Mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, buttered corn…
CORN! Mmm, corn.
I’m trying to get a grip on myself, but my body is acting of its own accord (*tummy rumbles*). Every time I open the new Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Color Quad in Tangier, I immediately think “Happy Thanksgiving!”
It’s not my fault. It’s the orange, man. Seeing it there next to that brown and gold, and I momentarily forget that it’s not fall. I feel like busting out my boots with the fur (with the fur) and jumping into a pile of autumn leaves.
Funny thing is, it’s not a fall quad. Tangier is one of two limited edition quads in the new Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow collection, available now at counters and online.
With its rich amber and gold, it’s perfect for sexy screen siren looks, whether now in the summer, or later in the fall.
Sixty bones is a lot for an eyeshadow quad, but at least this one is remarkably easy to use. I’ve been wearing it for the past few days, and I’m surprised. I can’t believe how easy it’s been to incorporate into casual and dressy looks — even that cray-cray matte orange.
For these first pics I tried to think outside the box, so I’m wearing it in the crease with a hazy orange smokey eye.
Only semi-cray. 😉
But I’ve also used the quad in more causal ways. Like, the other day I buffed the light peach, which has just the perfect amount of sheen so it isn’t too shimmery, from my lash line up to my brow bone, blended the matte brown into the crease, and then lightly dusted the shimmery gold in the inner corners, before finishing with a bit of black liner and mascara.
I also used the quad in a brown smoky eye, smudging a black kohl pencil along my lash lines (both upper and lower), and blending the matte brown on top of that. Then I blended the peach on my brow bone and inside the inner corners.
And you definitely don’t need a gold medal in blending (what if that was actually a thing?) to do a lot with this quad, either, because the shadows practically melt on contact with each other. They’re that smooth… I’m talking smoother than MJ’s moonwalk.
It’s worth nothing that Tangier’s shadows don’t last as long as the eyeshadows in my “long-haul” eye palettes by Chanel and NARS, which can last 12-14 hours. The shadows in Tangier fade on me around hour 7-8, but it’s not a dramatic disappearing act. More like an elegant fade.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition and available now at Dolce & Gabbana counters inside Saks Fifth Avenue stores; at select Macy’s, Nordstrom and Sephora stores; and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
The Dolce & Gabbana Summer Glow collection includes…
- Glow Bronzing Powder in Natural Bronze. New, limited edition. $66.
- Glow Bronzing Powder in Deep Bronze. New, limited edition. $66.
- Duo Mascara Curl and Volume in Nero. Repromote. $32
- Smooth Eye Colour Quads in Ibiza and Tangier. New, limited edition. $60 each.
- Smooth Eye Colour Duos in Cinnamon and Gold. Repromotes. $43 each.
- Crayon Intense in Bronzo. Repromote. $30.
- Shaping Eyebrow Pencils in Soft Brown and Mocha. New, permanent. $45 each.
- Gloss Fusion Lipsticks in Lily, Orchid, Jasmine, Lotus and Amaryllis. New, permanent. $36 each.
- Precision Lipliner in Soft. Repromote. $30.
- Nail Lacquer in Gaia, Maia and Daphne. New, limited edition. $25 each.
Those nails, though!
Speaking of sexy screen sirens, I watched Lucy last weekend, and while the movie wasn’t riveting (turned my brain into cheese fondue), Dolce & Gabbana spokeswoman ScarJo looked fab.
Especially her nails. OMG! El Hub nearly jumped out of his seat when I grabbed his arm and whisper-shouted into his ear, “She’s wearing Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Polish!”
I’m about 99.9% sure it was Platinum.
I might even bet my cat on it…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,