Friday, August 8, 2014

Christian Louboutin Rouge

Dangerous, sexy, luxurious. What I am about to show you is not for the faint at heart. So let it be still.
Christian Louboutin just launched his latest creation and it's not shoes! 
On Wednesday at Nordstrom it was a feast for the eyes.
ROUGE Louboutin is the very first nail polish (out of 30) to be released from the coveted designer nail polish collection. And as a nail polish fanatic & a sucker for packaging, I just had to have one. It's no bargain price at $50, but I'm taking it as a sign that I received my Nordstrom note of $20 that same day of the launch. Naturally, I used it towards my purchase, making it $30, no brainer for a collectible and swoon-worthy color of the Louboutin red sole.
The product is said to take 22 weeks to complete!
"Rouge Louboutin… a timeless, vibrant red suited to any skin tone. A true objet d’art of a dramatic 8-inch height inspired by the tallest heel Christian Louboutin ever created- the Ballerina Ultima. The iconic Rouge is encased in a faceted, weighted glass bottle with an unique ombré effect. The tall slender cap, inspired by calligraphy, turns the application into a luxurious experience, inviting women to take their time. 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." (christianlouboutin.com)
Fascinating and faceted glass crystal.

Did you know Christian Louboutin painted his first red sole with red nail polish?!
“The red sole was born from red nail polish. I am giving back to nails what the shoe took from the nails many years ago.”
The lacquer is a very striking red, and yes a one coat wonder. No need for a topcoat this patent leather-esque finish is just the perfect amount of shine. The handle had me worried since it is quite long, but it is surprisingly easy to work with. I enjoyed having the smaller brush, it made me take my time swiping on the polish so I was more careful, leaving a flawless look overall. No bubbles, no smudges. The texture even feels like patent leather. While there may be dupes out there (RiRi Woo by M.A.C is said to be comparable, although I haven't tried it myself) you are really paying for this extravagant bottle, it's a work of art and looks great on any vanity table. It's got some weight, made of glass and 4oz full of polish. And if you are the proud owner of your own red soled shoe, well this is the exact match to cover up scuffs.
One coat, no gloss, with a base coat. I'll update you when it chips!

Patent on Patent. 

A splurge that's worth it for any Louboutin enthusiast or fashion lover. 
It will last me forever and truly my most favorite red ever.

While I post mainly bargains, this is an exception and I got a "deal."
Sometimes with all that savings you just need to treat yo self. ;)

2 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous shade of red and I say well worth the splurge for you with those Nnotes! Plus, it's also WAY more affordable that the shoes ;-) Love that it also seems to apply smoothly, but really it's the packaging that makes my heart flutter :)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Yes! Nordy Notes were a life saver! You are right it's much more attainable than actually buying the shoes. Maybe one day when I make it big ;) lol! Glad you share the same enthusiasm for packaging as well. x-Franci

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