Gucci make-up is finally here!! The Middle East has been the first place to launch Gucci
make-up which is SO rare!! This must have been the first time for me to experience a
launch as one of the first in the world! We usually receive all beauty launches a few
months after it launches in the rest of the world so this makes it all a bit more exciting.
GUCCI has released a wide range of make-up products, nail lacquers, skincare
products and brushes. Its always interesting when a high end fashion brand creates a
make-up collection. You don’t really know what to expect. Some brands turn out to
have the best prestige make-up collections and some are a flop. Here is what I think
about some of the Gucci make-up products…
“For me, beauty and fashion are always connected. One doesn’t exist
without the other. Make-up is a key element of the Gucci runway show – it
helps communicate the essence of the Gucci woman. Eyes, skin, lips –
they’re like accessories, all working together to create an unmistakable
– Frida Giannini
The collection has been designed by Frida Giannini. Frida has focused on shades that
regularly appeared in Gucci fabrics and leathers of the ready to wear and accessory
collections. Gold, black, red, ottanio, bronze and copper are called the ”Iconic Six”
colours that are the main focus of this collection.
Both nail lacquers offer a metallic finish with lots of gold shimmers! The quality is
great, it doesn’t peel off after a few days (which most prestige nail lacquers do). The
pigmentation is amazing! The brush is easy to work with and a double coat is
necessary for a full coverage. Overall great nail colours!
Price: 140 AED (available in 25 shades)
GUCCI EYE SHADOWS
I didn’t expect the pigmentation would be so vibrant. I’ve applied the swatches on my
hand by using my fingertips and I was really impressed by how highly pigmented
these eyeshadows are. The eyeshadows can be used wet or dry. However, using it wet
is not necessary considering the high quality and pigmentation of it. I used it dry on
my eyelid by using a spong applicator only.
I love how the Gucci logo is engraved in the eyeshadows! The second shade is described
as ”Iconic Gold” however it looks like an army green shade with lots of gold shimmers
in it. The bronzy shade contains gold shimmers as well. You can create super
glamorous looks with these eyeshadows and these shades are great for Fall!
Price: 175 AED each (available in 19 shades)
GUCCI EYE ”Power Liquid Liner” in #010 ICONIC BLACK
The formula is quite liquidy (make sure to shake well before using). The tip of the brush
is very sharp yet thick. I find it very easy to create a cat liner with this brush. A great
thing about this eyeliner is, once it dries up it’s very easy to change the shape of the
liner. Usually with liquid eyeliners it’s very difficult to adjust the shape of it because it
starts smudging all over your eyes. So that’s something I really like about the eyeliner.
Price: 195 AED
GUCCI Cosmetics will be available from October 2014 exclusively at Gucci boutiques in:
Dubai | Mall of the Emirates & The Dubai Mall
Abu Dhabi | The Galleria Mall
Kuwait City | Al Hamra Mall