Sound the alarm and man the battlements, fellow Dolce die-hards, because it looks like someone raided the treasure room!
But wait — from the look of things, they didn’t escape with much. In fact, they appear to have left us something instead, the new quad in the Dolce & Gabbana Ruby holiday collection, an apparent tribute to those of us with a thing for cool-toned taupes and browns.
Like other precious stones, this gem commands a high price, in this case $75, but within its limited edition ruby packaging reside four easy-to-blend powders almost incapable of fallout. The matte grayish brown, shimmery violet taupe, sheer matte black and shimmery white are capable of looking elegantly dressed down one minute, like in the neutral look I’m wearing here, and more exhilarating and dramatic the next, by using the black shade to “smoke it out.”
I feel like the Ruby collection really revolves around the five red lipsticks in the release, which I think are served well by the accompanying blush in Peach and this quad. And the quad doesn’t bestow so much color to the eyes that they end up overwhelming the rest of the look.
I love how the shadows perform, and I was surprised to find myself liking the way these cooler shades worked with my warm skin, but at such a high price point, I see this quad as more of a collector’s keepsake for Dolce-philes than as a piece of everyday makeup for practical gals.
Perhaps in a way it’s like a pair of Jimmy Choos… If you’re sure that 1) you’ll be able to wear it often and 2) you love everything about it, then this Femme Fatale could be something you’d really enjoy.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to select Saks Fifth Avenue stores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you’re having a nice Monday so far. Sorry if it seems like I’ve been MIA lately, but I’ve been swept away by the pre-turkey day rush! I still have so much to do before we head out to see our family on Thursday… I just keep telling myself that all I have to do is keep it together until we start bringing out the food, and then it’s game on!