Oh Christian Louboutin Beauty, why are you the most stunningly beautiful range that I have ever seen? When, in 2014, Louboutin added to his red soled empire with his range of luxurious nail varnishes I was instantly drawn to the incredible height of the lid. At 20.5cm, it matched up to the height of the heel of the Ballerina Ultima, the shoe from the David Lynch collaboration. I had already read two years prior to the nail varnish launch that Louboutin was looking at covering all bases with his beauty range, and slowly but surely, we are being given a slow release of insanely incredible products, each housed in their own unique packaging.
The Classic Rouge Louboutin shade has been around since the beginning, naturally. Not only can you have Rouge Louboutin in a nail varnish, but also a lipstick, lip gloss and eye liner. This February has seen the launch of two new products to add to the Rouge Louboutin Collection; the Loubibelle Lip Beauty Oil and the Les Yeux Noirs Lash Amplifying Lacquer Mascara. Louboutin has also released three different make up looks to show how you can wear a red mascara. I took up the challenge to recreate the looks using the Rouge Louboutin shade of Les Yeux Noirs Mascara, and I am actually really pleased with the outcome.
If you have been reading my blog for quite some time, you will know that I have a little love for coloured mascaras. I find them to be a great addition to add some colour to an otherwise plain look. Even just a splash of colour on the tips of my lashes can make a huge difference. Whilst I have previously gone for shades of blues, lilacs and teal, I have never once tried a red mascara. Red is notoriously difficult to wear around the eyes. You need to be very careful with red as it can end up looking like you have an eye infection rather than a skilled smokey eye with red accents. To hear that Louboutin Beaute had created a Rouge Louboutin shade in their bestselling Les Yeux Noir mascara, I was intrigued. That mascara is £55 – it needs to be wearable.
So, first of all, the packaging of the Louboutin Beaute Les Yeaux Noir Mascara is incredible. It’s like a weapon. The art deco inspired packaging made up of a gold tube with a black studded lid, with it’s faceted sharp lines weighs a ton. It’s hefty, expensive and feels so good in your hand. This tube sits lovingly inside its velvet effect casing inside a glossy black Louboutin embossed box. It’s so extra that it needs to be displayed.
When it comes to application, the Rouge Louboutin Les Yeux Noir mascara is fantastic. I’ve tried it across my lashes as a full coat of mascara, just to see if the formulation is any different to the volumising and lengthening formula that the black Les Yeux Noir Mascara. It isn’t, and it does make your lashes so prominent and long. For the looks that I have recreated, I have used the mascara to add flashes of colour. Now, what I have noticed is that it doesn’t pick it up on camera as being particularly vibrant, however whilst I have been wearing it, it has that lovely flash of colour when the light hits it. It certainly makes it a lot more wearable, than the fiery flame red lashes that I had in mind.
The Rouge Louboutin Loubibelle Lip Beauty Oil has become my beauty best friend. I’ve not yet actually plucked up the courage to take it outside of the house yet as I’m terrified of losing it, but whilst I’m in the house, it’s being used a lot. You’re probably thinking whats the point but hear me out. I have been using the Clarins Comfort Lip Oils since they launched, and as with most oils, I have found them to be so much more beneficial than using a balm. I find that they hydrate and soften my lips so much more and they last longer on the lips. Now, I do feel very fancy sat at home in my pyjamas covering my lips in Louboutin lip oil but my lips are now in such condition that it has been worth it. A sheer rouge glow to the oil does also mean that it can be worn as a hydrating alternative to a sheer lip gloss but with more benefits to increasing the plumpness and moistness of your kiss.
Although the three looks that I have recreated are not usually looks that I would go for, I am really pleased with how they turned out. It’s also opened a new door for me, and to be a little more creative with my eye makeup. The graphic look of the red liner combined with the red mascara looks so good.
Have you tried these new pieces from Louboutin Beaute? As I’m still very new to the brand, I really want to treat myself to the Miss Loubi lipstick and lip gloss, and maybe Bengali. The girl has a new obsession!This post may contain PR samples that have been sent to me for consideration for review however all my opinions will be my own. The links in the post my be affiliate links which will earn a small amount of commission should you shop my recommendations.