Card carrying members of Team Cat Lady, whether you’re a a tame house tabby or a certified jungle cat, chances are you WILL meow when you see the leopard print on Dolce & Gabbana’s limited edition Animalier Bronzer ($50).
Isn’t it just the coolest thing since leopard-print heels? Too bad the pattern’s an overspray and not actually etched into the pan — or maybe that’s for the best. The first few times it’s used, as the colors in the overspray are mixed together, the product applies super dark (like a chocolate golden sheen), and it would probably make a fantastic eyeshadow totally perfect for sexy, smokey eyes.
But once the overspray gets worn away, out comes a sheer, orangey brown bronzer with tiny flecks of golden glitter. Mrow! It’s sheer, though. Too sheer for me as an NC42; on me it delivers a subtle warmth, yet while I sheer do like the glitter and how smooth it feels, there’s something a little off about how the color works with my skin, like some of the darker tones from the overspray are still milling about…
“Muddy” is the word that comes to mind, and I was actually hoping for sun-lit.
Bronzer (left) and overspray (right)
The cat lady in me loves the design (it might even be worth it for that) and applauds the evocative, provocative idea, but as a bronzer it just doesn’t light me up the way I like (ala MAC Gold-Go-Lightly Careblend and NARS Laguna).
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (nifty idea, but $50 is a lot)
Taking the kitty/puppy modeling world by storm!
Tabs and I have been blown away by the fierce kitty/puppy models who’ve sent in pictures of themselves with their tubes of MAC Evolution Revolution Lipglass.
Lucky the dog, who shares a home with Tiffany, plays up his paws like a pro.
Ella, the Main Coon kitty who rules the roost (and rents a room) at Mimi‘s house, has perfected the art of smiling with her eyes. Watch out, Tyra!
And Dexter the cat, an aspiring runway kitty, likes to show his friend Amanda his advanced kitty modeling moves (check out that sneaky side eye!).
The pet modeling scouts are always looking for new talent.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,