Have you ever wanted luscious, curvy, full and expressive lips like Monica Bellucci? Well now you can, well sort of. Inspired by Monica’s iconic mouth, Dolce&Gabbana Makeup launches a selection of six limited edition lipsticks to channel their muse’s sensuality.
Dolce&Gabbana’s understanding of the woman, as a powerful individual, a force of nature, a desirable warrior are well known. The qualities are embodied in their campaigns, stylistic codes and also in Monica Bellucci herself. The model, actress, mother and muse has been collaborating with the design duo for over 20 years.
The limited edition Monica lipstick comes in six feminine shades: each one to represent the mood of a woman. “Lipstick is the most important weapon in any woman’s make-up arsenal, It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of its wearer while inviting admiration from everyone else.”
The colours were created in tandem with make up artist Pat McGrath and the designers. Dolce&Gabbana have named the lipsticks after the most common adjectives attributed to Monica, while Pat has engineered a make up with hydrating qualities, comfortable to wear and softening- to help create that beautiful texture that characterizes Monica’s lips.
Magnetic Monica, a sophisticated, glossy-plum stain for a captivating fun loving woman who is always in command. A colour with resonance, depth and the alluring appeal of luscious fruit.
Only Monica, a candy pink sugared-almond shade. The quintessence of feminine perfection.
Natural Monica, a creamy taupe that’s pure cappuccino, the ultimate neutral for the effortlessly confident woman.
Italian Monica, an iconic chili pepper red that’s a true expression of the flirtatious ‘Italian diva’ moments.
Chic Monica, a fashion-forward shade of soft velvety rose petal pink, a sophisticated statement for a woman who knows her own style.
Attractive Monica, a seductive, desirable true cardinal rouge, the ultimate rich red for spell binding, kissable allure. The red worn by Monica in the advertising campaign.
The classic gold Dolce&Gabbana packaging imbued with Monica’s scarlet autograph make these lipstick objects of desire as well as tools to beautify oneself.
The iconic campaign for the collection is shot by fashion photographer supremos Mert and Marcus. They captured the Italian cinematographic spirit of yester year: Fellini, Visconti, Rossellini, De Sica- but always Monica.
The Monica lipsticks (€31) will be in stores worldwide starting from the 5th May.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni
Credits: Dolce&Gabbana Makeup