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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Zoey HOctober 11, 2020 at 2:15 pm
Love the Matte Fluid Lip Colour in Almerica ❤ the colour looks great for daytime into evening. The design of the lip colour looks to good to hide away in handbag although I’m not sure I’d wear it in a black ribbon. This is def on I’m going to add to my Christmas wishlist this year. @ZoeyPMA
LisaOctober 11, 2020 at 1:46 pm
I love the lip color! @cctdmt2
Molli TaylorOctober 11, 2020 at 12:26 pm
wow i am loving this lipstick
monique sOctober 11, 2020 at 8:38 am
The lipstick is my favorite
Mary schmeltzerOctober 10, 2020 at 2:35 pm
So hard to choose!! I love the lipstick though so modern and chic I’ve always wanted to own anything by christian ❤️
TracyOctober 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm
SHANNON I PETERSONOctober 10, 2020 at 12:20 pm
The nail polish. I love the rich vibrant red color ,it’s beautiful and would go with anything.
Karrie SmithOctober 10, 2020 at 12:06 pm
Amy PotterOctober 10, 2020 at 10:32 am
I love the nail polish. Those containers are pretty enough to display!
Shannon VitvitskyOctober 10, 2020 at 9:45 am
I love the matte nail color!
Rosalind WhiteOctober 10, 2020 at 9:19 am
I love both products
KATHRYN BLANKENSHIPOctober 10, 2020 at 9:01 am
Like the Christian Louboutin matte lip color is fabulous
Jess McGuireOctober 10, 2020 at 8:51 am
The matte fluid lip colour
Elaine kOctober 9, 2020 at 7:23 pm
The matte nail color is lovely
christine WestlakeOctober 8, 2020 at 3:16 pm
the matte fluid lip colour looks awesome
JillOctober 11, 2020 at 9:28 am
The lip colour would be fab, love the shade @jgordon_23
Sarah FieldingOctober 8, 2020 at 10:48 am
The Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour is amazing!
AngeliqueOctober 8, 2020 at 3:12 am
You can’t have one without the other, but if choices must be made, the matte nail lacquer Wins out as it has staying power!
Mary WrightOctober 7, 2020 at 1:33 pm
The Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour is my favorite. @cowladydeland
patricia caradonnaOctober 7, 2020 at 6:25 am
The Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour is my favorite. Beautiful shade!
JessicaOctober 8, 2020 at 3:06 pm
Unfortunately Christian Louboutin shoes have always been out of my price range. A trip to Toronto fr concert I sprouged on Louboutin clutch that makes me still cringe when I think of price. But I love try the
Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour. Just have that signature red on my nails with some possible nail art. Sign me up
Tina HoulihanOctober 7, 2020 at 6:15 am
I love the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour. @666Breeze666
Nicki SimpsonOctober 7, 2020 at 3:56 am
Wow the matte nail colour and matte fluid lip colour look divine 😍
DESPINA CHALKIDOUOctober 7, 2020 at 3:44 am
I love the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour!!!
Susan P.October 7, 2020 at 3:13 am
The Rouge Louboutin Matte Nail Colour is my favorite. I’d love to see what the signature red shade looks like!
TobiasOctober 6, 2020 at 6:33 pm
I think my wife would love the Christian Louboutin Matte Fluid Lip Colour in Almerica! @tobias_dhlm
Laura GreenOctober 6, 2020 at 5:21 pm
lip for sure!