When it comes to red lips in my opinion they just HAVE to be MATTE.
So when the new Dolce & Gabbana Matte Lipsticks arrived on my desk I was eager to have a play. I do feel like some brands use the term matte quite loosely, haha - I’ve become so critical when it comes to matte lip products since discovering my love for lip stains. If I’m honest I expected these to have a creamy consistency with a relatively matte finish but still a touch of shine. Boy did these pleasantly surprise me - they weren’t as easy to apply BUT I like that, it’s the kind of consistency you know is going to stay put. Saying this, the texture was comforting on my lips and not drying, instead they felt velvety. Best of all the colours were opaque as it gets!
This to me is a true, vibrant red the type of colour that every woman should own at least one of. In my case multiple, but what’s the quote? About a woman can never have too many red lipsticks haha, this certainly applies to me!
I love the tone of this red it has somewhat a pinkish undertone and reminds me very much of MAC’s Relentlessly Red, although this lipstick is much easier to work with. It has a slight blue undertone to it and I really like that.