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Christian Louboutin Silky Satin, Sheer Voile and Loubilaque

November 2, 2016
Louboutin Lipstick and Loubilaque Review - The Beauty Look Book


Christian Louboutin makes the most expensive lip products on the beauty market to date. After featuring the signature Louboutin Rouge Lipsticks in all three formulas and the Rouge Loubilaque, an overwhelming number of you have asked me to test out some other shades, in particular some of the neutrals. I ordered six colors sight unseen, split into a few orders as it took me a long time to decide which ones to try (there’s no counter near me to swatch/see). One was gifted to me (You You). The Christian Louboutin Beaute line is all about luxury and the price points of the products are extremely high so I wanted to make sure I picked ones I would actually wear, and wear on a regular basis.


Louboutin Lipstick and Loubilaque Review - The Beauty Look Book

What I have to swatch and feature for you today:

  • Silky Satin Lip Colour in Belly Bloom ($90 for 3.8 g/0.13 oz) is a medium peachy cream
  • Silky Satin Lip Colour in Tres Decollete ($90 for 3.8 g/0.13 oz) is a natural pink peach nude
  • Sheer Voile Lip Colour in You You (gifted, $90 for 3.5 g/0.12 oz) is a sheer plum
  • Sheer Voile Lip Colour in Rose du Desert ($90 for 3.5 g/0.12 oz) is a natural rose pink
  • Loubilaque in Akenana ($85 for 4.7 ml/0.16 oz) is a beige pink with shimmer
  • Loubilaque in Bikini ($85 for 4.7 ml/0.16 oz) is a medium bright pink cream
  • Loubilaque in Altareva ($85 for 4.7 ml/0.16 oz) is a beige pink that’s slightly deeper in color


Louboutin Lipstick Belly Bloom, Tres Decollete, You You, Rose du Desert - The Beauty Look Book


Up first are the lip colors. The Silky Satin formula is a smooth medium to full coverage lipstick formula and it’s flawless in terms of application. It’s among the best formulas I’ve tried and has a beautiful natural sheen. The two colors I picked turned out to be similar, had I seen these in person I would have picked different shades, but I’m not disappointed with either one. Belly Bloom is a medium peach cream. Tres Decollete is pinky peach cream on me (looks peach in the tube but pulls a bit more pinkish on my lips).
For the Sheer Voile formula I really love the Rouge Louboutin option. It has a lush glossy finish and feels smooth and hydrating on the lips. I felt Rose du Desert would be a good safe color and it is. It’s a natural sheer pink rose that one can wear everyday. The color itself isn’t really unique and for something that looks so natural I think you can opt for one of the YSL Rouge Volupte Shines which seems affordable by comparison. I will say that I don’t have anything quite the same in color among my glossy sheer lipsticks. Had I been able to try this one I would have skipped it because it’s just so SO natural on me. You You on the other hand is a color I find really special as plums like this are hard to come by for me. Most turn fuchsia but this one has the perfect balance of plum and brown in it. I suspect I would have liked the brighter or deeper options in the sheer formula.


Louboutin Lipstick Belly Bloom, Tres Decollete, You You, Rose du Desert - The Beauty Look Book


Louboutin Lipstick Belly Bloom, Tres Decollete, You You, Rose du Desert - The Beauty Look Book


Louboutin Lipstick Belly Bloom, Tres Decollete, You You, Rose du Desert - The Beauty Look Book
Up next are the Loubilaques and I picked the 3 lightest colors. Akenana is the most natural beige pink color on me. There is some shimmer in it but on the lips it’s a natural kind of shimmer. I love these kinds of colors so this one is a win for me. Bikini is a neutral-cool pink that has some brightness to it but is still natural. Altareva is similar to Akenana but it pulls a bit deeper and peachy in color with some brown tones in it.
The formula has been reviewed in the Rouge Louboutin Loubilaque post, but for a quick recap, these are scented with a lipstick/makeup kind of scent. The pigment is medium to full in coverage with a smooth finish. They come with a sponge tipped applicator. Texture is lush and while it’s not too heavy you can definitely feel it on the lips. They have a very cushiony kind of feel on the lips. If you’re not into any kind of scent or fragrance for lip products you will probably find the scent too strong for you. I don’t mind it and have had no issues.


