Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Italian Summertime Collection Summer 2011: Selected Items

Hi everyone! I took advantage of Saks Friends & Family discount to splurge on some of the items from Dolce & Gabbana’s Summer 2011 “Italian Summertime” collection. Read on for a short description of the entire collection or skip ahead for photos of the products I chose.

This collection has an interesting variety of shades. I think the stars of the collection may turn out to be the brilliant, coral-red blush Sole and the coordinating lipstick Venere. To balance things out, there are also three more subdued lipstick shades available: Mandorla: a dulce-de-leche/flesh-toned nude cream; Perla: a very pale, frosty pink, and Luna, a pale, warm nude/champagne with shimmer. There are two new Ultra-Shine Lip Glosses: Acqua (clear), and Cannella, a brown-toned shimmer (I haven’t seen this one and don’t have a good description of the color), and The Precision Lipliner in Caramello.

There is a new (quite warm-toned) eyeshadow quad: Vulcano (softly shimmering yellow-gold, rust-brown matte, cranberry-rose shimmer, and a blackened plum with subtle burgundy shimmer); two eyeliners: Bronzo, a soft metallic taupe, and Agave, a dark cypress green. The aubergine mascara, Dahlia, is another addition to the growing number of items by the same name (available in the permanent range is a Dahlia lipstick, lip gloss, eyeliner, and nail polish). There is also a new nail polish, Passione, an eye-catching and glossy, deep magenta -- love it!

Hope to post some swatches and a few comparisons tomorrow. Thanks for reading, and I hope you all have a nice weekend!

These shades call to mind a fiery magenta Mediterranean sunset - beautiful!


Left to right: Perla and Mandorla


15 comments:

  1. Can't wait for the swatches :) The eye palette and blush look lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  2. These are all gorgeous, especially the lipsticks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. @Nat: the blush is bright but surprisingly wearable! :)

    @jbrobeck: the lipsticks are quite light-will post swatches later today hopefully :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. That orange blush looks lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful! Thank you for the amazing photos.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Rai, It is amazingly pigmented!

    Hi Sabrina! Thanks for stopping by! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow Pandora is super pretty. Can't wait for your swatches on the eyeliner as well!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks for this as I don't tend to see many blogs mention D&G. I think the majority will be too warm or too vivd for me, however I'm sure I'll managed to want something from the collection :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Kristie, Will try to get the eye swatches up tomorrow :)

    Hi Replica, The eye palette and blush are definitely warm, but perhaps you will like the eyeliners or nail polish. I only have two of the lipsticks and they are very light, definitely not must-haves unless you are a fan of pale lips. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. oooh that Orange Blush is all me! I can't wait to see your swatches.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Lexi! I posted a few swatches in a separate post -- I think it looks a little more reddish-toned in person :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful - can't wait to see them up close!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Deanna, It's such a pretty collection! Thanks for stopping by :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would love to see how Mandorla looks on you - it looks so light on Sabrina (Beauty Look Book) and I looove a nude lip, but I'm much fairer than she is, so I'm wondering if it's more brown on fair skin!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi don'tcallmejessie - It's light on me too. I will try to post pictures soon. I like to mix it with the bright red/coral lipstick from this collection. By itself it kind of gives me the "concealer lips" look. I need to try it when I'm wearing heavier eye makeup :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for commenting!