I like to think that a Red Lipstick is the answer to women’s beauty problems and thankful we have Rouge Louboutin to prove it. When you pretentious pull this lipstick out of your
neck handbag, prepare for the universal intake of breath, eyes going green and the gasp of “What is THAT?”
I always knew a Christian Louboutin lipstick was going to be great. After all this is a man who has built his empire on a flash of red lacquer. But exceeding even our high expectations, the new Rouge Louboutin lipstick is an object which makes you want to grab and run off with it as fast your (red-soled) heels will allow you. Citing a range of stylistic influences from Babylonian architecture to a mermaid’s tail, this is a lipstick which surpasses mere make-up and looks and feels more like jewellery. Which is exactly what the designer intended. “The idea of a jewel jumped to my mind. I gave my lipstick the appearance of a pendant” he says.
The lipsticks are available in three finishes, Silky Satin, Velvet Matte and Sheer Voile, which mostly come in gold cases finished to reflect the texture of the colour inside. The lipstick formula feels rich and smooth and the colours range from nudes to brights to the signature red Rouge Louboutin which is the only shade to come in a black case. At $90 it will be a splurge item but one that earns its keep for the envy factor alone.