Dolce & Gabbana Charm 140 Classic Cream Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

I wasn't quite sold on the swatches I had seen of Dolce & Gabbana's Classic Cream lipsticks. But when Nikki of Saks in Houston told me there was an awesome gift with purchase, including a neutral pink cream lipstick, I jumped on the opportunity to order some D&G Holiday make-up pieces as well as score a lipstick to try! I was one of the lucky few who also received the Ruby lip palette of 4 Classic Cream lipstick shades from last holiday but I'm saving that for a separate review :)

The Classic Cream lipstick formula is heavenly. It plumps up my lip lines, is opaque in one swipe, and lasts at least four hours, through talking and drinking. It glides across my lips when I apply it straight from the tube, no tugging or pulling. Needless to say, I am very impressed and will be ordering more. The only formula that tops the creaminess of this lipstick is Edward Bess's lipstick formula. Both are divine but D&G has a wider shade selection, with select bright and vampy shades. EB's line caters more toward a neutral and wearable palette.

The most obvious advantage that EB's formula has over D&G's formula is the EB signature fig scent, which I absolutely adore. The D&G Classic Cream lipsticks have a slightly off-putting rose taste. I can tolerate the rose scent because it is common in high-end and designer lipsticks but the taste is overpowering. EB lipsticks have no taste, thank goodness. I will continue to purchase both EB and D&G lipsticks because both are phenomenal but if you are sensitive to the flavor of lipstick, you may want to try the D&G lipsticks on in person before you purchase them.

Charm is neutral but it leans slightly more mauve and less pink in most lighting. I took the photos above in natural sunlight so they look a touch brighter - more pink. I think think would be a very flattering shade on most women and it reminds me a lot of NARS Catfight, except Catfight has a golden sheen. The photo below is not the best representation of the color, unfortunately, but it is more true to how it looks on my lips when not in sunlight or direct light. It could actually be categorized as a My Lips But Better shade if you have mauve-tinged lips like mine!

Bottom line: This color won't change your life but it might make your morning routine a lot easier!

1 comment:

  1. ahh where's the gift with purchase? i don't even know dolce gabbana has gwp!


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