Tuesday, December 8th, 2009


Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick

Holiday Dazzle:  Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Gold Shine Lipstick ($30.00) is a shimmery, shiny dose of bronzy-copper with flecks of coppery gold. This is not really a shade that works best alone but as a layering tool. This is a great lipstick to layer to achieve a warmer, brighter, or more shimmery lip color. It works particularly well under semi-sheer to sheer red-based lipglosses! It is semi-opaque, actually, because it does significantly cover lips, but since it’s more shimmer than lip color, it can look patchy on its own if you’re not careful.  Even though it’s a shade I’d wear with other products, it can still be worn alone since it has decent coverage.  Dolce & Gabbana lipsticks are very creamy, smooth, and always last a good four to five hours on my lips.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: Add some dazzle to your lips with this shimmery lipstick from Dolce & Gabbana!

Availability: Saks Fifth Avenue

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Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick


Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick


Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick


Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick


Dolce & Gabbana Gold Lipstick & Smashbox Starlit Lipgloss

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24 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Gold Shine Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Melinda

    Wow I think is Gorgeous on it’s Own or it can be worn on top of anything I bet it would look great :D

  2. Valene

    I think your conclusion is certainly accurate based on the swatches and photos. Not something I would wear alone, and for $30 I’d definitely want it to be able to stand on it’s own. So not something I would purchase. But I can definitely see it being pretty paired with the right gloss or another lipstick even.

    • It’s really standout with reds the most, but it’s interesting under plummy and berry shades as well!

      I agree at $30 it is pricey for a layering product (though about right for Dolce & Gabbana), but then again, I know lots of us purchase lipsticks that are sheer and enjoy them that way, too! At the end of the day, though, I very rarely wear any lip color alone, haha. I always end up layering!

  3. Traci

    This is like the Amber Lights of lipstick! Love it

  4. Kristina

    This is the first metallic lipstick I have seen that isn’t frosty. It looks like shimmer in a sheer base. I think it’s worth $30 for that alone.

  5. Siledhel

    I think it looks lovely, but for $30.00.. urg.. It’s completely out of my budget.
    Is there any other lipstick from a more affordable brand (like MAC) that has a similar shade? At least from your opinion.
    Thank you in advance Christine!

  6. Anitacska

    Gorgeous with the gloss, not so much on its own.

  7. Brie

    Wow. You know, the picture of the lipstick itself made me think that it was going to look really weird. But seeing it on the lips… it’s actually very pretty!

  8. It’s a gorgeous gold, but I would wear it over another lipstick like you did on the last pic Christine. I think it’s too shimmery to wear alone. Or I would put it just on the middle of my bottom lips for a little highlight.

  9. Kate

    So pretty and different! I love…

  10. I like this worn alone and also as a layer but it really isn’t worth the 30 bucks. I must say that it is pretty though!

  11. amy

    That is a nice shimmer lipstick, I actually quite like it alone rather than layered over something else.

  12. Lorna

    it’s not really gold… more like orange. would probably be great for summer

  13. I wouldn’t ever buy this since I’m not actually a fan of layering lippies, but I have to say, that lipstick looks positively gorgeous in the tube and on top of that red!

  14. Luisafer

    by just looking at it didn’t think it was going to be so pretty!!! like it!!!

  15. Meghann

    I like this. If I run across this out shopping, I’ll definitely pick it up.

  16. Paloma

    do you know of any similar and cheaper lipsticks to this? Or maybe a gloss?

  17. wow it’s beautiful!!! I can’t wait to buy haha
    thanks for review Christine :)