Fanciful Fall: The Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations Collection Would Like You to Save Room for Dessert

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Cocoa cravings got ya down? Why not save the See’s for later, and let the Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations collection feed your need (and you won’t even have to undo the top button of your skinny jeans)?

Delectable neutrals in cocoas and creams (YUM!) headline the dessert cart in the 11-piece release for eyes, lips, cheeks, face and nails, but they aren’t the only treats on the menu this fall. Chef D&G was kind enough to add sprinkles of orange, berry, pink, green and gold.

Resistance is futile for me when it comes to chocolate cravings and Dolce & Gabbana’s smooth textures, but it’s utterly ridiculous when you combine them with delicious names like Cocoa, Almond, Cinnamon and Praline.

Here’s a taste of what’s in store with a few swatches and pics. If anything causes your sweet tooth to throb, please let me know. πŸ™‚

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 cocoa quad
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa 115

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 cinnamon duo
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Cinnamon 80

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 eyeliners lip liner
From the left to the right: Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Candied 18, Crayon Intense in Green Almond 17 and Precision Lipliner in Berry 11

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 lipstick
Classic Cream Lipstick in Cinnamon 49 (left) and Shine Lipstick in Almond 77 (right)

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 lipgloss
Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Praline 102

dolce gabbana sweet temptations collection fall 2011 nail polish
Intense Nail Colour in Chocolate 203

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dolce gabbana sweet temptations quad
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa 115

dolce gabbana sweet temptations
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Cinnamon 80

dolce gabbana sweet temptations liner swatches
Swatches from the left to the right: Crayon Intense in Green Almond 17, Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Candied 18 and Precision Lipliner in Berry 11

dolce gabbana sweet temptations lipsticks gloss swatches
Swatches from the left to the right: Classic Cream Lipstick in Cinnamon 49, Shine Lipstick in Almond 77 and Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Praline 102

dolce gabbana sweet temptations nail swatch
Intense Nail Colour in Chocolate 203

The entire Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations collection includesÒ€¦

  • Classic Cream Lipstick in Cinnamon 49 (new), $30
  • Shine Lipstick in Almond 77 (new), $30
  • Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Praline 102 (new), $29
  • Precision Lipliner in Berry 11 (new), $30
  • Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa 115 (new), $59
  • Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Cinnamon 80 (new), $36
  • Crayon Intense in Green Almond 17 (new), $29
  • Crayon Intense in Candied 18 (new), $29
  • Glow Illuminating Powder in Shimmery 6 (new), $47
  • Luminous Cheek Colour in Mocha 28 (new), $44
  • Intense Nail Colour in Cocolate 203 (new), $20

So what do ya think? Is there any meat in this collection, or is it just dessert? πŸ™‚

If you’d like to taste test the collection in person before deciding, it’s available now online and on counters at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores.

And if you happen by the Saks in Bal Harbour, Miami (as unlikely as that may be), try to stop by the Dolce & Gabbana counter and say hi to Maygan. She’s a fab makeup artist and an all around super cool chick.

When chocolate is spelled with a Special K…

Okay, so I’m probably late jumping on this bandwagon, but have you ever tried Kellog’s Special Chocolatey Delight??

Holy crap! I picked up a box at Target yesterday and already finished half.

So (crunch, crunch, crunch), how was your day (crunch, crunch, crunch)?

Your hungry neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Heidi says:

    Ooh the shadow quad and duo are so very pretty!

    A box of yummy cereal can be a very dangerous thing! It’s the ultimate evening comfort food.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Heidi,

      I think I need to start a cereal support group, because I’m already showing the signs of Special K Chocolatey Delight addiction. πŸ™‚

      What are you favorite cereals? We always have some Kashi Go Lean Crunch for me and Raisin Bran Crunch for El Hub in the pantry.

      • Heidi says:

        There’s a Kashi one at Trader Joe’s called Autumn Harvest (I think) that are shredded wheat with a bit of sweetness and spice which is really good, and I love the Trader Joe’s Multigrain O’s. Just the right amount of sweet.

