Sadly, Gucci Westman is stepping down as Lancome’s International Artistic Director but is she leaving us with some parting gifts. She’s leaving us with the final lipstick in the Pout-a-Porter series (a collaboration with Thakoon) and the forthcoming L.U.C.I. collection. In her four years with Lancome, she’s created eight color collections and has been an inspiration to many, including myself. I can’t wait to hear about what Miss Westman will be up to next but for now, we’ll have to console ourselves with thoughts of the Thakoon lipstick and the L.U.C.I. collection.
So what does L.U.C.I. stand for? It stands for Luminous Colorless Color Intelligence. Gucci Westman was inspired by the beauty of sand, the iridescence of shells and the play of light on water on the beach so she turned her idea into reality. I’m so excited to see this collection, I’m all about highlighting and shimmer now so this is going to be really fun to play with. This collection includes:
L.U.C.I Eyes – Light Color in Motion Eye Shadow Duo: a shell-shaped eye shadow compact holds two shadows, a bronze and a photonic shade.
Photonic – Illuminating Powder Brush Face: a translucent photonic loose powder that can be used to sculpt the face or add a sheer veil of radiance.
Ombre Glacée – Cooling Gel Illuminator Eyes: a creamy, cooling eye shadow that can be used alone or blended over another color to highlight and brighten the eye area.
Color Fever Gloss: a photonic gloss that can be used as a topcoat over lipstick or one of the two new shades of Color Fever Gloss to transform shades.
Color Fever Shine: two new lipsticks in Luminous (a photonic shade) and Desert Pink. The photonic shade can be used by itself for a reflective lilac effect or place over the deep rasberry shade for a luminous result.
Traceur Design – Illuminating Long-Lasting Eyeliner Soft Brush: an eye liner with photonic lilac reflections to line the eyes.
Now doesn’t that sound like something you’d want to try?