Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Italian Summertime Collection: Vulcano Eye Colour Quad

I've been using D&G's new quad Vulcano this week and have found it to be wearable despite its warm tones (I have to be careful sometimes with burgundy/reddish-pinks because they make me look tired, but black liner helps to counteract that effect). The dark plum color would probably look great on all skintones. The rust-brown is easily blended out for a softer effect, so don't be afraid by the way it looks in my swatches :). If you use all of the colors it gives a sunset-like effect. The gold is a great neutral and results in more of a satin glow rather than high shimmer. It's useful for blending out the darker shades. If I'm in the mood for more sparkle I like to layer it over a sheer, shimmery white-gold cream shadow/base.




Compared to a few previous D&G palettes
Photo taken with flash lighting 

Photo taken in sunlight

Here is a look I did quickly in the morning before work yesterday. I used all of the colors in the palette here, but for a quick, everyday look I like to use just the gold with the plum along the upper lash line. I am by no means a makeup artist (and after looking at these photos I think I should have done a better job of blending!) nevertheless, I hope these photos will give you an idea of the overall effect. :)  

Products used: 
  • Vulcano Palette: 
    • Gold all over lid
    • Dark plum layered over liner on upper lash line and outer corner
    • Rust-brown in crease 
    • Burgundy-rose above crease
    • More of the gold to blend above crease
  • Top lash line: Urban Decay 24/7 liner - Zero 
  • Lower lash line: D&G Bronzo eyeliner 
  • Mascara: Make Up Forever Smoky Lash  



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17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous - you make me want to visit the D&G counter! I'm just sad that I missed the F&F sale at Saks.

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  2. That is so pretty, and really works well with your eye colour (I have eye colour envy again!) Very tempted by this.

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  3. Hi Lexi! Thanks! Aww that's too bad you missed the F&F sale, every little discount helps w/these pricey items! Wish I had a D&G counter in my area, but the SA helps by describing the colors over the phone xx

    Hi Grace! Thanks! I love brown eyes as every color looks great on them! :) xx

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  4. Beautiful! I love the sunset look for eyes. I have some new NARS on the way thanks to your pictures :)

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  5. Really pretty shades! Love the look you created with them. The D&G liner also looks lovely x

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  6. That really looks good on you, I really like how you have applied and blended the colours x

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  7. Not my favourite shades but wow girl it looks so pretty on you!

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  8. WOW that is STUNNING!! It really brings out your eyes.

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  9. Hi Martha - thanks! This is the first time I've ever tried it. Trying to get more creative :)
    Hope you like the Nars xx

    Hi Nat, Thanks! I really like the Bronzo liner for the lower lashline, it's light but does give a little definition. xx

    Hi Replica, Thanks so much! :) I tried to soften the burgundy rose so it wouldn't be too overwhelming xx

    Hi Delyteful Speaks, Thanks! :) I know, I was a little worried about how they would look, especially the rust color xx

    Hi Perilously Pale, Thanks so much! :) xx

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  10. Noooooooooooo! I love the colors in this quad. They're right up my alley. URGH. I thought I was done buying stuff for a while. Incorrect. This color-way looks gorgeous on you. You *totally* sold it. :) xxx

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  11. That is gorgeous on you! The pinkish tone is surprisingly wearable. I need another lemming like a hole in the head! x jeanie

    ps your brows are AMAZING!

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  12. Hi Rachel, Thanks & I know the feeling! :) -- I am totally done for a long while after all of the stuff I've bought this season. The only good thing is D&G's quads are usually available for a long time :) xx

    Hi Makeup Merriment, Thanks very much!! Sorry for creating yet another lemming--would it help any if I said it's pretty, but easily duped? :)xx

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  13. Beautiful!!!! Your pictures are gorgeous..... What type of camera do you use?
    Stacy

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  14. Hi Stacy, Thank you!! I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC G-1 :)

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  15. I love DG, but did not get this quad. I have fair skin with cool tones, blue-green eyes, and honey blonde hair; was I wrong not to get it? I hesitated once with the DG Evocative eye duo and then decided to take a chance with it and wow! It looked beautiful one me. So what do you think? Thanks.

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  16. You have such beautiful eyes! I've never tried D&G makeup before and rarely see reviews on it. I like that you featured something new.

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  17. Hi Nemo, If golds & burgundy pinks work well on you this quad should be flattering. It will definitely make your blue-green eyes stand out!

    Hi Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup, Thanks so much! :) I really like D&G makeup. Wish they had a counter in my area - it can be difficult to find swatches online sometimes :)

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