“This is going to look so beautiful on you!" exclaims Gucci, who is just putting the finishing touches on a bright poppy red lip for model Nisaa Pouncey. She's right, it does—but after a few minutes admiring the supercharged shade, the pair is already discussing another transformative lip color swap. That's because the Lip Suede Bordeaux palette is all about having options, including a holiday party quick-change that takes only minutes.
On the agenda next: Going for a moodier "rouge noir" feeling with a striking shade of dark aubergine. "What I really love to see is the change that happens with the skin," says Gucci, explaining that vibrant reds have an instant brightening effect on the complexion, while deeper shades create a velvety and cinematic look. And because the clean, nourishing Lip Suede formula is infused with cold pressed cherry and marula oil, dryness between lip color changes isn't an issue. Just carefully wipe the color away with a tissue or warm wet towel, blot dry, and start again.
With the prettiest dark merlot painted on and softened at the edges using the Lip Brush, all that's left is a glassy translucent highlight. She layers a few swipes of Lit Up in Pärla onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupid's bow for soft-lit luminosity.
It's a back-of-the-cab-or-easy/powder-room scenario that's all about ease and merrymaking. Boom, big night makeup that calls for a champagne toast—and an extra spin beneath the mistletoe.
The Gift Edition contains Lip Suede Bordeaux and Lit Up Highlight in Pärla