[productsample/affiliatelink] I’m feeling a bit guilty because I did have more samples than this but because I wrote about the collection for FT How To Spend It, I forgot I hadn’t written about it here – and gave away the foundation stick, another blush and the highlighter. So, I’m left with a memory of those and just have this one blush in Dou Dou.
As a make up artist, Gucci Westman has been around for years – as long as I can remember writing about beauty, anyway. So, in a way it’s surprising that it’s taken so long for her to have a collection under her own name. Maybe it is just that make up artist collections are a relatively new trend with a few early front runners, such as Kevyn Aucoin. Gucci’s collection is all about skin really – these are very soft, blendable textures that optimise the complexion without weight.
The products are marketed as ‘clean, conscious’ formulas – which immediately makes me suspicious as ‘clean’ is a marketing term with no real definition. It’s just whatever you take it to mean. However, the big elephant in the room in the ‘conscious’ formulating is that the packaging isn’t refillable which would strike me as the first thing that needs attention in living a more clean beauty life. There’s a lot of packaging around a small amount of product. BUT, the formulas are honestly delicious – if you like melty, balmy consistencies with nourishing ingredients that give life to the complexion in terms of radiance and natural dewiness, I can’t fault them.
So, this is Dou Dou (£46) – a raspberry creme blush with a cool feel on the skin. As you can see, you really won’t need much – I didn’t even press on my skin with this swatch and this is the level of colour. So, small they might be, but they’ll last. I liked the blush in Minette as well – a vibrant coral, and the Lit Up Highlight Stick (£44). You can find the collection at Net A Porter HERE, non affiliate HERE, and the FT How To Spend It Feature HERE that tells you more.
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