Launched in honour of their eternal muse Sophia Loren ( b. 20 September 1934 ), just one day after her 81st birthday celebration, the Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Lipstick is every makeup collector’s dream. A Limited Edition luxurious item created by the Designers as a “loving tribute” to the Italian beauty icon and to all women out there.
Designed with the help of Sophia herself, this unique shade of red is unlike any other red you have ever seen! Described as “bright cherry-red” with deep pink, almost fuchsia undertones, this shade was designed to enhance the deep pigmentation in her lips, making it “her red, her signature” – a rich, glossy and unique shade!
The formulation is spot on! So creamy that glides smoothly onto the lips coating them in an ultralight, very comfortable sheer layer made with skin conditioning ingredients that add moisture, and a beautiful, glossy and glamorous shine.
The colour is easily buildable, without being patchy or feeling uncomfortable.
… Everything encased in this elegant gold tube with the autograph of Sophia Loren written on it!
*Note the increased attention to details – the impeccable D&G logo embossed on the actual bullet! Swoon*
Please excuse the crappy light, but this is how this lipstick looks against my already pale skin! Two swipes and it looks like the most wearable shade of “red” I own in my collection!
The description on their website isn’t the most accurate, right?! I definitely see it more of dusky, a pink toned “almost-red” – if you insist, that should look wonderfully natural on most skin tones…
I guess that’s because it is so sheer it mixes with the predominant pink pigments in my lips and the result is this colour instead which, let’s be honest!, is absolutely fabulous… for a nude! So, actually, I don’t mind it too much!
*Side note: D&G never made a secret out of customizing this shade to enhance the deep pigmentation in Sophia’s lips though, so it should be expected not to look the same on everyone else!*
However, the only thing I found a bit challenging for me was the scent! That old, powdery, rose scent was overwhelming when firstly applied! It sure fades after a while but you have to give it time!
Trust me, everything else about this lipstick is SO amazing that I won’t be put off by such little details, and you’ll definitely see the Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren No.1 Lipstick featured in more posts on annie’s beauty… .
What do you think, Beautiful? Impressed or not?
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