Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dolce & Gabbana Holiday 2009 Collection

Saks has received their holiday collection for Dolce & Gabbana and the colors are stunning!

There have been some promotional pictures of the Golden Beams holiday collection floating around the web on various blogs like Temptalia.com and Makeup4All.com and in the latest Saks catalog page 43, you can see photos of the Sparkling Lipstick, Royal Nail Lacquer, Magic Lipgloss, and Gold Eyeshadow Quad.

I ordered from Saks NY for the Triple Points event last week and these are the holiday items that came in the mail today (I ordered several items from the regular line too, but those will be saved for another article in the near future):


* Sparkling Shine Lipstick - sparkling warm nude-gold
* Caramel Blush - the perfect caramel nude blush
* Royal Nail Polish - extremely deep purple with reddish undertones and subtle sparkle
* Magic Lipgloss (thanks to the sweet SAs who threw this in as a GWP!) - a rich ruby shimmer

Lips and cheeks: Magic Lipgloss, Caramel Blush, Sparkling Lipstick


Swatches of Sparkling Lipstick & Magic Lipgloss:


Swatch of Caramel Blush:


Caramel (most pigmented) vs Nude (more peachy/light) vs MAC Tendering (in the middle):


Royal Nail Polish: 3 coats with high flash (in natural light the sparkle is more subtle)


Compared to Nars Tokaido Express and Chanel Vendetta:


In natural sunlight: L to R - Nars Tokaido Express, Dolce & Gabbana Royal, Chanel Vendetta


As of this past weekend, the Saks NY store called to let me know they received their Golds Eyeshadow Quad in limited quantities. I decided to pass on this for now since I already have a lot of golds/silvers.

If you have the latest Saks catalog, check page 43 for a better picture:


Overall thoughts: I would say the standout is the Sparkling Lipstick. I love nude-golds and this one is really pretty and natural looking. Will definitely warm up the skin with a soft glow. I'm really happy with the other items as well. The holiday lipgloss is one of the more pigmented ones and the blush shows up better than the Nude Blush on my skin.

The Saks NY girls did a really great job again describing colors to me over the phone (thank you for your patience ladies!) and I couldn't be more pleased.

9 comments:

  1. I think i need... (and i mean could potentially die without) the blush and nailvarnish! I also really like the looks of the lipgloss and lipstick!!

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  2. I just received the Sparkling lipstick and Magic gloss! They are absolutely gorgeous together!

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  3. Ooh, I am loving that nail polish!

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  4. That polish looks gorgeous! Lovely collection

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  5. Lina, would you be so kind as to post the number to the NY Saks you ordered from? Or do you think I could just call the # on the Saks website for the holiday items (though they're not online yet so far that I can see)?

    I. Need. That. LIPSTICK. Plus a few other things LOL.

    Christine/LipstikChick

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  6. Hi Christine! Sure thing! (212) 940-4949. Ask for Rachel or Melissa, those are the girls who are really great in helping me describe the colors over the phone. I don't think the gift with purchase is still going on, that was over a week ago.

    Also - it appears the search function at the top of the screen isn't working. To search for more Dolce & Gabbana pictures, click on the DOLCE & GABBANA tag/label.

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  7. Lina-
    Today only Saks is giving 20% off D&G makeup. You have to tell them you know about it though. So if anyone wants the holiday goodies TODAY is the day to get them!

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  8. My goodness! Everything looks amazing! Especially the blushes and nailpolishes! Oh why did I have to see this....:)

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