Pucker up! Christian Louboutin will release a line of lip lacquers for fans who long for a little shine. Loubilaque, which has several sources of inspiration, will be available for $85 on July 1.
“Christian Louboutin’s latest beauty creation draws inspiration from his longstanding love affair with lacquer,” a press release states. “Not only did red nail lacquer inspire the red sole, but he has long admired the mirror-like surface of Chinese and Japanese lacquers. For his designs, he has often turned to the most brilliant of leathers, patent, to create iconic accessories with the shiniest of finishes.”
Loubilaque joins a family of $90 lipsticks and $50 nail polishes. And unlike traditional glosses, which can be sticky and offer only a hint of color, the Louboutin lacquers go on creamy and deliver saturated pigment. Each shade is packaged in a bottle carved with a mermaid tail pattern and topped with gold caps. The tube conveniently doubles as a pendant, as the bottles boast a ring threaded with ribbon. Louboutin’s lipsticks are packaged similarly.
The new product launches with eight nude, pink and red shades, most named after Louboutin’s signature shoes and sandals in three formulas (matte, satin and sheer). One shade sure to be popular: Rouge Louboutin, which mimicks the shade of the Parisian shoe brand’s signature red soles. While the other eight selections are capped with gold, Rouge Louboutin is crowned a silver and gold cap.
Loubilaque will be available at selected stores and on christianlouboutin.com.
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