Tame House Tabby or Jungle Cat? The Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Bronzer

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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).

PRICE: $50
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. πŸ™‚

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!).


If your furry friend ever strikes a pose with a tube of EvRev nearby, snap a picture and mail it to me at karen at makeup and beauty blog dot com, or send it by Facebook or Twitter.

The pet modeling scouts are always looking for new talent. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Instant Karma says:

    I was going to take a shot of Tigger with EvRev but my camera died. The batteries are charging as I type! I did get a cute photo of him in a little ball, though, with the camera on my iPhone. πŸ™‚

    While I appreciate the spots (like Gizmo’s tummy!), this seems overpriced — especially considering the muddiness. Ah well. I guess I’ll have to bolster my CCL credentials through other purchases, lol.

  2. Andrea says:

    Muddy indeed like the pose of the last cat sooo much he has a mischievous face there

  3. lexi says:

    BUMMED! Thanks for swatching this. I still may have to try it on in person but knowing that this is an overspray (my suspicions to begin with) I may pass.

    Being a fellow NC42, I don’t think I can pull this off.

    I don’t have a pet but I can send you a picture of my daughter attempting to put Evolution Revolution gloss on her cute little lips.

  4. Radhika says:

    Heyyy not fair…I don’t have any supercute puppy/kitty models….I borrow Tabs for my photo πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Radhika recently posted … Sample Some Colour – Shiseido Lipsticks (Perfecting Rouge and Shimmering Rouge)

  5. astrid says:

    What did you use on the eyelids? It’s so pretty!

    I’m also a NC42/44 girl… now I kinda want a bronzer :P. Not this one though… do you prefer the Nars or Bobby Brown one?

  6. HouseOfPhotoProps says:

    I passed on the summer collection by D&G!

  7. *jen says:

    Karen, maybe D&G are trying to start a new trend? Dirty faces rather than bronzed?

    I had wondered how black in the bronzer (overspray or not) would work. I guess now I know. Thanks for being the guinea pig on that one! πŸ™‚


  8. Chris25 says:

    This is kind of muddy. I have a Physician’s Formula Face and Body Bronzer that is bronzey-brown, but once I put it on, the shimmer picks up on my tanned skin and makes me look great. I think that’s what a bronzer should do for you.

    I am waiting for my MAC order so I can take a pic of Rock n’ Roll and Jazz holding EvoRevo. I know they’re going to fight over it!

  9. Kim says:

    I agree that the overspray is a little scary. I think I’d also look like an Oompa Loompa even when it wore off. πŸ™‚

    Tiffany’s Lucky is the cutest dog I’ve seen in a LONG time. Tiffany, if you’re reading through the comments (and if I remember correctly, you’re probably still trying to catch up on sleep from the baby!), is Lucky still a puppy and what breed is he?

    • Tiffany says:

      Aww thanks Kim! You and Karen just made my day πŸ™‚ he will actually turn 8 (!) in about a month. Time flies! I got him from a shelter and he’s a mutt, but we think he’s part springer spaniel. Not sure what else is mixed in there!

  10. Emmaline says:

    It does look a bit muddy. I just had to say dang girl, your skin looks amazing here! Have you changed anything? Stumbled on a new fav? If not, what are you wearing on your skin in this picture?

  11. Tiffany says:

    Woah the overspray and the price are a little scary!

    Aww Lucky is famous now!!! I’m sure he is very pleased with himself πŸ˜‰

  12. MimiG323 says:

    Yay! Ella looks great! Thanks for featuring her on your blog!

  13. Nina says:

    if i ever buy that bronzer — i will never ever use it because its sooo pretty!

    and awesome pet pics! love!

  14. Trisha says:

    $50 is DEFINITELY a lot. Way too much. And it’s a shame that..

    1. It’s only an overspray
    2. The overspray makes it muddy.

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  15. Larie says:

    Aw, it’s unfortunate that it’s just an overspray – it’s so beautiful! And it’s also unfortunate that the overspray ruins the actual product in terms of color, haha. Oh well. The cute pictures of animals makes up for it πŸ˜€
    Larie recently posted … The Moment of Truth: June

  16. Claudenka says:

    bleh the overspray swatched looks gross lol the bronzer underneath it is a very nice shade, though

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