There are shoes and then there are SHOES! The same goes for designer shoes; they’re not all in the same league. They are shoes made to make you feel extra special and when you own one or more of these, you know you’ve done something pretty special.
If you get to wear a pair of shoes made by this designer, you’ll know you’re wearing something special. The designer specializes in making shoes with materials that are not ordinarily meant for shoes like wallpaper or 24-karat gold.
If you ever saw “Sex and the City”, you probably heard the lead character, Carrie Bradshaw, gush over Manolo Blahniks from time to time. She’s not exaggerating; they are actually something special. This designer shoe brand is a symbol of class and style.
Louboutin shoes have been a rave for a while now and it is with good reason. The designer’s shoes are a work of art and instantly recognizable by their red soles. Plus when you wear one of these, you know that you’re among the few (in comparison to world population) who gets to strut around in a pair of loubies.
So when the opportunity popped up for me to take a peek at the newest launches from Christian Louboutin’s beauty line, a thousand red soles couldn’t keep me away. The first cosmetic release from the famed shoe brand was a nail polish collection in 2014, coveted for its stiletto-inspired bottles (although it could also be mistaken for a unicorn horn, hence its magical qualities) and for the sold-out Loubichrome colors designed to mimic the mirror shine of the company’s famous patent-leather heels.
The beauty line also includes velvety pencil eyeliners and a very-necessary-in-2017 brow definers that glide on effortlessly to create a matte finish. At $70, the new Les Yeux Noir mascara is as intimidating as it is amazing, presented in a scepter-like tube of black and gold that arrives encased in a box fit for an expensive piece of jewelry. It still runs at the first sign of tears or rain, though.
If bold brows or cat eyes aren’t enough to grab your attention (or to lay claim to your beauty budget) then you’ll want to skip straight to the just-released collection of chromatic nudes for nails and lips. The so-called Metalinudes boast glimmering chrome shades that have been re-invented to complement all skin tones—move over, Kim and Kylie.