Christian Louboutin's are the famous red bottom shoes that are iconic and noticeable by all women. The red soles were conceived back in 1992 when designer Louboutin was disappointed that his third collection was not more colorful, and with a quick swipe of red nail lacquer the red soles were history. “I am giving back to beauty what the shoes took from the nails many years ago”, states Christian Louboutin. With a growing shoe empire the French designer has decided to take his business into the beauty arena, with a nail polish line. The Louboutin polishes are packaged in spiky tall bottles as a stand out amongst the others as well as being modeled after the heel of the ballerina Ultima, the highest heel Louboutin ever designed.
The new Rouge nail polish can be found at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York and the Louboutin boutiques in the U.S. On August 6, in select Sak Fifth Avenues, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Sephora stores will carry the signature red nail polish. Later in the year the 30 remaining nail shades will be available. The designer grouped his polishes into in three color families; Pop, Nude and Noir. The signature Louboutin red is in its own special packaging: a glass orb in gradient shades of black, and a black cap taller than the rest.
Louboutin said many beauty companies have approached him over the years, and he actually did a one-off red polish for MAC Cosmetics in the U.S. only, an initiative fronted by Linda Evangelista. However, he decided to take his shoes as the inspiration for his own beauty collection.
The highly pigmented, chip-proof, free of toulene, formaldehyde and DBP with high shiny finish Rouge nail polish is priced at $50 a bottle.