Pucker up ladies because it’s almost time to bathe your lips in Christian Louboutin. Adding to the famed designer’s beauty profile which currently includes a line of nail polishes are lipsticks intended to make a statement. According to the iconic designer, “An object that embellishes the lips—the beacon of sensuality and organ of communication—has to be fairly amazing. The object should inspire a beautiful gesture.” And it does! These lipsticks are magic. After much hype (and press) over their existence earlier this month, I had the pleasure of joining the brand in their showroom for the unveiling.
Available in three finishes—Silky Satin, Velvet Matte, and Sheer Voile—the 36 colors in the range are derived from the house’s most iconic shoes and handbags. As with any of Louboutin’s products, the lipsticks are works of art, inspired by everything from Babylonian architecture to Art Deco to Middle Eastern antiquities. These lipstick bullets are housed in gold-and-black vials, topped with crowns, and adorned with little loops so you can attach them to a necklace chain and wear them around your neck. Or… you can display them on your boudoir to admire but don’t you dare let them get lost in your purse abyss – they are far too beautiful for that!
Like everything Louboutin expect to be paying top dollar to bring this package home. The lipsticks will retail for $90 apiece. Be on the lookout for them in September at Bergdorf’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora and net-a-porter.com.