Louboutin: Shoes and… Cosmetics?

It transpires that Christian Louboutin, a man famed for beautiful shoe creations that will eventually break either your bank or your ankle, is this year launching a cosmetic line. Excusez-moi? Has the world gone mad?

I honestly don’t know whether to be excited or horrified. If I may, I really feel like this is a case of “stick with what you know” Mr Louboutin, Sir. Specialise in something, one area, and leave the rest to someone else. Seems almost blasphemous to dabble in something outside of fashion. However I have no doubt that this is something Louboutin will do very well, I can’t imagine he’d settle for anything substandard. He’s always saying he’s very into “the empowerment of women” and has stated that his new venture will mirror the quality and luxury found in his footwear. I believe him. I mean, let’s face it, the red lipstick is going to be bloody gorgeous. The perfect red lip to match your scuffed red soles…

The collection, rumoured to be called Christian Louboutin Beauté, is set to launch later this year so there’s not long to wait if you’re as impatient as I am. I’m looking forward to seeing the packaging. Louboutin’s designs are not known for their simplicity and subtlety. I’m predicting black and maybe gold… and lots of red. But really, who knows! We’ll just have to wait and see.
So fashion and beauty fans alike, take heed; your worlds are about to collide…


– Note that I obviously did not take these photos myself, I’m merely not that cool/rich. Thanks go to Net a Porter, where I pinched them from. I have edited them only lightly to better serve my purpose.

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