Dolce & Gabbana Makeup

shontay07108

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Hey, Hergreyness! :hug: I'm thinking about the shade 'Natural Monica' but I wonder how much it'll show on my lips. I heard that all of these lipsticks are very pigmented, but I just wonder. Maybe I'll settle for the bright pink(?). I wish I could get some really clear, definitive swatches. I search google by the hour, but I'm not quite satisfied with what I'm finding.
 

shontay07108

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I got my Italian Monica lipstick today. I LOVE it. It's a lighter, but still bright, fully opaque red. It's really creamy, too. Very happy with everything except the scent! Again, it's a strong floral scent, but it does fade as you wear it. I really wish the coral, Only Monica would come in stock so I can get it. I have it on backorder. In the meantime, I'm still thinking about Natural Monica. The other colors don't do anything for me. We'll see.
 

Ikram

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I tried Only Monica at the counter and it is the sheerest of them all. Got a blush, the packaging is beautiful.
 

Ikram

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Shontay How do they compare to Rouge Cocos in terms of texture and hydration? I find RCs very drying.
 

shontay07108

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I would say that the 2 D&G lipsticks I have (one Italian Monica, obviously and the other an older shade) are creamier going on and not as drying as you wear it throughout the day. However, I don't find RCs especially drying, either. They're not the driest formula I've tried even with my naturally dry lips. I also find certain shades to be less dry than others. Having said all that, though, if you find RCs dry, you should have a much better time with these lipsticks. Nothing dry about them. They're comparable to Rouge Allures.
 

shontay07108

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Finally got Only Monica which was on backorder. I absolutely love it! It's my favorite coral lipstick. It's slightly comparable to Viva Glam Cyndi. It's not as red as Cyndi, though. It's also not as sheer as some bloggers lead me to believe. I was almost afraid. It's not as richly opaque as Italian Monica, but it's not sheer. I think I'll go ahead and get Natural Monica and/or all the rest of the shades.
 

Urmi

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Finally got Only Monica which was on backorder. I absolutely love it! It's my favorite coral lipstick. It's slightly comparable to Viva Glam Cyndi. It's not as red as Cyndi, though. It's also not as sheer as some bloggers lead me to believe. I was almost afraid. It's not as richly opaque as Italian Monica, but it's not sheer. I think I'll go ahead and get Natural Monica and/or all the rest of the shades.
Hi Shontay, would you be able to take a picture of the ingredients list for Only Monica please? Or list them?
 

shontay07108

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Urmi, I couldn't get a decent picture of the ingredients since the box is gold and the reflection was a problem. There's a ton of ingredients, so I can't type it out either.
 

Urmi

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Urmi, I couldn't get a decent picture of the ingredients since the box is gold and the reflection was a problem. There's a ton of ingredients, so I can't type it out either.
Thanks so much for trying, I appreciate it! Would you please scan the list and see if it has any parabens in it? P.s. you're good, by now my box would have been in a bin!
 

shontay07108

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No parabens! :D I hold on to my boxes for a couple of days out of habit. It used to be to make sure I was happy with a product. It's getting tossed tomorrow. Interestingly enough, this lipstick has bismuth oxychloride which, in face and eye products, irritates the crap out of me. I just can't use it b/c within 5 minutes I'm itching and breaking out. However, having two of these lipsticks and wearing them for hours, there's nothing weird at all. Go figure. I hope it stays that way.
 

Urmi

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No parabens! :D I hold on to my boxes for a couple of days out of habit. It used to be to make sure I was happy with a product. It's getting tossed tomorrow. Interestingly enough, this lipstick has bismuth oxychloride which, in face and eye products, irritates the crap out of me. I just can't use it b/c within 5 minutes I'm itching and breaking out. However, having two of these lipsticks and wearing them for hours, there's nothing weird at all. Go figure. I hope it stays that way.
Thanks a lot Shontay! Glad to hear it's not irritating you :)
 

Haven

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Finally got Only Monica which was on backorder. I absolutely love it! It's my favorite coral lipstick. It's slightly comparable to Viva Glam Cyndi. It's not as red as Cyndi, though. It's also not as sheer as some bloggers lead me to believe. I was almost afraid. It's not as richly opaque as Italian Monica, but it's not sheer. I think I'll go ahead and get Natural Monica and/or all the rest of the shades.
I finally brokedown and ordered Only Monica. I love the swatches that I have seen of it online. I am also interested in Natural & Italian Monica, but I am going to see whether I like Only Monica first. I have read conflicting opinions on the smell and taste of D & G ls. I will have to see if I can tolerate the smell & taste before I buy more.
 

shontay07108

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I hope you like it Haven. I have Italian and Only Moncia and I adore them. I'm about to order Natural Monica. The scent and taste are not fun, but I think I mentioned before, it wears off. Give it 15-20 minutes and it's like any other lipstick. Plus it's long wearing.
 

Haven

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^^^So far so good. I received it yesterday and am trying it out today. Love the color! If the wear time is good and if it doesn't dry out my lips, then I will probably order at least one more.

The smell is not the best, but I think that I can tolerate it. It reminds me of my mom's lipstick that I used to 'borrow' when I was young. Real old school ls smell.
 

shontay07108

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I just got my order of the luminous liquid foundation today and I love it. I prefer it over the creamy foundation, even. It has a pump, it's lightweight, great for normal/dry skin, and the color is great. The shades apparently run the same as the creamy foundation, so I am 160 soft tan in both. I really wish D&G was sold in more places. They've got some jewels in their line. The foundations and the lipsticks. I look forward to trying their brushes and maybe mascaras next.
 

Ingenue

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I have the same shade as I have in the creamy foundation (soft tan). It's definitely better for dry skin types. It works better on me at night, when it's cooler. Not a good day wear foundation for me though. It reminds me of YSL Teint Eclat.. so maybe this will work well as a replacement for you. I feel like the formulas are nearly identical.

The cream foundation definitely has more coverage though. The liquid is a solid medium coverage.
 

Monsy

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What shade do I need in creamy foundation? I am MAC NC20. NARS Deuville, Dior 021, Lancome buff 2w/6w

Sephora started selling DG!!
 

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