Product Review: Deborah Il Rossetto in #534

Name: Il Rossetto in #534
Brand: Deborah
Price: €6,30

From Deborah’s site:
Soft, creamy lipstick enriched with Vitamins A, C and E. Leaves the lips dazzlingly shiny and perfectly moisturized. With UVA and UVB filters.

What I liked:
– comes in 14 bold shades
– very pigmented
– fairly moisturizing
– long-lasting
– subtle powdery scent
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– if you have dry lips, this may feel a bit drying
– packaging looks cheap

Deborah is a cheap Italian brand but I admit I never paid much attention to it. I remember getting one of their eyeshadow palette years ago and the pigmentation was so bad that, no matter how much product I applied, it just wouldn’t show up. At all. That has put me off from trying anything from Deborah for ages, but I heard the brand has improved the quality of their products lately and this lipstick shade was just to pretty to pass up: bright pinks always get my attention. ;)

The name of this product, Il Rossetto, is very simple: it means The Lipstick. Not very original, but definitely straight to the point. There are 14 shades to choose from, named only with a number. The one I choose is #534, a bright fuchsia with purple undertones and a shiny finish. Very pigmented, it packs on a lot of color with just one stroke but it’s not the easiest shade to pull off. I like to pair it with natural eyeshadow looks to keep the focus on the lips only, so how you can imagine, I haven’t used this a lot and it’s a shame cos the shade is just too beautiful.

If bright fuchsia isn’t your thing, there are other shades to choose from, but even the natural ones, like pale browns, are actually quite bold and will draw attention to your pout. Texture-wise, it is creamy and glides on easily. The main ingredient is Ricinus Communis (castor oil), which binds water in, preventing water loss and making lips soft and smooth. And I have to say, for a lipstick with such great pigmentation, I was surprised to notice this is fairly moisturizing. Not like high-end ones, but it didn’t dry my lips at all as I was worried about. But if your lips are dry, then I think it could feel a bit drying on you (nothing a lip balm can’t fix anyway).

Another pleasant surprise was to find out how longlasting this is. I put it on in the morning before leaving the house and, come lunch time, the lipstick is still there. And it stays put, albeit faded, even after I’ve eaten and drunk. I’ve had to retouch it only once throughout the day and two meals, which was pretty impressive.

Il Rossetto has a subtle powdery scent that disappears pretty fast. I don’t mind the scent, I kinda like the smell of powder, but some people may find it too old for their taste. Also, the packaging is not very appealing. The bright red color is definitely striking, but I find the tube boring and kinda cheap-looking.

Available at: Deborah counters

Summary
Overall, Deborah Il Rossetto in #534 is a great product at a cheap price. The color is very pigmented and bold. Plus, it lasts for ages and only fades a little if you eat. The texture is creamy and quite moisturizing, but if you have dry lips, I still recommend to use lip balm underneath.

Rating: 4/5

22 Comment

    • Pinch, I think this is one of the best products Deborah makes. The color is so bright yet it doesn’t feel drying on. I can see why you are more excited about MAC and other high-end items. I think Deborah stuff, like most drugstore brands, is very hit and miss. It’s getting a lot better lately though, you should try playing with what you have. You might end up enjoying them more than expensive things, you never know. :)

  1. I wanted to try this out, but it looked so cheap that I decided not to buy it… However good the lipstick inside, it’s the packaging that sells, right. I hate myself sometimes for being obsessed with that :)

    • Eli, I agree that packaging can often be the decisive factor in making a purchase or not. And Deborah should definitely change the packaging of this lipstick. The red is eye-catching but overall the tube looks cheap. But if you like bright lippied, I’d still try it. :)

        • Eli, yep, that’s what made me purchase this shade. It’s so pretty that I just had to have even if the packaging looks awful and I almost never use it. But that’s because I’m usually pressed for time and it’s easier and quicker to swipe on lipgloss than to apply such a bright lipstick.

            • Eli, I totally agree. Lipgloss is so much easier to retouch during the day. I actually hate having to do touch-up so if something requires too much work, I just won’t lol.

  2. Can anyone tell me where I can buy online Deborah Il Rossetto lipsticks and lip pencils. I have contacted them direct but they don’t have the facility to sell their products and mail them. Apart from going back to Italy, I don’t know where to find this range. The Il Rossetto lipstick stays on all day and is great.

    • Lesley, I’m afraid I don’t know of any website that sells it but I hope someone else will be able to help you.

  3. Where in Ireland can I buy Deborah Lipstick, I bought one in Italy last year and I just love it, shade Ilrosseto534. I would appreciate your help.
    Thank you

    • Mary Jo, I’m glad you like this lipstick but I don’t think this brand is available in Ireland, unfortunately.

    • L wright, I’m afraid Deborah is not available in the UK and I don’t know of any website that sells the brand either. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  4. I first came across these Deborah lipsticks in a little chemist in Gabbic Mare near Rimini, they are fabulous, very reasonable to buy, very long lasting, maybe because they are not a ‘creamy’ substance. I desperately need another, have tried all sorts of ways to find them for sale. The only way you will get them is by going to Italy!!! OR find someone who is going.

    • Lesley, I’m glad you like these lipsticks, they’re really nice. It’s a shame they’re not available where you live. Have you tried ebay? Maybe they have some.

    • Lesley, lol. That’s great that thanks to your brother you have a way to stock up on these lipsticks, even if you have to wait a while. In the meantime, keep checking ebay. Who knows, the shade you’re looking for may turn up one of these days. :)

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