I totally get why every brand, celebrity, man, dog wants to get into cosmetics. Money, honey! It's recession-proof. So for a long-standing fashion house like Gucci to launch their beauty range with lipsticks, they got to be in it to win it. First of all, the Rouge à Lèvres Voile lipsticks have a strong violet floral scent, much like my grandmother's lipsticks — classic but kind of dated. But the packaging, vintage chic! It's beautiful, I love it.
Gucci Beauty didn't go for the super matte, super pigmented, trendy lipstick. Instead, we got ourselves a stain-like, sheer lip product that feels and looks more like a balm. 500 Odalie Red is a great everyday, throw-in-your-handbag kinda lippie, but should you expect that from a luxury brand? Probably not. I want it to be rich, rich, rich. I had to reapply it constantly, so it's not great in terms of longevity, but where it lacks in this area, it makes up in versatility. Multi-purpose for lips, blush and eyes, which is very rare!
The other satin lipstick in 25 Goldie Red feels more on-brand with what I was expecting. It is beautiful, creamy, and glides on like a dream. It offers a bit of a punch and you can totally build it up.