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French luxury designer Christian Louboutin challenges the notion of 'nude'

In theory, a ‘nude’ product should match the wearer’s skin color. But ‘nude’ in practice is usually a variation of beige with pinkish undertones which results it only really being an accurate skin tone for a small fraction of the world’s population. French luxury footwear and fashion designer Christian Louboutin, known for their famous shiny, red-lacquered soles have been championing a new notion of nude. In 2015 Louboutin expanded its nude palette to five different shades and this spring is adding two more.

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