All of the new Autumn makeup collections have got me yearning for some cooler weather, cosy jumpers and crunchy fallen leaves. Here are some of the beautiful pieces in D&G's Wild About Fall 2016 collection to get ready for the new season ahead.
This year's Autumn makeup collection from Dolce & Gabbana is a feast for the eyes and features some shiny new products alongside a few of their existing ones. Entitled 'Wild About Fall', the collection has been inspired by the 'Sicilian landscape and the bewitching allure of nature'. Cue lots of gorgeous earthy greens, deep chocolate browns, warming golds and rich berry shades. Now, these are my kinda colours!
For lips, there are two new Shine Lipsticks (3.5g, £27 each) in SN1 001 (what's with this odd name D&G?!), a pretty and super wearable everyday, raspberry pink, and Chocolate 79, an intense, vampy brown with wine red undertones. The Shine formulas are my favourites from D&G as they have a more sheer but buildable coverage and a gorgeous glossy finish. They feel very comfortable on the lips and like the rest of the range, the simple but chic gold packaging is guaranteed to yield plenty of compliments.
Joining the lipsticks is a new Sheer Shine Gloss (5ml, £25) in Desert 165. This high-shine lip gloss is non-sticky and packed full of iridescent shimmer for an eye-catching nude gold lip. Looks good on its own (see below) or over your favourite lipstick when you want a touch of instant glamour.
Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Shine Gloss in Desert 165
Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in SN1 001
Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Chocolate 79
Blusher fans are treated to a newbie in the shape of The Blush (5g, £34) in Strawberry 42. This matte, strawberry milkshake-esque pink is a perfect match for the new Shine Lipstick SN1 001 above, and instantly brightens up the complexion making it look younger and more awake. It's a sheer, silky soft powder, but it can be built up if you want a stronger look. Personally, I quite like it being on the subtle side as I can just swirl in a brush and not worry that I'm putting on too much.
I'm an eyeshadow palette junkie and I absolutely love quad compacts for travelling. New to this collection is The Eyeshadow Quad (4.8g, £44) in Enchanting Fall 118 which houses three beautiful earthy autumnal shades and one questionable silver. The silver is a bit of a chunky glitter mess if I'm honest and I doubt that I'd get any use out of it, but the others apply smoothly and have a more refined shimmer running through them. They do go on sheer though, but like the blush, can be easily layered up.
Liner fans will love these two and after testing them out for myself, I can see why they're in D&G's permanent range. On the top we have the Intense Liquid Eyeliner Glam Liner (4ml, £27) in Wild Green 4, a dark inky seaweed green that has a super-fine brush and boasts an impressive waterproof formula that stays put all day and night. Underneath that, there's The Eyeliner (3g, £21) in Agave 16 which is a beautiful olive green with fine gold shimmer. I'd happily wear this all over the lid with the help of the in built smudger sponge tip for a different kind of smokey eye.
Lastly, there's a nail lacquer to match each of the four key colour themes, three of which I was kindly sent as you can see above. The Nail Lacquers (10ml, £21 each) are richly pigmented, have a lovely wide brush for fast and easy application and they go on smoothly. I haven't included swatches of these simply because they look exactly like they do in their bottles, but I will post some photos of them on my nails at a later point on my Instagram.
The shades above are Ebano 827 (new) a rich dark chocolate brown, Raspberry 240 (new) a straight up medium berry pink, and Wild Green 725, a swampy dark forest green.
Swatches! From L-R - Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeshadow Quad in Enchanting Fall 118, Glam Liner in Wild Green 4 and The Eyeliner in Agave 16.
From top to bottom: Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Chocolate 79 and SN1 001, Sheer Shine Gloss in Desert 165 and The Blush in Strawberry 42.
The Dolce & Gabbana Wild About Fall Collection* is available from Harrods.com
What do you think of the D&G Wild About Fall 2016 Collection?