Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad

Today I have a piece of Mediterranean I brought with me from Barcelona. Please meet Dolce & Gabbana's Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Mediterraneo.

Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad



This beauty winked me when I was checking Dolce & Gabbana Counter in El Corte Ingles in Placa de Catalunya. Since I don't know of any D&G Counters in Germany, I visited there two times and took my time playing with them a little. The second time was last hours before leaving for the airport and I was determined to get the quad called Stromboli. It was all before I ran my finger on the copper shade of Mediterraneo and I was sold.

Close-up: Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad
Mediterraneo is rather an old release from (i believe) 2009. It has such a striking color combination. It is composed of an orange leaning metallic copper, a green taupe with golden sheen, a warm reddish brown and a satin ivory which slightly leans peach. Check out the following swatch to see how pigmented the colors are.

Swatch under full sun: Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad

To show you the versatility of Mediterraneo, I took photos of two different eye looks. I believe there are many more. The first one is a light application, starting with ivory shade on the inner corner, intensifying it slightly with copper and defining the look with some green. I used the brown shade only as a eye liner and applied the green and copper shades also lightly along the lower lash line. I finished the look with Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara in green.

Natural day-time look with Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad

The second look I would like to share with you is for the ones who would like to go for a stronger eye. I applied the copper shade on the inner corner top and bottom. I used the green shade all over the eye lid and along lower lash line. I then defined the crease with the brown and smoothed the edges by ivory shade. I finished the look again with Armani Eyes To Kill Excess Mascara in green to emphasize the color a tad more.

More intense smokey look with Dolce & Gabbana Mediterraneo Smooth Eye Colour Quad
Final thoughts: Thumbs up for this D&G quad, so soft and pigmented, such a pleasure to work with. I love the color combination of Mediterraneo, especially for summer although it can also be used all through the year. I am just not that sure about the staying power, applied over Nars Pro-Prime, this one stayed around 8 hours on my non-oily lids. I would say formula and staying power is close to recent Armani quads.

Do you own any D&G quads? Do you like them?

4 comments :

  1. it looks beautiful on you! I also wanted to buy D&G eyeshadows but I didn't like any of them

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    1. Thank you! :-* Almost all D&G palettes are very warm, but Femme Fatale might look very good on your coloring, have you checked this?

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  2. oh I didn't see this one.. I was in such a rush that I bought a foundation that is like 5 shades too dark for me:( I wanted it to be darker but about 1-2 shades

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    1. It is never a good time to buy foundation if you are in hurry, I have done that many times too. You can maybe mix it with a very light foundation to tone it down.

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