Saturday, September 25, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana: Stromboli quad face chart

The beautiful Stromboli eyeshadow quad was one of the first Dolce & Gabbana products that caught my eye when the brand launched its makeup line in 2009. I wasn't sure if its reddish tones would be flattering, but I went ahead and purchased it a while ago and it has been lying in its drawer untouched up until today! Recently, I purchased some other D&G items and the helpful sales associate was kind enough to include a complimentary lip gloss, along with the chart below which illustrates two different looks that can be achieved with the Stromboli quad.

Of course, you can easily substitute with any similar shadows you may already have on hand. You will need a matte or sparkly black (the D&G black is matte with small flecks of glitter), a reddish bronze, a copper, and a light yellow-gold. Here is a short list of just a few of the many alternatives available. Although not exactly dupes, these are along the same lines:
  • Black shade:  MAC Black Tied, NYX Black
  • Reddish bronze shade:  NYX Rust, Urban Decay Gash, MAC Coppering  
  • Copper shade:  Maybelline's Copper Chic palette, NARS Isolde and Brazil duos
  • Gold shade:  Chanel Gold, NARS Goldfinger or Silent Night (glitter), or MAC Gorgeous Gold 

Click on photos for a larger view

Photo below taken in natural light:

Photo below taken with flash: 


Stromboli (No.1) Black with gold glitter
Coffee (No.2) Shimmery dark brown with gold glitter

Lipgloss: Nude
Pink and multicolored micro-glitter in a clear base

Lipstick: Sparkling (No. 65)
Shimmery copper-bronze


I don't own the blush shades used in the chart, but here is a look at a couple of other shades that I thought might work as well: Caramel, a perfect mid-tone, neutral blush, and Nude, a soft and luminous peach:

 *Apologies for the lame blush swatches - the colors do not show up well on my arm here, but are great on the face.*

Thank you for stopping by! 


  1. Really nice rich vibrant colours, I know they would be too warm on me but its great to see pictures and reviews as I don't tend to see that many for D&G.

  2. Replica: Thanks. This one is by far the warmest in my entire collection! A little outside of my comfort zone, but will see if I can make it work :)

  3. Thank you for the wonderful post with all the pictures in different types of light. Well done!

  4. How funny...I think I was the one who helped you because it looks like my hand writting on your chart! lol Saks Bal Harbour??

    1. Hi Make-Up Chic, Yes, I did get this from a lovely and very helpful associate @Bal Harbour - thank you so much if that was you! I am always so happy to get face charts--they are such a great reference! :)


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