Dolce & Gabbana make-up is not a range I have really had much experience of in the past – it’s always one that I’ve been curious about but never quite made that leap into trying anything. So when offered the chance to have a play with the Dolce & Gabbana Passioneyes Collection I jumped at the chance. Firstly, do have a bit of a Dolce experience and secondly because it’s a lovely collection – walking that fine line between colours and neutrals that love. With a pretty eye shadow quad packed with rich perfect-for-Autumn shades.
The eye shadow palette is then complimented with a blusher in a bright pink, a lipstick that is colour with a balm centre so nice and hydrating in a rosy shade that manages to give lips a bit more definition (helped by the addition of lip liner from the collection too) without looking overdone.
I’ve been having a bit of a play with these products to create my own Passioneyes Collection look – with the purple smokey eye, pop of pink on the cheeks and the warm but nude looking lip.
My first impressions of the collection when I took a look were that I loved the blush and the eyeshadow palette was pretty but I wasn’t sure the lipstick was my sort of shade – but on applying it I was again proven wrong (as I was with the L’Oreal nudes) – the darker shade that maybe does look like a warm rosy colour does actually suit my skin tone, despite me thinking it was too dark.
For the eyes I used a wash of the pale golden shade across the lid up to the brow-bone, the peachy shade across the lid closer to the eye and then used the darker purple to add definition and a bit of smoke. I added a little bit of colour with the rich purple eyeliner to the lower lash line and blended with a touch of the dark purple from the palette.
The lipstick is one of my favourite items from the collection – it’s lovely to use, really hydrating and despite looking like it has a bit of a glitter within the hydrating balm part it doesn’t translate on to the lips at all. Just leaving a really creamy and hydrating finish.
I like how this collection is in that happy area between colour and neutral – a little out of my usual taupe comfort zone, but not quite into rainbow territory just yet. Purples and Aubergines are colours that are flattering and easy to wear. I also like that there’s the peachy shade in the shadow quad too – as this sort of orange-leaning shade works well for blue eyes.
Overall, my first D&G experience is a good one. I can see the lipstick and the blusher becoming regular features in my day-to-day make-up routine. Has definitely given me the curiosity to explore more about the brands make-up offerings!
D&G Make Up available from Harrods