Monday, 10 August 2015

Christian Louboutin launch Lipsticks

I remember being in New York last year and hearing about the big news by the Christian Louboutin brand launching a nail lacquer line, with spiky stiletto bottles that sold out everywhere.

Now, around a year after expanding into the beauty world, the luxury brand is expanding its beauty range to lipstick [THANK GOD- in the sense that I thought their first product would be lipstick and actually not nail polish].

But are you ready for the price? Let me put it like this, I believe the most expensive brand in terms of lipsticks in my make up range is of Mr. Tom Ford (at £38/ $50) and I believe that Tom Ford’s lipstick currently stands as the priciest luxury brand on the market. However from research, I’m seeing around $90 / around £55! But of course, it's not just lipstick we’d be buying. Louboutin says he aims to create "objets d’art," and desires more than "beauty products"—and these creations are indeed just that.

“When a woman carries a handbag, we look at her shoulders. When she slips on a pair of heels, we observe her walk. If she applies lacquer to her nails, we admire her hands,” said Louboutin, in a release from the company. “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.”
The line features 36 shades in three different textures — Silky Satin, Velvet Matte, and Sheer Voile — that are inspired by Louboutin handbags and shoes. 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. In short, a little bit of inspiration from the beautiful Crown Jewels, golden bullet-type mermaid tails.

Originally, sales within the perfume aspect of luxury brands powered the fashion world. Soon after, it became designer jeans and now more than ever, it's another form of accessories. It is no coincidence that Louboutin arrived in the 90s when this switch began, helming alongside Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo as the Holy Trinity of the luxury footwear market. From distance research and observation over the market change, shoes (and bags) have turned from something you put on your feet to avoid splinters into fetish-type objects for woman (as well as men) recently. 

I just wanted to share this because of how the coverage has been online regarding the news of the brands latest venture. Despite the rumoured price tag, I am very intrigued on how this product will play out in terms of features, and possibly more insight into the inspiration behind the inspiration the appearance.

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