FOTD: A Beauty Voyage With Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 and Shop Fresh Nude Foundation

Published in: Dolce & Gabbana, Face of the Day (FOTD), Guest Post, The Body Shop

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FOTD with D&G’s Beauty Voyage Spring 2016

anna oh illustration beauty voygage

Ready for the warmer weather

Hi, everyone! I thought I’d share my face of the day and thoughts on two new-to-me products: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2016 The Beauty Voyage ($150) and The Body Shop’s Fresh Nude Foundation ($25).

dolce & gabbana d&g beauty beauty voyage palette

FOTD using Anastasia, Benefit, Sephora, The Body Shop, and D&G Beauty

Products used:

the body shop fresh nude foundation bora bora

The Body Shop Fresh Nude Foundation in Bora Bora

Since I wanted a sheer and hydrated look, I decided to try out the Body Shop’s new Fresh Nude foundation. With a medium semi-matte finish, it gives a LITTLE glow with none of that awkward greasy 5 p.m. face.

It starts out sticky, but it lasts well for around six or seven hours on my oily-combo face. If you have normal to dry skin, you may really like this option!

dolce & gabbana d&g beauty beauty voyage palette

A gorgeous palette in the biggest velvet pouch I’ve ever seen

dolce & gabbana d&g beauty voyage spring 2016 palette

The Beauty Voyage palette for Spring 2016

Is anyone else “ooohing” and “aahing” right now? Because this is a GORGEOUS little palette, isn’t it? It’s very heavy and very glam! Dolce & Gabbana actually created this to be a full-face travel palette, and it includes four neutral eyeshadows, one blush, one illuminator, and two lip colors. These are all existing products in the D&G line, so it’s also a great introduction to the brand.

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The “Voyage to Sicily” look

Swatches of "The Eyeshadow," "The Blush," and "The Illuminator"

Swatches of The Beauty Voyage palette: “The Eyeshadow,” “The Blush,” and “The Illuminator”

The eyeshadows feel very…what’s the word…elegant? I ended up applying my eyeshadow in classic Lisa Eldridge fashion — instead of packing on the pigment, I was more trying to emphasize my eye shape and add a soft reflection to the center of my lid.

The blush is a beautiful matte color, and the illuminator is more like a pressed powder with sparkle (you’ll either love it or hate it).

Swatches of "The Lipstick" in Devil 620 and Honey 130

Swatches of “The Lipstick” in Devil 620 and Honey 130

While I know that Dolce & Gabbana excels with powders, I was blown away by the lipsticks! Maybe I gave up on the idea of a face palette too soon. The classic red lipstick, Devil 620, is ridiculously pigmented in a thin formula, and I highly recommend using the lip brush for accuracy.

Honey 130 serves more as a lip tint, and I could apply this dabbed on with my finger.


You can buy the limited edition Dolce & Gabbana palette at Nordstrom, Harrods, Macys, Saks 5th Ave, and D&G.

The Fresh Nude Foundation is available permanently at The Body Shop.

See you in the next!


Anna Oh

Anna is an illustrator and designer from Atlanta, GA. Her work focuses on fashion, beauty, and awesome women. A former tomboy, Anna now happily embraces all things pink, glittery, and floral scented. You can see her illustration work at and on Instagram.


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  1. Kwmechelle says:

    I think the look you created is simply stunning. This is an easy pass for me because it’s not hella pigmented enough for my NC50 complexion, but I do love how you emphasized your eye shape with shadow placement. And welcome to the MBB family! 🙂

    • Anna Oh says:

      Totally understandable, this palette is pretty subtle and the highlighter even had trouble showing on my skin too, hmmm. Thank you SUCH a warm welcome :)))

  2. Rachel R. says:

    Welcome, Anna! Lovely look. That shade of red really looks gorgeous on you.

  3. Emily says:

    That palette is soooo gorgeous. Very D&G. How is the benefit mascara? I’ve been thinking of trying it for some time!

  4. Lauren says:

    Welcome, Anna! Fantastic review, pics, etc!! You are simply gorgeous. Beautiful look you have here!

  5. Pamela Haddad says:

    It’s beautiful inside and out and I love, love, love the leopard!!

  6. kellly says:

    Welcome, and what a wonderful sketch you drew! in addition to the fabulous makeup look!

  7. MonicaP says:

    Love how the palette contains .. well, everything!

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  8. denise S says:

    Nice review! I own a couple of Dolce & Gabbana two shadow palettes .The lipstick is pretty! But the shadows and highlighter are too light for my complexion.

    • Anna Oh says:

      Thank you Denise! I own the D&G bronzer and the texture of that is amazing too. The highlighter had difficulty showing on me as well–hope their next release will work out better for you.

  9. Saku says:

    Love your illustration and review. The foundation looks lovely, but that could just be your skin. I’ll have to check it out!

  10. Allison C says:

    Beautiful look, Anna! Love the look of the D&G palette, so pretty
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  11. Erin says:

    The colors look cool in the pan and so warm on your arm/face. I’d have to swatch it before purchasing for sure.
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  12. Beautiful look, and gorgeous red lipstick! But I am a bit confused – the palette looks to have blue-grey tone eyeshadows, but they seem to translate to brown on you? *rubs eyes, it IS 4am here*
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    • Anna Oh says:

      Thank you! Hmmm the photo of the palette might be a little off–my apologies. The swatches are truer to life. The eyeshadows look cooler in the pan than they swatch as well–the last color looks like a charcoal but there’s def hint of brown in there when swatched 🙂

  13. That illustration is amazing!!!
    I love Lisa Eldridge’s style and the look you create is so gorgeous, very much my taste!
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  14. Tatiana says:

    Such a classic and elegant look! Absolutely lovely. Love the illustration.

  15. Mary says:

    Wow, love your art work & makeup look too. Gorgeous. Glad you are here & look forward to your future entries!

  16. Michelle ComesLast says:

    This was stunning! I didn’t know they had a palette out. I must go hunting!

  17. Maisha Haque says:

    Love the art 🙂 how was the mascara, and was this a black mascara or brown? Is it any less waterproof than the original formula, or any noticeable difference between the formulas? Every one loves the original but my eye gets irritated by it, so was hoping the new formula was different. Great job on your first post!!!

  18. Arianne says:

    Beautiful look and illustration. Welcome to MBB, Anna!
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  19. Holly says:

    As I’m newer to the high-end cosmetics, I don’t believe I’ve seen a review for a Dolce & Gabbana palette; what a great intro to a fabulous product! I’m fair skinned so I think this would be an excellent selection–going on my wish list! Thank you for the look (beautiful!) & your review.

  20. Ann B. says:

    Beautiful – you have a lovely complexion!

  21. Welcome.
    I only recently tried a TBS complexion product (the lightening drops) that I enjoy a lot, so I might have to venture into their make up range a little further soon.
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  22. Kim says:

    Hi Anna! I love your illustration and your eye look is great, too. It’s D&G, so the price is no surprise, but the palette does seem really versatile and wearable.

  23. Michou says:

    Excellent into post on MBB!!! I do like the palette but think I would have to pass. The shades are a bit too pale for me but I do loooooove that red lipstick! I think I’ll have to start giving D&G lipsticks a try. 😀

    Btw, YOUR DRAWING IS GORGEOUS!!!! I love your art style!

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