Lip Service: Gucci S/S 2016

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.



  1. Linda says:

    Oh my I’m digging that shade. To be honest Gucci has been a disappointment to me. I don’t see it sticking around. They barely even advertise and no one really talks about the brand. I have two of the blushes that I don’t really reach for and I have the face powder which isn’t anything special. I completely forgot that I have the autumn fire quad until I was just reading this post. I think I got it in December and still haven’t even open the package. I returned my shadow duo for being too frosty.
    I like purple plum so I might actually give this a shot.

  2. I really like it Linda! But you’re right… there’s just not much to be exicted about regarding Gucci. I only have a few items. I never bought the eyeshadow palettes or blushes. I don’t particularly like that old fashioned quad packaging. Tom Ford messed everyone up with those huge pans in his quads, and I haven’t been right since. That’s why I don’t own Charlotte Tilbury or Dolce & Gabbana Quads. Who has time for those little bitty pans? Not me.

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