August 14, 2015
First there was the nail polish collection with caps resembling a lethal eight-inch shoe heel – considering Christian Louboutin signature red-soled shoes were first birthed from the designer spontaneously grabbing a bottle of red nail polish from his assistant and painting the underside of a shoe to make it more vibrant, a collection of US$50 nail polishes didn’t seem like such an unexpected step for Monsieur Louboutin.
But now, he has upped the game by introducing a lipstick collection, and these are no less glamorous: We’re talking gold cases that come reflective, matte or with a fishscale-like texture. The collection consists of 36 shades across three different textures, Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile. There’s even a ring at the top of each lipstick that allows you to thread a chain through it and wear it as a necklace, which might make the US$90 price tag a little easier to swallow. No word on whether these babies will be launched in local Louboutin stores yet, but they’re launching at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in the US from September, so you know where to get them if you (or a helpful friend) find yourself in the States from next month onwards.