Donna Karan 25th Anniversary Lipstick Collection

Donna Karan, 25 Anniversary, adThe Donna Karan brand just celebrated its 25th birthday — quite the milestone! Equally exciting: they decided to commemorate the occasion with lipstick. (A brilliant decision, in my book.)

The idea that made the brand famous was “seven easy pieces,” a collection of seven modern clothing essentials that could be mixed and matched for day or evening. Donna Karan applied the same concept to her anniversary lipstick collection: seven shades to cover all your lipstick needs.

Tender Peach is a semi-sheer, slightly rosy peach with gold shimmer. The only other shimmer is browned-wine Classic Ruby; the shimmery shades have a bit more slip to them.

The other five shades are satin, or semi-matte. They’re a little bit drier, and full coverage on my skintone. They’re also semi-staining — and unscented. Chic Pink is an almost mauvey blue-pink; Runway Red is a showstopping warm red. Modern Wine is more muted warm red. Rich Raisin is mauve, and Black Plum is a slightly browned red-plum.
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In the spirit of mixing and matching, I applied Modern Wine, blotted it off, then put Tender Peach on top of it. The results was magnificent, if I do say so myself. I’ll try to capture a lip-swatch for you.

The set is $95 (which works out to about $13.50 a lipstick), and it is limited edition. You can’t buy the lipsticks separately — though you could always split a set with a friend. The sets are available in Donna Karan Boutiques, Holt Renfrew, and online via Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and Nordstrom.

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4 Responses to “Donna Karan 25th Anniversary Lipstick Collection”

  • alluring_mum says:

    Chic Pink is so chic!

  • Erin T says:

    Darn. Even though I love Donna Karan – adore her re-issued Collection fragrances, the sadly discontinued Gold EdT and EdP, DKNY Women and, of course, her clothes (though I can’t afford them) – I thought I could safely skip these. But they look beautiful – great swatches! I think I need Modern Wine and Classic Ruby… and probably Tender Peach. The Black Plum is stunning, but may be too dark for me. Better skip down to Holts. Anybody want to take the Chic Pink, Runway Red and likely Rich Raisin off my hands? :)

  • dkarnitsky says:

    LOVE!! But not all the colors. Erin, i wuld gladly buy Chic Pink and maybe the others off of you if you get them!

  • Erin T says:

    Boo – these are $25 more expensive in Toronto, even though the Canadian dollar is currently worth more than the USD. Might be worth the shipping charges just to display my annoyance with Holt Renfrew’s pricing.

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