Truly – A vintage cream with olive undertones
  • A Temporary Madness – An antique yellow with deep mustard undertones
  • Mia – A rich mauve with dusty rose undertones
  • At Last – A deep teal with velvet blue undertones
  • We’ll Always Have Paris – A soft bronze peach with silver micro-shimmer

The collection is available for purchase on October 8, 2020, and sold exclusively online at Lightslacquer.com. The lacquers can be purchased at $9.50 per bottle or $52.00 for the collection.

Lights Lacquer will continue to roll out a variety of collections throughout the coming year. Come into the beautiful world of Lights Lacquer.

The New Byredo Makeup Launch Is Just As Unique As Its Perfumes

Byredo is widely known for its covetable fragrances, candles and leather goods, and it was just about time the brand ventured further into beauty with an equally wish list-worthy line of makeup products.

This is makeup that lives, moves and breathes with the wearer and does not demand sophisticated application or a permanent filter IRL.

Falling in line with Byredo’s world-view on breaking any gender and identity boundaries, the new makeup line was conceived by Ben Gorham, Byredo’s Founder and Creative Director and Isamaya Ffrench, British make-up artist. You can expect to find multi-purpose products such as the Colour Stick (apply on either your eyes, lips or cheeks and you’re good to go) and the products are crafted to see you throughout the whole day.


Ben Gorham holds the eyeshadow palette that has been described as an oyster shell dripping in liquid gold.

Two years ago, Byredo Founder and Creative Director Ben Gorham started working on what would become Byredo Makeup. “We wanted makeup – both wearing and making – to be instinctive”, Gorham states. “As I started to really look at the beauty world I found much of it conservative and conventional. I thought we can do this, and we can do it differently”. Different, but no lesser a counterpart to the personal, human elements its fragrances imbued.

After the initial run of making fragrance and how that related to people’s ideas of beauty, I started to learn how it related to being beautiful. I started to feel that there could be a very visual manifestation of beauty for Byredo; I thought our visual ideas could be as different as our approach to scent. As I started to really look at the beauty world I found much of it conservative and conventional. I thought we can do this, and we can do it differently. Ultimately, beauty is subjective – Byredo Makeup had to reflect that.

Ben Gorham

Together with renowned makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench, Gorham started with color, weaving a narrative around an idea they called the ‘open beauty system’. The idea was to take traditional makeup products and give them a multipurpose lease on life, giving the choice of self-expression back to the wearer.

The ensuing Colour Stick, arriving in 16 shades, launches beside lipstick (in 7 satin and 8 matte shades), Mascara, eyeliner and lipbalm. Though the latter products aren’t multipurpose, Gorham and Ffrench would instead position subjectivity in the weight of the colors and names.

As in Byredo’s scents, it’s about translating an emotional connection, this time through colour and language; there is a nostalgic, specific, sensorial attachment through both the colours and the names.

Isamaya Ffrench, Byredo make-up artist

Imagine, without seeing, what a ‘Red and Blue’ or ‘Divorce’ red lipstick might look like. Then imagine the product in your hand – the curvilinear, anthracite metal-cased lip balm or curved red mascara container – hear the click of the lipstick’s gliding magnetic closure.

Isamaya Ffrench

Physical objects ground each product narrative, in a matter of form follows function, and wholly still representative of its own totemic quality.

The packaging itself is just as pretty as the product. Created by Gorham, the packaging presents products that scream objects of desire.

Byredo Makeup will be available on October 1 in Byredo stores in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore, Dubai, Seoul and Taiwan, and Through select partners in USA, UK, France, Sweden, Hong Kong, Korea, Middle East and Japan.

The October launch will include the Colour Stick ($30 USD), Lipstick ($42 USD), Mascara ($45 USD), Eyeliner ($40 USD) and Lip Balm ($42 USD) while the 5-Colour Eyeshadow ($70 USD) will release in November.

Keep an eye on Byredo’s website to shop the upcoming line, follow along via the brand’s Instagram, or here on Yakymour. Come into the beautiful world of Byredo.