One of the tick boxes for any luxury fashion accessories brand is a beauty line to accompany it. In the past five years alone there has been Christian Louboutin Beauté and more recently, Hermès, which launched its beautifully-encased lipstick. Any brand synonymous with socialising is missing an opportunity in not to offering their customer the lipstick, fragrance or compact to accompany that sparkling clutch bag and evening ensemble. The two go hand-in-hand.
The latest to jump on the bandwagon? Jimmy Choo, with a capsule collection of make-up and fragrance (named the Seduction Collection) that offers a most luxurious way to buy into the brand without spending oodles on a new clutch or pair of heels. The line – which is available exclusively in Harrods’s sprawling beauty hall from today – includes ten different lipsticks, eight different nail shades and six fragrances, all created to appeal to Jimmy Choo’s high-flying woman.
Suckers for nice packaging – join the crew – will love the new lipsticks. Cased in a (chic) soft-nude case, the bullet itself is housed in gold with a distinct orb at the end, with the fashion house’s iconic python print imprinted on the lipstick itself. They are rather a sight for sore eyes and appeal to the olfactives too, as each is lightly scented with Iris Crush, one of the fragrances, which smells suspiciously like lipstick anyway. From Red Carpet, an iconic red, to Tender Pink, there is a hue for every skin tone.
The fragrances are a match made for evenings out, as you might expect, with impressive glass bottles deserving of the scent inside. Iris Crush is a stand-out; with notes of iris, neroli and freesia, it is rich and sexy and makes an excellent partner to a glamorous ensemble. Those who like a more mysterious allure should opt for I Want Oud, while Amber Kiss is another highlight.
Which brings us to the nail shades, housed in crystal ball-esque glass bottles with a nude-and-gold cap which features a large curved brush to help with application. Glitter Lover is a fun take on multicoloured sparkles inspired by the brand’s signature fabrication, while Wild Plum will appeal to those who like a dark nail.
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