Dolce & Gabbana’s Guide to the Perfect Red Lipstick for Every Skin Tone


Dolce & Gabbana enthusiastically—and unapologetically—sticks to its signatures. And right up there with the come-hither silhouettes, ornate floral prints, and glittering jewel crowns are those stamped-on red lips. But no two scarlet mouths are ever the same. Not on makeup artist Pat McGrath’s watch, anyway.

Inside the Milan Metropol today, the majority of the models in the 110-girl lineup received bespoke red shades according to their skin tone, with McGrath mixing a variety of hues from the Italian fashion’s house’s richly pigmented Classic Cream Lipstick collection, including orange-red Devil 620 and deep red Ultra 650.

From Belarusian beauty Zhenya Katava’s blood-red pout to Angolan stunner Maria Borges’s tangerine-tinged crimson hue, the show proved that a saturated swipe of one’s precise red is a shortcut to effortless radiance. In other words, it’s time to get swatching.

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