The collection includes an eyeshadow palette, three lipsticks, a purple gloss, cream eyeshadow pots and a trio of nail colours. Although collectively the tones look quite bold and brash, individually they're all very wearable (in the right way) - even the purple! The eyeshadow palette colours would look hideous worn together, but when used to create a twist on a smokey eye using the delicious tones of the cream eyeshadow pots, the result is actually beautiful. The pots provide a rich texture that's easy to blend and crease-free, while the eyeshadow quad offers a silky-touch formula that applies to the lid with ease; I've been looking for an alternative to my beloved Illamasqua limited edition cream eyeshadows and these are just the ticket.
As you would expect with a brand that hails from Italia, there's a bold red lipstick to tie everything together. However, the nude tone is the perfect antidote to such a striking colour while the purple adds a fashion forward twist. A deep berry-stained lip isn't for everyone, but when the rest of your look is kept minimalistic it can definitely work! Additionally the three nail colours are delightful, providing a trio that will get you through to the next season with ease. The grey-blue tone is my new fave, the nude is a handy day-to-day go-to, while the bold blue would look awesome with a pair of blue jeans and a white tee. I was pleasantly surprised with the Dolce & Gabbana polish, as the majority of designer brands focus on the pack and not so much the formula; however, these apply beautifully and provide a rich colour that doesn't chip easily.
This collection is pure indulgence and everything I love about luxury beauty; it's not about what you need, it's about what you want. Decadent gold packaging, extravagant tones, rich formulas and something a little de jour about the whole look. Although it's not often one can justify £20.00 on a nail polish or £46.00 on an eyeshadow palette, sometimes you just need to say LO VOGLIO! (That's 'I want it' in Italian...)
What are your first impressions of D&G's offering for Fall 2015?
The Autumn 2015 Dolce & Gabbana makeup collection is available now, online and in Harrods. Prices range from £20.00 to £46.00.