China Glaze • Lubu Heels • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||71%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I was disappointed in Lubu Heels because on the nail, it simply never got as opaque and black as it is in the bottle. I wanted to love it, but couldn't because of the opacity issue.
Instead, I now use Precision Rebel Red in You - to me, that polish is what I wanted Lubu Heels to be.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's a fine red glitter polish in a black base. Like other reviewers noted, the red is much more apparent in the bottle than on the nail. I debated on this one a while before getting it and I was ready for the the red glitter to be not so visible based on comments made on the nailboard.
The black base of the polish is sheer so it will need at least 2 coats. What I loved about Lubu Heels (which in theory would be a dupe for OPI Midnight in Moscow- red glitter in a black polish) is that it didn't look like just another black polish except in very low light. OPI MiM for the most part did look black except for in bright light. To some from a distance it did look like a brown shimmer, but it did garner compliments. Honestly, you do have to be right up on my hand to notice the glitter is red, but at least it didn't appear to be a creme finish from a distance. The application on it was fantastic.
The wear on this was fantastic (7 days before chipping), but I did wear it with Orly Bonder & China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat. While I liked this polish, it's one I wouldn't repurchase because I don't see myself wearing this very often.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Fantastic color! Its a gorgeous black spiced up with a kick of red sparklies! The red sparkles keep it from looking too "goth"/plain black. It applies sheer so it will need a few coats and it looks absolutely fabulous! I didn't really see any need to wear it over another black polish, but i will try it one of these days to see if its any different.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
When I bought this polish, I knew there was a good chance that the "black" in this nail polish would probably be sheer.
I tried it on my finger by itself, and of course and naturally I was not impressed. It is quite divine over regular black nail polish though, and I've used it regularly to add a bit of interest to my Orly Liquid Vinyl. It adds a bit a depth and dimension to regular old black nail polish.
This is a polish that is best paired with something else, but it's still worth purchasing if found.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
LuBu Heels is a black lacquer with red glitter, inspired by Christian Louboutinís signature red sole and the best seller Ruby Pumps which is a red lacquer with red glitter that pays tribute to shoe designers. I had to have this color to see what all the hype was about. I was not going to miss out on the "LUBU Manicure" that was all the rage this summer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I definitely should have read the reviews first. But it was so pretty in the bottle! On my nails it's too goth. It just looks black until you get up close when the red glitter finally flashes a bit. The bottle is misleading. If you want a great red glitter polish, go with Ruby Pumps.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I really like this polish. From a distance it does look almost bronze, but part of that is due to the fine grain of the glitter. As someone who doesn't need help looking underage, I appreciate a subtle glitter in my polish as opposed to chunky flecks. I keep staring at it. It to me is the perfect polish for playing poker in Vegas. It's seductive and subtle, changes depending how close you are, and is black and red like the cards!
The black is fairly sheer, but goes on really well. I didn't have any problems applying this polish.
Also, I gave the price a 2 because I got it online for 3 bucks. Shop around, ladies (or gents)!
If this helps anyone, in terms of vibe, this polish to me is a red version of China Glaze's Blk-Bila-Bong, another color I adore.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Yes, it does look like a vampy, dark, red-brown. It reminds me of a hot black cherry color, which is perfect for fall/winter. This one is no where as near as runny as For Audrey, which is nice. I do find that it needs a clear topcoat over it. When it is dry, it dries kind of rough looking. Due to its heavy glitter content. To me it is unique enough color, which is worth trying.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Since my very first pedicure (shamefully only a few years ago), I've loved China Glaze nail polishes. After discovering Ruby Pumps and Dorothy Who? too late to get the whole Wizard of Ooh-Ahz collection, I now watch their site like a hawk. So tell me how I missed Lubu Heels? (Do hawks eyes get worse as they age, too?)
Since Ruby Pumps is seriously the best glitter nail lacquer I've ever used, I've tried other glitters from China Glaze. Honestly? I've not been impressed with most of them. Lubu Heels has that deep red glitter that I've come to adore, but I do agree with other posters that it can look brown in certain lighting. No matter, I'm happy with my twinkly pinkies. I don't think that I'll insist on buying this color for every woman I know like I do with Ruby Pumps, but I will buy it for myself again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Lubu Heels looks absolutely decadent in the bottle - a glossy black with loads of sparkly red glitter. I love looking at my bottle. But it doesn't translate as well onto the nails. I made the mistake of trying this out as a pedicure first and was completely underwhelmed by it. The red glitter is there but you need direct light to see the beauty of this polish. It works better as a mani though, maybe because I can actually look at my nails and see the red-black sparkle. Don't get me wrong, Lubu Heels is absolutely gorgeous when applied and in direct light - a glossy black with dazzling red flash, like a black fire opal! But it's a complete bore in lowlight, it even looks murky brown which is not appealing to me. My rating is a 3.5 for Lubu Heels but I round up. The application and wear were good at least - 3 coats gave complete coverage and very minimal tip wear.
