Rouge Louboutin by Christian Louboutin

For my birthday my husband got me Rouge Louboutin, by Christian Louboutin. I know, I know... you're saying $50 for a nail polish?! I wanted it for the aesthetic appeal, and because it makes a great collectors piece for a nail polish blogger's collection. Would I buy any of the other colors when they come out? Probably not. I just wanted this one. Sometimes it's just fun to splurge, and especially for your birthday since it only comes once a year! Some girls like shoes... I like nail polish!

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My husband ordered this directly from the Louboutin online store. It had free shipping, and arrived in 1 day by UPS from New Jersey. Thankfully in an unmarked box too. It's just so.... elegant... and dangerous! You can even justify it... because you could also use it as a weapon to defend yourself if need be. Bwahaha!

By making Rouge Louboutin nail polish, Christian Louboutin was basically going back to his roots, of when he first created the red soles for his famous shoes, according to this Glamour article:

Back in 1993 when he had been in business for about two years, "Louboutin had thought of making a shoe inspired by Andy Warhol’s 'Flowers.' The prototype, a pink stacked heel with a cartoonish cloth blossom, had arrived from Italy. 'I was very happy, because it was similar to the drawing,' Louboutin recalled, 'but the drawing still was stronger and I could not understand why.' Louboutin continued, 'There was this big black sole, and then, thank God, there was this girl painting her nails at the time.' Louboutin grabbed the nail polish—it was red—from the assistant and slathered it on the sole of the prototype. 'Then it popped,' he recalled, 'and I thought, This is the drawing!'"

The bottle comes in a gorgeous little patent leather box. The bottle itself is definitely a work of art, and has some nice heft to it because of the glass. You get .04ml of nail polish. How about the polish? Does it live up to the hype?

Wowza... the formula is very richly pigmented. One coat and you are good to go. The long handle doesn't hinder application at all. It's also very shiny without a topcoat, but since I want it to last longer, I used Seche Vite topcoat. I did a little triangle, cats eye design with striping tape and Dance Legend No 315 (black).

 What do you think of Louboutin Rouge? 
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