We thought our lipstick collections were out of control, but now we see we've still got a way to go. A one metre cube of solid red lipstick Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture number one to be exact has gone on show at the Palais de Tokyo gallery in Paris.
It weighs in at a back-breaking 330lb (thats 23.5 stone, or 150kg) and was created by artist Fabrice Hyber. Hyber told WWD: Its a material that is very supple, lipstick, especially in a large quantity. The material permanently moves. It is a work that is never finished, which is always evolving. Its a living oeuvre.
So there you go: next time you wonder if you really need another tube of lipstick just remind yourself it's a living oeuvre and head to the tills with a clear and artistic conscience.