It’s one of the oldest tricks in the Celebrity Stylist’s Handbook: send a leading lady down the red carpet in flesh colored heels and her legs will magically appear five inches longer. Of course, if said leading lady’s skin tone happens to be darker or lighter than Kate Middleton’s signature LK Bennett pumps, it can be hard to find footwear that matches her complexion. So what does that mean for the rest of us folks without a personal shopper at our disposal? Are we doomed to a lifetime of looking no taller than we actually are?
Not if Christian Louboutin has anything to do with it. In fact, the shoe guru is so keen on all his customers enjoying the benefits of flesh-toned shoes, he’s created "The Nude Collection," a line of classic styles available in diverse range of skin shades. There are five different options to chose from—creamy porcleain, mahogany brown and three middle tones between—and an accompanying "Louboutin Shades" app that finds the best shade for you by matching it to an uploaded photo of your foot. It’s especially worth downloading if there isn’t a Christian Louboutin boutique in your area. Since the Nude Collection is only available in the brand’s brick-and-mortar stores, knowing your color beforehand will make phone orders fast and easy. You can get it on iTunes now for free—perfect nude heels not included.