Christian Louboutin Debuts $50 Nail Polish

PHOTO: A bottle of Rouge Louboutin, a new nail polish from fashion designer Christian Louboutin.

Christian Louboutin is best known for his signature red-soled stilettos. But the most recent creation from the French designer delivers a different kind of lift.

Earlier this week, Louboutin revealed his first foray into the beauty industry. The craftsman announced a range of nail polishes in the pages of Women's Wear Daily.

Each bottle of Rouge Louboutin contains less than half an ounce of the luxury lacquer and will retail for $50.

But what the collection lacks in volume, it makes up for in height. Modeled after the heel of the impossibly arched ballerina shoe that Louboutin designed in 2007, the packaging that holds his standout scarlet hue measures eight inches tall.

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Like his fashionable footwear, these formulations make a statement. Louboutin insisted that just two coats of his new polish are equal in intensity to 20 layers of more inferior -- and affordable -- brands.

The vertiginous varnishes are now available at the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and will launch at select retailers nationwide on August 6th.

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