Dolce & Gabbana Rubino & Topazio Classic Cream Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep red.” It’s a medium-dark red with muted, brown-ish tones. It runs slightly warm, but it’s almost neutral against my skin tone (probably because I’m warm-toned). Chanel Audacieuse (134) (LE, $34.00) is pinker. NARS Hyde Park (P, $25.00) is more matte. MAC Prolong (P, $18.00) is darker. MAC Viva Glam I (P, $15.00) is warmer. MAC Deeply Adored (LE, $15.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #44 (P, $19.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

It has a soft, luminous sheen with semi-opaque color. This shade had a lot of slip when applied, so the color moves around on the lip, which gave me slightly uneven color application towards the center of the mouth. I experienced very faint feathering after the fourth hour of wear–it lasted five and a half hours in total.

Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “golden amber-yellow.” It’s a semi-sheer to semi-opaque veil of gold shimmer and sparkle. There’s some color that gets aded, primarily giving my lip color a yellower, warmer, almost tangerine-like hue, but it’s mostly due to the high shimmer content in the product. MAC Ruffian Gold (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Guerlain Altoum (LE, $35.00) is lighter. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Triptych (P, $18.00) is brighter and more oapque. See comparison swatches.

It doesn’t apply evenly, unfortunately, and part of that is owed to how slippery the formula is; the sparkle and shimmer tends to overlap and clump together, which keeps it from being a more even dusting of color. Of course, this formula is supposed to be highly pigmented, and it’s definitely not that. Applied very sheerly and blended with a lip brush or finger tip, this might work under a more pigmented gloss (I’m thinking red). It wore three hours on me and was actually a bit drying.

Dolce & Gabbana’s Classic Cream lipsticks are supposed to have “bold color” and feel hydrating when worn. One thing worth noting is that the formula is heavily scented with rose and does have a slight rosy taste at times–I’m not particular sensitive to scented lip products, but it is one of the stronger fragranced lipsticks I’ve encountered (which you may love or may not). Both of these shades felt like they had more slip than other shades from the formula, though.

Rubino
Rubino
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
Topazio
Topazio
D

Limited Edition

6
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
3
Application
66%
Total
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Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Rubino Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick
Dolce & Gabbana Topazio Classic Cream Lipstick

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Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick $33.00/0.12 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Rubino is a very pretty color, but for this price it can’t be flawed! It’s not a dud like that emerald shade, but not perfect either.

This really doesn’t seem like a terribly well thought out product line. If drugstores can have decent lipsticks D&G should really be able to get it together…

For the same effect as Topazio, I like OCCs Crème Colour Concentrate in Icarus. It has a similar look, but it’s very buildable and extremely versatile.

I like Rubino. Topazio reminds me of MAC Ruffian Gold which I use as a layering lipstick. At this price point, I would expect better performance though. I find the lack of quality for these D&G products quite shocking actually.

I bought Topazio and had to return it. Too sheer. Besides MAC has some LE gold shades that have much more pigmentation, better price, and look awesome layered over red lipstick! I was expecting something really unique at this price point.

These sound like the meh shades from the Nyx round lipsticks – too much slip to apply evenly, feathering, etc. At least some of the Rounds are good, though! And only around $2-4.

At this price point, my demands are higher. And since Bite, Burberry, & Givenchy can deliver for less, my luxe experience isn’t so lacking that I’m willing to stupe. D&G continues to disappoint. 🙁

Rubino is very pretty! I applaud Dolce & Gabbana for trying new out of the box colors but the rest of these lippies sucked. I’m still disappointed these turned out to be a sheer patchy mess

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