Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Evocative Beauty: Amethyst

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a semi-opaque, dark, reddened burgundy with a glossy finish.  It’s kind of like a cream, but there’s so much shine, describing it as a cream seems inadequate.  It’s very smooth and glides on effortlessly, but this is the kind of texture that can bleed more often than not.  I recommend using either a matching lip liner or a clear lip liner around the outer edge of the lip to help keep the lip color in its place.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Cream Lipsticks wear an average of four hours on me, but this shade is pigmented and deep enough that I get around five and a half.  It is heavily scented with rose, but I mostly smell it in the tube, not so much when worn.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: It’s a nice vampy shade for autumn–it’s bold, dark, but the glossiness keeps it a little lighthearted, too.


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Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick
Amethyst is the first one on the left!

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Saks? How much is it?

Saks, $30.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It's a glossier version of Make Up For Ever #13.

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17 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Amethyst Classic Cream Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Regina

    This is beautiful on you!

  2. Rachael

    For D&G this product is reasonably priced, but I returned when I found it was almost a 100% dupe to my Lancome Cherry Kiki.

  3. Amanda

    Christine it looks great on you! I was expecting Amethyst to be more purple based on the ad campaign with Scarlett Johansen, but it’s amazing what photoshop can do. I’ve managed to get a really purple colour that’s similar by mixing MAC Goes and Goes with Tom Ford Black Orchid.

  4. barwywojenne

    this shade look’s nothing like in the tube!

  5. baby in a corner

    just realising that this is a different colour on my boyf’s computer! weird! I love these dark fuschias, they are gorgeous on so many skintones!

  6. Lolly

    Oh I likey!!!

  7. Alexis

    I took advantage of the Friends/Family discount and picked up the Amethyst gloss and a lipstick (Ultra). I might go back for the Amethyst lipstick. Ugh I was hoping this wasn’t going to be another pricey obsession. Just when I was trying to go on a “no buy” I had to start obsessing over dark lipsticks…stupid cold winter weather.

  8. Megan

    I am so upset that it isnt darker…I thought this was the same one used for the Dolce ad previously when Scarlett had the super dark lip? So glad I havent ordered it yet.

  9. RAS

    How does this compare with MAC’s Dark Deed? I love it but don’t want to buy something terribly close to my recent Maleficent haul, since I don’t wear dark lipsticks often anyway.

  10. Desiree

    Ooo this is pretty!

  11. Eileen

    Absolutely gorgeous colour! btw, you make a terrific model for this deep shades!

  12. Very nice colour this one. Very rich and lush. Love it!!!! <3

  13. Sarah

    are you still just wearing the sugarbomb Christine? I’m sorry; but I have a fascination, not with your lips (which seems to be quite the norm) but with you amazingly glowy cheeks

  14. Mahera

    thanks christine! you’re the best