Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin swatches and review
Way back in 1993, Christian Louboutin was working on a shoe inspired by Warhol's "Flowers" when he thought something was missing. His assistant was nearby painting her nails when he grabbed the bottle from her and painted the sole of the shoe red - and thus began the legend of his signature Red Sole. It's come full circle now with the recent release of Louboutin's nail polish range as part of a new beauty collection.
The full collection consists of 30 nail lacquers divided into 3 categories - Pops, Nudes and Noirs and the signature Rouge. I think my heart pretty much stopped when I woke up to the news a few weeks back and it was pretty much a given that I would stop at nothing to get my hands on a bottle of Rouge Louboutin! Thank you J for helping me bring purchase this!
What they say:
The custom-designed, patented triangular brush picks up the right amount of formula, without air bubbles, to deliver flawless, chip-resistant coverage. A highly pigmented, super glossy formula delivers in just two coats the effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer. Enclosed in a patent leather like finish presentation box with a red reveal."
The bottle is amazing and consists of a heavy red black ombre glass bottle with a tall pointy cap that stands at an impressive 8 inches. It's inspired by the tallest heel Louboutin ever created - The Ballerina Ultima Shoe and is definitely meant to be displayed. Not that it would fit into my helmer!! The cap looks extremely scary but it's surprisingly easy to use and I held it like a pen to apply. The brush is firm but flexible and easy to use.
Rouge Louboutin is a classic blue based red creme. It's highly pigmented, ultra glossy and self leveling and is pretty much perfection. Oh oh what is not to love!! Pictured is just one perfectly opaque coat with no top coat.
I'm so glad that the lacquers weren't released when I was in the Saint-Honore boutique in Paris buying my very first pair of Louboutin's earlier this year because I'm PRETTY sure I would have bought most of the collection X)
Details: Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin is available now from Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks, and Louboutin boutiques and online for $50US and in Hong Kong from Lane Crawford IFC for $450HK. Not sure of the Aus release so your best bet is to ask someone to mule it for you!