Yesterday I received the most extraordinary Rouge Louboutin ($50), the flagship product from the newly launched Christian Louboutin Beauté. Please note: I received mine from Loubtoutin’s press office, and so I am not sure if the retail version is packaged in the same way (I have one on the way from Saks.com, so I will post an update to let you know). This is available from Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
When creative genius Christian Louboutin stated that he wished to make this bottle and objet d’art, I believe that he succeeded. The reference to his brilliant red-soled shoe line is manifest.
I love this video (directed by the acclaimed and visionary director David Lynch) about the polish:
My version came in a slide-out box with a mirrored backing, featuring this breathtaking sculpture. The grey color of the surround is mostly reflecting the cloudy sky above.
The bottle is a heavy glass, the spike top feels more of composite (it isn’t glass, which I suppose might be too heavy for practical use). In all the bottle is about eight inches high:
Comparison with a Chanel nail polish bottle for scale:
The glass sculpture Rouge Louboutin is quite substantial, compared to the more typical style of the Chanel bottle:
The nail polish bottle was important to Louboutin’s intent in designing a beautiful container for the polish. As he states, “The ultimate goal of the nail color was to evoke a shiny lacquer imprisoned in a piece of faceted crystal.” The glass is inspired by architecture, namely “classical balustrades found in European buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.”
I must say the bottle achieves an impressive presence. It really does draw the eye on my makeup table. The Rouge Louboutin bottle in particular, with its ombre effect, is extraordinary.
The ombre makes the red appear to be floating about the surface:
Another to show the facets:
And a close up of the brush, which is very soft compared to some other lines:
I’m hoping to post some swatches tomorrow. Please stay tuned!
Rouge Louboutin is available from Saks.com, Nordstrom.com, Sephora, and Neiman Marcus.
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