If you’re a serial lipstick hoarder like us, then you’ve definitely been around the beauty bandwagon once or twice and have had your fair share of experimenting with every matte lipstick out there. While we’re sure you came across several hits and some pretty spectacular misses, there is now a matte lippie that will knock it out of the ballpark entirely: the new Rouge à Lèvres Mat by Gucci Beauty.
With the intent that beauty is a form of self-expression and your lips are to take centrestage, Gucci Beauty has seen to it that your matte lip look will no longer crack, crease, flake or dry out your lips ever again. And that’s a fact lipstick addicts can test out in IRL with a complimentary lip-over service and makeup demo.
In one stroke, the Rouge à Lèvres Mat lipstick gives you the most intense colour, thanks to an innovative new formula which uses a gelling soft wax base that works in harmony with vivid pigments for a smooth, velvety finish that goes on with a silk-like feel. The effortless application means you never have to fret over any patchiness as the matte formula glides on uniformly sans smudging or tugging. Besides the brilliant colour payoff, the Rouge à Lèvres Mat lipstick also looks as fab being taken out of your purse as it does on your lips, encased in a gold hued tube that throws back to a bygone era where lipsticks — from the casing to the art of slicking it on — were works of art and decoration.
So how will these new Gucci babies one-up your matte lipstick game? We give you four ways to rock the extensive 28-shade range:
Your new-gen MLBBs
From lunch meetings to a tête-à-tête with your gal pals after work, a matte MLBB lipstick is the multi-tasker to see you through the day. Gucci Beauty has created eight, textural hues that range from warm browns and taupes to rose-toned beiges to flatter every skin tone.
Your selfie-ready pinks and corals
If you don’t already know, pink and coral shades are great at brightening up your complexion as their respective blue and orange-y undertones are perfect for counteracting the sallowness of Asian skin. Need to get camera-ready in a snap? Vantine Fuschia and Agatha Orange have got you covered.
Your killer reds for that hot date(s)
Nothing screams confidence more than a scarlet pout, whether it’s drawn to perfection with a lipliner or slightly undone the le Français way like model Camille Rowe. From the brightest eye-catching vermillion to a muted, burnt burgundy, Gucci Beauty’s got your new ride-or-die red.
Your outré hues for fancy dress parties
Reminiscent of the clothes creative director Alessandro Michele sends down the runway, his covetable couture is now translated into lipstick hues of purples and a singular, majestic green synonymous with the House’s fashion. Dressing up your lips in Gucci? Yes, please.
The Gucci Beauty Rouge à Lèvres Mat lipstick is available at Takashimaya Department store and retails for $53. To register for the complimentary lip-over service and makeup demonstration, click here.