So my love affair with matte lipsticks lives on. Dolce and Gabbana is the latest to tap the ever expanding Matte Puckers Society. Okay I invented that. But if you adore designer matte lipsticks as much as I do, then prepare to sing in high note because D&G did not disappoint.
I love matte lipsticks because they’re the ultimate statement. Yes the shock value is there, especially if you gravitate towards goth, vamp, fiery red and the like. You don’t really need to pile makeup, in fact I can finish the whole shenanigan and be on the road in five minutes or less. But see, mattes are unforgiving because they also expose neglected and chapped lips. So my suggestion to rocking matte like a true diva? exfoliate and gently apply lip balm underneath if you may.
Resplendent in black and gold case, these high-pigment, long-wearing matte lipsticks retail for $37 each (Nordstrom). I initially picked up Dolce Inferno 333 (vampy berry) and Dolce Ruby 642 (dark red) to try and evaluate. Now I seriously want the entire collection (eight shades in total).
These lipsticks are very creamy, non-drying, superbly pigmented and apply perfectly. The wear time is impressive, of course that would depend on what you do, drink or eat. In my experience, the color remained intact even after a meal. The slanted-round tip follows the lip line, eliminating mishaps.
Long time readers of this blog know my propensity towards dark berry shades so for your reference, I have swatched Dolce Inferno alongside Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Black Dahlia (reviewed here), Charlotte Tilbury Night Crimson (reviewed here), Marc Jacobs Le Marc Magenta (reviewed here) and Tom Ford Lip Color Wes (from Lips and Boys collection, reviewed here). If you think Black Dahlia is goth enough, Dolce Inferno is darker-ala-Fairuza Balk from the hit movie Craft (90s girl here!)
I cast the spell…Youth will forever be yours zillas.
Nothing screams femme fatale than red. I’ve said it many times, there is that ONE red perfectly made for you. Shopping my stash, it was a nice discovery that I do own some more “Ruby”. Top of mind purchase perhaps because it happens to be my birth stone. So ladies, here are my babies (reviews are linked): Tom Ford Lip Color Matte Ruby Rush, Marc Jacobs Le Marc So Rouge, Burberry Lip Cover Ruby, and Edward Bess Eternal Passion.
And I second the spell above… Wealth will find you today.
So overall how does Dolce and Gabbana Matte compare to Tom Ford Lip Color Matte? apple to apple in terms of quality, pigmentation and longevity. Enough for me to enable you sans guilt, that’s the bottom line.
Do you love matte lipsticks?