For reference I'm Chanel Beige, Stila 30 watts, and GA LSF 5.5 in skintone.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Disappointing. The glitter wasn't as noticeable on the nail as it is in the bottle, and it doesn't have the sparkle or spirit that Ruby Pumps does. Unless you look really closely, the polish looks like any other deep burgundy/bronzy color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I was so excited when this came out because I love the combination of black and red, and this didn't look like the standard version of black polish with ruby glitter. However, when I received this I was so excited because the red glitter in the bottle looked like it would come out so prominant- but it is deceiving. The glitter does not come out as it looks like it would in the bottle, but very scarce and kind of unnoticeable. I also have short nails and this formula is very runny, which in my case = a no go because it just comes on right away. I am glad I tried this but I will not be buying it again. I will be trying rescue beauty lounge's version =)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Lubu Heels is supposedly a lookalike for Rescue Beauty Lounge's Revamp (which I think has been renamed Black Russian?). LH, named for Christian Louboutin's red-soled shoes, is a black that is finely packed with red glitter. Now, this sounds great, but for some reason this doesn't thrill me. I guess this must be why I never fell into the RBL hype, either. The glitter sort of disappears into the black and is not too exciting. The black itself is actually sort of a very, very blackened brown, as well, not quite a pure black. A positive is that the polish dries quite smoothly even though it has glitter.
In comparison with concurrent releases X, also by China Glaze, and OPI's Midnight in Moscow, Lubu Heels just isn't quite up to snuff. X is bronzier and the lightest of the three; MiM is in between X and LH. I have comparison pics below. I wouldn't repurchase LH, simply because I'd rather be wearing Midnight in Moscow! The rating is more of a 3.5 than a 4, but I rounded up.
Pics:NailsComparison (indoor light)Comparison (indirect sunlight)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My husband just surprised me with a bottle of Lubu Heels. I guess I've been talking about it for awhile. After trying Ruby Pumps (and absolutely loving it!) I really wanted to try Lubu. I just put it on 2 days ago and it's everything I had hoped for! I never was one for plain black polish but China Glaze does glitter really well, so I thought I'd like Lubu Heels. I love it! Lately there's only 2 colors I've been wanting to wear - China Glaze's Ruby Pumps and Orly's Naughty. Lubu Heels is sort of a combination of the 2 and it's definitely a favorite of mine. :-)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love it but I am a glitter-fiend. Black with red glitter. Simple and gorgeous. And thankfully 20% of the price of RBL's Revamp/Black Russian. WOOT WOOT!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous black with a big red glitter! I tried Sally Hansen Glossy but the red shimmer in it didnt show up barely at all, in Lubu Heels the glitter was perfect, showed up well and just enough to be pretty but not obnoxious. Like most China Glazes it dries fast, wears well and hardly chips unless you beating your nails up really bad. Lubu Heels is such a sexy vampy color. Unique too, so I would definately repurchase. This polish is really becoming a fav and I'm usually a pink or french mani type of girl.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This polish was released in Fall '07 as part of a promotional duo including Ruby Pumps and is meant to be used in a Lubu manicure which is black nails with red undersides of the free edge. They're being sold as open stock also. I keep my nails too short to do a Lubu, but I wanted this anyway as it's basically what I wanted Rescue Beauty Lounge Revamp (Black Russian) to be. The RBL is a really opaque black with a good bit of red glitter, but since the black base is so opaque barely any glitter shows on the finished nail. Lubu Heels is a very sheer black and it does take three coats but the sheerness of the black enables more of the red glitter to show on the nail. I'm really pleased with this polish and it was only 2.50 or so online as opposed to the 18.00 you pay for Revamp, so even if it weren't better, it's a better deal for this type of polish. The new ChG formula, sans Formaldehyde, Toulene, and DBP is every bit as good as the old formula and the wear on them is really awesome as well. I've got a new formula ChG on tips and toes right now and have had them on for two days and they don't show one sign of tip wear or chipping. I would buy this again for sure, and i'm getting rid of Revamp altogether as I'll reach for Lubu Heels always rather than Revamp. LOVE! PIC: