Monday, November 7, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Blossom Eyeshadow Duo Review, Comparison, Photos, Swatch

I've been enamored with Blossom since I saw make-up artist Lisa Eldridge use it in a tutorial a few months ago. Even though I was initially hesitant about my purchase, I don't regret it one bit because I don't have anything like it in my collection. Most of you know I love my neutral eyeshadows and will pay a premium for them but I am not willing to shell out big bucks for brights like Blossom. These eyeshadows, however, are so smooth and easy to manipulate that I think the price was justified. 

But just look at how unique this duo is! I like to play up the subtle golden shimmer in the fuchsia burgundy [first swatch below] with warm toned orange-copper shades like NARS California. I find, however, that it looks best with paired with a matte shadow. And don't worry, it doesn't read as red-pink on the lid as it appears as a swatch. It isn't easy to pull off alone on the lid but it can be mixed and paired with so many deeper shades to create depth and dimension, definitely worth experimenting with. The blue-based purple is supposedly very similar to MAC Stars & Rockets but I can't comment since I don't own that particular MAC shade. Both are iridescent shadows but from what I have seen, Stars & Rockets has more of a pink sheen while the shade in Blossom has more of a blue sheen. 

The only colors that I own that come even close to the shades in Blossom are the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow in Ebloui [reads more brown as a swatch] and the Urban Decay pencil in Asphyxia. Both of these shades, however, have noticeable shimmer particles that sit on top of the bases as opposed to the D&G Blossom shadows, which have a very refined shimmer quality that is infused into the base colors. I'll try to put together an eye look soon so you can see this duo in action.

Bottom Line: I love it!


  1. the colors look so pretty!! where can you get D&G products?

  2. The colours are so beautiful, I really can't wait for you to put together a look : ) I bet it will look really lovely!


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