Breaking: L’Oreal Paris Collaborates with Balmain

The L’Oreal Paris x Balmain Paris lipstick collection will be available from September. By Bridget March

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Beauty leader L’Oreal Paris has announced an exclusive collaboration with Balmain, marking the cosmetics company’s first ever partnership with a fashion house.

Olivier Rousteing, the creative director of the French Fashion House, will bring his iconic vision to the brand with a limited-edition lipstick collection, to be unveiled ahead of Paris Fashion Week in September.

“L’Oreal 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”, Rousteing said. “I’m thrilled to make this idea tangible for every woman around the world.”

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Although Balmain has previously collaborated with high-street retailer H&M, besides Balmain Hair Couture extensions this is its first foray into beauty, and with Rousteing’s A-list army on and off the catwalk (he counts the Hadids and Kardashian-Jenners among his close pals) plus his legion of Instagram followers, we expect soaring sales.

Rousteing will oversee the execution of the 12 new Color Riche lipsticks, from their shades to the packaging and ad campaign. No doubt there will be an array of arresting brights as well as classic nudes modelled by some high profile names. Watch this space.

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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK

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