Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad Swatches and First Impressions

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Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Mediterraneo

Happy Saturday, homies. How was your night?


I got up with the chickens this morning (ba-gawk!) because of this post on Zen Habits. It inspired me to try transforming myself into a morning person.

I’m a total night owl by nature and one hellavu GRUMPY GOAT at the crack of dawn, but thank goodness for caffeine, blogging and makeup…

Makeup like these pretty eyeshadow quads by Dolce & Gabbana. 🙂

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Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Nude

While I wait for my tea to brew, here are swatches of two of the eight new Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quads ($60).

The colors feel smooth and appear highly pigmented on my skin, which is nice to see amidst all of the sheer makeup I’ve run into lately.

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Swatches of Mediterraneo

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Swatches of Nude


I’ll follow up with full reviews of the quads soon, but what do you think of these colors so far, and how much of a turnoff is the price?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. My hopes to see a movie last night were dashed when I looked up at the clock and saw 9PM staring back at me. I was playing with my camera at home, trying to figure out how to take sharper closeup pictures with it, and lost track of time.

Oh, well. We ended up skipping the movie and just went out for a quick bite instead. Did you do anything fun? I’m still dying to see 500 Days of Summer.


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  1. Lily says:

    oh my! 60 dollars is a hefty price tag. I love the colors in the first quad, they’re gorgeous.

    I didn’t do anything fun last night , just worked. and I also found out I had an overdraft lmao.
    .-= Lily’s last blog post… Review: Maybelline Super Stay 24hr Liquid Foundation with Microflex formula =-.

  2. Marina says:

    hi, Karen!
    I like Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Nude, but I would better get other eye shaows for this price. 5 Dior for e.g.

    btw, I am trying to go to bed earlier, too 🙂
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Christian Siriano For VS Makeup. Fall 2009 =-.

  3. Allilanta says:

    Hey Karen,
    Loving the Mediterraneo, but D&G seems waaay out of my reach, with its hefty price tag..:(
    Hope I can find some MAC dupes!

    Friday evening is the best, the boyfriend rented a movie, and it. was. great. 😀

  4. Karen B says:

    Well, it looks amazing but again the price tag is killing it for me. Love the nude quad though.

  5. Patti says:

    Hi Karen,

    I totally feel you girl. I am so trying to become a morning person too! If given free rein, I will most probably be awake at night too and sleeping the morning off.

    As for the quads, it looks nice but its way too pricey for me!

  6. Marce says:

    Hi Karen! Waking up early makes all the difference right? Whenever I get up early I just feel, I don’t know, more fresh 😀
    I agree on the point that the quads are expensive, but they are super pretty. Out of the two, I’d choose Nude.
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Q&A – Sophie Ellis Bextor =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Marce,

      I’ve noticed a big difference in productivity. I get a lot more done earlier in the day, which is nice.

      Are you a morning person naturally?

  7. gio says:

    The first quad look gorgeous but it’s way too expensive for me!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Know Your Ingredients: Dibutyl Phthalate =-.

  8. Kate & Zena says:

    Nude is beautiful. It looked like a quad of smokey browns from the picture but the swatches are beautiful. I hate the price tag. Covergirl has a beautiful purple quad that looks a bit like those swatches so drugstore, here I come! Rimmel makes a beautiful purple quad too.

  9. Lily says:

    Hi Karen 🙂
    yea I really like this quad, along with this other guerlain quad that I wanted lol .
    I work at a barnes & nobles book store cafe. one of those college students trying to earn some extra cash lol.

  10. Bitts says:

    I had not seen Zen Habits before — what a great site! I have been thinking about getting up earlier anyway … that post might just be the inspiration I need to try it.

    Eyehsadow? I got nothin.

  11. Solé says:

    Maybe something is wrong with my monitor, but Nude looks totally different on your hand than it does in the pan. In the pan it looks like two beiges, a dark brown and a bronze, but on your skin they look like mauves and plum. They look beautiful on your skin but I’d rather not get too interested because the price is a total dealbreaker.

  12. Rachel says:

    Ooh, I like Nude 🙂

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