Beauty Report: Balmain x L’Oréal Lipstick Collection
Back in May the beauty community exploded when it was revealed that french fashion house Balmain and one of the world’s top brands in affordable makeup, L’Oréal, would be teaming up for one haute collection.
Balmain is a favorited brand among celebrities, with their classic silhouettes laced with edgy appeal it’s no surprise L’Oreal wanted to join forces. Balmain creative director, 31 year old Olivier Rousteing was deeply involved in the creation of the 12 brand new matte lipsticks. The shades in this collaboration aren’t your basics reds and pinks, the variety of hues are very on brand for Balmain. Each color group is broken up into tribes. Rock Tribe features ‘Power’ (dark brown), ‘Legend’ (grey-brown), ‘Rebellion’ (dark blue), and ‘Freedom’ (dark purple). The Couture Tribe brings more day-to-day shades like ‘Domination’ (bold red), ‘Confidence’ (rose gold nude), ‘Liberation’ (deep purple), and ‘Confession’ (coral). Deeper skintones will love the Glamazone Tribe which include ‘Fever’ (burnt orange), ‘Urban Safari’ (taupe beige), ‘Balmain Instinct’ (khaki), and ‘Glamazone’ (rich brown).
Being a gal who loves beauty and fashion so deeply I always get excited when the two worlds collide. Supermodel stunner Doutzen Kroes will star in the ad campaign, bringing even more glamour and excitement to the mix. The collection will be available online and and at Barney’s New York on September 17th.
Below you can see a sneak peak of each tribe, as well as a behind the scenes look of Doutzen wearing the collection.