A Balmain x L'Oréal Paris Make-Up Collaboration Is Coming

And we're reliably informed it's going to blow all your other make-up out of the water


Update 28/7/17

L'Oréal have released the first images of their upcoming Balmain lipstick collab and they are extra.

Think gold, glam and, well, so Balmain.

The first shade to be revealed? A peach/coral rose gold glitter shade called 'Confidence' that L'Oréal promisesto be just one of 12 lipsticks with a metallic matte finish.

Count us intrigued.


And it looks like supermodel and Victoria's Secret Angel icon Doutzen Kroes will be the face of the designer collab campaign as L'Oréal gave us a sneak peek behind the scenes of their latest shoot.

The ELLE beauty team is, (no exaggeration) in raptures at the news of Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing collaborating with L'Oréal Paris to launch twelve lipsticks in September this year.

There is something about a heavyweight fashion name designing make-up that we can easily invest in that makes our waitlist fingers tingle. This promises to follow in the wake of the highly successful H&M Balmain fashion collaboration from 2015.

The cult L'Oréal Color Riche lipstick (one is sold every 3 seconds worldwide) will be reinvented by Rousteing in line with his much-coveted high fashion aesthetic, in three colour themes, with 12 in total.

Olivier Rousteing creates L'Oreal Paris x Balmain Color Riche Lipsticks

'L'Oréal Paris and Balmain share the same strong vision of femininity and the same goal, to empower women and offer them diverse ways to express themselves,' says Rousteing. 'With this collaboration, I'm thrilled to make this idea tangible for every woman around the world.'

Indeed, you can expect a strong Balmain influence , since Rousteing will have creative control of everything from the campaign to the packaging.

There will be jewels. But only in select stores - the lipstick equivalent of Charlie's Golden Ticket, but much more collectable.

It will be limited edition, so start making some room now. You have until September to make sure you can fit it all in. Watch this space...

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