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Christian Louboutin Is Getting Into the Beauty Business

His signature scarlet soles are beloved by women across the globe—and now, Christian Louboutin is set to make his mark on the beauty world, too. According to WWD, the French footwear maestro has inked a deal with Batallure Beauty LLC to launch Christian Louboutin Beauté, a makeup company expected to release its first collection of luxury cosmetics in late 2013. This marks Louboutin's first-ever brand extension project, but the man himself claims that the link between stilettos and makeup is stronger than one might think.

"Beauty products also have to do with empowering women," the designer explained. "That's very much the job of the shoes I'm designing." He stressed that the venture will be entirely high-end, noting that his beauty line "has to mirror the quality of the shoes, of the bags, of all the DNA of the brand."

Personally, we think those red soles would translate perfectly into crimson lip colors, nail lacquers and blushes. Louboutin's makeup line would also serve as a great way for brand fans to get a piece of the designer's signature sexy aesthetic—without shelling out upwards of $600 for his much-hyped heels. But what about you? Would you buy Christian Louboutin-created cosmetics?

Photo: WWD/Steve Eichner

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