Amid the deluge of gray falling on eye palettes this spring, Dolce & Gabbana stands out. In the pan, their Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Eden ($59) looks like a garden with pretty pastels in mint green and pink.
Dolce & Gabbana usually scores with their quads — hitting them out of the park with rich pigmentation, a buttery, easy-to-blend texture, and shadows that exhibit very little fallout, but I think this new one falls a little short.
As the one and only quad in the new Secret Garden Collection, Eden’s shadows are uncharacteristically uneven when applied.
I wore the colors in the palette today and kinda struggled to blend them together. They weren’t as smooth as I’m used to from the brand and looked patchier then I would’ve liked.
That said, it isn’t all bad. I kinda like how sheer they are. In fact, I can see that coming in handy for single washes of color over the lids, but it might be an issue for fans of the brand accustomed to bold eyeshadow pigments.
AVAILABILITY: At Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B-
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Much to the relief of El Hub and Tabs, I’ve finally moved on from my most recent Wham phase.
I can’t blame the boys for complaining; I can see how I’m Your Man can get a little annoying to hear after the two hundredth consecutive time.
Now I’m jamming to another outstanding ’80s duo: Hall and Oates! Remember hits like Man Eater, I Can’t Go For That and One on One? Pure. Awesome.
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Perfect material for an ’80s karaoke night, am I right?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,