Christian Louboutin announced the launch of his beauty collection this week; and the first offering in the collection is an assortment of nail polish.
Ironically nail polish is part of the Louboutin story, for early in his career he grabbed nail polish from an assistant to paint the sole of a shoe to make it more decorative and so the legend of the ‘Louboutin red shoe’ was born.
The nail polish collection launches on August 31 and will include 30 colors in different categories labeled Pops, Nudes and Noirs. The most famous shade will most certainly be Rouge Louboutin (in red of course) currently available online at Saks Fifth Avenue for $50.00; which makes it the most expensive nail polish on the market.
Despite the price; the nail polish is a hit as a recent check of the Saks Fifth Avenue website revealed a special message saying, “Due to high demand, a customer may order no more than 6 units of this item every thirty days.” I find this message interesting since the nail polish formula is created so two coats give the effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer; so I wonder what people are doing with all of that nail polish?
The Rouge Louboutin bottle and cap are different from the rest of the collection, measuring at eight inches which is the same length of the heel on the Louboutin Ballerina Ultima shoe (featured in a David Lynch collaboration).