Which Christian Louboutin Beauty item is your favourite? Lip or nail lacquer? Tell us and you could win both!
When it comes to the ultimate in luxury shoe design and beauty packaging, there is one name that rules supreme: Christian Louboutin. Mr. Louboutin is a French fashion designer whose prestige stiletto footwear features a high-shine red lacquer sole beloved by such celebrity fans as Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey and Madonna.
His is a fascinating story as he was expelled from school three times as a child. And while academics didn’t appeal to him, he loved to sketch fashion illustrations. He claims an interview with Sophia Loren’s sister turned his life around. In it, she admitted that she left school at age 12 like Christian, but returned at age 50 and earned her degree. He began to research shoe design and silhouettes while working backstage at the Folies Bergeres. Soon he was a fixture on the Paris club scene partying with Andy Warhol and Mick Jagger.
Here is where his story gets interesting. He collected a portfolio of shoe designs and mustered the courage to approach couture houses looking for work. Roger Vivier saw his designs and took him on as his apprentice. His career took off from there. He would go on to freelance for Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent before opening his own salon in 1991. Princess Caroline of Monaco was his first client.
Christian’s foray into beauty was more recent. He introduced his first nail lacquer in 2012, in his signature red shade. They sold out immediately causing a frenzy. He has since expanded into lip lacquer, mascara and fragrance. Here are two of my favourite Christian Louboutin Beauty products.
Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour in Rouge Louboutin
This iconic red, found on the soles of his luxurious stilettos glides onto nails creating a full matte effect. Inspired by the “Ballerina Ultima”, the tallest heel ever created by Christian Louboutin, the matte nail colour is encased in a muli-faceted pack ornament with an 8-inch cap. Showstoppingly beautiful.
Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour in Almerica
This exquisite creamy lip stain delivers a full colour and transfer-free matte colour with one application. The formula is creamy yet lightweight texture glides on seamlessly to dress the lips in brilliant colour. It’s housed in an amphora-shaped package with a black ribbon to be worn as a necklace. It’s part makeup, part fashion accessory.
THE GIVEAWAY: I invited readers to tell me in a blog post comment below, which of the two Christian Louboutin Beauty items is their favourite and why. Toby C from Winnipeg told us and we drew her name from all entries.
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champaklal LadOctober 13, 2020 at 11:15 am
Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour
Marina SOctober 13, 2020 at 3:26 am
Both are beautiful but if I had to choose I would go for the lipstick, so exquisite.
Megan WilsonOctober 12, 2020 at 10:40 pm
Both of the bottles and colors are exquisite! I especially favor the lip lacquer! @StrongScorpio
Cynthia RichardsonOctober 12, 2020 at 7:18 pm
My favorite is the Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour in Rouge Louboutin because of the iconic color
Patricia BarrettOctober 12, 2020 at 6:01 pm
I like the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour as it’s stunning and something I’d use.
locoarsenalOctober 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm
both are splendid but the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour is clearly lovely !! what a lovely sexy and glamourous bottle !!! i just love it !!
thanks a lot Dave ! take care ! @gunners81 on twitter
Amy StevensOctober 12, 2020 at 5:49 pm
Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour
Heather KaufmanOctober 12, 2020 at 5:11 pm
I love them both, but the lip colour is beautiful!
Daniela CardosoOctober 12, 2020 at 4:41 pm
l am besotted with lipstick so definitely the Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour for me.
Deborah SavilleOctober 12, 2020 at 4:37 pm
Laboutin matte fluid lip colour
I would just take it out for special occasions to show off abit ❤
Natalie CrossanOctober 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm
Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour
Cathy BadenhorstOctober 12, 2020 at 4:18 pm
definitely the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour ……..the bottle is sublime and reminds me of a magical potion bottle and that is what lip colour is to me, magical
Amanda KahsOctober 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Amanda KahsOctober 12, 2020 at 4:06 pm
because I love the bottle, looks like a magic potion