Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace Caramel Lipstick: Now You See It, Now You Don’t

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dolce gabbana sicilian lace caramel lipstick

Dolce&Gabbana-Classic-Cream-LipstickSo, I would probably love the new Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Caramel ($30) if it weren’t for one minor thing…


My lips.

Part of the six-piece Sicilian Lace collection for fall, it’s also one of 32 available Classic Cream Lipsticks carried exclusively at Saks, and it just so happens to almost exactly match the color of my skin!

Here’s a swatch on my arm (no, seriously, there is a swatch):

dolce gabbana sicilian lace caramel lipstick swatch
Caramel Lipstick on NC35 skin


I dig D&G’s elegant packaging (the golden tubes are gorge!), slick texture and Caramel’s light rose scent (it is unflavored, though), but I’m not too keen on this Caramel for myself.


NOTE: Flesh-toned lips make me feel like a short brown mannequin…

dolce gabbana sicilian lace caramel lipstick
Caramel Lipstick all by her lonesome

dolce gabbana sicilian lace caramel lipstick with gloss
Caramel Lipstick layered beneath Dolce & Gabbana Caramel Lipgloss

More sweets from Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace…

I can see Caramel Lipstick looking better (and beautiful) on lighter lovelies. If you like warm beige lippies with a creamy finish — and you’re cool with the $30 price — Caramel could be a sweet treat (and there are also 31 other flavors). Available at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B-

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nina says:

    I have the same problem w/ nude lipsticks. My lips are pretty pigmented so they either wash me out or disappear altogether.

    That nude is so pretty though ….. reminds me of caramel totally!

    • Karen says:

      I’ve been craving dulche de leche ice cream ever since this release came out! 🙂

      Have you found any good nude lipsticks that you like? MAC High Tea is probably my fave.

      • Nina says:

        High Tea is my fave too! 🙂

        I swatched Creme d Nude when it came out with In The Groove and I might end up getting it too.

        There is this Dulce de Leche spread that I am totally in love with. Its awesome with crackers or on its own! 😀

        • Karen says:

          Williams Sonoma makes one that is like crack for your tastebuds. It’s SOOO good on toast, NOM!

          Have you ever tried High Tea w/Spice liner and some clear gloss? It’s super cute!

          • Nina says:

            I usually do a nude liner but no gloss because im a lazy girl … but I will try it w/ some clear gloss when I wear it next.

            OMG @ Williams Sonoma – that place is like heaven to me. I should find their dulce de leche. Mine is just from the grocery store … could always do w/ an upgrade as far as caramel is concerned ya’know! 😛

  2. Amber says:

    Now *that’s* a nude lip! I have a complicated relationship with nudes. I feel weird when my lips disappear.
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  3. Ari says:

    Oooh, yeah, that’s no good. Nude lipsticks are so, so tricky- I’ve taken to just using concealer as lipstick, although I suspect that concealer isn’t all that healthy to ingest…
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  4. Melissa W. says:

    You’ve found your ideal concealer! Now if only it wasn’t so greasy… 😉
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  5. Stephanie! says:

    Interesting… your skin is like… Caramel!!! 😀

  6. Rinnie says:

    I do prefer the nude glossy look over just lipstick. I”ll wear a nude lip when I have a “no make-up” day so to at least look fresh. I remember a funny incident where my fair skinned, blond friends wanted to try my make-up…I have tanned, close to olive tone skin and black hair. They don’t wear make-up but liked my “natural” look with my nude colors, so they put on the lipstick and all I could think of was zombie-lips. Just thought I would share.

  7. Twetriz says:

    Very nude, I liked!

  8. lexi says:

    Yeah the lipstick alone gives you ‘corpse lips’ hahaha
    It does look better with gloss on top of it. Yeah, I’ll pass on this one – I can imagine what it would look like on my darker skin!

  9. ki says:

    Oh no – your lips look like they died :-/

    If anyone who’s nc 42-45 and reading, Revlon’s matte lipstick in Cocoa Craving is one nude that won’t wash you out 🙂
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  10. Rachael says:

    That is such a gorgeous color, too bad it didn’t work for you. I may have to make a pilgrimage to my closet Saks to try some of these out for myself.
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    • Karen says:

      Let me know if it works for you! Oh, and the line is offered at select Saks stores, so you might want to call them first to make sure your store carries Dolce & Gabbana. 🙂

      Happy Thursday!

  11. Mrs. Kinne says:

    I had a similar problem when I tried Lancome’s French Vanilla shadow. Apparently, my eyelids are the exact same color….
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  12. Katrina says:

    Oh wow, its basically your skin tone! How funny!

  13. Rae says:

    LOL, I’m sure you look like a *cute* mannequin, at least! :p I always forget that you’re short (like me!) — you look so tall in your FOTD shots. Guess it’s just your confidence and general awesomeness that make you look taller!
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  14. Kristen says:

    A nude lip is sexy…a disappearing lip, not so much. But that is a gorgeous color for those who can pull it off! It looks gorgeous with the gloss.
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  15. Trisha says:

    One of the things that creeps me out is when lips are the same color as the rest of the skin. If it were me, I’d avoid this like the plague.
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  16. Pinch says:

    They named that color wonderfully, it does look exactly like caramel! 🙂 It does look like a wonderful shade though, just not for you 🙂
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  17. TJ says:

    I’ve seen some nude shades, but that one is straight up butt naked. I like the nudes that are me, only better… 🙂
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  18. gio says:

    Wow, that’s a nude lipstick. I don’t really like nude shades, it’s so weird when your lips are the same color as your skin.

  19. Agnes says:

    wow, its tough to find a lippie thats the EXACT same shade as your skintone but i think you’ve found it! haha personally.. im not a huge fan of lips being the same shade as my skin.. i much prefer lippies that are same shade as my lips hahaha or in the case of nude lippies – i prefer a nude thats slightly pinkish so i dont like like a corpse 🙂

  20. melissa says:

    oh, nudes. they are so difficult. i LOVE nude lips and wear them basically every day. i can never find the right shade for me. i’m so fair that the lipstick just looks light brown on me (and therefore look diseased), so i just end up using concealer with chapstick and gloss on top. i need to find something easier…and less drying 🙁

  21. I luv nude lips,Try Nude Lipstick by D&G!
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