There are some makeup items that are practical and some we get just for when we want to treat ourselves to something a little more special. Gucci Beauty, as expected from the known luxury brand, gives us a makeup experience from A-Z.
This limited edition lipstick from the Gucci Beauty Lunaison collection is a perfect pick me up product. It all starts with the luxe beautiful packaging which by the way would also make a great gift if you are having a little exchange with your gal pals for Valentines Day. Not only does it look festive in the bullet with a coating of subtle glitter but it is also the most perfect shade of red to fit the holiday theme. The glitter in the formula doesn’t translate chunky but gives the most dimensional and shimmery effect. Sometimes that metallic look can look a little unflattering but again, because it is very subtle, I don’t find that it emphasizes textured chapped lips but in fact kind of conceals them.
The shade I have in Janet Rust is really a unique color unlike anything I have in my collection. It really does translate to a rusty orange red with some gold shimmer but in some lighting also looks like a deeper rust red. On the first swipe you receive the full rich pigment and the application and formula is super smooth and glides on effortlessly without sliding all over your mouth and face. It is comfortable on the lips and not drying in the slightest. I did have very chapped lips when I tested this out so it is hard to say with total certainty, but I did feel a bit of grit from the glitter. However it was nothing that really bothered me or was any kind of a deal breaker.
Finally, as any ordinary lipstick formula that isn’t matte or a liquid lip, it definitely does have an expiration date in its wear time but it is pretty long wearing considering and also fades very evenly.
For the makeup look I paired it was a bit of a smoked out sultry liner look with a little glitter eyeshadow topper to again make it a little more festive and tie in with the gold glitter from the lipstick.
All in all I think this a great product and if you feel like treating yourself to a little luxury gift for Valentines Day you will not be disappointed in this product or the makeup look you create with it.