Dolce & Gabbana's Summer Glow makeup is one of my favorite summer beauty collections. Shades of warm gold, amber, dark purple and bright green dominate the lineup. Plus, I really love it when cosmetic brands release their collections during the actual season, don't you?
The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($60) released two limited edition palettes: Ibiza 151 and Tangier 113. The gorgeous Ibiza 151 quad features wearable shades of pale gold, light blue, charcoal green and violet blue. The satin texture is very buttery so it's better to pat or layer on the eyeshadow instead of blending it out completely. Otherwise the colors sorta run into each other, which will kinda dilute the effect you might be looking for.
Named after flowers, five new pink shades are introduced in the Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick ($36) line: Orchid 38, Lily 210, Jasmine 36, Lotus 32 and Amaryllis 34. Lily 210 is a light salmon pink while Orchid 38 is a cool-toned lavender pink.
Of the three new shades from The Nail Lacquer ($25) collection, I adore Gaia 176, a gorgeous and cheerful metallic peridot green. Like all the other nail polishes from D&G, I didn't have use a top coat and it lasted for nearly a week with minor tip wear. You can get away with one coat but two is better if you want it to last longer. The formula doesn't pool nor streak and it dries down quickly.
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For editorial consideration, review samples were provided by the brand's PR representative.