Review and Swatches: Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad in Eden

Hey guys,

Over the past year or so I’ve collected a few of the Dolce & Gabbana eye shadow quads through out my travels. So I thought it would be about time to review and swatch them for you all. I’d like to start off with the Dolce & Gabbana Quad in Eden ($59). I bought mine in Sephora in Dubai. I know some Sephora.com in the US carries the brand and I’ve also seen it at Saks Fith Avenue. Unfortunately I haven’t seen it at any beauty retails in Denmark.

First of all, lets talk about how amazingly gorgeous the packaging is on this thing!! The gold packaging and sleek look really make it feel luxe. Plus it’s super sturdy. Sadly it came with two sponge tip applicators…

Dolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_CaseDolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_3The quad boasts four light pastel shades in matte and satin finishes with the DG emblem engraved.

Dolce&Gabbana_Eden_QuadDolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_1Unfortunately the shades have no name but here’s a few swatches so you can see them up close.

Dolce&Gabbana_Eden_Quad_SwatchesFrom left to right:

  • Off white cream shade with a satin to matte finish. Very creamy and smooth texture. The pigmentation is fantastic as well. It looks absolutely gorgeous as an inner corner highlight.
  • Cool toned pink with shimmer finish. This is the sheerest shade in the quad but its gorgeous in the crease or as a transition shade above the crease.
  • Sea foam mint green shade with matte finish. Slightly powdery texture but smooth at the same time.  Great pigmentation when used with a base.
  • Cool toned light grey with matte finish. This is a really unique shade. Great pigmentation, very smooth. This looks amazing in the crease with a bit of the pink buffed on the edge.

THE VERDICT:

4/5 for this unique quad (from now on my rating will be out of 5 to match the Rich Snippets Ratings in word press!!). The colors are gorgeous, so light and fresh. Perfect for creating ethereal summer looks. They swatch beautifully and opaque. On the eyes they are not as opaque but with a good base or a white base the colors really pop. I’ve heard some mixed reviews about this guy but for me it’s a total hit. The color payoff is pretty good for light and pastel shades. The texture is amazing on this bad boy, really soft and smooth. The longevity was great but I’m pretty sure it was the eye primer that did the trick 😀 The down fall of this product is definitely the price!!!

Have any of you tried a quad or other products from the Dolce & Gabbana makeup range? I’d love to hear you opinions 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land

Summary
Reviewer
Binky Diamonds
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Reviewed Item
Dolce & Gabbana Eye Shadow Quad in Eden
Author Rating
4

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