Christian Louboutin to Start New Beauty Line

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If you like those red-bottomed pumps, imagine that shade of red for lips and nails.

Famed French maker of luxury red-soled shoes, Christian Louboutin, is about to launch Christian Louboutin Beaute. It's being produced by New York-based beauty company Batallure Beauty, and will hit shelves in late 2013, so you'll have to hang on to your soles for a while, waiting for it.

It will be sold all over the world and Louboutin has been telling various media outlets he was influenced by the bust of Nefertiti at the Neues Museum in Berlin. It's hard to believe there's something missing in the world of designer makeup -- Dolce & Gabbana did the highest pigmented red lipstick imaginable when they launched their beauty brand last year. But leave it to Louboutin to reinvent in some way. No one thought anybody would ever outsell Manolo Blahnik. 

No doubt, there will be a scent to go along with the makeup -- or several. What does red smell like? The scent of a new pair of Christian Louboutin shoes is always delicious -- and leather is now a note in many famous perfumes. Finally, a Louboutin that can be worn by anybody.