Italian fashion house Gucci recently launched their inaugural luxury makeup line and it's been an instant hit with beauty fanatics everywhere. Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath developed the 18-piece collection and each item features the iconic Guccissima pattern and gold interlocking G logo on the packaging.
I got to try a few of their basic products. The Power Liquid Liner ($37) is a smudge-proof liquid eyeliner that gives a fine to medium line. It dries quickly but it doesn't seem to be fully waterproof. That's not a big deal with me but I wouldn't wear it to the beach. It washes off mostly with water or cleanser but you'd need a cleansing oil to get rid of it completely.
Suitable for everyday wear, the lightweight Opulent Volume Mascara ($33) has good definition. It doubled my lash volume but it's not overly dramatic. It's a lovely mascara, but no, it won't give you the mega false lash look. I also didn't see any clumps with 3 coats. It washes off easily with water so that's convenient for anyone who wants fuss-free makeup removal.
As for nails, the Bold High-Gloss Lacquer ($29) has a triangular bristle brush for precise, even application. The festive Iconic Red 120 shade doesn't streak and has a gorgeous lacquered finish after it dries down. One coat is decent coverage if you're in a huge rush, but if you have the time two coats is best for 100% opacity. I only saw minor tip wear after three days so the formula should last about a week.
The Gucci cosmetics collection is available at www.gucci.com, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
For editorial consideration, review product was provided by the brand's PR representative.