"Foolproof," "super wearable," and "easy to use" aren't always words synonymous with contour—but for Gucci, who has sworn by the creamy, cheekbone-defining form of makeup on set for decades, there was no reason they shouldn't be. So when she began developing Face Trace, the ultra-blendable stick formula that has quickly become a cultish bestseller, she knew it had to be simple, subtle, and virtually impossible to mess up.

"The ease is in the texture and the tone," Gucci says of the cream-powder hybrid—which, as of today, comes in three pitch-perfect shades.  There's Biscuit, a cool beige coffee for fair to medium skin; Truffle, a rich mocha for medium to tan complexions; and, now, Ganache, a beautiful new espresso for deep skin tones that's a stunner.

A little bit on cheekbones, eyelids, jawlines, or the bridge of the nose brings definition and dimension to the face—minus the streaks or YouTube-esque intimidation factor. "It's a lightbulb moment," says Gucci of the clean breakthrough formula, which, thanks to the believably natural finish of biomimetic pigment technology, is made for real skin in the real world. Here, she gives a first look at Ganache—and explains why all three shades are a mirror-free score.


For more Face Trace tricks, watch actress Kate Hudson nail the perfect ultra-natural application on eyelids and cheekbones. Plus, how Gucci uses the Baby Blender brush for the most seamless, real skin finish.