When I first heard the news of lipsticks from the house of Christian Louboutin, I certainly didn’t expect the super edgy yet luxuriously designed lipsticks they’ve come out with. These “lipsticks” are a work of art and well, some people also attach some kinkiness to these. But, what’s beauty without some sexiness in it ?
I was sucked into this last year after their release, and got two shades. Bengali, was a super sweet gift from a friend and Survivita, was purchased by yours truly. And very recently, after umming and ahhing for quite a while, I bought Rococotte.
Let’s get the most important detail out of the way, these retail for an anxiety inducing 90$ a pop. Ouch ! But, these are worth it, in my opinion. I have these in the matte texture, as mattes are what I prefer. And I can say that these are by far THE best I’ve tried, surpassing my Charlotte Tilbury, Urban Decay mattes. I love the Kevyn Aucoin matte lipsticks almost the same as these, but these feel much more velvety and smooth on the lips. I have eternally dry, sometimes peeling lips. But, I can wear these even on those days, and my lips look so plump and pretty.
The lipstick is pretty darn heavy, and it comes with a beautiful gold thread, so that you can wear it around your neck, if you so desire. And I’ll just state the obvious, that while luxurious and beautiful, it’s been compared to something quite naughty(you know what I mean, come on now), and also to a weapon.
Bengali is a beautiful bright cool pink fuchsia, which looks stunning on. Survivita is a vampy deep berry, perfect for fall/winter. And Rococotte is a gorgeous rosy pink, perfect for everyday.
Personally, I think I might Diva, a vibrant orange, next. I love these though they are pretty darn expensive. But I also know that most people don’t think they’re worth the price tag, and yes, 90$ is a LOT ! But I say, if you like a color and the texture, get it. Be sure to keep a look out for Sephora sale times, that can save you a few $$. You can buy these at Nordstrom and Sephora.
Have you tried these ? What are your thoughts and recommendations ? Let me know below lovelies.