A Glittery Hot Pink Lipstick with Class? Shocking, by Dolce & Gabbana

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Barely a week into summer, and I’m already distracted by fall! The fall makeup releases launching lately (did you catch the new Urban Decay stuff yesterday?) are trying to steal the spotlight from summer, but glittery hot pink Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Shocking aims to put the spotlight back where it belongs.


Yes, the $30 price hurts almost as much as that time Vampire Eric bit your neck in the basement at Fangtasia, but this bit of glittery goodness is like summer sunbeams on lips. It’s one of 32 permanent shades in the Dolce & Gabbana Classic Creams line of lipsticks (they remind me of Chanel Aqualumieres).

Hot pink glittery lipsticks sometimes venture into trashy territory, but Dolce & Gabbana handles Shocking with class. The color’s bright, but not *too* bright to actually wear around town, while its little flecks of glitter add a touch of fun yet sophisticated sparkle.

One layer delivers a good three hours of full coverage color, and like the other Classic Creams I’ve seen, the texture feels light, smooth and has a faint rosy fragrance and flavor that dissipate faster than Ryan Philippe’s shirt!

Is that a cape??

I wear bright pink lipsticks all year ’round, but I think they feel *extra* appropriate when it’s hot outside. In this pic I’m wearing Shocking with a gray top, but I can’t wait to see it paired with crisp summer whites and gold jewelry. 🙂

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Shocking’s giving me an ’80s vibe (big surprise). Can you picture the big-haired, shoulder-padded ladies of Dynasty rocking it while they weave their tangled webs of deceit? 🙂 It’s a lipstick worthy of BIG drama like that, and I love it! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+


Whoa-oh, we’re halfway there…

And how was your Wednesday, miss? Anything good to report? I think I’m gonna go for a quick run, something I haven’t done in eons. My body’s all achy and out of whack, which I take to mean it’s time to get my sweat on!

Hello, old friend!

Are you watching anything good on TV tonight or doing anything fun?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. jess says:

    gorgeous! I want!

  2. jess says:

    I watched the Current “City” episode..god I love it! Olivia is still a b word and I’m shocked to see Whit and Roxy break up as friends, wtf! sad! I began to really like Roxy, she was doing her best!

  3. Agnes says:

    wowwwwww! that looks so good on you! i wish i could pull off bright pinks like you do! 😀
    .-= Agnes’s last blog post… Get Kissable Lips with NYX Lippies – =-.

  4. Nina says:

    My Wednesday was good – watched Top Chef and just had loads of fun w/ the Hubs. We were reading his hometown church’s cookbook and were being silly about some of the stuff that was in it – can we just say that most of the recipes called for crisco, sugar and lots of canned stuff. It was really, really Southern! 😛

    Im not sure I can pull off that lippy but there are several in the color swatches that im liking. Top three would be Coral and Scarlet – still lotsa color but a little muted. Im a bit self conscious about my lips – they are kinda full and pigmented (thats what a MAC SA at a local Macy’s told me) so I tend to stay away from bright lipsticks.

  5. gio says:

    Wow, that shade is absolutely stunning! But $30?! Ouch!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW- Do you have any strange beauty habit =-.

  6. WOW that D&G lipstick is the bomb! Love it! looks great on you too- I love bright lipstick sometimes it is soo fun! Have you seen the new MAC Dazzle Lipsticks? So you think they are kinda like the D&G?
    Great review, I think I might have to try for myslef- I am leaning towards Coral 🙂

  7. Suji says:

    This looks gorgeous! Love the sparkle.

  8. Normally not a fan of pink lipstick, but D&G never lets me down.

  9. Michou says:

    What a stunning color!!! LOVE!

  10. Maggie says:

    WOW, that looks gorgeous! L-O-V-E.
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… What Im Using Right Now10 months later- =-.

  11. Alexzandra says:

    Ooo, I may have to buy this – it’s so purdy!

  12. Maria says:

    I’ve been loving bright pink lipsticks/glosses lately … must be the warm weather! This one looks really pretty on you, I might have to splurge and treat myself to this one … by the way, keep all the great info comin’ … love your blog!!

  13. OMG, gorge! The Dior Fall collection has a bright pink lipstick too bu tit’s called Technicolor REd–but it’s a bright deep rose IMO.
    .-= Cindy (Prime Beauty)’s last blog post… Burberry Makes the Jump Across the Pond- =-.

  14. Jen says:

    Good lord, this color is beautiful. Yummm…

  15. marisol says:

    Wow this lipstick color looks great on you!

    Talk about some abs! I saw Eclipse last night and didn’t feel like a perv when Taylor Lautner came on the screen shirtless. Holy abs man!
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Haulidays =-.

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