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Gucci Beauty, Review

gucci makeup review

"I am a collector of everything"


Ever since Alessandro Michele was appointed creative director of Gucci back in 2015, the brand did a full 180. This might have been one of the best fashion reinventions we have witnessed in decades. Thankfully the brand's original [and rather boring] 2014 beauty line was scrapped along the way, so that in May 2019 we could finally welcome a reinvented, one-of-a-kind makeup collection that spoke to Gucci's modern audience (and eventually exploded all over our Instagram feeds). In this post we will chat all about the brand's most coveted products. Buckle up!

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gucci lipsticks review

Shade: 500 Odalie Red, Matte


The very first thing that Gucci launched back in 2019 was a line of lipsticks called Rouge à Lèvres. 58 shades to begin with, all looking extra cute in their vintage-esque packaging. It is easy to distinguish between formulas just by looking at the lipstick bullet itself - different caps represent different finishes.

Currently there are about 100 shades available in 5 distinctive finishes:

Price: Gucci Rouge à Lèvres lipsticks and lip balms retail for 42/46 USD (Made in Italy)

Packaging: I absolutely love the look of these Gucci lipsticks - it almost feels like they have time-traveled from another era. They have a nice "high-end weight" to them and the brand's logo can be seen on both the cap and lipstick itself. Although the closure is not magnetic, I find that the craftsmanship on these is impeccable and you will not have problems with the cap coming off or anything like that.

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As always, all of my swatches are raw and unedited (I rely on natural daylight only)

Formula & Texture: so far I have tried three different formulas that Gucci have to offer. They are smooth, glide on with ease and appear true to color, offering sheer to semi-opaque/opaque coverage; it purely depends on the finish that you are going for. From my experience Lip Balm, Satin and Matte finishes feel equally weightless on the lips.

With the exception of Lip Balm formula, the other two had a very apparent, perfume-y touch to them (described by the brand as "floral fragrance with violet notes and a soft, fruity scent"). In my opinion it is extremely similar to YSL Rouge Pure Couture Lipstick or Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick, both of which I adore. I quite like the Gucci scent; despite being noticeable at first, it does fade away relatively fast. It is sophisticated and feminine. Naturally, if you do not enjoy perfumed makeup, it might not be your cup of tea.