  2. Soo says:

    the Candied and Berry liners look delicious
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  3. gio says:

    The Candied eyeliner looks gorgeous! Thanks for the swatches.
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  4. C Gstrein says:

    Maygan is amazing! I was on a trip but managed to sneak away to Bal Harbour to pick up the Mandorla lipstick I saw on your blog. Ran into Maygan and I ended up closing down the store. We had way too much fun! I really wish I had done before and after pictures so everyone could see the miracle she performed! Needless to say I walked out with the lipstick and most of the summer collection.

    Looks like I am going to be in even more trouble, I LOVE chocolate and just can’t resist. I guess I will be sneaking off again on my next trip!

    • Karen says:

      Hi C Gstrein,

      So good to hear you got to meet Maygan! She’s knows her stuff and is so sweet. πŸ™‚

      What’s on your list for D&G fall besides the quad?

      • C Gstrein says:

        The lipsticks and lipgloss are a must. I like the look of the Candied liner but I have to see how it will look on me. Could be cool on the inner corners of the eye.

        I probably should stop there but it will be hard!

    • Maygan says:

      Hi! Did I get your email address during our visit? We have some great dolce promotions coming up I’d love to share. Or you can always call me at the couter πŸ™‚

  5. Vesna says:

    In the end I like this collection. It looks much better than on their promo photos, which is a great thing! πŸ™‚

    I love their quad and all liners πŸ˜€
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  6. Jessica says:

    Oh wow, Cinnamon lipstick looks right up my alley (though not sure Cinnamon was a good name choice considering the shade…). And I am OBSESSED with Special K Chocolatey Delight!! I go through two boxes per week, no joke. It is the definition of yum, my friend.

  7. Jessica says:

    Oh Karen, I just spotted something – I think the first two liners are mislabeled (switched). The green is the first one, right? Also, I don’t see Cinnamon on the Saks site. I wonder if it’s sold out or just not available yet? Either way, bummed!!

  8. Marina says:

    I would totally wear Lipliner in Berry on it’s own, such a gorgeous colour. The quad also looks lovely, I love their quads as the quality is great, I love my Stromboli one.
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  9. Ruchita says:

    I’m digging the lip gloss in Praline and the nail polish. I can’t believe fall is almost here. The summer went by crazy fast!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      It sure did. I can’t believe this year is gonna be DONE soon, you know? One thing I’ve noticed about getting older is that time seems to move exponentially faster…

  10. Nina says:

    the Special K chocolate cereal is one of my faves! πŸ™‚

    that collection is gorgeous! im loving the quad and the pencils!!!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nina,

      I may have to keep multiple boxes in the cupboard. I’m (gulp) almost done with this one… got about a small bowl left, and it’s only been two days.

      Glad that you like the collection! I’m crushing on the pencils too — especially that green.

      Did you end up getting anything from the Kate Spade sample sale, btw?

      • Nina says:

        i got a purse and a necklace. i finally pared my list down to something more reasonable!

        i need to grab cereal for breakfast here @ work, that will be my next pick!

        • Karen says:

          A couple of those necklaces were tempting me, big time! Did you get one of the bibs?

          I ended up getting a pair of shoes and some earrings, and then cute little makeup purses as holiday presents for the gals in my life (starting shopping early this year).

          • Nina says:

            no … i got the fringe benefits necklace and fan court stewie in coconut shell and cream ….

            i really wanted the earrings that went w/ the necklace too but … i had to restrain myself!

  11. Kaitlin says:

    The nail color is beautiful! **swoon**

  12. Chris25 says:

    D&G knows that when you combine candy and makeup, women cannot resist!

  13. Kim says:

    Though it’s too warm for me personally (to wear) I really like the Cocoa Quad, particularly the deep red on the bottom right. It’s very “fall”. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      That’s the color that most like food to me, LOL!

