The Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic landmarks in the world, has seen at Heathrow Terminal 5. The ‘Statue of Liperty’, a towering two-storey-high replica of the Statue of Liberty made using actual lipstick, was unveiled on Wednesday morning to celebrate the launch of the airport’s first International Lipstick Colours of the Year report, showcasing the most en vogue lipstick shades in 50 destinations around the world right now.
Sculpted using the shade of classic red lipstick that’s currently in fashion with New Yorkers and beauty-conscious visitors to the Big Apple, the glamorous Statue of Liperty stands 20-feet-tall atop a base resembling a giant lipstick casing. In total it took a team of sculptors, engineers and makeup artists over 240 hours to complete and will be wowing passengers at Terminal 5 for the next month.
Jonathan Coen, Retail Director at Heathrow said: “As the UK’s hub airport, we’ve got our finger on the pulse of international beauty, with over 120 brands, 12,500 beauty products and 1,451 lipsticks under our roof. We launched the International Lipstick Colours of the Year report to reveal the lipstick looks people are wearing across the world, right now, and the trends that are driving them. We’re looking forward to seeing travellers’ reactions to our giant Statue of Liperty – it’s an amazing month-long addition to Heathrow.”
As part of the month-long International Lipstick Colours of the Year showcase, Heathrow has also commissioned a range of regular-sized lipsticks which have iconic attractions meticulously hand-carved into them by one of the world’s leading micro-sculptors, the UK’s Hedley Wiggan.
Terminal 5 passengers will have the opportunity to view these famous landmarks hewn from lipstick, albeit at the opposite end of the size scale to the colossal creation that is Lady Liperty.
As with the Statue of Liperty, the carvings have been created using the most popular lipstick shades being worn this year, as identified in the International Lipstick Colours of the Year report:
- New York - Bright Red shade
- London - Caramel Nude shade
- Paris - Dusky Rose shade
- Shanghai - Sheer Coral shade
- Dubai - Rose Pink shade