Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dolce and Gabbana Contrasts Palette +

And so it continues with my reviews on Dolce and Gabbana makeup ...

My favorite eyeshadow palette thus far has to be Contrasts, I don't know if it's because it also happens to be my first palette from the line. Anyway ... 

Packaging: It's gold with Dolce and Gabbana lasered on the center. As I've stated my issues with the packaging in other reviews, it scratches really quickly and easily. It's a bit annoying since scratches easily ruin the look of the casing. 

Texture/Formula: Contrasts is definitely less powdery than Desert. They blend easily and has as nice buttery consistency, although not as buttery as Burberry single eyeshadows. They feel nicer than Tom Ford eyeshadows since TF's are dry in comparison. All of the colors in Contrasts are pretty consistent when it comes to the texture. I can't say the same for some of the other Dolce palettes though (as they are a hit or miss). 

What makes this palette a win for me -- one of the shades is a plummy brown, which tends to be a hard color for me to wear. When combined with the other shades it's totally easy for me to wear. I like the overall effect and look of the palette, since it compliments my skintone really well. I will say the color's aren't specifically unique, but the colors are nice to have in your bag for a fool-proof look.

Price and Size: $59 for 4.8g or 0.16 oz. 



daylight, cloudy lighting


12 comments:

  1. That palette looks like it would be great for an everyday-work look. I love the plummy brown especially and I'm intrigued that you say it's easy for you to wear with the other shades - it's not a color I can easily pull off myself.

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    1. if you do end up getting it, let me know your thoughts :)

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  2. This is the one D&G palette I own, and it's a favorite in my rotation.

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  3. Glad to hear that this is more buttery than Tom Ford's eye palette. I can't wait till I received my order of D&G :)
    The colors look wearable and it's soo pretty!

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    1. what are you expecting in your D&G package?

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    2. an eyeshadow palette and a blush :))

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  4. I always admire your comments which give comparative, candidly honest opnions. I trust your comments more than most others --- thank you!!

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    1. i'm really flattered by that...i try to be pretty objective in my opinions on items. i think it's easier to be candid when the person actually pays for the items, versus getting it for free (PR sample, etc). Reason being -- if you paid $$$ for an item, would you want others to do the same? or is the $ justifiable for what you're getting...?

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  5. It looks so pretty. Funny since I owned this once and swapped it away. LOL I was pretty swap happy back then. ;-) I think I found the pigmentation a little sheer for my liking. The colours are gorgeous though!

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  6. Hey! I love Contrasts, definitely one of my favorite palettes from the line, I really like Vulcano too although I remember you mentioning that it seems patchy? Nude is also one of my favorite palettes, again your mileage may vary, but the coral color in nude is divine when blended with the deep eggplant shade as a liner

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    1. I have nude palette as well, and it's really nice too. It's not a palette I'd normally go for, but I think it's more something I'd experiment with in the summer since the colors are warm based. :D

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