Flawless Finish: Dolce & Gabbana Liquid Luminous Foundation

Type: Liquid Foundation
Skin Type: Normal to Dry
Coverage: Medium to Medium-Full (Buildable)

I think that for every foundation review going forward, I’ll list them in terms of skin type and coverage. I have been testing this foundation out for the last 3 weeks or so, and I feel that I can make such a judgement on it by now.

One of the best things about this foundation is that the colors run parallel to the Dolce & Gabbana Cream Foundation. So my color is exactly the same… Soft Tan. Takes all of the guesswork out of choosing your foundation color in this brand. Love that.

It comes in a typical pump bottle… about 1oz of product. The consistency of this foundation is thick and creamy. It reminds me a LOT of the YSL Teint Eclat foundation.

See… pretty full coverage. Because I am so oily, I’m not a fan of wearing this foundation during the day. Like YSL Teint Eclat, I prefer this for nighttime, when it’s cooler and maybe I want a more dramatic coverage. It has the same type of coverage as Teint Eclat … medium and easily buildable to full. I’ve had great success building it to a full coverage, and still maintaining the integrity and intended finish of the foundation.

Special thanks to Shontay for putting this foundation on my radar. It’s quite lovely. You can find out more about Dolce & Gabbana Liquid Luminous Foundation HERE.

FOTD: Matte Color

I reached for my homemade Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow Palette for this look:

Dolce & Gabanna The Foundation (Soft Tan)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
Cargo Blush in Laguna
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #17 (brows)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #24 (lids)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #162 (crease/under waterline)
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Cherry Black (lashline)
Urban Decay Eye Pencil in Zero (waterline)
YSL Shocking Mascara
MAC Lip Pencil in Mouth Off
Rock & Republic Lip Gloss in Hot Sauce

Product Review: Dolce & Gabanna (The Foundations)

I recently acquired three products in the Dolce & Gabbana Makeup Collection: The Foundation, The  Foundation Powder, and the new Fusion Lipstick.

The Foundation is good. My color is Soft Tan. It’s honestly the best cream foundation I’ve ever used. As I understand it, there are three different primers in this foundation, which adapt to your skin’s individual needs. For me, that means I need help with oil control. This foundation went on matte and set nearly instantly.. it’s WONDERFUL. And you use such a small amount to get a medium to full coverage…

I’ve used the foundation once, and only used a small amount that was trapped in the top to cover my entire face. This stuff is totally weightless and is REALLY good. I love it. And it’s about on par with my other foundations price wise.. $66.00. I used to use Shu Uemura Cream Foundation, but this one has seriously changed my mind.

The Foundation Powder is not really that. It’s a pressed powder (that goes on very light) when it’s dry, and a foundation powder (with medium coverage) when it’s wet. I was hesitant about it because I don’t like the idea of packing a foundation powder over a foundation… but the guy at Dolce & Gabbana explained that it behaves like a regular pressed powder when you dust it lightly over foundation. He’s right. I used a light touch to set my foundation and it performed beautifully.

The compact splits to reveal a sponge, that I will likely never use…
The lipstick is amazing. It’s a lipstick, with a lipgloss center in a contrasting color. I chose the color ‘Dazzle’ (gold) because, as the Dolce & Gabbana guy told me, the company is known for its Golds…

I’m really happy with all three items. Of them all, The Foundation is the biggest surprise. I really didn’t expect the density and performance of this foundation, especially on my oily skin. I highly recommend it, if you’re in the  market for a luxury cream foundation that actually performs.

My purchase came with the most awesome gift…

An eyelash curler, a Lipgloss Palette, a Lip Pencil (that is mysteriously missing its top… it came that way), and a full sized mascara. I have to say, this is one of the best GWP’s that I’ve ever gotten from a cosmetics company… EVER. You rarely get full sized products and you NEVER get tools! I think I love D&G even more now. They went out of their way to set themselves apart with this gift.