Aug 042014
 

Louboutin Red Swatches1I’ve had the chance to work with Rouge Louboutin ($50/available at Saks), the color of creative genius Christian Louboutin’s signature on his acclaimed shoe line (previews of Christian Louboutin Beauté are here and here). As previously discussed, the bottle for this polish is an extraordinary object d’art. Really, I’m beginning to love having it on my makeup table. Rouge Louboutin is available from Saks.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora and Neiman Marcus.

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I found the brush remarkably easy to use. The long spike feels like a magic wand, there’s a feeling of power and creativity with it my hand. The words “wingardium leviosa” did wander through my mind. The brush is soft and slightly shorter than usual, which made application beautifully easy and controlled. I was surprised–the long length and small brush head was so different. Yet I found the tall handle felt more like a makeup brush, which of course we’re all quite used to. Also, the short brush is softer than other lines, which allows it to splay out perfectly.

Rouge Louboutin18Rouge Louboutin is very pigment-rich. A single thin coat was completely opaque, erasing all traces of my natural nail color. At two coast, the magic is complete. Although I used no base, it softened some problems on some of my nails. The trademark Rouge Louboutin red shade is infused with a high-shine, so no topcoat was necessary.  In other words, Louboutin nail polish does for my nails what Louboutin heels do for a women’s form.  It makes everything look amazing. Two coast, no base or topcoat:

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Although not advertised as such, I’m going to go out on a limb and tell you that this polish has extraordinary longevity. Last evening, I sent out forty-eight emails, and my nails looked shiny and perfect afterwards. This has never happened with any other polish (that isn’t a baked-on gel) without any topcoat.Diving into some unpacked boxes this morning, my nails emerged without a chip.

Louboutin Red Swatches6Rouge Louboutin is a beautiful rich red, a match for Louboutin’s signature color. Even if other colors are close, I cannot think of any matches for this gorgeous formula (especially its durability). I did some comparisons just for fun, with Chanel Dragon, Cinema and Pirate. I also threw in a Sephora Formula X that I got in a free birthday shipment.

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This is so beautiful. I think I’m in love. Rouge Louboutin is available from Saks.com, Sephora, Nordstrom.com, and Neiman Marcus.

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  7 Responses to “My Thoughts: Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish”

  1. I think at $50, it definitely should be amazing and durable!

  2. Hi Amy,

    What a gorgeous red! I love the other shades in your collection as well :)

  3. It looks stunning on your hands! Oh what would I not do to get my nails as perfect as yours! :-) Beautiful!

  4. Not something I would purchase for myself, but definitely as a present for my mum!

    Tweezers and Tongs

  5. Nothing has ever lasted more than two to three days on my nails. Somehow, I doubt this would last much longer. I don’t think it would be worth the $$$$$.

  6. Arugh. At that price I didn’t want to like it. But it is enticing and tempting and calling me loudly.

  7. Who would love this???!!! Its so pretty. From the packaging to the color. A must have indeed!

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