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It’s a Pleasure to Kiss These Bold Brights: The Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duos Summer Pleasures Collection

Published in: Dolce & Gabbana, Lips, Makeup

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Should you ever find yourself under doctor’s orders to refrain from wearing eye makeup “for a day or two” while your allergies subside, and you’re kind of a beauty nerd, you may also find yourself debating whether filling in your brows constitutes “eye makeup.”

I came to the conclusion that it does not… :)

I KNOW! But I couldn’t resist doing at least a little something.

My eyes don’t seem to mind, and they’re certainly enjoying gazing at three of the bright, shiny lipsticks from the new Dolce & Gabbana Summer Pleasures collection.

These $34 beauties, three of 10 new Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipsticks, are available now at Saks stores and saksfifthavenue.com (there are also five Nail Lacquers in the collection priced at $20 each).

The 10 new shades range from summery, soft nudes to bold, glamorous brights.

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Clockwise from the dark shade in the lower left: Royal 110, Exotic 50 and Tropical 140

Dolce & Gabbana’s Gloss Fusion Lipsticks are among my favorite products in the entire line. Each has a shiny, moisture-filled core of gloss wrapped in a rich coat of pigmented lipstick.

I remember when they first made a splash on Dolce & Gabbana counters… Oh, the intense colors, the high-gloss finish, the texture so smooth it would give Ryan Gosling a run for his money.

As for the three new colors I’ve been ogling this morning? Just as fab. :)

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Royal 110

Dolce & Gabbana Passion Duo Summer Pleasures 5
Tropical 140
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The Dainty Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Delivers Nude Lips and Nails for Fall

Published in: Collections, Dolce & Gabbana, Makeup, Product Reviews

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As much as I like the idea of working beside Vampire Pam behind the bar at Fangtasia this fall, sometimes the look — the stilettos and skin-tight leather from head to toe, the super serious smokey eyes, and the jewel-toned shadow shades — is a little too, well, much for me.

So, this afternoon, I hit the pause button on the kinds of rich colors and intense shades we’ve been seeing a lot for fall, and spent a little time with the dainty, nice nudes in the new Dolce & Gabbana Lace collection.

The 10-piece release is all about bronzed skin and nude lips and nails, and the packaging? — oh, the packaging…

I just lurve lace. :) I kinda wish all of Dolce & Gabbana’s makeup had this same limited-edition packaging.

Here’s a quick peek at three pieces from the collection…

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From the left: Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara ($31), Ultra Shine Gloss in Perfection ($32) and Intense Nail Lacquer in Pink ($22)

Intense Nail Lacquer in Pink ($22)

If you’re getting married soon, consider classic, soft pink Intense Nail Lacquer in Pink ($22) for your tips or toes. Creamy, smooth and semi-sheer, it’s a little like Essie’s Ballet Slippers, but much, much smoother.

I’m wearing two coats here, but I’m sure I could have gotten away with one. Yes, the color isn’t altogether unique, but I think it’s perfectly executed.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A

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Two coats of Intense Nail Lacquer in Pink

Ultra-Shine Lipgloss in Perfection ($32)

On my lips, creamy beige Ultra-Shine Lipgloss in Perfection ($32) feels thick, but not sticky, and it has Dolce & Gabbana’s signature rose flavor and scent. It’s one of the smoothest beige glosses I’ve ever tried, and I can totally see it cruising down a red carpet below a shimmery gray smokey eye.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

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Ultra Shine Gloss in Perfection swatch
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Dolce & Gabbana Lace Collection Fall 2012

Published in: Daily Photo, Dolce & Gabbana

Some bits from the new Dolce & Gabbana Lace collection, new for fall 2012 and available now at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online.

From the left: Intenseyes Black Intensity Mascara ($31), Ultra Shine Gloss in Perfection ($32) and Intense Nail Lacquer in Pink ($22).

Isn’t the packaging sweet? I’m such a sucker for lace patterns. :)

Bellissima Bellucci! The Dolce & Gabbana Monica Collection Voluptuous Lipsticks

Published in: Dolce & Gabbana, Lips, Makeup

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Wearing Dolce & Gabbana Monica Collection Lipstick in Chic Monica 100

A few shots of the new super-saturated luxury lippies from Dolce & Gabbana’s six-piece Monica Collection ($32 each), available now exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saksfifthavenue.com.

The collection’s named after one of Dolce & Gabbana’s muses, the Italian actress and fashion model Monica Bellucci.

Um…I’ll have whatever she’s having, LOL!

Dolce & Gabbana Monica Collection
Lipsticks from the left: Italian Monica 160, Attractive Monica 140, Magnetic Monica 120, Chic Monica 100, Only Monica 80 and Natural Monica 60

Dolce Gabbana Monica collection swatches
Swatches from the left: Natural Monica 60, Only Monica 80, Chic Monica 100, Magnetic Monica 120, Attractive Monica 140 and Italian Monica 160
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Dolce & Gabbana Monica Collection

Published in: Daily Beauty, Dolce & Gabbana

The new Dolce & Gabbana Monica Collection Lipsticks, $32 each. Available now exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online at saksfifthavenue.com. The lippies are inspired by the Italian actress and fashion model Monica Belluci.

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