Thursday, September 23rd, 2010


Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer

Corals for fall? Who woulda thunk it?

Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan (108) Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is a bright true coral cream. I was torn between calling it a pink coral and an orange coral, because it seems to flitter between the two, which makes me realize, “OH! That’s a TRUE coral!”  Am I the only one who didn’t expect to see a coral polish come out in a fall collection?

In two coats, it’s very close to being opaque; you can kind of see my nail line, but it’s slight–I’d advise doing three coats to totally hide it, but I was happy with the effect of two myself. I find Dolce & Gabbana’s brush a little on the thick side, and it seems to hold a lot of polish in it. Thankfully, while it seemed like it would be hard to work with, I didn’t encounter any application issues; the color applied smoothly, and it didn’t streak or overflow on my nail. However, I think if you had smaller nail beds, it might be more problematic.

I went through several of my photo folders for possible dupes, and everything was either too far orange or pink but not quite like this. Not that there are no dupes out there, but nothing jumped out at me. Any suggestions?

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Though it’s not a color I think about for fall collections, it would be lovely for coral fiends… especially during these last days of summer.

AVAILABILITY: Saks

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Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer


Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer


Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer


Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer


Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

How much is it? Where can I find Dolce & Gabbana?

It's $20. I believe Dolce & Gabbana is only available at Saks currently.

Is this permament?

According to Dolce & Gabbana's press release, yes.

What is a more affordable dupe?

Illamasqua Lament seemed the closest to me, but it's a little darker and brighter--and it's not much less at $14.

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28 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Cosmopolitan Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Nazih

    such a pretty coral

  2. Brittany

    I agree it is more summer but it is really pretty. It looks really pretty with your skin tone!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Etaoin baby in a corner

    Maybe Revlon One Perfect Coral would be a bit of a dupe only thats less sheer and soft I think!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Crystal crystal

    So excited for this collection! Normally I try to stock up on summer collections to last me through the fall/winter because I am not a fan of the dark colors.:)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

    Looks stunning! How do you get your nails so damn perfectly lacquered?

  6. i’m a TOTAL coral fiend! la la love this and didn’t know that D&G made polish ^_^ thanks for the review!

  7. I work for the line and I was surprise to see that launch also. All the visuals she our Dahlia nailpolish which is a dark black cherry color.

  8. Ashley D.

    I have a Revlon one just like this.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    That’s an amazing color!

  10. Molly Abbot

    elizabeth ardens coral looks just like that!!

  11. Eileen

    I love Coral polish and lipstick! What about OPI Cajun Shrimp …. I would describe that as a pinkish coral, looks just like shrimp in fact. It might be a tad more orange than this one though.

  12. Mia

    Pretty colour but the opaqueness…could be better imo, for such a high end brand the result is quite underwhelming.

  13. Josiane

    It’s gorgeous but maybe not for fall

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melissa Melissa (divinem)

    Pretty color, but I’m tired of corals. I own Illamasqua Lament, but Lament is a much stronger coral — this was seems softer somehow. Lament is like BAM in your face with coral. I used it once and dislike it. Haven’t returned it though. I need to do that.

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Autumn Autumn

    you should tell how many coats you used

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    That’s one of the prettiest colors I’ve ever seen!

  17. Janet

    Wow… That color is sooo gorgeous… Too bad you don’t even get the regular .5 oz with it :(

  18. Ludwig

    This shade is gorgeous!! Christine, I am loving the “POST FAQ” section at the end! Will this be a permanent feature in your reviews?

  19. amy

    Pretty and lovely for spring.

  20. char

    Omg I laaaavvvv! Do u kno a lippie that looks like this christine??

  21. Anna

    pretty nice shade….
    but with the dolce&gabbana nailpolishes I don’t have a great feeling….I have some nailpolishes of this brand and I don’t like the lasting….I don’t know if it’s cause I have to practice better to work with them, or cause the formula it’s to sticky for me…..
    I gotta give this brand one more chance….