Wearing Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Collection Classic Cream Lipstick in Ruby
Rodeos everywhere are banning the new Dolce & Gabbana Ruby collection because its five Classic Cream Lipsticks have all the bulls seeing red!
No two ways about it — these festive and flirty lippies are for ladies who like red, and they’re jam packed with so much rich red pigment that they’re driving up the price of stop signs nationwide!
LOL! Okay, I’ll stop with the jokes. But seriously, these are really red.
They’re $37 each, which is $7 more than usual for one of Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Creams; the markup pays for their dazzling limited edition Ruby attire.
With these, Dolce & Gabbana essentially created a nuanced wardrobe of red for a five-day week. The first time I swatched them on the back of my hand, I thought they looked too similar, but I could see their differences more clearly once I got them on my lips.
Swatches from the left: Classic Cream Lipsticks in Ruby, Ultra, Scarlett, Iconic and Devil
Lipstick in Scarlett
Lipstick in Iconic
Lipstick in Ultra
Lipstick in Devil
These feel quite thick on my lips and tend to stay put, but it might help to apply your favorite lip liner first to keep them from migrating beyond your natural lip line, especially if you like to rub your lips together like I do. For your efforts, you’ll be rewarded with about four hours of wear time, and then — then they fade to a gorgeous stain that lingers on the lips for the rest of the day…kinda like you’ve spent the afternoon drinking red wine and kissing a handsome stranger (I’m just sayin’).
The price and subtlety among the five shades may be turnoffs for some, but if you relish red lips and appreciate nuanced differences in color, the Dolce & Gabbana Ruby Collection Lipsticks fit the bill.
PRICE: $37 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (lovely colors and presentation, but they aren’t friendly to budgets)
Oh, some news! I think I just booked my first photography gig. My friend Jen asked me to take the pictures at her son’s baptism ceremony on Saturday. It’s not a fancy official paying job or anything, but I’m really looking forward to taking some pictures for my portfolio.
I just hope I don’t knock over any candles or blind the priest with the flash… That would not be good.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,