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Would You Pay $90 for a Lipstick?

When A-list shoe designer Christian Louboutin launched his line of luxury nail polishes last year, he won over our hearts with his works-of-art bottles modeled off his iconic red-soled stiletto heels. Although they were $50 a pop, we have learned to pardon this price and see it as a high-quality varnish that doubles as an elegant adornment to our vanity table. At that point, we were convinced beauty products couldn't get any prettier—until they did. Enter his new collection of lipsticks, the packaging and price of which will literally make you swoon.

At a cool $90 per lippy, we wouldn't expect anything less from the designer whose shoes can cost over a grand. Staying true to his sexy, glamorous aesthetic, the range of 38 stunning shades are housed in sleek metal bullets inspired by precious works from Babylonian architecture and art deco. The collection is offered in three different finishes—silky satin, velvet matte and sheer voile—fit for any lip texture preference. With a looped crown as a cap, each lipstick can also be worn as a necklace. (Can you see where our argument is going for this one? It's totally worth it.)

"After the eyes, lips represent the most expressive element of the face," explained Louboutin. "And there's the fetish appeal, because lipstick can transform a face from intense to naive or even dangerous. When a woman carries a handbag, we look at her shoulders. When she slips on a pair of heels, we observe her walk. If she applies lacquer to her nails, we admire her hands. With its slow, circular application, lip makeup becomes a rich and sensual gesture."

If that doesn't convince you to drop $90 on lipstick come September, we don't know what will.

Image via Christian Louboutin

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