Thursday 16th May

| BY Paul Toner

Ten Loves: Gucci Beauty

Just like Mr RuPaul, we love a comeback queen. We’ve had Mariah, Britney, and Shangela – now Gucci Beauty is back, back, back again after a short stint away from the limelight, armed and ready to storm the make-up industry. And what a better way to get things going than a range of lipsticks, 58 of them to be exact. Focused on three new formulas: Rouge à Lèvres Satin (satin finish), Rouge à Lèvres Voile (sheer finish) and Baume à Lèvres (lip balm with a translucent finish) – each signature shade name derives from old Hollywood starlets, including Jean Harlow and Bette Davis, quite fabulous don’t you think?

From sugary shades of pink and purples that look like your tongue after a slushie, all the way down to punchy reds and creamy neutrals – there’s a shade for every occasion, to take you from day to night, then day again for next morning’s walk of shame. In typical Alessandro Michele fashion, the array of lipsticks mimmic dainty antique collectables, with the floral and turquoise tube cases baring particular resemblance to the sort of chachkies you’d find rooting through your gran’s dressing table. With such great colours, we advise you to leave as many lip puckers as possible. On your partner’s cheek, on bathroom mirrors and even on bald heads – everything looks better with a touch of Gucci.