Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian Lace collection for fall 2010 doesn’t officially hit counters for a couple more weeks, but if you can’t/don’t want to wait that long, don’t. Feed your need for instant makeup gratification with the Smooth Eyeshadow Quad in Nude ($59).
The entire Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Lace collection
Available now, the quad’s one of two permanent collection products being repromoted in Dolce & Gabbana’s upcoming six-piece fall release (the other being Shine Lipstick in Perfection).
Can I just say how much I this quad? We’re practically inseparable, all because of Nude’s four easy-to-wear eyeshadow shades.
Which ones do I reach for the most? — no question, the beige and tan mattes. I think both of them really stand out in the high-end matte eyeshadow crowd, laying down saturated color with a soft and silky texture that makes them surprisingly easy to blend.
Have you ever struggled like I have to mellow out lines and edges with matte shadows before? I don’t seem to have that problem with these (LOVE!).
And I also like the job Dolce & Gabbana does here with the two shimmery shades — the plum and sheer golden peach. Both really latch onto my skin, leaving hardly any shadow fallout beneath my eyes.
NOTE: I tried the plum along my waterline once, but it drove me to tears! That is to say, my eyes started tearing, but it could have just been something specific to my body chemistry. Might be something to think about, though, if you were hoping to use the dark shade along your waterline.
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: shimmery plum, shimmery golden peach, matte beige, matte tan
No doubt, this Nude’s an indulgence at $59, but breaking down the makeup math, it works out to about $15 per shadow — pretty reasonable when compared to a single pan of MAC eyeshadow, although you do get a little less product here than you do with MAC (.04 oz for D&G versus .05 oz for MAC). Offsetting the size difference, however, you get the convenience of having all of the colors in the quad in one place, as well as Dolce & Gabbana’s luxurious (OOH!) gold packaging.
One Way to Wear It For my eye look today, I started by applying the beige shade over my lids and sweeping the tan shade into the crease. Then, I mixed the two shimmery shades together and patted them onto my lids, into the crease and along the lower lash line.
Let me know how you feel about Nude. If you could see yourself adding these neutrals into your makeup routine, Nude might be worth a splurge. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+/A-
Cat in a box
You know how I go through bouts of insomnia, right? Well, last week I was cleaning my desk in the middle of the night and happened to find a wayward Nordstrom gift card from last Christmas. It was all the excuse I needed to attack the Nordie’s Anniversary sale! Huzzah for insomnia-driven online shopping sprees!
GUESS? Metallic Faux Leather Scuba Jacket
Steve Madden Ruched Faux Leather Bomber Jacket in Teal
The two “faux leather” (aka pleather, LOL!) jackets I ordered arrived yesterday, and when I opened the package the first thing Tabs did was launch right in.
Cats are so weird…
I know it’s way too warm to even think about wearing jackets right now… What can I say? I was blinded by pleather.
Have you done any clothes shopping lately? Are you looking at things for summer or fall?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,