Louboutin Beaute Loubilaque Akenana, Bikini, Altareva - The Beauty Look Book


Louboutin Beaute Loubilaque Akenana, Bikini, Altareva - The Beauty Look Book


Louboutin Beaute Loubilaque Akenana, Bikini, Altareva - The Beauty Look Book


For those curious about the Louboutin lip products I hope you found the swatches in this post helpful. So many of you have asked whether or not the price tag is worth it for these lip products. I really cannot say yes or no. The Louboutin Beaute line is all about luxury and and opulence. As anyone can tell from the price and packaging, it’s not really about being practical. These are packaged as decorative objects almost like ornaments. If you want my own personal take, there are tons of lipsticks at price points I don’t think are justified ie Tom Ford, Cle de Peau Beaute, By Terry, even Chantecaille. Yet I’ll still indulge in some. A $90 lipstick or $85 lipgloss isn’t for everyone. I would say it’s not really for me, heck even a $50 lipstick from Tom Ford is a huge ouch to the wallet. That being said I like what I splurged on.
For the Louboutin lipsticks I’m pleased with the ones I bought even if I did end up picking colors that are similar to each other. I like the quality, colors and finishes. I don’t have any regrets but if I were able to see everything in person I would probably have tried to pick shades that were a bit more distinct and different. I 100% love the Loubilaques – I’m more of a gloss person anyways so these fit my personal taste more than lipsticks, although the Silky Satin Lipstick formula is excellent.
You can find Christian Louboutin Beaute at Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter and Christian Louboutin.


Have you tried the lip products yet? Did you splurge on any? What were your thoughts? P.S. If you were interested in the perfumes they recently launched, for holiday they have a Perfume Trio Set with minis you might want to check out.


Belly Bloom, Tres Decollete, Rose du Desert, Akenana, Bikini and Altareva all purchased by me.
You You was gifted.


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  • Gail November 2, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Thanks for the review and swatches in time for the Sephora sale, although I don't plan on purchasing more of these due to the price point. My favorites are Just Nothing and Bikini Satin lipsticks. I think you would love both. I'm not a big fan of the Sheer Voile lipstick formula. For some reason the scent of that formula is sickening to me, while I can tolerate it in the satin formula. I've never tried any of the glosses. They look beautiful on you but I guess I have an even harder time justifying these prices for a gloss (or nail polish, for that matter) than I do for a lipstick.

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Hi Gail – thanks for the input on Just Nothing and Bikini! I didn't get any more during the sale but I googled those colors and they look beautiful! Yes the price is very hard to justify – totally with you on that point!

  • alittlekiran November 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    They are so beautiful, and not to sound weird or inappropriate but your lips are amazing. Love the colours here, thanks for sharing. I wish I could buy them all xxx

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    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Thank you so much, you're so so sweet πŸ™‚

  • Gail November 3, 2016 at 1:30 am

    Great review. I am probably one of the few who did not like the two Tom Ford lipsticks I bought this summer.

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:33 am

      Nothing wrong with that!

  • Lea November 3, 2016 at 1:45 am

    I have Rose du Desert and two of the satins; I don't regret buying them but if I had to do it over I'd probably pass. The colors aren't terribly unique to me and the packaging is just too bulky. They're also a red flag for TSA so I don't fly with them in my carry on anymore. I got tired of explaining a lipstick. I'm much more comfortable with the price point of Tom Ford and By Terry (the click sticks!) and I own multiple, multiple lip products by Cle de Peau, Chantecaille and Armani and have never been disappointed. These five are what I rotate through most; I need to try to reach for my Louboutin lip products more. It'll be very annoying if they go bad barely touched.

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:34 am

      Thanks for sharing Lea – I have the same feeling on the sheers. Thanks for the TSA tip – for some reason I ALWAYS have trouble getting through security. I don't know what it is, my husband gets through no issue!

  • Evelyn November 3, 2016 at 2:25 am

    You You is definitely calling my name, it's such a pretty color. I always think I should buy a light color but then I see a red, berry or plum and that's what goes home in my shopping bag instead!

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:35 am


  • Joni Corak November 3, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Ugh, "you you" is gorgeous, and I know you usually go nude, but I love these kinds of plums on you! of the glosses I think I like Altareva best on you, but they would probably all be too pale for me — I am a pale, fair-skinned girl, but these kinds of light pinks and peaches tend to make me look… less than alive! ?
    I would love to treat myself to one of these lovely lippies, but the $$$ is just a couple too many $'s for me! Instead I'm hoping to snag one of the new tom ford lip foils and possibly one of the new shades from givenchy, (heroic pink!), because it's a little outside my comfort zone and I like to branch out sometimes! πŸ™‚

    great post! xx

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Thanks Joni! Yes "You You" was a nice surprise. As a nude-lip lover I was surprised by it!

  • Rachel Kromdijk November 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    wauw they are so pretty! love these shades!

    • Sabrina November 11, 2016 at 4:35 am

      Thanks Rachel πŸ™‚