Hermès's New Silky Blush Redefines Luxury

Jenna Rosenstein
·2-min read
Photo credit: Hermes
Photo credit: Hermes

When Hermès launched a collection of impossibly chic and sustainable lipsticks at the beginning of last year, we knew it wouldn't be the only color cosmetics launch from the storied brand. Whereas the Rouge Hermès lipsticks were inspired by the shades found in the brand's iconic silk scarves, the new Rose Hermès Silky Blush, out now, is inspired by the texture of the silk twill itself.

Photo credit: Hermes
Photo credit: Hermes

The Rose Hermès Silky Blush comes in eight shades of easy-to-wear pinks for all skin tones, including a nude, apricot, and coral. The texture is ultra-lightweight, and it applies so naturally you'll wonder where it ends and your skin begins. It's buildable, too, so you can swirl on another layer if you're looking for more than a subtle flush. The finish is semi-matte but still luminous, which is what lends the blush the skin-like quality.

Like the lipsticks, the new Hermès blushes are also refillable and housed in an object d'art designed by Pierre Hardy. Each one costs $78, but the circle of powder on the inside can be easily replaced with a $48 refill. This blush is an experience as much as it is a makeup essential, as each one comes wrapped in the signature little orange box. While it might not carry the same thrill as unwrapping, say, a Birkin, it's as close as many of us will ever come. For that alone, it's a must-have.

In true Hermès fashion, this new blush launch also comes with accessories—two brushes, one regular and one made for travel. The Hermès Blush Brush is $100, made with goat hair, and is handcrafted by "a French brush-maker." The travel version is $51, has a shorter handle, and is made with synthetic (not natural) fibers.

Rose Hermès Silky Blush, $77 each, Hermes.com. SHOP

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