New Stuff: Christian Louboutin Beaute Lip Color
Earlier this summer the latest addition to the Christian Louboutin Beaute line-up was announced, and today it landed on the shelves (well, the virtual ones, at least). Starting today you can get your paws on the new lipsticks. The price is guaranteed to induce sticker-shock ($90 a pop) but these are without a doubt the most unique lipstick design I’ve ever seen. There are 36(!) shades split into three formulas:
- Silky Satin – Moisturizing and semi-opaque. This one has the biggest color selection, with twenty shades.
- Velvet Matte – Full coverage with a matte finish, nine shades.
- Sheer Voile – Sheer coverage with a shine finish, also with nine shades available.
There’s also a small collection of liners (‘Lip Definers’) in the range, which I didn’t realize until I went to gawk at the lipsticks on the Nordstrom website. There are five colors available, all nudes for different skin tones.
I have to tell you, I am SO excited about these! I’ve been kind of in a shopping rut lately; nothing has really called to me. Good for my wallet, but boring. But these, these are new and interesting. They’re also maybe the best visual description of what I love about makeup. Yeah, the end result is makeup on your face, but it’s really the process that makes it an indulgence. It’s not strictly necessary, but it’s a small thing that just brightens up your day a little bit.
As much as I want to pop one of them in my cart and check out right now, I’m trying to hold off just a bit. There’s nowhere here to see them in person and I want to be sure I’m getting The One, which is tough to accomplish online. So my plan is to wait until my trip to Chicago next month and see if I can look at them there. There’s a Louboutin boutique, surely they’ll have them, right?