Global Lust: Monica Bellucci Lips
Mimi ON Sep 11, 2012 AT 3:06 pm
by Chrissy Iley
Monica Bellucci is one of the few celebrity women that I’ve met I am genuinely awed by. She is full-on sexy without being threatening or unfriendly. Gorgeous face, pillowy lips, not particularly tall but with a voluptuous figure, she’s a woman that most women want to be and most men just want.
She is soft, womanly, funny, known for her daring film choices like Mary Magdalene in The Passion of Christ and a rape victim in Irreversible. She is married to French actor Vincent Cassel, the artistic director who slept with the leading dancers in Black Swan.
Nothing about her is false. If she is struggling she’ll tell you. If she’s having a fat day ‘I wear black.’ She is also known to be best friends with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Hence she is the face of their new lipsticks that come in dramatic shades:
The dark velvety Magnetic Monica, the bright sunshiny Italian Monica, and the subtlest of scarlets Attractive Monica and the most striking of nudes Natural Monica.
‘I’ve always loved lipstick. The love comes from our mothers and our grandmothers. I choose my lipstick according to the mood of the day and my state of mind. Sometimes I want the attention of others, sometimes I don’t.’
It was hard for me to believe at the time that some days Monica wanted to just be invisible. But as she said, ‘When you choose red it’s because you want to be looked at. Sometimes you don’t want this kind of feeling. When you put on a red shade it’s because you accept people looking at you and that doesn’t happen all the time.’
Attractive Monica in its beautiful vintage looking gold case that clicks with a snap when you close it had sat in my make-up bag for some time because I hadn’t felt being looked at always I was loving the intensity and drama of the nude Natural Monica.
Monica also agreed with me that red lipstick is not necessarily a turn-on for men, or at least heterosexual ones. ‘If a man sees a woman with red lipstick he can admire her but he won’t feel like kissing her. The red is such a strong colour and it’s about you. This is not necessarily a sexual feeling.’
This lipstick therapy really struck me. A vibrant red really does express how confidant you feel and you have to accept that might repel some men and that it’s not about them, it’s about you.
Lipstick, like any other make-up, like any other therapy, is about confidence. It can give you confidence, but first of all you have to have the confidence to wear it.
Italian Monica will really make your lips stand out in a crowded room. Attractive Monica is my current favourite. It has immense staying power and is creamy on the lips, but when it fades it’s a different look, slightly less dramatic but still a wonderful colour. It’s almost two lipsticks in one – the dramatic and the subtle.