I do think there is something special and super satisfying about purchasing high-end makeup products. The packaging is always gorgeous and you feel like you have a little piece of treasure. I have never seen Dolce & Gabbana makeup in a store before, but I do live in a small town and so we don’t have a lot of options here. When I saw a Dolce & Gabbana makeup product on the Trendmood Instagram account, I thought it looked absolutely stunning, but when searching online I could only find Harrods who sold it, and they didn’t have that particular product. I am about five hours from London and so I knew I would not get to visit the store and put it to the back of my mind. However, during lockdown, I was browsing makeup and thought I would take a look on Harrods again for Dolce & Gabbana and found two products I really wanted to try and which also looked beautiful, and so of course I purchased them.
The products are pricey, which you would expect from Dolce & Gabbana, and I love a Primark beauty find just as much as the next person, but as I said, I do love owning a few higher end beauty products. The first item I chose is the Dolce & Gabbana Secret Veil Hydrating Radiant Primer (£55.00 for 30ml), which comes in a matte glass bottle with a baroque-inspired gold lid and a pump applicator. This has a creamy texture to it, a little like a lightweight moisturiser and blends into the skin beautifully, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and primed. It has been formulated with Dolce & Gabbana’s Mediterranean Glow Complex, an exceptional synergy of natural ingredients powered by the latest technology to smooth the skin and illuminate the complexion. Once it has melted into the skin, it leaves a velvet-like feel to the skin and therefore foundation applies beautifully over the top of it. It is luminous on the skin, but without having any shimmer or sparkle to it, and it keeps my skin feeling hydrated throughout the day and my makeup in place. Is it worth £55? I would say yes, it is, because not only is it doing the skincare thing, where it is helping to hydrate the skin and protect it, but it also helps to make your foundation and therefore, makeup look better.
My next purchase was the Dolce & Gabbana Dolcissimo Matte Liquid Lipcolour and I am not ashamed to say it was the packaging that attracted me! This is the prettiest lip colour packaging I have ever seen, and the peonies and roses are just beautiful, and I would definitely feel all posh and shwishy taking this out of my handbag to apply on an evening out. Sad, but true. On to the negative, this costs £36.00 – was I mad? Yes, it was during lockdown. However, I don’t regret it because it is something I will treasure for a long time to come, even when the formula has gone out of date. I chose the shade 02 Caramel, and it did look lighter online (why don’t I ever learn haha), and I would have preferred a lighter shade so that I could wear it more on a daily basis, but it is still a pretty pink nude shade and very wearable, if a little deeper for me for during the day than I would have liked. The wand has a flat double-sided sponge applicator that has a slight tip so that you can line the lips with it and so it is easy to apply and comfortable to wear as the formula isn’t dry like with some matte lip colours. The formula made from a nourishing oil concentrate and so that’s why it keeps your lips in good condition whilst providing long wear for most of the day.
I would definitely love to try more Dolce & Gabbana makeup products, but as they are pretty pricey, it will be more of a once-in-a-while treat, but I will be sure to let you know how they perform the next time I pick some of their products up. You can find Dolce & Gabbana beauty online at Harrods here.
All the Loves,