Dolce&Gabbana makeup finally launches in Singapore this month and it’s worth a trip to their store in ION just to see the gorgeous decor. If you’re looking to buy something (everything is so pretty!), here are our recommendations on some of their best-sellers.
DOLCE&GABBANA THE ONLY ONE LUMINOUS COLOUR LIPSTICK
$69 (lipstick + cap) / $19 (cap only)
Above: The lipstick case with the brand’s signature leopard print.
Above: Shade 240 sweet mamma
The first thing to buy from the new Dolce&Gabbana store would be a lipstick. It’s a creamy bullet that delivers intense, silky colour in one stroke, and feels hydrating and comfortable on the lips; but it’s really the packaging that you’ll be lusting after. The brand’s signature animal prints and feminine floral and lace motifs adorn the lipstick caps, and bring high fashion into your makeup bag.
Above: THe opulent lipstick packaging.
The lipstick is available in 32 shades, while the caps are available in four designs: gold, lace, damasco and leopard print, and can be bought separately.
Above: the Caps are also sold separately so you can change the look according to your mood or outfit.
DOLCE&GABBANA SOLAR GLOW ILLUMINATING POWDER DUO (SHADE: PEACH BLOSSOM 2)
Above: The compacts are very pretty.
All the compacts are also very pretty, and the powders, in particular, have beautiful embossed patterns on them.
Above: The embossed pattern of the powder duo.
The Illuminating Powder Duo is very suitable for Singapore’s humid weather (it’s both comforting and hydrating) and our Asian skin tones; there are four shades (two light, and two darker), which work as highlighters and blushes, or as bronzers or contouring shades. The powder has a “second-skin” finish, and it’s faintly scented like a Mediterrannean landscape.
DOLCE&GABBANA SOLAR GLOW UNIVERSAL ILLUMINATING DROPS (SHADE: 2 SUNLIGHT)
Above: The elegant bottle packaging for the illuminating drops.
This water-based gel highlighter feels fresh and cool on the skin, and provides a subtle shimmer and glow when the light hits it from any angle. The formula is weightless and buildable, which makes it really easy to use; just one drop on the finger and swipe it across cheekbones, the nose bridge, and anywhere else you’d like to add some glow.
Above: swatch of shade number 2, “sunlight” — a shimmery, metallic pink.
It’s popular not just because it looks pretty on the skin, but it works well too; it doesn’t rub off or transfer, and blends well into the skin so it’s traceless and natural-looking. It can be mixed into moisturiser, foundation or used on its own.
DOLCE&GABBANA FELINE EYES WATERPROOF EYELINER STYLO (SHADE: NERO)
Above: The eyeliner sports the brand’s signature Leopard print.
First of all, I have to say I love the packaging. It’s fun, glamorous and so D&G. This is a really high quality felt brush that’s made in Korea; it doesn’t “flake” or pill at the sides like many felt eyeliners do after a few uses. The colour comes out an intense, black ink, and it draws on smoothly and precisely with the brush’s sharp tip.
Above: swatch on the back of the hand.
The formula feels “wet” when it first draws on, but dries within seconds to a budge-proof line. Best of all, the eyeliner didn’t smudge, even through a whole sweaty session of Beat Saber on the Oculus. From all the best-sellers featured here, this was the first item that I added to my makeup box. Highly recommended if you’re in need of a liquid eyeliner.
DOLCE&GABBANA SHINISSIMO LIP LACQUER
Above: the packaging featuring the iconic dolce&gabbana sacred heart.
Finally, pick up one of their lip glosses, which is a high-shine, ultra-reflective lip lacquer. The formula is extremely hydrating and nourishing for lips, and includes ingredients like olive oil, fig extract, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. And while the texture feels lightweight, the colour comes out intense (13 shades will be available in Singapore), and has a plumping effect. We also love the Sacred Heart print on the packaging, which is iconic to the brand.
Above: shade 230 lovely kiss.
The Dolce&Gabbana store is located at 2 orchard turn, ION orchard #b2-44/46, t: 83999743.