He’s an iconic figure who is synonymous with a fashionable hue of red. No, not Santa Claus, but Christian Louboutin and his eponymous brand. Now, come this Christmas, it’s not just about red-soled heels, but lips and much more as well. This November we discovered the enchanting world of Christian Louboutin Beauty’s Holiday 2021 collection, Rouge Louboutin SooooO… Glow and charming gift sets, all thanks to the help of Miss Loubitree (their Christmas character), Kelly Lee, regional trainer and a live demonstration of a fabulous festive look by Mashita A., regional make-up artist at the exclusive Christian Louboutin Beauty x Vogue Singapore virtual beauty masterclass.
“Christian Louboutin Beauty’s DNA is connected with power, success, sexiness, elegance and the colour red”. For Lee, a Loubixmas certainly entails Rouge Louboutin SooooO… Glow—which isn’t a standard issue lipstick, but rather, fully customisable fashion talismans (the cases come in three Pantone shades of red, nude and yellow) complete with chains and charms.
The tailor-made, vegan lip stains come in a range of fifteen vibrant shades including everything from Ruby Retro, Beige Curtain and Burgundy Babe. Buildable in coverage, radiance can be intensified with an additional application. When describing the signature Christian Louboutin look, Lee explains the lips are the focus, “with the classic look of Louboutin the makeup is very down-to-Earth and everything is clear except the lips are red.” When speaking of the opulent, high-pigmented iconic lip colour, “the best news is that it’s universal—it means every skin tone, people of any age are able to find their shade at the Christian Louboutin counter”.
Be it naughty or nice, the Rouge Louboutin vanity holiday set is on the wishlist. As the old saying goes, the best things come in small packages. Each red pouch contains the SooooO… Glow refillable case, a Rouge Louboutin shade and a charm.
According to Mashita, while masks are a daily staple, there is a way to maintain picture-perfect, smudge-free lips by “trying to avoid anything too moisturising as it will immediately shift from the lips.” Instead we should be seeking “something in matte like the Christian Louboutin Beauty Matte Fluid Lip Colour—you can play around with the different colours and the formula is long lasting. Plus the good thing is that it doesn’t transfer to your mask… or the husband as well!” As for a professional hack, “the old-fashioned way, makeup artists swear by this and something we do backstage as well is to use your translucent powder and just pat very gently over your lips and immediately it takes away that extra shine.” And for those of us with concerns of dry lips, the products are formulated to be a comfortable, creamy-textured full coverage balms with a soft-touch finish.
The spirit of a Loubixmas at the masterclass of course included some sparkle. What’s the magic word? As fast as we could say abracadabra, model Jo’s eyes were illuminated with the Abracadabra La Palette—stunning metallics contained in beautiful yet refillable packaging adorned in rock-chic worthy spikes.
As for the latest launch of the year, it’s not just about looking your best, but engaging another one of the senses. Three new unisex Loubiworld Eaux de Parfum Intense fragrances provide an olfactory delight and have arrived just in the nick of time for the impending arrival of Saint Nick. As elucidated by Mashita, inspired by faraway travels and connection to his Egyptian heritage, the recent scents of Loubicharme, Loubiprince and Loubiluna are encased in deep burgundy glass bottles capped with fascinating symbols like the royal beetle, stiletto-headed serpent and crescent moon. Varying notes of incense, sandalwood and papyrus delight even the most discerning of noses.
In terms of with what should we be filling our stockings, there are three limited edition gift sets available at the Christian Louboutin Beauty counter at Tangs—the Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte, the Rouge Louboutin Silky Satin Refillable Lipstick Sets and the Christmas Lip Trio Set. As it is the time for giving, there are also exclusive Christmas gifts with purchase which include the Lip shine pouch, Miss Loubitree Christmas Bauble and the Louboutin Travel Spray. For Lee, “this season is not just about gifting for your loved ones, but gifting for yourself.” We will file that one under self-care. Now, let’s go paint the town red!
Celebrate Christmas with Christian Louboutin Beauty! The SooooO… Glow Refillable Lip Colour in Rouge Louboutin is now available in an exclusive Christmas set and enjoy three new Loubiworld Intense fragrances. Christmas gifts, the Abracadabra la Palette and the new collection are available exclusively at the Christian Louboutin Beauty counter at TANGS at Tang Plaza and TANGS.com.