Last month, top designer Christian Louboutin launched the stunning ‘Lipstick Heel’ as featured in British Vogue magazine. The stiletto heels are adorned in clear crystal spikes, crystal flatback rhinestones and are positively dripping in bling. Modelled here by actress Ellie Bamber, the sparkling stiletto certainly makes a big impact.

With the official ‘Lipstick Heels’ themselves costing almost £2000, why not create the look yourself? It’s easy to apply flatback crystals to a high heel, we recommend using Gem Tac glue, Preciosa non hotfix clear rhinestones and Preciosa clear spikes. You can design and make your own bespoke version of a high end designer shoe for a fraction of the cost.

See how our customers are using rhinestones to take a plain high heel to the next level.

Jane from Crystalled by Jane has used the stunning AB crystal to fully embellish the platform and heel of the hot pink platforms, giving off an amazing sparkle and luxury finish. She also has a great way of highlighting focal points of the shoe using flatback rhinestones – the crystal encrusted wedge heel certainly makes a statement.

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