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I'm Replacing All Of My Makeup With Gucci Beauty's Epic New Lipstick Collection

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The brand just dropped 58 multifunctional shades

Gucci's new makeup line is finally here, and it's just as gloriously extravagant (and as Alessandro Michele) as you'd expect. This new Gucci Beauty collection is a long time coming, as the fashion house has been running its mysterious @guccibeauty Instagram account since this past September, posting only inspiration, runway looks, and its fragrance campaigns. Until now that is.

Over the weekend, the brand dropped a whopping 58 shades of lipstick in three different finishes: Rouge à Lèvres Satin, a satin finish; Rouge à Lèvres Voile, a sheer yet pigmented finish; and Baume à Lèvres, a lip balm with a slightly pigmented, translucent finish. Shade colors span the range of deep berries, reds, browns, pinks, and nudes, as well as a black satin shade and a clear balm.

Photo by Martin Parr

The idea behind the lipsticks—and the entire line—is the freedom of self-expression and embracing and accentuating our "flaws" rather than masking them. "Makeup is something poetic and fleeting that you can add to your face, changing or highlighting something about yourself," said Michele in the press release. "I find it an almost magical language, strongly linked to the other details I use for the expression of the self, such as jewelry and a hairstyle. Of all these aspects needed to emphasize or underline an aspect of ourselves, makeup is the most immediate and the oldest way, making it the most fascinating."

Michele was inspired by the beauty looks of Hollywood stars of the Golden Age, and each shade name is borrowed from an iconic film from that time and the starlets that led them (think Jean Harlow and Bette Davis, and The Beast Of The City and Goldie).

Photo by Martin Parr

What we find to be most exciting is that the collection is multifunctional. Every shade can be tapped into the cheek to double as a cream blush for a flush of color, and three of the shades (Satin 103 Carol Beige, Satin 700 Crystal Black, and Balm 01 Joslyn Chair) can be used on the eyes. With that said, excuse me while I (eco-consciously) get rid of all of my makeup, and replace it with Gucci's magical new collection.

The lipsticks sell for $38 a pop, and while that might feel steep, keep in mind that each tube doubles as a work of art. Much like the fashion house's fragrance bottles, these lipstick bullets are ones you'll want to display. The satin finish shades are dressed in a gold art deco tube, the sheer in a delicate floral cap, and the balms in a sleek mint green tube—all designed by Michele himself.

According to the brand, this is only the "first chapter" of this new makeup line, so we can expect to see more launches in coming months.

You can shop the full collection at Gucci.com and exclusively at the Saks Fifth Avenue New York flagship. The collection will also be available nationwide on Saks.com starting May 29.

Photo by Martin Parr


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We're shook and shaking our heads

Awards season is indeed on the horizon. Today the nominees for the 71st annual Emmy Award nominations were announced, crowning the best in television programming over the past year—from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019, specifically. For some performers, creators, crews, networks, and fans, this is a time for celebration and congratulations. For others, it's a moment of disappointment; or at the very least, an opportunity to complain a little bit.

Here are my snubs, surprises, and the nominations that I'm so excited about I could scream.

Snub: Tracee Ellis-Ross in 'black-ish'

Three-time Emmy nominee Tracee Ellis-Ross was not nominated for her role in black-ish, and I would like to speak to the manager.

Snub: 'The Masked Singer'

The Masked Singer might seem gimmicky, but it's actually really good and has shaken up the monotony of other singing competition shows. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough for the Emmy voters.

Surprise: 'Surviving R. Kelly'

I was admittedly surprised to see Surviving R. Kelly validated as one of the most impactful docu-series of the year. It has changed the conversation about sexual assault and grooming and added pressure to law enforcement to hold the singer accountable. It was nominated for Best Informational Series or Special.

Snub: Julia Roberts in 'Homecoming'

Julia Roberts stepped off of her well-established film actress pedestal to bring a PODCAST to life, and this is the thanks she gets? She killed it in Homecoming, and yet it didn't get a single nomination.

Surprise: Beyoncé's 'Homecoming'

Speaking of Homecoming, Beyoncé's Netflix documentary about her 2018 Coachella performance—which doubled as a tribute to HBCUs—was nominated for Best Variety Special. All she has to do is win this, snag an Oscar for The Lion King soundtrack, and put Broadway in her GPS, and Beyhive, we have ourselves an EGOT!

Snub: 'Gentleman Jack'

Gentleman Jack didn't get a single nomination. It hasn't even been a full month since Pride, and we're already shitting on gay rights. Wow.

Snub: 'Grace & Frankie'

I know that Grace & Frankie went off the rails a little bit this year, so I get the show being absent from the Best Comedy Series category. But for neither Lily Tomlin or Jane Fonda to be recognized just feels… wrong.

Snub: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'

Jessica Lange is that bitch and deserves her nomination for returning to American Horror Story: Apocalypse. But Evan Peters should have received some recognition for wearing that terrible wig while he played a Satan-worshipping tech bro; Sarah Paulson carried the show; and nothing but respect to MY antichrist, Cody Fern.

Snub: 'Haunting of Hill House'

Another horror series that deserved a chance this year was Haunting of Hill House. It was scary as hell, but also a great drama about a family dealing with grief and trauma. It could be that the Emmy voters were too damn terrified to make it to the end, though. Fair.

Surprise: Billy Porter in 'Pose'

Billy Porter got a Lead Actor nomination for Pose, and I can't think of anyone more deserving. I can't wait to see what he wears on award night.

Surprise: Jharrel Jerome In 'When They See Us'

It cannot be understated how much Jharrel Jerome deserves his nomination for Lead Actor in a Limited Drama Series. His performance in Ava DuVernay's When They See Us still haunts me.

Surprise: Kit Harington In 'Game of Thrones'

Kit Harington as Best Actor. IKYFL.

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