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29 Jun 2013

Dolce & Gabanna Passion Duo Lipstick

This weekend I have been mostly:

a) Packing in preparation for my move next week
b) Watching entire season 1 of The Americans and
c) Falling in love...with a lipstick.

The focus of this is on the latter but I could easily dedicate a post to Keri Russell. How beautiful is she? 

Anyway, I got this lipstick on impulse. I was in Sephora to check whether they had the Les Beiges powder in 20 for Simone and whilst that search proved fruitless I stepped over to the Dolce & Gabanna stand and checked it out.

I have always been interested in their make up - ever since Lorraine/The Current Custom raved about the bronzer - but never really had a chance to examine the range in person.

I was surrounded by two over-zealous sales assistants so I didn't hang around long but I did pick up a Passion Duo Gloss Fusion lipstick and ran away from them to pay at the counter. 

This is just lovely. The premise is a layer of rich, creamy lipstick with an inner core of gleaming gloss and it comes housed in sleek light golden packaging. 

I am so buying more of these. Luxurious is such an overused adjective in the beauty game but it's the word that truly fits in this case. It's so incredibly pigmented and it literally melts into your lips, leaving a super flattering finish that shines. 

I got the shade Natural this time and it's a lovely "natural" nude. Not too pink and not too brown - it's sits in the middle and is very forgiving as a result. 

I found this quite hard to photograph but how it looks on my mug is probably the most accurate shot. It's a sort of "sweet beige".

And excuse the photo background...

I know, I know....too glamourous!




Getting this reminded me of the sheer excitement felt when using the YSL Rouge Volupte for the first time. It felt so special and I immediately set about planning my next purchase. It's exactly the same in this instance so I hope the commission-giddy ladies at the Dolce and Gabanna stand are ready for me :)

You can buy this at Harrods - Link! or on sites like Sephora - Link! and it's around the £25 mark.

PS. On my face...

* Chanel Mat Lumiere in 40 "Beige"
* Chanel Les Beiges in 30
* Laura Mercier Metallic Creme eye colour in Rose Gold
* L'oreal eye liner ( a smidgen on the outer corner)
* MUFE Smokey Lash
* By Terry Hyaluronic blush in Blushberry (not a must have)
* Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush in number 2 (a must have for that lit from within shizzle)
* D&G Passion Duo in Natural

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

44 comments

  1. Hi Laura! I've been hearing a lot of the Chanel Les Beiges Powder, and if I have dry skin, I'm wondering if it's worth it or if I need it in my life? How does it compare to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder?

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    1. I hated the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder so anything is better than that :) haha I think it's so incredibly light on the skin that I don't think it would be bad for dry skin. It's just that product that pulls everything together. I will do some research with friends and then do a proper review for you :)

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    2. Thanks Laura! It's been really humid here, as well, and I was wondering besides Les Beige, have you been doing anything else to ensure your makeup lasts?

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  2. Looks beautiful - Harrods here I come! Btw I really like your nail varnish colour, I'd love to know where it's from? Gd luck with the move xx

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    1. :) They have some really nice shades too - lovely nude colours that I will definitely be looking at. It's Gelish and called I'm Brighter Than You :)

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    2. Been checking out all the Dolce and Gabbana make up since I read this... I love all the packaging, especially the bronzing powders - I know it's bad to buy make up online based on the packaging alone....

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  3. must check this out next time i'm near a counter.
    you look bloody fabulous, and i really like your dress. it makes your eyes... "pop" :P

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    1. haha :) you know i love an eye pop!

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  4. absolutely gorgeous :) i love your hair/tan/makeup combo - it's spot on! i def love a natural nude - what's the wearing power?

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    1. Medium - it's not longlasting at all because of the creaminess but it's better than the Rouge Volupte's or the Chanel Coco Shines :)

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    2. SOLD! lol that didn't take much convincing.

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  5. Lovely look, Laura, an perfect lip color indeed! It's absolutely impossible to get the hold of D&G makeup here, sadly. Not that I need more lipsticks anyway hahaha

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  6. Looking beautiful! I need a good look around sephora but normally the staff stalking me drives me out the store lol! Good luck with the move!! :-)

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  7. I wish with could get D&G makeup in Dublin! I watched The Americans too, Kerri Russel's hair is amazing in it!

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  8. I was obsessed with Felicity last year. Keri is just soooo pretty...comes across as intelligent!

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  9. I love the shade of lipstick! Gorgeous! That picture is absolutely stunning by the way!

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  10. This looks so beautiful on you! Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. That's such a beautiful natural shade..it's so hard to find nude lipsticks that don't make you look dead. This one is gorgeous! You're so pretty!

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  12. Beautiful natural colour! I wish we had more variety of brands where I live, because I definitely want to try that one xx

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  13. Wow you look beautiful Laura! Your tan is perfect! Is it natural or fake? (not in a bad way)!
    I was wondering if you could do a post about your tanning/sun protection products? Do you wear SPF on days were you are working but need to be outside on short periods of time? Obviously the sun is very strong in Dubaï so that would be very helpful!
    Have a lovely day! :-)
    xoxo

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    1. I'd also love to know whether you fake tan! Your skin is such a beautiful shade!

      Gem x
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  14. You look gorgeous Laura! That lipstick is such a pretty nude :)

    Gem x
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  15. Oh my god where did you find Mat Lumiere?! xxx

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  16. Lovely shade! That is the kind of shades I gravitate towards!


    XO Nicole @ beautykissxo

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  17. I love this lipstick and I know just what you mean about purchasing one and then immediately planning your next purchase. I have so many lovely things just floating around in my head.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  18. Just googled the Americans...looks like a fab show! Love the shade of lipstick.
    x

    www.carefulfeet.me

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  19. Love that nude color! Looks like it will be perfect for all skin tones... I must give it a try.


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  20. I love that colour!

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  21. The shades are beautiful! How long do the lipsticks stay on for?

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  24. i've just discovered your blog and i'm obsessed!

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  25. this is such a gorgeous lipstick! i love how it's a creamy lipstick surrounding a shiny lipgloss to produce a really glossy and natural look! unfortunately i don't have the money to be spending on expensive and luxurious make up all that often but every once in a while i like to treat myself and next time i feel i deserve an extravagant purchase, i'll be sure to check these lipsticks out! :) X

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  28. I love love love this look. A tanned face really brings out your eyes and this is my favourite look for you so far - face-wise :) And that lipstick - it would look horrible on me (a blonde), but it's the perfect shade for this sun-kissed look.

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