Monday, 20 September 2010
Dolce & Gabanna Autumn Collection
I got a look at the autumn collection from D&G recently, and it's all about gothic lips, alongside some unusual eyeshadow shades this season. Let's take a look:
These are the lipglosses in Amethyst and Vibrant. Both have a very pretty blue micro shimmer, and apply very opaquely. Ironically, the one named Amethyst is the more brown-shade, and Vibrant is the fuschia.
Both apply feel very moisturising on the lips, and, whilst they are a bit sticky, they're very nice to wear, non-drying, and good coverage. Speaking of wear, they last about an hour, maybe two on the lips, depending on - of course - if you're eating or drinking whilst wearing them.
There are two lipsticks in the collection, Cosmopolitan, and Orchid. Naturally, because I'm an idiot, I only have swatches of Cosmopolitan:
As you can see, this is a creme shade, which personally, I find shades a little towards the tangerine ... but it's pretty. An odd choice for autumn, I think though, after all the coral shades of the summer. Orchid is a beautiful shade too - a glorious PINK, and I'll bring you a face of the day with that one soon ... it ha disappeared when I was doing the swatches for this set.
There are also two eyeshadow sets, one a duo, and one a quad. They're a little unusual, as both contain a pink ... pink eyeshadow? Hmn ... First up is the duo: "Evocative", and following is the quad "Divine".
As always, the shadows are very smooth, and fairly pigmented, here's how they look on my fingers:
Most of these shades are matte, with the exception of the pink and blue from the Divine quad, which have a tiny amount of shimmer. Pink is an unusual shade for eyeshadows, and I think it's even more unusual to release two in the same collection, here's how they compare:
On the left is the Divine pink, and on the left is the Evocative. As you can see, the Divine is almost frosted, and it's very much on the cool side, whereas Evocative is warmer, almost coral-toned, and is matte. I find that you can wear the Evocative shades layered over one another, for a wearable look.
No nail varnishes this time around, which is a shame as I still really adore Perfection from the summer collection, and I'd have liked to have seen some new shades.
What do you think?
The Fine Print: Samples were provided for review purposes, which is nice, after my last D&G cosmetic experience.
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