Monica Bellucci has teamed up with Dolce & Gabbana for a limited edition lipstick line designed to reflect a woman’s “state of mind”. After the announcement of Kate Winslet’s charity makeup line for French beauty giant Lancôme last year, Italian star Bellucci is the latest actress to venture into the realm.
Called the Monica Lipstick Collection, the range will comprise six shades costing $32 each and is scheduled to hit stores May 12.
“The idea for the collection was to create different shades, different colours depending on your mood of the day, your state of mind,” the actress told WWD February 17.
“I love all shades in the collection and feel drawn to the different colours, depending on how I feel.”
“We love Monica and have worked with her many times over the past 20 years. Her beauty is timeless. She expresses the Dolce & Gabbana woman perfectly,” said Domenico Dolce.
Stefano Gabbana added: “She is ravishing – a true Italian icon.”
The advertising campaign for the Monica Lipstick Collection was captured by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, known for their work with the likes of Louis Vuitton, Missoni and Giorgio Armani. Evoking classic Italian cinema, it is set to run in publications across Italy, America, the UK, Russia and the Middle East this May.
Bellucci is also a new face of the Italian fashion house’s beauty collection, joining other Dolce & Gabbana Make Up actress front women Scarlett Johansson and Felicity Jones.