Nicolas Gerlier spent 10 years working for L’Oréal, Armani and Lancôme before launching La Bouche Rouge, the world’s first refillable luxury lipstick. Having witnessed the disposable and polluting nature of the cosmetics industry – which produces around one billion lipsticks a year – Gerlier wanted to create a desirable and lasting objet with a pure make-up formula containing no microplastics. Aided by LVMH’s cosmetology research division, he has achieved his goal. The 25 shades of lipstick come in stainless-steel tubes encased in double-tanned calfskin. For each lipstick sold, the company supplies 100 litres of safe drinking water to the charitable association Eau Vive Internationale. La Bouche Rouge arrives in the UK, exclusively at Harrods, in early summer 2019.