No one can deny that Monica Bellucci is the epitome of Italian beauty. Named one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” by ‘Men’s Health’ and the most desirable woman by ‘AskMen’, the 47-year-old actress flaunts her sultry looks for the new Dolce & Gabbana limited edition makeup line, the Monica Lipstick Collection, which will be available in stores worldwide starting May 12.
“We love Monica and have worked with her many times over the past 20 years. Her beauty is timeless,” Domenico Dolce says. “She expresses perfectly the Dolce & Gabbana woman,” adds Stefano Gabbana, “She is ravishing – a true Italian icon.”
Monica Bellucci and Dolce & Gabbana is the perfect combination that ultimately leads to maximum sexiness, sensuality and expressiveness. The gorgeous actress and the famous designers have a long history together. Bellucci was the famous brand’s face for numerous campaigns including the one for spring/summer 2012 and walked for Dolce & Gabbana on several catwalks shows. “We are very old friends of Monica’s. We must have met in 1989 or 1990.…We really grew up together,” Stefano Gabbana said.
Speaking about her long-term friendship with Dolce & Gabbana, the actress confesses that, “I really admire the way that they channel sensuality into their work, whether that’s in an overtly feminine way, or sometimes with really subtle touches that aren’t immediately obvious but really catch your attention.” As for their latest collaboration, Bellucci says that, “I’m delighted to be collaborating with Domenico and Stefano on Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up. I have always adored the aesthetic of Dolce & Gabbana and it’s so exciting to be involved with their creative process.”
The new lipsticks will be available in six shades and will be priced $32 each. “The idea for the collection was to create different shades, different colors depending on your mood of the day, your state of mind. I love all shades in the collection and feel drawn to the different colors, depending on how I feel,” Bellucci explains.
The first images for the campaign have already been shot by famous photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in London in October 2011. Pat McGrath is responsible for the impeccable makeup paraded by the stunning Italian actress. The print campaign of the Monica Lipstick Collection will drop in May in Italy, the U.K., the U.S., Russia and the Middle East.
Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana