At long last, one of the world’s most glamourous lipsticks is finally making its way to Singapore. We are, of course, talking about Christian Louboutin Beauty.
“I create things that allow people to tap into what’s already there.”
It all began with a flash of red, when Christian Louboutin finished the sole of his Pensées shoe with a blood-red polish. This birthed the maison’s iconic red-bottomed shoes. In 2012, the designer extended this glamour with the first launch of his namesake beauty range: The Christian Louboutin Nail Colour Collection. These glossy, long-lasting nail lacquers sport long, tapered bottle tops as an homage to the sleek stiletto spikes of the ‘Ballerina Ultima’ shoes, the highest stilettos he has ever created. There are 29 shades in this range, with the pièce de résistance being the house’s inimitable richly pigmented red.
Then came the lipsticks. These are available in three textures of silky satin, sheer voile, and velvet matte with shades that range from everyday nudes and browns to bold berries, red and corals. Resembling collectable objets d’art, the Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte lipsticks, for instance, are encased in black, vial-like tubes with a silk ribbon on a ring, to double up as a necklace. The collection also includes eyeshadows, the Tape à l’Oeil Eye Color, in six metallic and matte shades.
Christian Louboutin Beauty will pre-launch at TANGS.com on 20 June, and officially opens at TANGS at TangPlaza level one from 1 July.