Recently I have finally laid my hands on one of Christian Louboutin’s famous Lipsticks. I have been lusting after these lipsticks since their launch in 2015. They are constantly being posted on Instagram (as they are so crazy beautiful) therefore no self respecting beauty blogger would be without one. When it came around to my 21st birthday I decided to allow myself to splash out on one of these fabulous lipsticks. Dont get me wrong I would have loved to have put my money towards a pair of their Signature “So Kate” black patent pumps with their red-lacquered soles (in a size UK 5 if your listening Mr. Louboutin) but my bank balance unfortunately would not allow.
Buying this lipstick allowed myself and I’m sure many others to step into Christian Louboutin’s world and have a piece of luxury, with mine placed exclusively centre stage on my dressing table. I chose to purchase the classic Louboutin Rouge lipstick in the texture Velvet Matte, as I prefer the look it gives compared to the lipsticks with a satin or shine texture. When I bought this lipstick I was under no illusion that just because it was an expensive item it wouldn’t truly be any better than my own classic Russian Red lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. Boy was I wrong.
This lipstick is so pigmented it is insane, the red hue is so intensily rich and beautiful it will make any outfit you choose well and truly pop. I have been a slave to MAC Cosmetics but admittingly their matte lipsticks do dry my lips out (the winter weather doesn’t help I’m sure) but this Louboutin lipstick truly moistures my lips! I was shocked that after using it a few times my lips were no worse for wear! After some research online I found that its moisturising properties are due to the complex mix of natural oils and seed butters. This lip colour lasted well on my lips, re applying roughly every 3 hours (I’m aware I do re-apply ALOT- makeup addict over here) and feathering was minimal if non existent although I did use a lip liner which would have helped any lipstick going astray.
Not only is the lipstick product itself absolutely fabulous it’s packaging echo’s this due to its elegant polished black stiletto body. Louboutin has stated that the packaging is inspired by middle eastern antiquities and the Art Deco movement whilst the solid metal body is reminiscent of a precious vial. The turret-like crown cap is topped with a small ring threaded with a silk ribbon, turning the lip colour into a necklace/ charm on queue (Il probably keep it sitting pretty in my acrylic makeup organiser). I personally adore all the packaging, I think that it is almost too ornate to touch!
Over all for me this lipstick is now my favourite red (ROUGE) of all time. Not only is it as beautiful as I could of ever dreamed, it has better performance than any other brand I have previously tried. I am so glad I splashed out on this product, truly worth every penny! Although it’s now going to be very difficult to go back to my usual Russian Red when I eventually run out. Whenever my bank balance allows it I will be repurchasing this colour and hopefully a few more. This product is truly worth the hype so if you can budget for this luxury product make sure you do, you really won’t regret it.
Christian Louboutin Rouge Velvet Matte :
Online: Christian Louboutin
In Store: Selfridges
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