The French footwear brand Christian Louboutin are set to dive into the beauty business with a range of nail polishes. It is a fitting way for Christian to start his venture into the beauty world as nail polish was the beginning of his signature red sole. After deciding one of his designs from 1992 was not colourful enough, he grabbed a jar in red and painted the sole as an assistant looked on horrified. Now, Christian will be releasing his own range, probably best used on your nails and not your Louboutins.
The signature nail polishes will come in strikingly long, spiky bottles and will be priced at around £30 each. The red nail enamel, Rouge Louboutin, went on sale yesterday in a concession shop at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York yesterday. A further 15 Louboutin boutiques in the U.S. Saks will have devote five display windows to the launch. Another 30 shades will be released in the U.S. on August 31. The designer put the shades into three categories- Pop, Nude and Noir- with the signature red polish getting its own special packaging.