Somewhat predictably, the Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Collection is all about gold – it’s called The Essence Of Holiday. But, although there is a myriad of gold beauty products to choose from other brands all heading into party season with gold offerings, there are a couple in this collection that are rather special.Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Collection
First up, the two Perfect Mono shades – Pearl Dust and Antique Gold. Gold shades can go a little too yellow (as has happened with the lipstick) but these are gentle and flattering with a slightly moussy texture and glimmering pay off. I will warn you though that you only get that central core – clever illusion tricks with the packaging makes you think you get more. But then, how much gold do you actually need! I’d wear Pearl Dust with black khol in a wink.Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Collection
I genuinely loathe this gold lipstick! It’s got yellowy bronze elements to it with ultra-shimmers and I have no suggestions at all to make it wearable without looking like you got accidentally punched by tinsel. However, the red (Dora) is another story altogether – pink toned, it’s the kind of show stopping delight that puts all eyes on you – a kind of deep dive into a glorious crimson.Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Collection
I love the nail shades, too. The first, Glow Light, is a shimmery white gold and the second shade is Dora (the same as the lipstick). There is a third colour, Antique Gold, but Glow Light is my personal preference.
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I’d love to find some low key nail art that means I can wear both these colours together.Dolce & Gabbana Christmas Collection
Finally, the Sheer Shine Gloss in Pearl Shine – definitely one for your party clutch to add a sheer wash of twinkling glimmer over your lips. You can wear it alone or over any other shade, depending upon how you want your look. I think the sheerness of the gloss makes sparkle wearable – unlike the lipstick there’s a decent dispersal so there is no metal mush look. If I was buying anything from the collection it would be this… beautifully glamorous, festive and pretty as well.
In the swatch, from bottom to top: Pearl Shine Gloss (£23.50), Gold Lipstick (£23.50 but not yet listed), Dora Lipstick (£23.50), Antique Gold Mono (£25) and Pearl Dust (£23.50).
All from Harrods.
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