Friday, October 10, 2014

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish

Nudes Collection: "Madame Est Nue" & "Tutulle"

"Madame Est Nue"

Whether you're already a Louboutin shoe-lover, the Christian Louboutin nail polish collection is one to be admired. Inspired by the Ballerina Ultima, the tallest heel ever created by Louboutin, the 30 colors in three different categories Pops, Nudes and Noirs come in beautifully crafted bottles. What I love most is that the dramatic 8-inch stiletto cap makes nail painting an artistic experience!

It's tempting to get more than a few of these gorgeous colours, especially the classic Louboutin Red, but I had to keep in mind that these have been deemed the most expensive nail polish ever created. I was hesitant to take the plunge but recently picked up two nude colours (Tutulle and Madame Est Nue) - one as a gift to a friend and one for myself.

Product Review: I found the formula to be comparable to the high quality of the Deborah Lippman and Marc Jacobs line - smooth, fast drying, and no air bubbles provided you don't put on too thick of a coat. I also love the high shine finish, which means no top coat necessary. Is it worth the price tag? I would say it depends on how you look at it. As a collector's item, it's a beautiful piece of "art" to be displayed and treasured. As a nail polish, you can get similar colours and quality at less than half the price if you're just looking for a new colour for your weekend manicure.

Available at Holt Renfrew ($58) in Canada, Sephora and Nordstrom ($50) in the US.