It’s really hard to say why it’s taken Gucci Beauty so long to appear on the UK market. It’s little known that it’s been available at Gucci stores and at Gucci on-line in the UK for quite some time, but for wider distribution you will have to whistle for it, still. However, it has just landed at World Duty Free (where you can get a free mini make over btw) , so you can pick it up there if you aren’t near a Gucci store (and let’s face it, who is?!). If you do a search for Gucci Beauty, Selfridges pops up as a stockist – not so, they only stock the fragrance range for now (if you saw my post on Friday about key wording, you’ll know how this happened!).
I’ve picked out exactly what I think are going to be the big sellers, although it’s quite a big range of products (over 300 items), so this is just my personal edit for now. So kicking off with the quads – or, to correctly name them, the Magnetic Color Shadow Quads, I’ve picked out Purple Topaz which is really pretty and also versatile. At £48 a pop, you need versatility!
Despite the name, purple is only one element of this quad – there’s a sheeny shell pink, a heathered grey and an earthy grey shade too giving it plenty of scope for a daytime eye or a night time smoky.
Next up, the Gucci Luxurious Moisture Rich Lipstick in Iconic. Lovers of a red lip will find this the hardest product to resist athough there are 37 other shades. In terms of texture, it’s beautiful – if you’ve tried any of the D&G lipsticks, its a ringer in terms of comfort with a decent sheen. It’s £28.
I love a nude gloss, and this shade, Ardent, in the Vibrant Demi-Glaze Lip Lacquer range is perfect for me. Sheer enough that a bit of my natural lip colour comes through so it doesn’t wash out my tone, but enough coverage and shine that it’s definitely a nude statement.
The Gucci Mascara packaging is lush (back up in the gloss picture) – it’s so Gucci branded and super shiny and slick. If you love Gucci, you are going to enjoy getting this one out – it might even be grounds for doing your make up on the train. And I don’t say that lightly ;-). The brush isn’t on a par with other massive volumising brushes but I love that they’re being adventurous with colour and not just sticking to plain old black. If you’re going to try this shade, Attiano, either use it on the tips of already blackened lashes or as a base and then tip with black. Mascara is £27.
In a separate post, I’ll cover off the duos and a couple of other items. The Gucci Beauty collection is completely on-brand for Gucci; I’m on the fence about whether the quality of the product is as luxury as the prices suggest, but a lot of the price has gone on the packaging which is truly beautiful. If you’re tempted, you can shave a few pounds off the price by getting it at World Duty Free. What do you think? Hype or happening?
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