      So. True Blood. Let’s talk.

      • Kim says:

        HAHA! Yes, that must be why I like it! πŸ™‚

        So, TB. I laughingly said that Sook must be in need of a lobotomy if she’s confused over whether to choose Bill or Eric. And I like Bill and all, but come on, woman! Good thing she’s not spending a lot of time around shirtless Alcide because then home girl would REALLY be in trouble!

        On a reading-way-too-much-into-it note, I think remembering how he was will give Eric more flexibility as a character. He was always motivated by “what’s best for me”. Then, with the amnesia, it was “what’s best for everyone else”. We could be in for a few surprises now that the two seem to be combining. And clearly, he’s my favorite character. Every time he does the smoldering eye look, I feel like hitting google images for 10 minutes or so. I’ll be right back. πŸ™‚

        Oh, and back to Alcide. He really, really needs a new date. Even cleaned up, Debbie wasn’t good enough for him (and his abs)! HAHA!

        What do you think? Are you expecting the last 2 episodes to be awesome? I don’t want to jinx it, but I think they’re going to rock!

  14. Sarah S. says:

    Ok, that shadow quad does indeed look scrumptious! LOL about the Special K! I could eat that stuff for dessert (even the red berries one!).

    • Karen says:

      Hi Sarah S.,

      I have the red berries flavor and plan on attacking it when I finish this box! πŸ™‚

      Are you liking the orange eyeshadow in the quad? I like how it adds a fun pop of color.

  15. The makeup is gorgeous. Must try the Special K now.

  16. Appu says:

    I love the green eyeliner! s it like MAC’s Club eye shadow in liner form? Looks similar πŸ™‚
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  17. Haha, save the See’s for later, Karen? Um…NO! πŸ˜› Oh, when I went to California a few years ago, I remember going into the See’s store. They gave out free samples and everything was so delicious!

    Back to the makeup: Precision Lipliner in Berry 11 looks absolutely hot! I don’t usually wear shades like that, but recently I’m falling for them. But I don’t think that this one’s within my budget, so that’s the only reason I’ll pass on it.
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  18. Larie says:

    The lipsticks, the berry liner, and the nail polish are decadently delicious πŸ˜€
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  19. Michaela says:

    What do they think cinnamon looks like? Given the colors of the eyeshadow duo and the lipstick, baby pink and champagne? LOL. Wierd name choices.

  20. Nicole (@makeupbyNiCoco) says:

    I’m surprised how much I really like a lot of their stuff. I especially like the cinnamon eye duo and the two eye pencils green almond and candied. The nail color I really like too but its similar to a Chanel color that I have already called Rouge Noir.

    Can’t wait to see your makeup with these products, I really think that quad color palette is going to look fab on you, especially that apricot color!

    As for the chocolate Special K, I have never tried it. I’m so stuck on their Special K with strawberries that I haven’t tried anything else. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m at the store.

    Oh and I had to go out and buy that Essie power clutch nail polish you posted about yesterday…I totally love it.

  21. Celia says:

    Do you think that one shade in the DG quad is similar to MAC Samoa Silk or more like my beloved dc’d MAC Tete-a-Tint?

    I think I’ll be visiting SF Saks sooner than I think.

  22. Kathy says:

    the crayon intense eyeliner in candied looks nice for sprucing up the inner tear ducts (: how would you compare it to the gilded white powerpoint pencil from mac’s surf baby collection? oh and speaking of special k, have you tried their fruit and yogurt cereal? it’s addicting <3

  23. Zeadelle says:

    Wow, I’m drooling over the Classic cream lipstick in cinnamon 49 and Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Cocoa 115. But $30 for a lipstick and $59 for an ayeshadow? I think it’s too much πŸ™ I love the colors, not the price though πŸ™

  24. Susan says:

    I think I’ll be headed to Bal Harbour very soon to check out the cinammon lipstick! Looks amazing!

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