Hermès’ Just-Launched Eyeshadow Quads Are the Epitome of Luxury Beauty

The brand also released a stunning mascara.

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(Image credit: Hermes)

Luxury beauty products must check certain boxes: They require a flawless formula, rich pigmentation, gorgeous packaging, and a surprise element that lends itself to an elegant aesthetic. That’s exactly what you can expect from Hermès Beauty’s latest two launches. On October 13, the fashion house released six different hues of its Ombres de Hermès Eyeshadow Quartets, along with six deep, dense shades of a brand new Revitalizing Care Mascara.  

I get it: There are plenty of gorgeous, luxury quads out there, but the fancy feel that accompanies Hermès’ are bar none. Case in point? Each palette, aside from having an artful design (look at those shapes!) and color scheme, is inspired by the high-end fabrics that the brand employs on its steeply priced bags and clothes. 

The matte shadows are reminiscent of silk chiffon, the satin finish shadows are a nod to silk twill (FYI, you get a twilly tie when you buy the brand’s Twilly Eau de Parfum), and the shimmering shadows take inspiration from silk lamé. I’m strongly in favor of applying the shadows with the accompanying Hermès eyeshadow brush, which is accented by the brand’s iconic orange hue. It really rounds out the luxury vibe, you know? However, you will get a much more intense payoff by applying the product with your fingers. 

"This collection reflects purely and strongly the essence and the quintessence of the house of Hermès," says Creative Director, Gregoris Pyrpylis. "Fantasy, astonishment, audacity, sincerity, ethics. We worked on the textures of our shadows in a way that are easy to work with even for someone who is not at ease with eye makeup. Thin, soft textures and powder eyeshadows can be built up or thinned out while bringing comfort."

Nikki Ogunnaike wearing Hermes eyeshadow

Here, Marie Claire's editor-in-chief Nikki Ogunnaike wears the Ombres d'Hermès Eye shadow quartet in Ombres Végétales.

(Image credit: BFA/Nikki Ogunnaike)

If you want to top off your eye makeup with yet another Hermèsproduct, you’re now in luck. The brand’s first-ever, brand new mascara is absolutely stunning. It comes in a traditional black, deep brown, maroon, deep blue, dark green, and violet, each taking inspiration from the fashion house’s iconic color range. The tube is gorgeous, but it’s the lash-caring formula that sets it apart. Formulated with nourishing, sensitive eye-friendly ingredients like moringa butter and shea butter, the mascara is just as focused on hydrating and helping lashes as it is lengthening each individual flutter. 

The color options are plentiful, but this affordable luxury is not something you want to miss out on. Shop the brand new (!!) Hermès Beauty drops below. 

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.