Looking at jar of the Dolce&Gabbana’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow wouldn’t blame you, if you walked straight passed it. I mean cream eyeshadow is cream eyeshadow, no? Could I use a MAC Paint Pot; NYX Jumbo Pencils, or Maybelline Colour Tattoos? Yes, you can. They are absolutely beautiful, and for the most part, the formulas are smooth, dry down fast and are super pigmented. There is also a plethora of shades to choose from, be it metallic (my personal favourite), mattes, or satins, there is something for everyone.
Perfect Mono is Dolce&Gabbana’s first ever cream eye shadow, combining long-lasting colour with effortless application. There are an array of shades in matte and pearl finishes.
The packaging is a sight to behold. It has a metallic gold screw top with Dolce&Gabbana engraved on the lid. It is housed in a heavy glass jar.
I got the shade Royal, which looks like a dirty taupe/cement shade. Doesn’t sound very appealing, does it?
The formula wasn’t the creamiest when I swatched it, however, when I applied it to my eyelids, it was the smoothest cream eyeshadow application of life . . . true story . . .
It transforms into a unique shade of antique gold with olive green iridescence with a creamy, velvety and intensely pigmented finish.
The cream shadow was created for the woman looking for long-lasting eye colour in a rich creamy formula. The brand’s makeup creative advisor, Pat McGrath, says the cream shadows are so creamy that they can even be applied with your fingertips, giving your eyes a penetrating, intense look.
There is no creasing, long-lasting colour remains smudge-free for up to 12 hours. I have a metallic shade so it left a pearlised finish so I can’t speak about the matte shades. You will get precise application with a brush and added intensity with a wet brush, to create an intense wet look that is traditionally editorial, but has become a trend at the moment.
The ‘the wet look’ is trendy, but I can achieve that with some eye gloss or foiled eyeshadow, and I can’t justify the price tag if that’s its only trick. The colour is unique and I can wear this on the lid with some bronzer in the crease for a 5-min makeup do.
This product is high quality but I wouldn’t re-purchase because I don’t wear cream eyeshadows on the daily. If you opt for a simple everyday look, find a shade you like and use it everyday, I mean every day. A little goes a long way, so it will last you while. Otherwise get a MAC Paint Pot.
For the high price tag of the Dolce&Gabbana’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow , I need it to do a smokey eye for me in a single swipe!
Price: R550 for 4g (she’s ssssssssppppppppeeeeennnnnnsssssiiiivvvvveee!)
Where to Buy: Red Square
Will you ever spend this amount of cash for a cream eyeshadow?
Let’s get the discussion poppin’ down below.
Until next time,
Stay blessed and beautiful,
Love you all like I love MAC lippies