The ruby symbolizes the fiery Sicilian passion that lies at the very heart of every Dolce & Gabbana creation.
This blood red stone is a recurring theme in the Designers collections, its peerless beauty utilized three dimensionally, in crystal form, for embellishment and as a vivid colour, as powerful and emphatic as any monogram.
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Another brand to strike off my list of 6 Makeup Brands To Explore. Have been wanting to get hold of D&G makeup for such a long time but I don’t travel to places where this brand can be found. I finally decided to order them online sight unseen – solely based on online reviews and swatches.
I picked out 3 items from The Ruby Collection.
The Ruby Eyeshadow in 100 Femme Fatale offers a collection of ultimate neutrals – from shimmering white to highlight, to carbon black to create depth and drama. All four shades from the quad come in different textures – shimmery white, matte carbon black, satin brown and frosty taupe.
They add up to a total of 4.8g and is made in Italy.
The texture is very silky smooth and pigments are very finely milled. However, they do not translate well on my arm swatch and I think you need a creamy base for the shades to apply neatly on the lids. The colours are wearable, blendable and the intensity can be buildable.
The Ruby Blush in 20 Peach glides effortlessly onto the skin, with an extraordinarily blendable formulation that will highlight cheekbones and add depth and contour to the complexion. Weighs in at 5g, made in Italy.
This powder blush is a darling to use. Again, the pigments are very finely milled, feels almost weightless on the skin yet it offers excellent colour payoff. It feels silky smooth to touch, so-very luxurious. The formula blends really well with minimum effort.
The Ruby Lipstick in 180 Ruby is a luxurious, rich and moisturising formula that delivers bold long-lasting colour. Finished with a delicate powdery rose fragrance, it remembers beauty from the 1950s, and brings classic femininity and beauty to life.
Contains 3.5g of product, made in Italy.
This shade has brilliant colour pay off with just a single stroke. The texture is rich and creamy, colours the lips evenly and keeps my lips feeling hydrated throughout the wear. Like many bold, red lip colours, this shade creates a stain on my lips and stayed on through the night.
The products in this entire collection is presented in gold-tone casings and studded with a vivid red stone. Chunky, yes; bulky, yes but beautiful and their iconic packaging stood out from my current array of makeup products insanely. The eyeshadow quad and blush is surely heavy and I don’t intend to bring them on my travels – best to keep them safe in their individual velvet pouches!
I am very happy with my purchases and I shall attempt to do a classic red lip look with these products soon.
Overall, very impressed with the quality and texture of all the products. They feel incredibly smooth and the pigments are so finely milled – think along SUQQU and perhaps TOM FORD. I love the blush and lipstick – would really love to explore them in other shades.
Have you tried D&G makeup before? Which shades and products would you recommend?
Thank you for looking.
I havent tried anything from this brand before.. But according to your swatches the blush looks really nice and pigmented and smooth and I also like the lipstick too! Given the design and packaging these seem to be collector’s item as well 🙂
The blush is lovely =)
You’re right, the eyeshadow swatches don’t exactly look promising. But i hope to you see you do a FOTD with these products soon 🙂
Looking forward to creating it too =)
Hi Joey, did you order them from SAKS?
I have couple of D&Gs, tompang friend on US trip… love their powder foundation… its brilliant!! Pity I got a shade tad dark/warm on me… but will try to lay hands on the right shade, hopefully soon…!
I got them from Harrods..
I wanna try their foundations too but I have no idea what my shade is!!
Wow! This collection really does look like precious jewels! 🙂
Somehow, the e/s quad in its shiny gold casing has a resemblance to Clarins’ makeup packaging. You think so?
Yes, jewels =)
Absolutely lovely and of course, very iconic..
Hmm.. I think the D&G looks more chic tho and hope they don’t tarnish and remain shiny!!
Hi Joey, The peach blush looks lovely! Do you think it is similar to GA sheer blush #3?
I’m on the hunt for a good peach blush but like you , I can’t buy D&G locally so am tossing up between making an order for Peach or going with GA#3 😦 Are there any other peach blushes you’d recommend for an NC 20 skin tone?
Btw love your blog! Your layout is so clean and crisp! And I think the way you do your makeup is one of the best I’ve seen 🙂
Thank you for your support and lovely compliments =)
I don’t have GA Sheer Blush #3 so I can’t compare..
But Illamasqua Lover is a lovely peach/coral blush I enjoy using – it’s more intense and brighter than D&G Peach, Peach is more wearable and subtle..
I think both shades will work wonders on your NC20 skin tone..
D&G Peach will probably be more natural as compared to Lover..
Hope I helped =)
Thanks so much Joey. I’m after a natural flush so D&G peach it is! There also seems to be a blush called Peach in their permanent blush line. Do you know if it is different to the one in the Ruby collection?
I don’t think they are difficult, only the packaging because there are the exact same shades for the lipstick and eyeshadow quad too..
I have 180 Ruby from Ruby collection but I can’t find it anywhere online. Can you please recommend which lipstick color from D&G matches 180 Ruby? I love this color and I’m almost finished with this lipstick 😦