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Westman Atelier Lip Suede Matte Lipstick: goop Editors Are Obsessed

Written by: Jean Godfrey-June

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Published on: May 1, 2024

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Jean Godfrey-June

Executive Beauty Director

New York makeup artist and beauty-juggernaut founder Gucci Westman’s stealth approach to chic never seems to fail her. She’s in jeans, she’s in a major dress—whatever look she chooses feels understated yet also so intentional as to be (quietly) dramatic.

So imagine the kind of hushed glamour she designed into her first proper lipstick. The substantial but light tube clicks like the door of an electric Mercedes (because: modern) and gleams like the hood ornament on a Bentley. Pulling it out of your bag, you feel both mysterious and powerful. But the lipstick itself—a gliding, rich, soft matte that has all the moisturizing goodness of great lip balm—delivers confidence in the way of perfectly fitted couture.

I wish I could pull off a bright red like the sumptuous Le Rouge, or the dark Uma Thurman–in–Pulp Fiction Lou Lou—both are stunning. What I can and do wear, constantly, is Je Rêve, a your-lips-but-far-more-chic nudish pink.

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