Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla, Petal, Dahlia Classic Cream Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to be a long-wearing, richly-pigmented, and hydrating formula. In May, the brand added twenty new shades to its range for a total of forty-two. The formula is rose-scented but has no discernible taste for me. The consistency is creamy, light-to-medium in weight, comfortable to wear, and moderately moisturizing.

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “beige pink.” It’s a light-medium, muted peach with a creamy, natural finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, and the consistency applied easily over the lips without tugging or dragging. It didn’t have too much slip, though, so the color stayed in place well. This shade lasted for four hours on me, which is average and not particularly long-wearing for me. Too Faced Country Star (P, $22.00) is glossier, slightly darker. Chanel Satisfaction (89) (P, $34.00) is pinker, sheerer. Chanel Charmeuse (142) (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery. MAC Close Contact (LE, $16.00) is a touch darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral lilac rose.” It’s a medium, warm-toned rose with a natural sheen. It had nearly full color coverage, but you could see a shadow of my lip freckle. It glided on across the lips without dragging and felt comfortable to wear without being too slick. It wore well for four and a half hours on me. Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is similar. Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Flirt (144) (LE, $30.00) is lighter. NARS Descanso (LE, $25.00) is warmer. NARS Sex Machine (P, $25.00) is pinker, more matte. MAC Shy Shine (P, $16.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick ($33.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “red wine.” It’s a deep, dark berry-red with subtle cool undertones and a satin finish. It had rich, intense color payoff that applied well without settling into lip lines or feathering over time. The consistency was lightly creamy, so it had good glide, but it didn’t slip around once applied. This shade lasted for seven hours and left a stain behind, though neither are surprising given how rich and dark this shade is. MAC Primrose (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is glossier. Laura Mercier Myth (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer. Givenchy Violine Precieux (312) (LE, $36.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Shard (P, $24.00) is more matte. MAC Sweet Succulence (LE, $16.00) is warmer. NARS Palais Royal (P, $25.00) is more matte, redder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Mandorla (125)

DCDiscontinued. $33.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Petal (135)

PPermanent. $33.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Dahlia (320)

PPermanent. $33.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Mandorla (125) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Petal (135) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Dahlia (320) Classic Cream Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Becca Guava Beach Tint

52 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Wednesday Avatar

I actually like them all, but personally would love Dahlia for fall. I need to compare this to the Marc Jacobs 1000 point bonus lipstick which is also a berry lipstick and freaking awesome I must say. Hmmm.. also thinking.. Isn’t this a big improvement over the last D&G lippies you reviewed. I remember something disastrous that was positively laughable at this price point. Was that last fall or this spring.. wanders off to check…

Alla Avatar

Dahlia looks awesome on you! And Mandorla surprised me; a lot of the time when things are described as pink beige, the pinkness gets lost, but I definitely see some on the lip swatch. Did you detect any coolness in the colour? If so, I need to run right out and swatch it; if not, then I already know it will look sort of orangey on me 😛 My undertones bring out the orange in all reds and nudes, and it’s fantastic for reds, but not what I’m looking for in a nude)

Stacey Avatar

I know you are not fond of the eyeshadows n pencils. I agreed with you.
But I do like the lipsticks. I have the red ones.
I like Dior Rouge better, but these are nice too.

BOTTÂNICA BOTTANIQUE Avatar

I definitely love nude lipsticks. Always been looking for a singular nude shade, which last for at least 4 hours on me and have great quality. I have already nude pink, nude beige, nude peach-pink, nude peach-beige ones on my buck. MARDOLA is the nude peach–”uniform peach” lipstick I have been tried to find out there is a considerable time.

Andrew Avatar

I’m tempted to give these a try. I had tried one of the Monica lipsticks a few months ago and it was so drying that I had to scrub it off within twenty minutes. I personally blame the overpowering fragrance. As long as these aren’t as strongly fragranced I’d be overjoyed to have one or two in my collection (especially the MLBB beauty Petal)!

Kali Avatar

Wait, wait, wait. Dolce and Gabbana did something right?

All joking aside, Dahlia looks stunning. Vampy without being too dark. I might have to pick it up.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!