Wednesday, August 26th, 2009


Dolce & Gabbana Makeup The Classic Lipstick in Nude

Dolce & Gabbana Makeup: Natural Nude

Dolce & Gabbana Nude Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00) is a creamy, opaque fleshy-beige with a touch of warmth. Just that subtle warm tone keeps it from looking pale and deathly on me, particularly since I’m warm-toned myself. I’ve definitely found that nudes can be difficult for me to wear, because they’re often pale or cool in nature and make me look a bit corpse-ish. (So not flattering!) Nude is surprisingly wearable on its own, though it is a touch light for me, and I’d personally layer it with a hint of glossy color to make it perfect for me. I think this is great nude shade for many others, though, and when you do need a very neutral lip color, this is a good standby.

The packaging is classy and timeless without being associated with old. The “gold” tube has some heft to it, which I do find as an attribute I like in my higher end makeup. My only issue with it is that it holds fingerprints, and I just find it can make your beautiful makeup pieces look a bit dirty, so I really wish they could prevent this somehow! (I know this is kind of an issue across most luxe brands, though.)

  • Product: 9/10
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 8/10
  • Packaging: 7/10

Recommendation: If you love luxury lip products, Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Lipstick will not disappoint you. This is not a lipstick for everyone, because the price makes it an indulgence. I do wish it was more available, but at least it is available online at Saks.

Availability: Dolce&Gabbana, Saks Fifth Avenue

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Dolce & Gabbana Nude Classic Cream Lipstick


Nude (left)

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20 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Makeup The Classic Lipstick in Nude Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. Nicole15

    I think I like the red D&G lipstick better. I struggle with nude lippies as well & I don’t know that I like this one all that much especially with a $30 price tag. A gloss on top would be a must for me if I owned this, but it sure does look hella gorgeous in the tube!

  2. Erica

    I agree with you Nicole15.

  3. Sarah

    O___O i love the nude. dont think i can pull off a red lipstick…..
    but ill definitely take the nude!!!!! :P

  4. Roxanne

    I think that is the perfect nude for you, Christine.

  5. Redhead (hi)

    Pretty! It looks more like a REALLY pale, neutral pink with beige to be rather than a warm nude. I’m sure it would look AMAZING with MAC Luminary gloss!

  6. karen

    i would totally buy this,
    i wear myth lipstick 24/7
    looks pretty similarr

  7. Alexis

    You know I’m still not moved by the DG cosmetic line – don’t get me wrong I’ve been a fan of their clothes/style over the years and I do love the use of Scarlet on their ads but I’m still feeling very MEH over this collection.

    Maybe it’s because of the very high price point. I get more excited over Chanel and NARS products and that’s not cheap either. Also, I need to see and test this in person. But overall, MEH!!!

    • Really? I think their lipsticks and eyeshadow quads are stunning. I am only so-so on their eyeliner, but otherwise, I’ve been pleased. But it’s only a small sampling, so who knows!

  8. cloudburst

    The nude is pretty but not very opaque.

  9. Amy

    That is a gorgeous nude colour and would look hot with smokey eyes. I will have to check it out the next time I go to Holt Renfrew.

  10. Dana_F

    This one is quite expensive in my country, but it’s definitely worth the price! It’s easy to apply for me and it’s moisturising