Gucci fans and makeup lovers will be thrilled to know that the new Gucci Makeup Collection by Alessandro Michele will soon be available in Singapore. Packaged in beautiful retro inspired tubes, these lipsticks are a must-have in your handbag or on your vanity.
Gucci begins its new beauty story from the lips. A lipstick is the ultimate makeup tool, its fascination and desirability a result of its instant transformative power.
Gucci’s three new lipstick collections are diverse formulations: Rouge à Lèvres Satin with a satin finish, Rouge à Lèvres Voile with a sheer finish, and Baume à Lèvres, a lip balm with a translucent finish.
“Lipstick is the most beautiful object you can find inside a handbag. It is the most fascinating because it has always had a beautiful scent—we made Gucci lipsticks perfumed with violet. Lipstick is a playful object because it recalls crayons that children colour with. Lipstick also symbolizes of the world of cinema, and all of the famous lips from Hollywood,” Alessandro Michele.
To create these lipsticks, Alessandro Michele was inspired by the made-up lips of Hollywood’s stars from the Golden Age, their lips expressing sensuality, charm and influence—sometimes within the same look.
According to Alessandro, makeup should not mask but rather exalt flaws and make them part of the language of beauty. Defects should be displayed with pride and not hidden away. Within this language everyone should be able to wear makeup how they want to, whether to reveal your true self, allowing you to be yourself, or as a means to transform, allowing you to be who you want to be. The choice should be yours, the wearer.
“Makeup is something poetic and fleeting that you can add to your face, changing or highlighting something about yourself. I find it an almost magical language, strongly linked to the other details I use for the expression of the self, such as jewellery and a hairstyle. Of all these aspects needed to emphasize or underline an aspect of ourselves, makeup is the most immediate and the oldest way, making it the most fascinating,” Alessandro Michele.
The lipstick collection is the first word of Gucci’s new beauty language. Packaged in a gold tube, Rouge à Lèvres Satin is etched with a decorative style drawn by Alessandro Michele that borrows its flair from Art Deco inspirations. Rouge à Lèvres Voile makes a feminine statement in a pink rosebud print on ivory with a gold base as if they came from a 1940s dressing table.
“I thought back to the lipsticks I saw in my life, when I was little, my mum’s lipstick, who was always inspired by the 50s, and I wanted to give it the most powerful meaning, that of the Hollywood divas and the mythology of cinema, which first put the lips in the spotlight,” Alessandro Michele.
Gucci Makeup will be available at Takashimaya Department Store Beauty Hall from 12 September 2019. The lipstick will retail for $53.