Once I recovered from the ratchet realization that Gucci Cosmetics is manufactured/distributed by the makers of TIDE (thanks to the lazy ass at Neiman Marcus who forgot to pull the makeup out of its manufacturer’s shipping packaging before sending it to me)… I dug into the new S/S ’16 lipstick color: Lilac.
Raggedy origins aside, this is actually a really good lipstick. The slip is above and beyond opaque competitors like Bite and YSL, but the pigmentation is off the charts. It’s extremely comfortable to wear. I’m not sure how many people are going to love the color though, because it does pull a distinct purple-plum. It’s not a light lilac color and certainly not sheer. It works wonderfully on my warm skin tone, but I dare say this color is not for everyone.
Full Disclosure: I popped the new Gucci Spring Rose Lipgloss in the center to take down the overall ‘purple’ appearance of the lipstick. So that’s why the color looks less concentrated on my lips than in the swatch.
The rest of the face is Natasha Denona’s Green/Brown palette (I know I’m being lazy about a review, but that’s because I haven’t gotten off my booty to swatch them yet) with Cream and Golden Flesh. Cheeks are Armani Blush in #6. Foundation and Powder are La Mer Reparative Skin Tint and Bronzing Powder.