So far my reviews of Gucci's make up line have focused on the single eyeshadows which I believe are very much one of the 'best' products in the whole line from reading other reviews but I have to share my thoughts on the Demi Glaze Lip Lacquer in Carnelian because I really like it.
I've been to the Gucci counter in Dubai about 5 times now but never picked up a lip gloss. I own oodles of lip gloss. I didn't need more. I did however buy my best friend Danielle one for Christmas and she said it was really nice. Then when one of my other best friends Sylvia was here recently I bought her one for her birthday too-this shade '070 Carnelian'. Because Sylvia doesn't have a blog and doesn't have the beauty blogger issue of having to photograph everything before we use it, she used it the same day I gave it to her. And I borrowed it. And the next day went and bought my own.
Ok so packaging first-square heavy plastic clear tube with a Gucci G embossed black lacquer top. Doe foot applicator. Looks swishy and you wouldn't mind getting it out in public.
The formula is brilliant-absolutely no stickiness at all. The finish is described as 'demi glaze' which to me sounds like something that should be on a doughnut. I would describe demi glaze as glossy and semi opaque which I guess doesn't sound as fancy pants as demi glaze admittedly. It fades nicely, there is no puckering of the gloss around the lip lines and it feels extremely light and hydrating on the lips. Another Gucci term is that these glosses have the 'signature blue chocolate' fragrance-have you ever seen blue chocolate?
There are 18 shades in the range-some look packed with glitter which I have avoided but I would love to see swatches of them. They retail for $32 in the US and £25 in the UK (and scandalous amounts of money here in Dubai) but if you are into your high end lipgloss I would definitely recommend checking these out. In Dubai you can now buy Gucci in Harvey Nichols Mall of the Emirates, Sephora Dubai Mall, Paris Gallery Dubai Mall and I saw it recently in Terminal 1 Dubai airport.