The Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour brings the Mediterranean on your eyes

Hello lovely people! I hope you’re all very well and having a good week. Today’s post was kind of not planned, but thought I should definitely share with you my thoughts on the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour which I’ve been testing for a week now. I accidentally purchased two monos from Attica store when I went shopping in Athens.  And I say “accidentally” mainly because this was a totally unplanned and unexpected purchase. I don’t normally think of Dolce & Gabbana when I think about make-up purchases and that’s mostly because they’re only available in Harrods in London. Saying that, I loved a couple of lipsticks I bought last time we were in Italy, so I’m glad I was reminded of the brand this time too, albeit in Athens.

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour packaging
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colours are housed in little square jars. These aren’t very light but feel very luxurious to hold and to touch! There are 14 shades, all inspired by the Mediterranean, which come in both matte and pearl finishes. The colours are beautiful and I have two to show you today, one very natural matte taupe (Sahara) and a khaki with gold pearl (Stromboli).

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara (matte) and Stromboli (pearl) close up packaging
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara (left) and Stromboli (right)

Sahara, the matte shade, feels like a soft cream to the touch and it’s a dream to apply. It melts beautifully on the skin and when it sets, it lasts a good 8 hours on me without a primer! Thumbs up for that, D&G! To add to that, Sahara is gorgeous taupe; ideal as an all over the lid shade, similar to the colour of my lids for me, or as a crease colour.

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara open lid close up packaging
Dolce  & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara

Here is an eye look I created with Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara:

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara close up on closed eyelids
Sahara, all over my upper eyelid. A very natural shade. Photo taken in daylight, outdoors
Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara on closed eyelids close up
Sahara, on my upper eyelid. Picture provided for comparison taken in day light indoors

It’s subtle, but I love the colour and have been wearing it as a base these days as well.

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli is a forrest khaki. A dark shade, which shouted smokey eye or liner to me when I first saw it. It has gold pearl which gives it an extra dimension. This one is more velvety to the touch. Similarly to Sahara, Stromboli blends like a dream. However, unfortunately, this creases on me after two hours or even less… Using it on top of a primer makes it last way longer though and it still blends as easy. As such, it’s not the most long-lasting option for me (please note I have very capricious, oily eyelids!) but I love the shade so much that I’m ok with it.

Here’s a smokey eye look I created with Stromboli. Cheekily enough, I blended Stromboli on top of the Chanel Limited Edition Eye Stylo in Noir Petrole (reviewed here). The two blended in a great way, as they’re within the same colour family.

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli close up on brown eyes
Me wearing Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli, picture taken indoors
Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli close up on closed eyes
Me wearing Stromboli, picture taken indoors

And that’s the full face of that look:

Full make-up look with Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli on brown eyes
Full evening make-up look with Stromboli

I took these pictures indoors and in artificial light as it’s the look that I wore when we went out to dinner. As far as the rest of my make-up is concerned, I’m wearing the Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation (reviewed here), the Bobbi Brown lipstick in Sandwash Pink, the Nars Unfiltered I Cheek Palette (Shades Watch Me and Take Over; palette reviewed here) and my Marc Jacobs mascara.

And here are the swatches of Sahara and Stromboli for you to have a look at:

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara and Stromboli swatches on skin
Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara (taupe colour) and Stromboli (khaki colour)

Didn’t I say I’ve been wearing the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour quite a lot, since I bought it? Well, here is another look with the two shades combined. This is more of a subtle daytime look, with Stromboli used as a thick liner, gradually fading upwards on my lid as it meets with Sahara towards the middle of my lid. I could have used another shade in the middle of my lid to connect the two but, for the purpose that I wanted it, this look worked just fine:

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli and Sahara close up on brown eyes
Me wearing Stromboli as a liner and Sahara in the crease and a little below
Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli and Sahara on closed lids
Me wearing Stromboli as a liner and Sahara on the lid and crease. Photo taken outdoors in daylight

And here’s the full look in context:

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli and Sahara full make up look close up
Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Stromboli and Sahara

I’m wearing the Tom Ford Traceless Stick foundation in shade 4.5, Ivory and a lip balm. On my cheeks, I have the Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Beach Moon.

In case you’re interested, here are the ingredients of the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour:

Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour ingredients
Dolce Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour Ingredients

All in all, I love these cream eyeshadows and now I have a brand new reason to go to Harrods (like I didn’t have enough already *cough* *cough*)! These retail for £27. Have you tried any Dolce & Gabbana products? If so, what would you recommend I try next or what reviews you might want to read?

Have a lovely rest of the week and speak to you soon!

Hugs!

Eleni

12 thoughts on “The Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour brings the Mediterranean on your eyes

  1. Oh damn, I was kind of praying that you won’t like these but you love it and judging from what I read and your swatches, I will love these too. I don’t know if it’s easy for my to get my hands on D&G makeup here in Canada, will need to find out. And yes! I love my Marc Jacobs mascara too, it’s my holy grail and the only mascara I use. I am tempted to purchase the TF Stick foundation, how do you like it and do you think it’s good for dry, mature skin?

    1. Hi Shireen! Haha – thanks so much! D&G make-up distribution is still quite limited, but I hope that changes now that they got sold to a different holding company, as they products seem to be high quality (or at least, I like what I’ve tried). They have some awesome sparkling liners too… tempting! The Marc Jacobs mascara is hands down one of the best out there, great to hear you like it too. It always delivers, no matter the weather!! As far as the TM stick foundation is concerned, I have written a review on the blog, please have a look for my thoughts here:http://www.rougenapples.com/2017/02/24/tom-ford-traceless-stick-foundation-review-swatches/
      For me it’s delivered very well so far, and I find it’s nourishing for my combo to dry skin. It’s not full coverage and cannot suggest you try to build it a lot, unless you’re not oily at all. Saying that, I hear it can perform differently in different climates. I’ve so far tested it in Greece where the weather is moderate right now and not too humid. If you’re in a very humid part of Canada, your experience might differ. I’d say try it on and see how it wears over a day. Should work well for dry skin, if it’s working on mine as it is currently. Let me know if you go for it and what your thoughts are! Have a great day! x

    1. Hi Ann-Marie! Thank you – yes, these are very good cream shadows. Slightly prefer the matte over the shimmer one for its long-lasting performance, but really happy I got both as I love that khaki colour. I’ve been wearing them almost every day since I got them in one way or another! Hope you’re having a great week! x

    1. Oh, I love cream shadows too! Laura Mercier does some of my favourite shades, which ones do you prefer? I first discovered Dolce&Gabbana make-up in Italy and then saw the had a counter in Harrods in London. It was one of the P&G beauty brands, now sold to Coty Inc, so we should expect more products from them in the near future (or so I hope!). This is a brand that I still need to explore myself. I really don’t know them very well, but what I’ve tried, I’ve liked. Hope you’re having a beautiful day! x

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