Gucci Hold Your Man, Katrin Sand, Mae Coral Sheer Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

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Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick

Hold Your Man (205)

Gucci Beauty Hold Your Man (205) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a natural sheen. It had medium, buildable coverage (to semi-opaque pigmentation) that could have applied a little more evenly, and the color sank into my deeper lip lines.

The texture felt like a thin, lightly velvety balm that glided easily across my lips but looked more emollient than it actually felt. It stayed on well for three hours and felt lightly hydrating over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$42.00/0.12 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "moisture-rich" with a "luminous shine" that "delivers sheer color." The brand went further and described the coverage as "semitransparent color with luminous shine." The shades had semi-sheer to medium coverage, often slightly buildable, so it was enough pigment to look like something when applied but definitely let the natural lip color come through (so your mileage may vary if you have more pigmented lips than I do).

The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a light creaminess to it; the formula didn't feel as luminous as it looked, which was a good thing as it prevented the product from sliding around too readily. The most impressive part was that most shades applied evenly and didn't settle into my lip lines initially nor over time. The wear time was as expected, but it was shorter than more pigmented and less shiny formulas; most shades lasted between three and four hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating but not what I'd call "moisture-rich."

They have a moderate, sweet floral scent (the brand says "floral fragrance with violet notes and a soft, fruity scent"), and I felt like I occasionally could taste the fragrance, though it was a lot less noticeable and present compared to Gucci's original lipstick range (many years ago). I could definitely smell the scent with the product applied, so it was stronger than some formulas where the scent is only noticeable in the packaging/tube.

Browse all of our Gucci Beauty Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Polybutene, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, BHT, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].

Hold Your Man (205)

PPermanent. $42.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick

Katrin Sand (206)

Gucci Beauty Katrin Sand (206) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a darker peach with strong, warm orange undertones and a natural finish. It had medium color payoff that applied fairly evenly to my lips with good dispersion of color that didn’t sink into my deeper lip lines.

The lipstick had a lightweight feel that was thin, but not clingy, and comfortable to apply in a single stroke as it did not tug. While it looked more emollient, it didn’t feel as wet on. It wore well for three hours and felt lightly moisturizing during wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$42.00/0.12 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "moisture-rich" with a "luminous shine" that "delivers sheer color." The brand went further and described the coverage as "semitransparent color with luminous shine." The shades had semi-sheer to medium coverage, often slightly buildable, so it was enough pigment to look like something when applied but definitely let the natural lip color come through (so your mileage may vary if you have more pigmented lips than I do).

The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a light creaminess to it; the formula didn't feel as luminous as it looked, which was a good thing as it prevented the product from sliding around too readily. The most impressive part was that most shades applied evenly and didn't settle into my lip lines initially nor over time. The wear time was as expected, but it was shorter than more pigmented and less shiny formulas; most shades lasted between three and four hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating but not what I'd call "moisture-rich."

They have a moderate, sweet floral scent (the brand says "floral fragrance with violet notes and a soft, fruity scent"), and I felt like I occasionally could taste the fragrance, though it was a lot less noticeable and present compared to Gucci's original lipstick range (many years ago). I could definitely smell the scent with the product applied, so it was stronger than some formulas where the scent is only noticeable in the packaging/tube.

Browse all of our Gucci Beauty Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Polybutene, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, BHT, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].

Katrin Sand (206)

PPermanent. $42.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick
Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick

Mae Coral (301)

Gucci Beauty Mae Coral (301) Sheer Lipstick ($42.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer color payoff that applied fluidly across my lips, but it was more prone to catching on imperfections on my lips. There was also slight settling into my deeper lip lines, though it didn’t seem noticeable in person.

The consistency felt lightweight, thin without being clingy, and had enough slip that it glided across my lips but didn’t slide around during wear. It lasted well for four hours and felt lightly hydrating while worn.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$42.00/0.12 oz. - $350.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "moisture-rich" with a "luminous shine" that "delivers sheer color." The brand went further and described the coverage as "semitransparent color with luminous shine." The shades had semi-sheer to medium coverage, often slightly buildable, so it was enough pigment to look like something when applied but definitely let the natural lip color come through (so your mileage may vary if you have more pigmented lips than I do).

The texture was lightweight, thin but not clingy, and had a light creaminess to it; the formula didn't feel as luminous as it looked, which was a good thing as it prevented the product from sliding around too readily. The most impressive part was that most shades applied evenly and didn't settle into my lip lines initially nor over time. The wear time was as expected, but it was shorter than more pigmented and less shiny formulas; most shades lasted between three and four hours. The formula felt lightly hydrating but not what I'd call "moisture-rich."

They have a moderate, sweet floral scent (the brand says "floral fragrance with violet notes and a soft, fruity scent"), and I felt like I occasionally could taste the fragrance, though it was a lot less noticeable and present compared to Gucci's original lipstick range (many years ago). I could definitely smell the scent with the product applied, so it was stronger than some formulas where the scent is only noticeable in the packaging/tube.

Browse all of our Gucci Beauty Sheer Lipstick swatches.

Ingredients

Octyldodecanol, Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Polybutene, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Polyethylene, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Mica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Phytosteryl Isostearate, Propylene Carbonate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, BHT, Tin Oxide, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410)].

Mae Coral (301)

PPermanent. $42.00.
B+
B+
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Katrin Sand is kind of nice for a lightweight nude on me, I’m thinking. Might have to try it on once life returns to normal.

The other two aren’t doing anything for me, taste wise. Quality doesn’t seem so great, either.

Hold Your Man is a pretty shade, but I think it will be too warm on me. And the rating is too low for such an expensive lipstick. And I don’t like the name.

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