This October, inspired by the liveliness of eyes, the brand expands his opus of Eye Amplifiers, introducing the Christian Louboutin Tape à l’Oeil Eye Color collection.
“Tape à l’oeil means eye-catching. It is a woman who exposes her femininity so that no one can miss her” describes the designer. Christian Louboutin’s Eye Colours enable a woman to enhance her eyes with a variety of looks to reveal or conceal her attitudes and intentions. Both collections launch in six shades for a total of twelve eye colours. “To me, eye colour is parure pour les yeux. It is jewelry for the eyes,” says Christian.
The formulas are encased in a clear vial adorned with a gold fluted shell that references Byzantine and Art Déco motifs, two époques that Christian often revisits in his work. Similar to a calligraphy brush, the cap rests comfortably in the hand, ensuring a controlled and precise application experience. Its innovative, short and dense bristle brush allows for optimal product pick-up, precise placement, and optimal painting and blending of the formula for the most artistic expression.
The Matte Nude Eye Colour is formulated with an oil-based gel structure that applies like a fluid and sets with a powdery matte finish for a sensual application experience and comfortable dry-down. Its long-lasting, pigment rich formula provides medium to full coverage in just one swipe.
When developing the matte nude shade range, Christian was inspired to name the hues after the women that surround him.
Fond of shimmering embellishments – from metallic spikes to ’70s style glitter tissé fabrics to his indulgent use of strass – Christian was inspired to launch highly-reflective eye colours. Each shadow beautifully plays with light for an intense sparkle finish. Christian likens the playfulness of this formula to the energy and movement of the sun. The Metallic Eye Colour collection is available in a range of jewel tones from rose gold to iridescent blue. The formula is a unique fusion of water and metallic pigments, which combine to create a mirror-like brilliance.
When it came time to naming the shades, Christian was inspired by semi-precious jewels. He is an avid collector of gems, showcasing them in his boutiques and homes around the world.
Shop the collection here.