Sunday, March 3, 2013

Look of the Day with Dolce & Gabbana's Fortune Duo



Here's a simple look I wore yesterday. I wanted to test out my new Clinique Chubby Stick in Bountiful Beige as an eye shadow base and tried it here underneath Dolce & Gabbana's Fortune duo, which contains a dark plum satin and a white-gold shimmer. I used Bobbi Brown's Black Plum as a liner on the top lash line and MAC's Heirloom pencil on the lower lash line.

I love the look of warm and cool tones together and like to play around with different combinations. Here the contrast of the warm pale gold shadow with the cool silvery-lavender liner helps to add interest to a look that might otherwise be a bit dull and one-dimensional. 

On cheeks I used a current favorite, Burberry's Peony--a perfect spring-time pink, and on lips I used Dolce & Gabbana's Baby Darling, a soft peachy pink with subtle shimmer. 


Left to right: Dolce & Gabbana Baby Darling Shine Lipstick, Burberry Peony Blush, MAC Heirloom, Bobbi Brown Black Plum, Dolce & Gabbana Fortune Eyeshadow Duo, Clinique Chubby Stick Bountiful Beige

   

In the arm swatches I applied the Fortune Duo over Bountiful Beige Chubby Stick, which made the plum shade appear shimmery; however, when used on its own it does not have any shimmer.



 
The Chubby Stick did a nice job of deepening the plum and brightening up the pale gold from the Fortune duo. Bountiful Beige is a versatile, neutral champagne color that is well suited for use as a base, but is also a great all-over lid color. Lately I've been swiping it on in the mornings before work, when I don't have time to do a more elaborate eye look. 



Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Baby Darling 


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26 comments:

  1. beautiful! the purple tone of the shadow really complements your eyes!

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    1. Hi Steph, Thank you for the kind comment :) I am a big fan of purple and it is my second most-used color, next to brown!

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  2. Amazing look! I especially love the eyes, the eye shadows suit your eye colour perfectly well! The Clinique Chubby sticks for eyes look so fun and good, I hope they get released her soon as well! ^^ The lipstick has such a pretty finish, really looking lovely!

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    1. Hi Teri, Thanks so much! I really like the convenience of the Chubby Stick! I only have this one shade so far but look forward to trying more in the future :)

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  3. I have yet to try anything from D&G and the swatches look lovely. I'm waiting for those chubby sticks to be released here. Probably in a few months time. This is a lovely look!

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  4. Hi Lily, Thank you! :) I find that D&G products can be a bit hit or miss but overall I like most of what I've tried and it is definitely one of my favorite brands :)

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  5. This is a gorgeous look! I've yet to try the Clinique eye tints but they seem really simple and lovely.

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    1. Hi Larie, Thanks! :) I may pick up some more colors of the Clinique Chubby Sticks - they are so easy to use. They remind me a lot of the round side of the Cover Girl smoky shadow sticks. :)

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  6. What a beautiful look! I can't wait to try out the Chubby sticks too.

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    1. Hi Jacqueline, thank you! :) I'm getting a lot of use out of the Bountiful Beige shade - it's very basic but coordinates well with so many other colors. :)

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  7. You look stunning! I love how you have paired the colours together x

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    1. Hi Replica, thanks very much! :) I was surprised at how much I ended up liking the MAC Heirloom liner. I've had it for a while and this was my first time using it x

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  8. You look beautiful, and this is a lovely makeup look.

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    1. Hi Iris, thanks so much for the kind words :) Now that spring is almost here I've been enjoying using lighter shades like lavender and peachy-pinks :)

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  9. You look very beautiful! I love your eye look very much, it suits your skin tone :)
    I just got my first D&G product and I must use it soon hehe.

    Meryl @ Memoiselle

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    1. Hi Meryl, Thank you!! :) What did you get from D&G? :)
      I wish I had a counter in my neighborhood - it's not always easy to find reviews and swatches of D&G items.

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  10. I love the way you do your makeup. You always looks so softly pretty and refined.

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    1. Hi Maggie, Thanks so much for the kind comment :) I feel like I tend to stick to the same products and application techniques and should experiment a bit more. I'd like to get more creative with my eyeshadow color combinations in the future :)

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  11. Gorgeous as usual! You really know how to pick the most flattering colours. :)

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    1. Hi Liz, Aw thanks - I try to pick flattering colors, although I'm not always successful! But when that happens I just take it off and try something else : )

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  12. Hi Shannon,

    What a beautiful look--- I love how I can appreciate the little sparkles in your FOTD look! I enjoy reading about D&G since it's something I don't see too often--- Fortune looks like a great duo!

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    1. Hi Dovey, Thanks so much! :) D&G was one of my early favorite brands when I first started this blog :) I wish I had a counter near me, but usually have to rely on reviews and swatches I find online...

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  13. Ah you are so gorgeous, Shannon! This is such a dainty, truly pretty look but you make it seem so effortless! I love how the BB Black Plum liner looks when paired with the D&G duo! I still haven't tried anything from the brand but I really want to try their shadow duos and blushes!!

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    1. Hi Becca, aw thank you so much - you are sweet :) I wish D&G was more accessible - it seems there aren't that many counters available for people to visit and try on the products before buying. I've heard they have a great cream foundation!

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  14. I love how you put the warm and cool colors together. Instead of clashing each other, the makeup look looks very well put and harmonious. It's nice to see a Clinique product being featured here. The brand doesn't get much love in beauty blogs.

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    1. Hi Paige, thank you! I've been buying from Clinique for many years -- I used to do their 3-step skincare system when I was in my teens & twenties. I'm glad they are still around and it seems their lip & eye Chubby Sticks are selling well :)

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