Tiffany turquoise. Cadbury’s purple. Christian Louboutin red. Owning a colour is surely every brand’s dream. But what do you do with that shade once it’s known and recognised? Make a nail varnish, obviously.
Christian Louboutin’s first (literal) toe-dip into the beauty world is a glossy, long-lasting and chip-resistant nail polish in the very same shade of red as the soles of every pair of Louboutin shoes.
There’s a reason for the product launch, too. The story goes that Louboutin, looking for the finishing touch for a prototype shoe, spontaneously grabbed a nail polish from his assistant – mid-manicure nearby – and painted the soles with the shade that would become his signature.
Atop the faceted glass bottle, Rouge Louboutin has a dramatic ‘high heel’ lid, which takes it to the same height (20.5 centimetres) as the designer’s Ballerina Ultima shoes. Very practical for your bathroom cabinet.