Christian Louboutin is expanding is beauty collection once again with a new lipstick line. The French shoe designer changed the cosmetic world with his luxurious $50 nail polish last year and now he’s getting ready to release a brand new lipstick line.
The lip lacquer is will debut at Saks in September with a staggering retail price of $90. The line come in three different textures and 38 different shades including Sheer Voile for light, nine colors for sheer coverage with a luminous, shiny finish; Silky Satin, 20 colors for medium to full coverage with a smooth, satiny finish; and Velvet Matte, nine colors for full coverage in a non-drying matte formula.
Christian Louboutin gained his inspiration for this line from the Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. The lipsticks are packaged in a sleek gold and/or black bullet tube with crown caps, attached with a small ribbon so that it may be worn as a necklace. “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. At the same time, it should be intimate and nonchalant, almost insouciant. I imagined the scales of a mermaid’s tail, dressed with what could have been a vial, filled with an elixir, an essence oozing strength and beauty,” says Louboutin.
Although the $90 retail price is expected from the designer, do you think it’s worth it?