Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick And Liner- Dahlia

The beauty department of Saks 5th Avenue flagship store is not my favorite place in the universe. The pushy and aggressive SAs tend to make me turn on my heels and walk a few blocks to Bergdorf, where they tend to respect your personal space and ability to read labels. But Saks has one major attraction that is missing from the other stores: Dolce & Gabbana makeup, where even the SAs I've encountered were more pleasant and professional than the average Saks employee. Having a pleasant experience at the counter resulted in actually making a purchase (imagine that!). Well, it helped that Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick has a beautiful texture and the color I tried, Dahlia is a perfect red-based rose.

I bought the matching lip liner, too, which as you can see is not exactly the same. When applied on the lips, the liner looks more natural (my lips are quite pigmented), so it blends with the lipstick. But I highly recommend you give it a good testing before buying any of the lip liners, to make sure you're getting a good match. You can see that the liner looks somewhat different before it's used for the first time- there's this frosted overspray that doesn't add anything. Yet another reason to try on skin first.

The Classic Cream lipstick gives good coverage and shine, wears comfortably and leaves a lot of pigment behind even after a cup of tea (I'd still reapply for best results). The whole look is quite glamorous- from the gold packaging to the look. Wear a pencil skirt and knee-high boots and you're all set.

Bottom line: Love.

Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick and Precision Lip Liner ($30 each) are exclusive to Saks.

Photos: mine.


  1. Gorgeous, why don't I remember checking this one out? Perhaps I looked at the Shine Version which was super dark. I agree the D&G NY Saks ladies are awesome. Very professional, knowledgeable and great at recommending colors. Thanks for the pictures and swatch. I need to check this out next :)

  2. Oh, that Dahlia looks so cute!



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