Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Louboutin Rouge Swatch

Well..... This happened.....

I have been working hard and earning lots of money and so I decided to treat myself to the most expensive nail polish I'll ever buy... Louboutin Rouge. It costs £36, plus another £10 delivery.... It's crazy!! But before I go into the nail polish, the service was amazing! I've never ordered anything from Louboutin before, or any other expensive company ever! I think my most expensive nail polish is OPI?

Anyway, I ordered the nail polish yesterday afternoon (20th of August) and I received it today at 14.00! It came all the way from Milan Italy and was shipped with DHL and I received it within 24 hours. Amazing.

The packaging is phenomenal, and that's not a word I ever use. It comes in this 'box' which you pull over the spike and pull off the bottom to reveal the unique glass gradient bottle.

The bottle is inspired by the Ballerina Ultima that Christian Louboutin invented. Something I would literally never wear. I knew the nail polish bottle would be massive, but it was even bigger than I expected. In fact, it was difficult to get the whole thing in one photo! It's 8 inches!

The photo to the left shows just one coat! Yes, it's a OCW (One Coat Wonder), which isn't really a wonder considering the price.

The photos from here onwards all have two coats, as the website description suggests.

The polish is so smooth and applies like butter. It was almost like it was applying itself. It was so effortless and easy. The photo to the right shows no clean up, this is how it applied to my nails. Effortless.

It dried really quickly and ultra glossy. In my index finger you can easily see my three windows! It's incredible!

I thought applying the nail polish might be a bit tricky with this massive handle, but it didn't actually make an impact. My boyfriend described it was a pen, which doesn't really sound very glamorous, but I guess makes sense! Seeing as the formula nearly applied itself, it doesn't really matter what kind of handle it has.

The brush is great too, it's a slightly wide brush, but no where near as wide as the OPI brush. You definitely can't cover your whole nail with one brush stroke, but that's not a problem. I actually prefer a brush this size to the thicker ones out there. I easily managed to paint close to my cuticles without touching any of them.

As you can see, the formula is super opaque. It's also the perfect consistency, not too thick, but not too thin either. Just perfect.

Now the most important part.... is it worth the money!? I'd say £36 (£46 including shipping) is a little excessive, it's perfect, unique and special but it's a lot of money! I'm definitely not going to go out and buy another nail polish this expensive... ever. And another point is that it's read. It isn't the most unique colour in the world, I'm sure you can easily find a dupe of it.

At the same time, this is the most amazing formula I've ever used. The bottle is phenomenal,  and it's Louboutin! You're not just paying for the nail polish and the bottle, but also the brand. Everything about it is so luxurious and it LOOKS expensive!

For me, it's definitely worth it. It's almost as good as buying a pair of Louboutin shoes.

What do you think of Louboutin Rouge? Is it worth the money?
xx Elaine


  1. Beautiful swatch. I must say u are so brave to part with so much cash for one bottle of polish. I would have never been able to do that. Well done. You go girl ;)

    1. aww thank you! I know I had been thinking about it for a while, but put all my tips in the bank and decided to treat myself :) I've never bought anything expensive before, I'm 100% a discount shopper.

  2. I don't think I could ever spend that much on one polis, but it looks gorgeous! Lovely swatches x

    1. thank you! I know it's very expensive.. my one and only splurge! Now onto a no buy month haha