Sharing a look at some luxury beauty pieces from Hermes Beauty today! Hermes just launched three limited-edition Rouge Hermes Shiny Lipsticks ($78 each) and I think they’re absolutely stunning. I also have a look at two complexion products that I’ve tested including the Hermes Plein Air Natural Enhancing Complexion Balm ($90), Radiant Glow Powder ($95) and Powder Brush ($126).
The Hermes Plein Air Natural Enhancing Complexion Balm is a natural looking tint with SPF 30 and a dewy finish. I bought the shade 50 Palomino sight unseen and was thankful it ended up being a perfect match. This has a CC cream/BB cream kind of feel to it. It’s semi thick but blends easily and a little goes a long way. Finish is natural and slightly dewy. It’s lightly fragranced with sandalwood and green tea but smells mainly like a sunscreen to me. It is a mineral only sunscreen which is usually hit or miss for me.
Pros are that it looks natural and fresh. I like the coverage. Lasting power is pretty good. I do set with a powder to help make it last though. Cons include the steep price and for my skin type and climate I live in it’s a bit too dewy for my taste. The fragrance does not irritate my skin but I know a lot of you are sensitive to fragranced base products so your mileage may vary.
After testing it for several months now I can’t say that I recommend it mainly because of the price. It’s a solid product but I think there are better options on the market that are more affordable with a higher SPF. For something similar in texture and coverage I’d recommend trying the Chanel CC Cream ($55, been loving this for years, swatches here), It Cosmetics CC+ Nude Glow Foundation ($44), Supergoop! CC Screen ($44) or the Armani Neo Nude Tinted Moisturizer ($48).
The Plein Air Radiant Glow Powder is a beautiful highlighter. Also very expensive and easily dupeable. In the compact it appears more peach/rose tone but on my skin the champagne and gold tones pull more prominent. I’m wearing this over the Rose Hermes Blush in Rose Blush (also reviewed here).
This has a beautiful texture and it’s easy to layer. I love the way it looks but cannot say it’s a must-have. Even though the swatch comparisons show that Hermes Mirage is different in undertone (more golden), on the face the differences are really subtle for a champagne highlighter. If this was more true to pan and looked more pink/peach on my skin then I think it would 100% have been more unique and flattering on my skin. It’s a stunning one – just not unique enough to justify the price in my opinion.
Swatched next to: Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide in Champagne Glow, Dior Forever Luminizer in Nude Glow, Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Peach Glow and Tom Ford Highlighting Duo in Moodlight.
I splurged on the Powder Brush not realizing it was priced at $126. It’s definitely not worth the price. I do use it a lot but the Chanel Brush 106 ($60) is half the price and much better in terms of softness. The NARS Bronzer Brush ($38) is also excellent.
Last we have a look at the three new Shiny Lipsticks in Corail Parasol, Beige Croisette and Brun Yachting. I absolutely love these even though they are also incredibly overpriced and sheer. I think the colors are fresh and wearable. They give that natural polished look that is noticeable but not overdone.
06 Brilliant Corail Parasol is a sheer light grapefruit with sparkles. It looks like a candy glaze on the lips with the glossy finish.
10 Brilliant Beige Croisette is a sheer creamy brown beige. It pulls slightly warmer on my lips than what I see in the tube.
22 Brilliant Brun Yachting is a sheer medium-tone brown which I thought would be unflattering. It’s a nice soft brick brown reddish color with almost 90s vibes.
I added a swatch of two orangey lipsticks from Hermes including the Poppy Lip Shine and 35 Brilliant Orange Capucine (limited-edition, reviewed here).
Overall love the new shiny lipsticks but I think I could have definitely passed on the complexion balm, brush and highlighting powder. I hope you found this review helpful if you’ve been looking at any of the new Hermes beauty launches!
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I bought my items from Nordstrom and Saks. Also available at Hermes.
Have you tried any of these yet? What did you think?