I'm slowly wrapping up this series of D&G Italian Summertime posts. In the coming week I plan to post more photos and swatches of the rest of the lipsticks in the collection, but wanted to share with you today the very bright, coral-red Venere. This is my first red lipstick! I had not originally planned to purchase this shade, but felt like I needed a lipstick with more color as the other lipsticks in this collection are all very pale. I don't plan to wear this alone (with my coloring I find it hard to wear straight red lipstick although I think it looks gorgeous and glamorous on others). I have tried mixing a bit of this shade with Luna and Mandorla and was really happy with the results. I love the formula and would definitely recommend this if you like bright, orange-based reds. It is truly a statement color that would be the focus of any look. It went on smoothly and evenly and reminded me a bit of the Guerlain Rouge G texture (number one on my list of favorite lipsticks). It does have a fairly strong fragrance as all the D&G lipsticks do, but after a while I get used to it and don't notice it as much.
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Venere is so vibrant it almost makes Sole blush look demure
Would you wear this coral-red or are you, like me, more comfortable in neutrals or natural tones?
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