Friday, September 23, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Review - Smooth Eye Colour Duo and Classic Cream Lipstick

Hello, Today I want to share with you my thoughts on Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Cinnamon 80 and Classic Cream Lipstick in Cashmere 60.  I have already raved about the new Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation SPF 15 in Natural Glow 100 here.  All of the D&G makeup products come in the signature gold packaging, the look exudes sophistication and luxury!

Without further ado, let's get on with more information on the products and what I think about them.

Product Breakdown

Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Cinnamon 80 - New for Fall

Color - This is a new eye color duo with a pale pink and champagne shimmer eyeshadow . The shimmers are fine, not too much.  The colors are light, but they are pigmented.  Great for daytime.  The colors can be used alone or together all over, either way will create a very fresh and natural eye look.  The champagne color can be used as an eye base or a brow bone highlighter.  Also, I think both colors would make great highlighters for other parts of the face

Texture - Silky and very easy to blend 
Lasting Power - For me, it lasted from 8am to 5pm with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin.  I did not notice any creasing during this time frame, this is very good in my book considering my lids do get oily.  Though it did crease as the night went on
Price - $36
Repurchase?- Yes because this duo is quite versatile, they can be used as eye colors or highlighters.  If you like Chanel and Dior eye shadows, I think the D&G ones are comparable in quality

Classic Cream Lipstick in Cashmere 60

Color - This is not a new color.  It is a medium nude brown.  The color looks very natural on my lips, not too dark at all.  I originally wanted the Shine Lipstick in Almond, but it was sold out at Saks.  Almond is a lighter nude in the shine formula.  I liked how it looked when I tried it on, I will check back on it

Texture - Very creamy.  It feels almost like a lip balm and very comfortable on.  I tried wearing it on its own without a lip balm underneath, and it did not dry out my lips.  It is actually quite moisturizing
Lasting Power - It is not long lasting because of its creamy consistency.  This one is not for you if you are looking for a long lasting lipstick
Price - $30
Repurchase?- Maybe.  The formula is moisturizing and there is a nice color range to choose from.  The only thing I do not like is the heavy perfume taste in the lipstick

I picked up both products from Saks Fifth Avenue...

I received an email yesterday about the beauty event coming up at Saks, here is the copy and paste about the event from the email I received from the Saks D&G SA:

If you haven't experience Beauty Week before, here is a little preview:

For the first 2 days, with every $250-3,000 purchase, you will receive a Saks gift card ranging from $25-450! This applies to the entire store, not just the cosmetics department! This is the ideal day to replenish, try a new item, or purchase that handbag you have been eyeing for months as you get some spending $ right back!

Beauty Week will last from Friday, September 30, through Saturday, October 8th and EVERY cosmetics vendor will have a fantastic gift with purchase! The Saks gift will be a metallic tote filled with beauty samples and irresistible offers with you initial $100 purchase. To break it down further, if you spend $150 at Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up and your purchase includes a foundation, you will receive our DG gift (makeup bag, full size foundation brush, Rose lotion), plus the Saks gift bag and if you need items from another vendor, say Chanel, you will receive the DG gift, Saks gift AND the Chanel gift. This week is the week to replenish your most loved items, try new ones and think about all the people you want to give the gift of beauty for during the holiday season!

Happy Shopping!  Until next post......


  1. I swear Saks is the best. XD Their F&F I think is coming up next month. Wonder if it'll be around the same time? The eye colour looks fantastic and I do like Dior's e/s. I don't like heavy perfume tastes in lippies so thanks for the heads up!

  2. The post is stunning! & such a chic blog, love the way you style your posts!
    Follow each other? :)


  3. I wish we could have GWP at the D&G counter at Harrods - lucky you!

  4. Oh gosh... Gotta love that luxurious packaging! That duo is just gorgeous!!

  5. @Shop N'Chomp, if the timing is the same, it would be awesome! If you find out about the dates for F&F, please let me know. I asked the SA and haven't heard back yet.
    @Lucija, thanks for checking out my blog:)
    @Jamilla, oh, I miss Harrod's, love that store!
    @PopBlush, I think the duo would look nice on you. I like the packaging too.

  6. that I think about it, the last F&F was towards the end of October so I'm guessing no but maybe we'll get lucky? Let me know if the SA gets back to you. :)


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