28/07/2014

Beauty news: Christian Louboutin Beaute launches

It's always exciting when a new beauty brand launches, but when luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin decides to launch one, you know it's going to be something special.

Christian Louboutin Beaute has just launched it's first product - a classic red nail polish inspired by his iconic red soles. Rouge Louboutin is a deep red shade, confined within a heavy cut glass bottle with the most outlandish handle I've ever seen. The bottle handle is 20cm tall and was inspired by the iconic Ballerina Ultima shoe - Christian's tallest ever heel. Just 2 coats gives the same glossy look as the 20 coats of lacquer originally used to create the red soles on his shoes. The formula is 3-free and has been designed to be long-wearing (I can't comment on this at the moment!). 

Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin nail polish and Ballerina Ultima shoe
Christian Louboutin Beauté, Nail Colour, Rouge Louboutin
Christian Louboutin Beaute Pops nail polishes
The Pops
Christian Louboutin Beaute Nudes nail polishes
The Nudes
Christian Louboutin Beaute Noirs nail polishes
The Noirs
You can currently buy Rouge Louboutin online from Christian Louboutin before it launches into its
boutiques and Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols concessions. Interestingly, it won't be stocked in the main beauty department - you'll need to head to the shoe department to find it. 

Set to launch in September are 30 more nail polishes, broken down into three main collections: the nudes, the pops and the noirs. Each of these also comes with a spike-heel inspired handle, although each collection will be a different tone: rose gold for the nudes, silver for the pops and a darker gunmetal for the noirs.
I think that these are going to be collector's pieces in years to come. The design is definitely meant to be put on display on your dressing table - let's face it, none of us have a 30cm high drawer we could shove these away in! 

The price definitely reflects Christian Louboutin's luxury brand - each nail polish will be £36. Yes, that might be over the top for a nail polish, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a pair of Louboutin shoes! 

Rumour has it the collection will expand early next year to include other makeup items, and I can't wait to see what these might be. A classic Louboutin red lipstick maybe? 

I'd love to know your thoughts on this launch - will you be buying a piece from Louboutin Beaute? What do you think of the bottle design? 

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6 comments

  1. I think this collection looks stunning, but I don't think I could spend £36 on a single nail polish!


    Stephanie
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  2. I would love if he did a red lipstick!

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

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  3. The classic Louboutin red is absolutely worth it for me! I can't wait to see these in person x

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  4. At that price I definitely won't be buying any of these nail polishes. I am super excited to hear how they actually stack up to the price tag. Also wondering what is next in the line to come out after all the nail polishes have been launched. Super exciting indeed!

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

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  5. Just went to purchase one after reading your post, but I am not prepared to pay £10 for delivery when the bloody thing already costs £36, a bit gutted :/

    Nicole xx

    www.thelifeofabeautyaddict.co.uk

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