What could you buy for $62,000? Well a Hermes Birkin, a down payment for a house, a fantastic around the world trip… or a Guerlain KissKiss Gold and Diamonds lipstick.
This is probably one of the most luxurious beauty items available at the moment that is not about how it makes you look younger. It’s the lipstick case that will set you back a pretty penny. The custom designed lipstick is adorned with 110g of solid 18-carat yellow gold, “paved with a rain of 199 diamonds of 2.2 carats.” (Hell for $62k, I would want an even 200 diamonds.)
“Lipstick is simple, yet mysterious. One never really knows what she may uncover when the top is removed. This element of surprise creates curiosity and longing, which is what I hope each woman experiences when she clutches KissKiss Gold and Diamonds in the heart of her hand. It is powerful and unimaginable, unique and desired, obtainable and unobtainable at the same time,” says KissKiss co-creator Herve Van Der Straeten.
Good thing the lipstick comes with its own black wooden case, lip brush and black suede pouch, and is refillable. Order Guerlainâ€™s KissKiss Gold and Diamonds from Guerlain boutiques at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus San Francisco, The Breakers West Palm Beach and Epcot – private appointments only.