The Party-Ready Make-Up Products We Swear By

The Party-Ready Make-Up Products We Swear By

High quality, high performing and as beautiful as you’d expect, Gucci Beauty has got its range so right. This season, its core collection contains all you need to achieve the perfect party look. From velvety lipsticks to the eye palette that’s virtually a collector’s item, here are our favourites and how to use them.

Gucci Palette Beauté Des Yeux Floral, £145

Why It’s Worth Trying: The vintage floral packaging had us at hello. A true collector’s item, this has a weighty, luxury feel to it. Better still, the shades are wearable and easy to blend. With a silky-soft texture, they layer beautifully so you can mix and match between three metallic, two satin, and seven matte shades, each with a rich pigment that never fades. We love the soft, glittery shades for the party season – they have a wet-look finish that instantly catches the light. The palette also features a removable tray so that once the shades are finished, those who wish to can turn the case into a standout piece, like a jewellery box.Application Hacks: We recommend starting with softer tones as a base, then layering up with the darker shadows on top. To create soft, feline flicks, take a thin brush and wing out one of the more intense tones, keeping it as close to your lash line as possible. Finally, use the white tone at the inner corners of the eyes – it’s an age-old trick, but works every time to open and brighten the eye areaAvailable here

Gucci Fluide De Beauté Fini Naturel Foundation, £46

Why It’s Worth Trying: If you’re after a foundation with a natural but luminous finish, you’ve found it. Designed with comfortable wear in mind, it’s lightweight and sheer with a second-skin finish. Sheer it out with a damp sponge or layer up with a brush – either way you can guarantee a full-coverage effect. Better still, it’s available in a whopping 40 shades, so there’s a colour match for everyoneApplication Hacks: Start by applying this to the middle of your face, moving down your T-zone, around the nose and onto the chin. These are the areas which tend to need most coverage, and once they’re done, you’ll find the rest of your skin won’t need as much. Available here

Gucci Limited-Edition Rouge À Lèvres Mat Lipstick, £35

Why It’s Worth Trying: We love these lipsticks. With a velvety texture, they’re a dream to apply and come in three shades with limited-edition packaging for the festive season. We’re obsessed with 25* Goldie Red – a creamy, easy-to-wear matte with an orange-y undertone that flatters all skin tones. Super chic, it’s the one lipstick you need for that undone French-girl vibe. You’ll also find two neutral nudes as part of the limited edition line-up, which pair well with a smokey eye. Great as a stocking filler or for a secret Santa. Application Hacks: Apply this directly from the sharply pointed bullet for more vivid intensity or use your ring finger to push the colour into your lips for a smudged-out effect. The result isn’t just more on trend, it’s less prone to feathering as the night goes on.Available here

Gucci Poudre De Beauté Matte Compact Powder, £46

Why It’s Worth Trying: Face powders have come a long way in recent years. This one has a soft, almost invisible texture, lending that ‘airbrushed’ and ‘glass-like’ effect to skin, while softly smoothing the appearance of uneven tone and blemishes. Ideal if you are prone to open pores, the coverage is flawless, but never too heavy. Application Hacks: Using a big, fluffy brush, buff this into the skin in big circular motions, focusing on the areas that need it most. A little goes a long way, so try and tap any excess off onto the back of your hand first, so you don’t go in too forcefully.Available here

Gucci Mascara L’Obscur, £30

Why It’s Worth Trying: One of the best mascaras we’ve come across this year, the creamy texture is easy to build on for a maximum impact. As for the wand, it’s seriously flexible, so you can coat even the tiniest lashes for extra volume.Application Hacks: Try applying this mascara with the wand positioned horizontally. That way, the sweeping effect will separate your lashes at the root and softly fan them out. Use the tip to reach those smaller lashes at the inner and outer corners. Available here

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