The Balmain x L’Oreal Lipstick Collab is Now Available at, and We’ve Got the Best Shades

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Share on facebook is back at it again, bringing you ladies yet another massive collab b2b. Two weeks ago we dropped the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline New York Collection, and this week we’re hitting you with the Balmain x L’Oreal Collection. Yes ladies, one of our favorite fashion houses has just become much more accessible–and your favorite lipstick all the more stylish! You see, the French label’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, collaborated with the beauty brand on a brand new lipstick line. If you aren’t already familiar with the designer, Olivier Rousteing is the man with the lust-worthy cheekbones behind some of the celebs best dresses. He’s even got his own crew with some familiar faces known as the Balmain Army. It includes Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn–just to name a few. With this in mind, this is arguably one of the most major beauty collabs we’ve seen.

Balmain brought its iconic vision and creative direction to L’Oreal Paris lipstick in its first ever beauty collection. Aimed to empower women around the world with the theme “United We Are Invincible,” the collection brings a joint vision of inclusive beauty to life. As for the actual lipstick collection, it features 12 fashion forward shades in the creamy Color Riche Matte formula, inspired by a diverse range of models and three runway themes that define Balmain’s modern tribes. Each tribe distinguishes a different form of femininity with an associated earthy stone (reflected in the oh-so-chic packaging): green marble for the nature-inspired Glamazone, onyx for the glamorous Couture, and malachite for the edgy Rock. The entire collection is formulated with pure pigments and camellia oil. The lipsticks come in several different finishes, including matte and metallic. There are also a variety of reds, pinks, and purples. So, regardless of what your signature shade is, you are sure to find a perfect hue that fits your vibe. Below is a breakdown of the tribes and their best shades:

  1. The Glamazon collection and each of its four shades are meant to awaken fierceness and earthly sensuality in anyone and everyone who rocks them. The lipstick colors are taken from tones that come from the earth, recalling the beauty of the Amazon jungle. There is Safari, which is the ultimate nude shade. Then there is Savage–imagine a hot lava explosion but less scary and more stylish. It is a vibrant wearable red burnt-orange shade with a satin finish that is the most sought-after in the collection. Both shades are a dreamy to apply and super pigmented. The type of nude and orange shades are very unique, and not your everyday shades, but perfect for the summer!
  2. You simply can’t talk about Balmain without covering couture, making the Couture tribe a must within the entire collection. It celebrates Balmain’s historic Parisian couture origins, so this tribe is a pure tribute to glamour and fashion. Conviction is a pearly shimmery shade infused with light-medium goldish-peach that should be layered over any other lipstick to illuminate the face–just like a sparkling Balmain gown. It is definitely the least pigmented of the bunch, so it is meant to be a lip topper. Moving on to Confession, which is an ultra-flattering warm coral nude shade that is the perfect everyday color. It is super pigmented, as opposed to Conviction, and the matte finish has incredible staying power. It doesn’t wear off for hours, even after a meal and a drank. Lastly, there is Domination–because you can never go wrong with a red lipstick. After all, it’s a classic. This blue tone matte crimson shade is no exception as it can be matched to any fiery spirit.
  3. When you are wanting to be made over to look like a rock star, turn to the Rock tribe for the coolest lip colors. Taking cues from music, the collection celebrates breaking the rules, rebelling, and always being true to yourself–concepts that translate perfectly into beauty. There is Freedom, which is an electrifying violet that will have you catching everyone’s eyes with a single coat. There is also Power, which is a 90’s brown shade for when you need to feel fearless. Then there is Rebellion, which is a deep blue-jean color that is sure stand out. I mean, what is rock star without their denim, right? The Rock tribe shades will be coming to soon. Be on the lookout, ladies.

Overall, the Balmain x L’Oreal collab has been a HUGE success story. Mixing affordable brands like L’Oreal with a luxe couture brand like Balmain is always a hit because it is accessible to all. Add in the themes and inclusive shades–this is truly the opportunity we’ve all been anxiously waiting for. All of the amazing shades mentioned above are available on So ladies, the wait is over: go ahead add a lipstick or two from the ultimate collab to your beauty stash this summer! You’ll have a lippie in your stash that your favorite celeb’s go-to designer helped create; now that’s something special 😉

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