Gucci make up is crazy good.
I know this because I reviewed a bunch last year when it was released in Dubai (find the post here). Lipsticks in particular stood out as the quality sets a new standard for me. Hence still earns a place in my favourites because they are one of the best made lipsticks I’ve ever tried. And for this matter, I had no excuse to let go of new Gucci Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick range.
Having seen all 12 shades at the Sephora Dubai Mall, I was only able to swatch 5. Being a newly launched product, the remaining tester lipstick bullets were broken very close to the base and I couldn’t even scoop out a bit to see how they looked on me. Therefore, I picked up Blossom. A shade close to coral with a hint of pink undertone. Not a typical lip option that I reach for, so Blossom in my mind was different, a touch mod & less maintenance one.
The formula is creamy, smooth, comfortable & weightless on the lips with a semi matte finish. Its a full coverage lipstick with a builable color off. Even with matte finish, Gucci Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick manages to glide smoothly with no tugging and pulling like typical matte lipsticks would. However, it can accentuate dry areas. Prepping the lips beforehand is always a must. If I have to compare Blossom with my favorite mattes: then
- Color pay off is not that intensifying. Nor long wearing (only 4+ hrs) opposed to Tom Ford Flame, Ruby & Plum Rush
- It is also less dry compared to M.A.C Ruby Woo & Charlotte Tilbury’s matte revolutions.
Matte lipsticks are a trendy addition to any vanity & if mattes are your weakness then you are in for a treat. As Gucci Sensuous Deep-Matte Lipstick range has a lovely mix of both natural with bold, daring shades to satisfy everyone. It’s the formula that makes this matte lipstick sing. Wish the staying power is great as my beloved Tom Fords.
Purchased at Sephora Dubai Mall for AED 210/-