“Did you know they’ve sold over 600 lipsticks a day since it’s launch last Wednesday??” Sales Assistant at Christian Dior, Selfridges
“You actually bought that thing AK?” one message read, “I was waiting for this purchase,” another a little more enthusiastically says. It was a non-negotiable. I mean, every girl remembers her first pair of Louboutins and after a few more purchases (behind your mother’s back, of course) they slowly lose their novelty and you begin to curse them like a shitty lover more than love them. I’ve been there too, owning several pairs, all which I happily gave up on eBay before I moved to Europe. They were fantastic to photograph and for creating envious stares but lasting all night in a pair, forget it. My sanity was worth a lot more than my discomfort.
Imagine my excitement when I heard Mr Louboutin was expanding his beauty empire from nail polish to lipstick. Imagine how unexcited I was to hear that one lipstick could feed me at Sketch Gallery with a couple specialised cocktails on a Friday night!? Could I? Should I? Would I? Of course I would, just not on the first day, that’s a little desperate and considering our history, I didn’t love him that much. Listening closely to my curiosity I wondered, “Could a lipstick really lose it’s colour?” Surely for that price, I could never get over it…
Each lipstick comes in a handmade casket with crown shaped lid, contributing to it’s price tag and Babylonian architecture. Rogue Louboutin lipsticks are all £60 each and they come in an enviable collection of nine velvet matte shades, nine sheer voile and 20 in silky satin. Try and pick a colour before your first coffee…
It was a cold and miserable morning as I set my sights on Selfridges, knowing today was the day. I reached out to my Facebook and asked my friends to help me pick a colour but everybody had a delayed reaction to respond (or sat in disbelief) so after a little pressure from much wealthier consumers from Arab nations to give way to their first world problem of testing perfect shades of nude, I quickly made my decision to go with
Bengali velvet matte lip colour. This is an intensely rich shade of hot pink promising full opaque coverage with one stroke and can last up to 4 hours without bleeding.
What’s my verdict?
I’ll probably buy one or two more because I can & that’s the point. Is it necessary? No. Do you look better using the Christian Louboutin lipstick? I’m not too sure but I doubt it, unless you’re bar hopping in Knightsbridge. Will your boyfriend love you more for using it? Probably not and he’ll probably hate you if you get it on his collar. Is it worth £60? Keeping in mind one point, you’re literally paying for a name. When you consider the fact for that same price you could have bought between 4-6 luxury lipsticks instead, it kind of puts things into perspective.
Wait there’s more…
I have found that the colour I have purchased from the Louboutin lipstick collection, Bengali velvet matte lip is a little too matte for me so to intensify the colour on my lips, I use the SS15 Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer 194 to liven up my look.
Other Colours I’m Interested in Purchasing…
nude lips for the day time
pink for after work drinks
iconic Louboutin red when you’re in serious seduction mode
Have you made that Christian Louboutin lipstick purchase? What are your thoughts about this lastest beauty craze? Which colour/s do you suggest I purchase next?