My favorite thing about the three new Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous Lipsticks in the True Monica collection? That even if you’re clad in frayed sweatpants and a t-shirt peppered with holes, and your hair passed the point when it probably should’ve been washed THREE DAYS AGO, and there are still sticky boogers all up in your eyes because you decided not to wash your face this morning…you’ll still feel like a seductive Italian screen siren wearing one of them, pouty lips and all.
The three $33 lipsticks, each of them inspired by Italian actress/model/all-around hot babe Monica Bellucci, whom you might remember from The Matrix Reloaded, or more recently from The Whistleblower with Rachel Weisz, and one of her signature makeup looks with smokey eyes and nude-toned, full lips.
For the all important question: “Which of these warm, creamy lip colors would I wear to jury duty or the DMV?”
The answer: “Any of them.” Creamy beige Nude Monica, pinkish beige True Monica or pale rose Gentle Monica.
But why stop at the courthouse? Slip one on anytime you want to stop traffic, perhaps with your hair down, a pair of femme fatale high heels and a body-con dress.
They have a classic rose lipstick flavor and scent, a smooth formula rich in pigment, a slight sheen and last about 2-3 hours for me. Wear ’em alone — they like smokey eyes — or with something like a sheer golden gloss on top (love the way MAC Nice Buzz Plushglass looks with these).
PRICE: $33 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dolce & Gabbana counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (Luxe deluxe! — but I wish they lasted a little longer)
Another reason I dig Dolce & Gabbana…
Can I get a what-what if you also love Light Blue??
I’ve got a soft spot for it because it’s what I wore on my wedding day. One of my favorite Dolce & Gabbana scents of all time. One of many (those Italians! — they sure get me when it comes to fragrances).
The line is prepping a new campaign for the scent this July. This sneak peak behind the scenes left me longing for the ocean and Italy… And the ocean off the coast of Italy.
Please tell me you had a wonderful Thursday. Actually, you can tell me either way, but I hope it went well.
Ready or not, Friday, here we come!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,