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.