Today, I am glad to share some of my key picks from the Gucci Beauty Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. A perfectly warm champagnes, poetic combination of lush aubergines and creamy nudes, I couldn’t help but procure a lipstick and a limited-edition eyeshadow duo, along with a glowing bronzer (part of the permanent collection) for good measure!
Here are the details.
As far as I am concerned, the star of the S/S 2016 collection is the Gucci Magnetic Eye Shadow Duo in Primrose. Simply stunning, the two shades in the compact are versatile and universally flattering. The left side has an incandescent, neutral champagne shade and the right side boasts a lush, rosy plum with a satin finish. The pigmentation and opacity are tremendous, enabling this creaseless, long-lasting pairing to work so well together. Worn separately or blended together, the hues impart an effortlessly opulent vibe that can be applied sheerly for a veil of color or built up for maximum drama.
With a color palette reminiscent of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, (think Valley of the Dolls meets Shampoo) the limited-edition Gucci Spring/Summer 2016 Collection features two eyeshadow options, a blush, two nail lacquers, two lipsticks and a lip gloss for a veritable dreamscape effect…so gorgeous.
The Gucci Luxurious Moisture Rich Lipstick in Carnation is a nude lover’s dream. With rich, medium opacity and a slightly shiny finish, Carnation is a soft nude peach with just enough pigmentation to not wash out the face. Creamy and hydrating, the formula drenches lips in a saturated cloak of color that is muted without being “concealer-esque.”
I am so beyond smitten with Primrose that I am seriously contemplating procuring a back up…it’s that good.
Coupled with a pinky nude lipliner like Christian Louboutin Lip Definer in Nats (as worn in the images at the end of the post), this lip color delivers a peerless warm beige result.
The Gucci Golden Glow Bronzer in 030 Indian Sand is breathtakingly captivating. From the signature embossed top layer to the finely-milled powder formula that warms up skin while still looking entirely natural. Indian Sand is a golden brown with a soft and luminous (but not shimmery) finish that adds a flattering structure and depth to the face. Smooth and long-lasting, I will be using this bronzer constantly in the months ahead!
To complement the dreamy hues of the Gucci Beauty Spring/Summer 2016 Collection, I added warm and luminous products into the mix. In the images that follow, I am wearing:
*Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation #5.5
Gucci Luminous Perfecting Concealer #40:
I am still experimenting with this medium coverage liquid concealer. Housed in a click brush, the formula is pigmented enough for great concealing (especially in the under eye region) but thin enough to remain creaseless, thereby look nearly invisible.
Gucci Golden Glow Bronzer in 030 Indian Sand applied with my *Surratt Beauty Artistique Sculpting Brush
Gucci Magnetic Eye Shadow Duo in Primrose
*Tom Ford High Definition Eyeliner in Black:
Super silky and intensely pigmented, this does not budge along my lower waterline…major impact alert!
Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Mascara
*Giorgio Armani Brow Precision Pencil #2:
Ultra thin and masterfully powerful, this brow pencil glides on and stays in place for a slightly glossy, natural brow.
*Surratt Beauty Expressioniste Brow Pomade
Christian Louboutin Lip Definer in Nats
Gucci Luxurious Moisture Rich Lipstick in Carnation
*Tom Ford Soleil Blanc:
I cannot stop reaching for this new fragrance; sunbaked and warm like a tropical summer breeze with unexpected notes of musk and pistachio, this is all at once sophisticated and infinitely comforting.