Lipstick Monday: Dolce & Gabbana #Scarlett

I’ve been on a kick on donning the red lips for quite a while now. So don’t wonder if you see me do a few more of them. One of the lipsticks I’m going to showcase today is Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick #Scarlett.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

The packaging is simple, with Dolce & Gabbana engraved on the cap. It doesn’t seem to represent the extravagant fashion house aesthetics, but it somehow does. The fact that they encased the lipstick in light gold (plastic) casing, it’s bling-y enough. It’s considerably lightweight, streamlined with rounded square edges. Easy enough to carry inside the purse.

I think these days, high end brands love to put their initials on the lipstick bullet, which I always appreciate. It looks pretty and exclusive. The lipstick has a scent. The more I smell it, the more it reminded me of Guerlain violet scent which I happen to like.

They carry several different reds, and I settled for this one, Scarlett. It’s described as a deep red. It’s a blue toned with a cranberry touch. When I first got it, I wasn’t necessarily wowed by the color. It looked rather blah. I had to wear this several times to really appreciate it. Then suddenly I saw it. It only shows after a drink and a meal. That cranberry touch, the hint of warmth, really brings depth to the blueness of the red. It’s rather hard to explain. It’s even harder to capture it in photos. You have to see it in person.

I had a slight miniscule ounce of regret, even thought of selling it. But when I noticed the cranberry thing, it grew on me fast. I just want to apply it and enjoy the cranberry goodness on my pout. The more I wear it, the more I find that it fits easily into my daily outfits. Scarlett stays put for a good long hours. It feels creamy upon applying and sets in to a satin matte finish. It’s a tad drying, but it doesn’t peel my lips fortunately, which is always a good thing.

I love, love, love wearing Scarlett with my navy-white stripe blouse. It’s a match made in heaven. It looks fresh, clean, and has an American sportswear sensibility. Hamptons, anyone? :D