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 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).
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.
Here is an eye look I created with Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eye Colour in Sahara:
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.
And that’s the full face of that look:
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:
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:
And here’s the full look in context:
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:
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!