Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick: A Class Act

Above: The Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick.
Designed as a grand tribute to screen goddess Sophia Loren, the Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick is utterly sublime.  Deemed a "natural red," this raspberry-toned crimson has a soft, shiny finish that drenches lips in saturated pigment and hydration.  Given its illustrious inspiration and decidely wearable nature, I am thrilled to present a closeup of this lipstick!

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick in action...
Above: A class act, indeed.
Ever an unapologetic nude lip lover, I valiantly ventured outside of my comfort zone when trying this shade for the first time; one afternoon with this rosy gem, however, and I became smitten with its flushed tones and dreamy, reflective effect.  In my experience, here are the strongest, most captivating qualities of Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick:
  • The golden square tube is emblazoned with Sophia Loren's signature...so chic.
  • The rose-meets-raspberry shade satisfies one's need for a red lip, without ever officially venturing into red territory.
  • The soft and shiny finish is unexpectedly comely; it allows one to apply without major concern for precision and visually enhances the volume of one's lips.
  • The formula is moisturizing and lasts for 3-4 hours without touch ups.
  • The shade, however pigmented, does not oxidize to a darker, more intense shade of pink/red as the hours wear on.  Instead, it fades to a fetching berry-toned stain.
  • The ease of wear, especially for a darker shade, has compelled me to keep this lip color in my purse all season!  In sum, I am beyond pleased with this lipstick and earnestly recommend it.

The following images reflect Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick in action...

Above: I prefer to apply directly from the bullet; the slightly sheer yet pigmented formula glides on and stays put without being high-maintenance.
Above: No detail was spared with this release.
Above: A swatch of Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 in direct sunlight.
Above: Beauty at the golden hour.
To compliment the lush tones of D&G Signature N° 1, I embraced the following products:
Above: Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in #311 Pewter Veil brilliantly executes the teal green trend.
Above: A melange of skincare, complexion perfecters and eye color.
Above: Swatches in direct sunlight.







Above: Last look.
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Bottom Line: The Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick is every bit as timeless and classic as one would expect; the rose-meets-raspberry is endlessly wearable and sure to compliment a spectrum of skin tones.  If you've been in the market for a deeper yet effortless shade, then I implore you to consider procuring Signature N° 1 before it sells out...it's already completely out of stock at Saks!

Good things ahead including a fresh video featuring my current makeup routine, a cheek color intensive and some new skincare in my life!

I hope your week is going well thus far...xx,

--The Beauty Professor

** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-15 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

12 comments:

  1. The Sophia lippie looks so pretty on you! I have it on back order @ Nordstrom's and I'm hoping it comes in soon. It's not a shade I usually wear, but I wanted to try it. I'm so glad you showed what eye colors it looks good with-Thanks!

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    1. Thanks so much, Chateepatee! I hope you are able to get it soon!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Stunning eye make up! I love the diffused lower lash line shadow on you.

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    1. Many thanks!! It was a fun experiment ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. OMG!!! The Dolce & Gabbana Sophia Loren Signature N° 1 Lipstick is so gorgeous! I super love the color and finish. Love the classy packaging as well. I think its a must try indeed!

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    1. Isn't it dreamy, Susie?! Although it is darker than I usually embrace, it is a delight!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. I feel like D&G flies under the radar in the land of cosmetics -- but everything I've bought from them so far I've loved. Will definitely check out that lipstick. Thanks for the great pics!

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree, Robyn! It is a subtle and beautiful line that remains relatively quiet in a land of constant beauty releases.

      Thanks for the kind comment...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Do you have any suggestions to help the Sophia Loren lipstick stay on longer? I love the color, but even with MAC prep & prime lip base, it doesn't last long. I'm usually fine with other lipsticks. Looks pretty on you!

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    1. Hi Anon,

      Thanks so much. I have found it lasts a great while on my pigmented lips but perhaps try a nude lip liner to create a base for which it to cling? Let me know how that works!

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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