Hermes Beige Naturel & Rose Velours Rouge Matte Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick

Beige Naturel (11)

Hermes Beige Naturel (11) Rouge Matte Lipstick ($67.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied somewhat evenly but had visible streaking along the edges and some product that accumulated in my lip lines.

The initial settling wasn’t too noticeable, but it worsened within an hour of wear. The texture was smooth, velvety, and very thin and lightweight, which made it more prone to emphasizing natural lip texture. It wore well for four hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$67.00/0.12 oz. - $558.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "comfortable" and "hydrating" with a "velvety, powdery finish" that has "intense, long-lasting color." The shades I've tested have had good color coverage in a single layer, though more semi-opaque and buildable than fully opaque coverage in a single layer. They have a smooth, velvety consistency that's very lightweight and thin, but most shades were unforgiving; they emphasized lip texture, settled into lines, separated along lip lines, and caught on imperfections.

The texture felt nice and comfortable going on, but it seemed a little clingy over time, and I did not find the formula hydrating while worn. They seemed to be mostly non-drying but one shade seemed drying to me. The wear was four to six hours with the deepest shade I tried, Rose Velours, left behind a stain over time (but was the one that felt a little drying). There was a sweet, rosy scent (seemed more like a fresh rose) but had a bit of a soapy taste while worn.

Each case is refillable with the twist-up lipstick component being removable with a gentle pull. I'm not certain if all of the components are plastic-free or just the holder (the part that you can refill), because when I took out the removable portion, the mechanism that twisted the lipstick up and down seemed like plastic (it didn't warm up as noticeably compared to the rest of the packaging when I left it in the sun for 15 minutes), while the cylindrical tube seemed more like metal than plastic.

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Ingredients

Beige Naturel (11)

PPermanent. $67.00.
B-
B-
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick
Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick

Rose Velours (78)

Hermes Rose Velours (78) Rouge Matte Lipstick ($67.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark raspberry pink with cool, blue undertones and a semi-matte finish. Of the shades I tried, it had the most matte finish from the get-go, and it also applied the best, though it was lightly drying over time.

One layer yielded nearly opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was very lightweight, thin, and somewhat clingy in feel (it felt dry almost from the get-go), but it wasn’t as prone to emphasizing lip lines and lip texture compared to other shades in the range. It wore well for six hours and left a faint stain behind.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$67.00/0.12 oz. - $558.33 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "comfortable" and "hydrating" with a "velvety, powdery finish" that has "intense, long-lasting color." The shades I've tested have had good color coverage in a single layer, though more semi-opaque and buildable than fully opaque coverage in a single layer. They have a smooth, velvety consistency that's very lightweight and thin, but most shades were unforgiving; they emphasized lip texture, settled into lines, separated along lip lines, and caught on imperfections.

The texture felt nice and comfortable going on, but it seemed a little clingy over time, and I did not find the formula hydrating while worn. They seemed to be mostly non-drying but one shade seemed drying to me. The wear was four to six hours with the deepest shade I tried, Rose Velours, left behind a stain over time (but was the one that felt a little drying). There was a sweet, rosy scent (seemed more like a fresh rose) but had a bit of a soapy taste while worn.

Each case is refillable with the twist-up lipstick component being removable with a gentle pull. I'm not certain if all of the components are plastic-free or just the holder (the part that you can refill), because when I took out the removable portion, the mechanism that twisted the lipstick up and down seemed like plastic (it didn't warm up as noticeably compared to the rest of the packaging when I left it in the sun for 15 minutes), while the cylindrical tube seemed more like metal than plastic.

Browse all of our Hermes Rouge Matte Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Rose Velours (78)

LELimited Edition. $67.00.
B+
B+
7.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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As stunning as I feel Rose Velours looks, I still won’t get it. Not at $67. For me to even be tempted, it would need to be an A+ and Temptalia Recommends. And it is neither.

Beige Natural sounds yucky to wear around for 4 hours. Like, all that settling and stuff would make me hate it.

I can’t really see the settling, so it doesn’t bother me (since I’m just sitting at home most of the time!), but the soapy taste makes them harder to test!

It has a beautiful colour!
I’m not even thinking of getting any of the lipsticks, for fun I checked how much it would cost to get one, in my case from Harrods in the UK, now I’m not sure we’ll have to pay import tax yet, after Brexit, but even without that extra (25%) and administrative fee of around $10 it would be by far too much for any lipstick with the shipping cost added.
Ans now reading, must have missed it in the review, they have a soapy taste. I can use scented lipsticks even ones with taste, but not soapy. Yuck!

When a high end brand like Hermes decides to foray into the cosmetic world, they have no idea of how difficult it can be to get formulations, for even products like lipsticks, right. And when you are charging like the proverbial wounded bull, the brand is seriously out of touch.

I certainly hope that you can find some way to write these off. OMG, what a kick to your brainpower and budget. UHE? Price, maybe, but quality sometimes not even equal CP? This tells us a lot beyond how DS level things have vastly improved. It tells us a lot about the target market…those people who buy things strictly for status.

I honestly don’t mind putting out money for a superior product but in no way ever would I put money out just to have a prestigious brand.

I don’t know if I’d say I was looking forward to these (it is hard to get THAT excited about lipstick when I’m drowning in them already!), but I was definitely curious to see what kind of formula they’d go for and how well it would perform – kind of like how I was curious if Louboutin would come out with A+++ formulas for their mega-price but wasn’t expecting to allocate review budget toward buying every single shade.

I have a satin and a matte in these; no issues whatsoever. In fact, I find them super comfortable, they wear down to a great and fairly opaque stain that doesn’t transfer, and no issues with bleeding, dryness, settling in to lines, cracking or patchiness. Actually, no application issues at all. Absolutely zero taste though there is a faint (and pleasant, IMO) scent when you put it on. Yup, they are definitely pricey but so are Louboutin, House of Sillage, La Bouche, Tom Ford and others. They actually cost less than all of those. Does anyone need these? No. But I would give them an A+ for the things you would rate lip products for if you’re excluding price. You can obtain generous samples at Hermes stores so if you’re interested, try to get one and decide for yourself.

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