Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Nail Lacquer

All About Nudes in Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian Lace Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is a nearly neutral caramel nude with a cream finish.  It’s new for fall and part of the brand’s Sicilian Lace Collection, which certainly is all about barely there and nude shades.  This is a very subtle color, and it’s not a trend or shade for everyone.   I found two coats was plenty to get an opaque look, as the formula was very pigmented and on the thicker side.

I found the applicator a bit bothersome, as the brush itself is larger and thicker than average; it allows quite a bit of the lacquer to absorb into the brush, so it’s easy to overdo it if you’re not especially careful.  If you have very narrow nail beds, you may also find the brush too wide to use with ease.  The lacquer wore just fine with Zoya’s Color Lock System with tip wear but no chips after a week.

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

RECOMMENDATION: At $20 a pop, this might not be the shade to splurge on if you’re not quite sure how you feel about the nude on nude trend.


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Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Nail Lacquer
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Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Perfection Nail Lacquer

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22 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Perfection (220) Intense Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is a gorgeous nude I love it! Really has that nice caramel touch.

  2. Etaoin

    Nooo! Je le deteste! It looks like dirty nails IMO!

  3. Sixx

    I’m not a nailpolish girl but I LOVE those nudes…this reminds me of MAC’s Bliss Out.

  4. Rebecca

    I loveeee this! Although $20 is a lot for 1 bottle of nail polish :/

  5. Veronica

    I love that color but are there any affordable dupes you could recommend, Christine?

  6. Camila

    Hmmmm…I think this is my perfect nude!!!Like it :)

  7. elise

    Arrgh–major disappointment here. I thought it was supposed to be shimmery from looking at the bottle, but maybe that’s the camera flash 😛 It looks like a dupe for a nude Revlon polish that I have…

  8. It looks lovely on you, though I’m not sure I’m enough of a nailpolish junkie to splurge on it.

    I apologize in advance if you’ve already done something like this, but if you hadn’t, could you review any cuticle care/moisturizing treatments, or give a breakdown on how you take care of yours? Mine always seem dry or ragged even after using treatment.

  9. Bianca

    Do you any good dupes for this color?

  10. Amal

    I’m usually not into nude colors on nails but I’m totally loving this one

  11. AnGeLwInGz

    I can’t explain why but this color reminds me of pantyhose. Definitely not my cup o’ tea.

  12. Laura

    I really love the camel color it reminds me of what I heard MAC’s Abalone Shell looked like. Do you have any recommendations of a cheaper dupe?

  13. Janet

    Gorgeous but wayyy to expensive for me :( . Plus, I despise thick nail polishes! I prefer too thin over too thick any day.

  14. Mel

    A little out of my price range but its gorgeous! I am searching for my perfect nude but I am pretty fair NW15/20…any ideas? Anyone?

  15. Love the nude shade on you!!!

  16. antoinette

    Can you think of a cheaper dupe? I can’t spend $20 0n a polish. I really like this one but $14 is my nail polish cut off price.

  17. m

    Gorgeous, and I think it looks great on you. It’s been my experience that if something is “not for everyone”, I end up loving it (but it usually also ends up being discontinued because “not enough” people like it). Looks like people are pretty evenly divided here.

    I wanted to know about the wear as well, so thanks so much for posting a swatch and review. :-)