Wearing the Dolce & Gabbana Contrasts Eyeshadow Quad
contrast n. |kon-trast|
1 The state of being strikingly different from something else, typically something in juxtaposition or close association : tabs has been unusually nice to me today, in startling contrast to his behavior yesterday.
contrast v. |kon-trast|
2 Differ strikingly : contrast my hair today with my hair of the 1990s, and be like whoa!
Do you ever think about how you got your name, or do you know the actual story?
Dolce & Gabbana’s Contrasts Eyeshadow quad has me thinking about names…
I was named after the actress Karen Black, but my mom almost named me Stephanie, which I can’t even begin to imagine… Not that I don’t like the name. I do. It’s just that when I look in the mirror, I don’t see a Stephanie, Steph or Steffie. Nope. Does not compute.
Funny, though, that last weekend I met a gal at the Bliss Spa who said that she didn’t think I looked like a Karen. She thought maybe a Leah, Leilani or a Lorelei. Something with an L, and I can kinda see that. Definitely more than Stephanie.
Anywho, I think whoever named Dolce & Gabbana’s Constrasts quad knocked it out of the park, since it really is strikingly different from the other everyday quads in my stash of staples.
If I could, I’d give that gal/guy a banana split with extra scoops of ice cream, whipped cream and cherries, because they nailed it!
And then, if he/she wanted, I’d go running with them, so we could burn off the calories and talk more about Constrasts.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
This quad is a total workhorse, one I could easily see myself wearing daily, and yet it’s unlike the usual brown/beige/taupe/gray neutral suspects we see a lot.
Starting with the colors, ohmigosh! Inside the golden compact hides four potently pigmented powder shadows that you can easily take from day to night — a golden pinkish peach (a favorite for dusting all over my lids when I’m in a hurry because it brightens everything up), a pinkish beige, a warm purple and a plummy dark chocolate.
Versatile and flattering on many different skin tones, and just hella pretty.
From the left: shimmery golden pink, shimmery pinkish beige, shimmery plum and shimmery plummy brown (looks like a MAC Teddy in eye shadow form)