Alessandro Michele’s idea of beauty, it seems, isn’t too far off his vision for his ready-to-wear pieces.
The same fetish-driven sexiness and whimsical opulence first manifested themselves in a 58-shade lipstick collection last year, marking a new era of Gucci Beauty. This year, the creative designer has expanded the collection under his manifesto of freedom, creating a new beauty language that goes beyond a perfect pout.
Gucci Beauty’s new Face collection will see three new products that are designed to “enhance character”.
Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Poudre de Beauté Mat Naturel (S$95) is a smoothing pressed face powder that glides onto your skin for a satin feel and matte finish.
The buildable powder also offers a delicate and lightweight texture that promises to stay in place, with peony-shaped micro pearls that gently diffuse the light across your contours for a gentle, ethereal glow. It doesn’t hurt that all 12 shades come in pretty pale pink refillable compacts with gold trimmings, which open to reveal a delicate floral fragrance.
The Crayon Définition Sourcils (S$39) is another versatile addition that’ll give you plenty of mileage. The velvety eyebrow pencil — available in six shades — delivers a natural finish and touch, with a spoolie at the other end for easy blending and a look that won’t flake or smudge throughout the day.
But perhaps the most exciting of the lot is the Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière (S$43). The multi-functional face gloss has been formulated with a gel-like texture that glides on and blends like a dream, whether it’s on your cheekbones for a natural highlight, or on eyes and lips to add subtle radiance. It’s a shimmer-free product, so expect a light dewiness instead of full-on shine.
The new Gucci Beauty Face collection — along with The Alchemist’s Garden (the brand’s line of 14 fine fragrances) — is now available at its brand new counter at Tangs (or shop it online here). You’ll also find the Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia there, a limited edition expression that comes packaged in a collectable lavender-hued bottle.