When Christian Louboutin launched a beauty line back in 2014, it started off with a nail polish collection which being Louboutin it wasn’t just any nail polish range, it was a stunning spiked bottle, with a luxury price tag. Over the last few years the beauty collection from Louboutin has expanded to lip products including lip lacquers and lipsticks, again in incredible packaging, as well as a few eye products and also perfume.
I have a few beauty items from Louboutin, so I thought I would share my thoughts on them and whether I think they are worth the splurge.
I first smelt this perfume in Selfridges where they have a Christian Louboutin beauty boutique, I say boutique as it’s much fancier than just a counter in the beauty hall. There are three perfumes in the range; Bikini Questa Sera, Trouble in Heaven and my choice Tornade Blonde. It takes quite a bit for me to really like a perfume and stick to it, my other favourite currently is Le Labo Vanille 44, which you can only get in Paris so I wanted to make sure I really loved this one, but instantly I knew it smelt different from the usual on counter perfumes. I kept thinking about it and coming back to it, that eventually I knew I had to have it. It’s described as having green notes of cassis and Italian bergamot with Bulgarian rose and is feminine, adventurous and full of passion.
I love the bottle design, it looks elegant yet slightly space age and it came in a beautiful box, which has a message from Louboutin inside. As I got it in Selfridges I also got the classic Louboutin bag with it, which should make any Louboutin fan happy. For 30ml it’s £115, so it definitely has a higher price tag, but I absolutely love it and it looks gorgeous on my dressing table.
When I first saw it, I awed over the nail polish bottle and knew I had to have it. I have two of the Louboutin polishes, the purple colour was a gift and I recently treated myself to the classic Rouge Louboutin red. The red bottle has a black point and is slightly longer than the purple bottle. The bottle replicates what Louboutin is known for in his shoes, the gigantic high heels. The polish itself is lovely, the brush is thin and makes application smooth, pretty spotless and the formulation is thin, rather than thick and goopy. The polish applied well and with a good top coat lasts me a week without chips, I am wearing the red above.
I just love the design of these, again they are a stunning decorative beauty item, but of high quality that I would re-purchase another colour. At £38 they are certainly not the cheapest, but given I could spend £48 on a gel manicure, this bottle will last me numerous manicures instead of a couple of weeks and for that I think it’s worth it.
At first I thought this was a gloss, but it’s more of a lacquer, with a powerful shine. I picked up this in New York when I was buzzing around the store buying everything through excitement of just being in Sephora as per, when I discovered the Louboutin counter. It of course was probably more expensive in America, but I was in New York so it went straight in my basket. I fell in love with this sweet-smelling – seriously it smells like sherbet, lip lacquer. I chose the colour Akenana, which is a pale nude pink and a great everyday colour. I’ve had this 2016 and it’s still going too, I don’t use it everyday but I have used it a lot. It comes in the most elaborate designed casing, with a ribbon. I mean does it get more beautiful? It applies lovely and feels hydrating on the lips too. It’s shiny but not sticky in the slightest.
I absolutely love every bit of Louboutin Beauty I’ve picked up and I’m keen to try more.
Have you got your eye on anything from the range?