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.

Hermès launches beauty

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French Maison Hermès has several claims to fame from its iconic silk scarves to its legendary Birkin bag, but never has the Maison attempted to enter the beauty category. All that is about to change now that the 183-year-old brand has launched a line of lipsticks called Rouge Hermès.

The collection of 24 colors is inspired by Hermès’ archive of 75,000 silk scarves and 900 leather shades. The packaging – designed by Pierre Hardy, Hermès creative director of jewelry and shoes – is made from the same metals as the hardware on their handbags, and the lipsticks are (like in the ole’days) also refillable, making that packaging a long-term investment. Fitting for a lipstick with a 67 dollar price point.

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We wanted to do refillable so we could use more luxurious materials that had their own value. The idea is a form that’s both simple and playful enough to allow it to be done and redone ad infinitum. It’s rare for an artistic director to think about packaging over a long period of time and not just a one-off.

Pierre Hardy

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In addition to lipsticks, Hermès has plans to launch a new beauty category every six months, although they wouldn’t confirm what products or hard dates. Rouge Hermès lipsticks will be available at Hermès Boutiques and selected stores worldwide.

Come into the beautiful world of Hermès.