Christian Louboutin is known in the fashion world for his high-end shoes and signature red soles; however, he's now taking that red to a whole different level. Originally, Louboutin’s red soles were born when he felt as though one of his early shoe designs needed a pop, so he painted the sole with red nail polish. Now, that affinity for polish has led to the birth of a brand-new Louboutin nail polish line.
Louboutin told Allure that he “knows about toes,” which is part of the reason why he has chosen to start a nail polish line in addition to shoes, handbags and wallets. The “Rouge Louboutin” is a bottle of red nail polish meant to mimic the bright sole color of Louboutin heels. The polish comes in a sleek bottle with a cap meant to resemble the astronomical heel of the Ballerina Ultima, Louboutin’s tallest heels to date.
“Each piece can take up to 22 weeks to make and is packaged in a handmade patent-leather container," according to Forbes. The polish is supposed to be high-end, as Louboutin claims just two coats will be equivalent to 20 coats of normal polish. For $50 a bottle, you can choose from 30 different shades organized into three categories: Pop, Nude, and Noir!
Rouge Louboutin was released on August 6th in various stores including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and some Sephora locations. The rest of the colors will be available beginning August 31. Louboutin’s nail polish is his first foray into the beauty world, where he's joining other luxury designers like Chanel, Christian Dior and Gucci this fall.
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