This lipstick is one of Dolce&Gabbana’s “Monica” collection lipsticks, which is available exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online. I’ve decided to put this lipstick under the “Nude” category even though it’s a little bit darker than a traditional nude lipstick. This color will best suit girls with olive, medium and dark skin tone. The color is very interesting because even though is it a brownish nude, it has a purple hue to it. It definitely has cool, blue undertones. But even despite this fact, I can still pull this hippie off, even though sometimes I feel that it is a bit too dark for me.
Like all lipsticks from this collection, this one is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. It glides on lips very smoothly, leaving soft satin semi-matte finish and is rather hydrating. The color lasts for about 4-5 hours. As far as the smell goes, it has a very distinguished aroma yet a quickly fading one.
Undertones: cool, blue, has a purple hue to it
Who can pull off: medium, olive and dark skin tones with both cool and warm undertones
Closest dupe: L’Oreal Fairest Nude (about 80% match)
Best matching lip liner: Makeup Forever Aqualip in 2c