When Christian Louboutin Beauty was first announced, the beauty world was first intrigued by what the iconic shoemaking genius will bring in to the world of makeup and then quickly followed by the shock when the prices were announced. They are the priciest makeup I have ever got my hands on, twice more expensive than Chanel on average but on the other than they do look like jewelry. I remember the first time I saw the release online and then going to Selfridges to see it in person and realizing that no-one has ever presented makeup in such a grandiose way.
But I wanted to see what exactly are we paying for? Are the products so good that it is for the quality, is it for the very fancy packaging, the brand may, etc… So I bought one of each kind, so 3 lip products and one eye product (they had sold out the mascara on all 4 times I went to get one) and used it for a while so I can tell you if it is worth the very hefty price tag.
Silky Satin Lip Colour
Tested colour: Miss Loubi
This is a silky lip colour with a good amount of pigmentation that feels super soft and buttery on your lips. It for sure feels luxurious. The colours are beautiful and I find it very moisturising and fills the lips with colour without creasing in to the lines.
However, with the price tag of £73 in mind, I feel like you are paying a lot for the packaging here. Sure, it looks like a piece of jewellery and it will be your handbag candy to carry around. It is intriguing to take out and apply and I think in the world of luxury, the outer packaging plays a significant role and Christian Louboutin has nailed it. But bear in mind that (at the point of writing) this is a one off, as in once the lipstick is finished all this gorgeous packaging goes to waste. If Christian Louboutin did refillable lipsticks so you can refill this gorgeous case once you finish with it, then this would be an amazing item to carry on using. The refill cost would be much lower making it more affordable and much more environmentally friendly as well.
Silky Satin Lip Colour
Tested colour: Rococotte
This is the matte version of the lip colour. I personally find it having a bit more pigmentation than the silky finish but it is equally moisturising and easy to wear. It does come in various different gorgeous shades and mine is what I would call perfect pink nudes for the girls in brown skin.
Silky Satin Lip Colour
Tested colour: Akenana
When I mentioned my purchases, this is the product so many of you had questions about. I had a lot of questions asking if this is a liquid lipstick or a lip gloss. I would say it is a lip gloss with colour. It doesn’t have the same pigmentation you would expect in a liquid lipstick but at the same time it has more colour than the average lip gloss. In terms of the texture, it is super soft and glides on your lips so beautifully. It still get on your coffee cup but is a lot more long lasting than any other lipgloss I have used before including the very high-end ones. There is a beautiful range of colours to choose from and I find myself reaching out to this a lot more often than I thought (simply put, I haven’t touched any of my other lip glosses since buying this even thoughI only have one colour in this)
Metallic Eye Colour
Tested colour: Morganite 720
Well, this is an eye shadow in a form of a very thick liquid and highly pigmented. But, for me, the wow effect actually comes from the shade of the colour. Out of all the eye shadows, I have this is the most gorgeous shade of all for the highlighting corners and to go on below the brow. Also depending on how much of product you are playing with you can create a very subtle morning kind of glow to a heavy red carpet look. As a product, it is highly versatile as you can go all out and use it as a highlighter on your face as well (be aware of how much product you use here - a little goes a very long way)
To me, these the at the epitome of the high-end makeup. They are of course gorgeous products and I will cherish and save mine for the days I feel like that I need that extra touch of luxuriousness. However, as much as I loved the products, this is not something I will use on daily basis because of the price tag.
In my opinion a lot of attention has gone to the packaging of the products so if Christian Louboutin Beauty can find a way to save the repeating cost of the packaging to both the customer as well as to the environment, then not only would it become more affordable, it will also become more sustainable and a product you truly incorporate in to your beauty routine to stay.