Hey, how are you on this scorching Monday? This weekend was pretty miserably hot here, so I was not able to get all the swatching done that I had planned because I wanted to sit by the fan all day which doesn’t mesh well with painting my nails. Was that sentence long enough? (Look, I’m Henry James!) One polish that I did have to absolutely swatch is the one I have for you today: Rouge Louboutin. Yes, it’s the majestic Rouge Louboutin–the polish I had a huge boner for ever since I heard of its existence, the polish I dreamed of, the polish I tried to get at Sephora when they were sold out and now the polish that was a truly amazing present from the lovely Amy from The Fancy Side. She went overboard when she sent this to me for my birthday and I can’t thank her enough for such a beautiful gesture. Let me show you just how gorgeous this thing is.
This bottle is just a piece of art. It’s so inconveniently shaped and sized, but it’s meant to be displayed and not tucked away in some melmer. I also like the idea of having a weapon in my bedroom in case anyone ever breaks in–it could totally be deadly. Once you get past oohing and aahhhing over the bottle, you realize that there’s polish in there that you must try immediately.
This polish is so decadent! The formula is extremely opaque and it applies smooth and buttery. I applied two coats for my swatches above, but you could get away with one coat. It dries very quickly and also dries super shiny so you can skip top coat if you want. I did find application a little challenging only because it was a little awkward to maneuver the brush and the long wand, but you get used to it. The color is less orange than it appears in my pictures. It’s more vibrant red, just like the soles on all the Louboutin shoes.
So what do you think? I think this is one of those polishes that you get because it is like a work of art. Will I be getting other polishes from this line? Maybe. Probably. I mean, if I see a very unique color, I will be tempted to get it but I probably won’t buy anything that is very dupeable. I am crazy about this polish since it’s so iconic and gorgeous AND because it was such a thoughtful gift. I have the most amazing friends, don’t I? Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.