Monday, February 14th, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud (170) Shine Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a glossy pale pink iwth a hint of rose and soft white micro-shimmer. It’s nearly opaque, and the paleness of the color makes the fuller coverage color look milky and creamy.

my thoughts on the formula: The Shine Lipsticks can be very creamy, when the finish is less shimmery, or more glimmering, if the finish is shimmery. Overall, they have a glossiness that isn’t there in the brand’s Classic Cream Lipsticks. The lipstick is rose-scented, and it is one of the heavier scented products I’ve come across, so if you are at all sensitive to scents, I would probably keep on looking. I usually average four hours of wear with this formula.

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

final thoughts: It is a surprisingly flattering milky pink, even on medium skin tones.  Milky pinks tend to wash me out, so I do find them hard to wear on their own, but I think this works.  I also like that it doesn’t have strong cool undertones.

where to buy: Saks

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Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Rosebud? How much is it?

Saks, $30.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Hue is less rose/pink and doesn't have the same glossiness but it is similar. Benefit Jing-a-ling has the glossiness and milkiness, but it's cooler toned, so it does look a bit different. Chanel's Ming has a similar glimmering effect but it is several shades darker.

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16 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud Shine Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Martina

    it’s lovely but i have one D&G lipstick and i’ve noticed that it is… so little product compared to other lipstick! the tube is just so short!

  2. Nunuiviet

    Beautiful colour but when applied really looks washed out

  3. wow, it’s really gorgeous!! And as you say, it doesn’t wash you out at all, probably the first milky pink I like!! Thanks for the swatches, I now have to go buy this shade :P

  4. Marcela

    wow, that’s the glossiest lipstick i’ve ever seen! color is pretty but seems it would only work on a very pale, cool-toned person.

  5. sara

    WOW!!
    I love this color on you and I just HAVE to go try it on now.

  6. Steph

    I never like fuller coverage colours like this because they wash me out (and I’m pale!), but this is niiice!

  7. kiran

    Lovely color. My favorite. Great for everyday and will look stunning with smokey eyes.

  8. Jennifer

    Their shine lipsticks are simply divine.

    I’m not a fan of pale colors, but it looks like it would reflect a lot of light!!!!!

    I have “Soiree” and it is an amazing natural pink-coral shine.

  9. I’ve been seeing a lot of lippies that look like this lately. Spring’s around the corner!

  10. Maya C

    I bought one of their lipsticks and the color is nice, but the smell was offensive! I thought it would wear off quickly, but it took a good amount of time on my lips before I stopped smelling it. Even my boyfriend noticed when he was close to my face, and he was not a fan. I love the color, though, so oh well…

  11. Ruth

    This colour looks gorgeous on you! I love the shine too :)

  12. quit soft n beautiful color…!!

  13. Krista

    The smell is nauseating! Also, the ‘taste’ that it gives off is just as loathsome.

  14. Saffy

    I really love this colour!

  15. Wow, beautiful! I love this~