By Lubna Hamdan
Beauty Burj created by world-famous micro sculpture Hedley Wiggan
A lipstick sculpture made in the shape of Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has been unveiled at the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow.
The “Beauty Burj” was created by world-famous micro sculpture Hedley Wiggan in celebration of Heathrow’s first International Lipstick Colours of the Year report, which showcases this month’s most prevalent lipstick shades in 50 cities around the world.
The figurine was also made to mark Dubai as one of Heathrow’s most visited destinations.
Using a magnifying glass and carving knife, Wiggan engraved the Burj using Dubai’s most widespread lipstick shade, Rose Pink.
Jonathan Coen, Retail Director at Heathrow commented, “We launched the International Lipstick Colours of the Year report to reveal the lipstick looks people are wearing across the world, including Dubai, and the trends that are driving them.
We know travellers from the UAE have their finger on the style pulse so we’re looking forward to seeing the reactions to our hand-carved Burj Khalifa lipstick – it’s an amazing month-long addition to Heathrow.”
Alongside the monument is a similar one of New York’s Statue of Liberty - a two-storey-high replica of the statue made entirely of the big apple’s most popular colour, Bright Red.
Both works will be displayed for a month’s duration at the airport’s terminal 5.
Wiggan has previously created similar figurines of landmarks from the airport’s most visited cities, those include Paris’s Eiffel Tower, London’s Big Ben, and Shanghai’s eponymous Tower.
Heathrow is at the moment home to more than 80 airlines flying to over 180 destinations around the globe. Every year, it hosts an estimated 70 plus million passengers.