Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011: Platinum

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is a pale, metallic pewter-gold that’s almost neutral with silver shimmer strewn through the metallic base.  I only needed two coats to get opaque color coverage, but as is common in metallic finished polishes, Platinum does show some.  It was easier to even out the brush strokes, though, so it has more of a brushed metal finish.  It is warmer than MAC Very Important Platinum, but it has just as many brush strokes.  Dolce & Gabbana’s formula isn’t as thick nor as troublesome, though, which is a definite plus.  Similarly, Dior Timeless Gold is even warmer and has a less metallic finish (it is more like a part glitter, part metallic finish).

my thoughts on the formula: 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: 25/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: As long as you don’t mind brush strokes, I think it’s a gorgeous shade.  If you have really small nail beds, you may find the brush more difficult to work with.  The formula went on smoothly, evenly, and only required two coats for opaque color coverage.

where to buy: Saks, February 2011

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Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
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Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer

Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Platinum? How much is it?

Saks, February 2011; $20.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It is warmer than MAC Very Important Platinum, but it has just as many brush strokes. Dolce & Gabbana's formula isn't as thick nor as troublesome, though, which is a definite plus. Similarly, Dior Timeless Gold is even warmer and has a less metallic finish (it is more like a part glitter, part metallic finish).

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18 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Platinum Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Arantza Arantzazu

    Very beautiful this shade =)

  2. Erica

    I love this color!
    Christine, do you think the brush strokes are because of the formula or the brush? I’ve used two different brushes on a metallic nail polish before and got different results. Also, do you think this color would work on cooler skin tones? Thanks and I love your blog! ♥

  3. Molkinaify

    This color is gorgeous!! I want it so bad!

  4. I wonder if there are any silvery polishes avaiable that don’t apply streaky?

    • Most metallic finishes (and no true metallics come to mind that don’t) will show brush strokes!

    • China Glaze Millenium works well for me…its the least streaky I’ve used. You still have to be a little careful with it though…as with most metallics. You could try a foil finish silver, they might streak less.

  5. Ani_BEE

    Caboodles when you use to make makeup have the most perfect true Raindbow infused Platinum shade of nail polish. Just like the records you see given out to artist in the music industry. I’ve been lamenting the loose of it since I was 14! lol

    Dose anyone have a recommendation on similar shade for true Platinum?

  6. Vanessa S

    Love the color so much but the strokes actually drive me nuts :(

  7. I love the color on you. I think the brush strokes add interest and texture to the shade.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Gina Gina

    I actually love metallic polishes! I never really mind the brush strokes. This shade looks so pretty.

  9. Heather

    Yeah this color is beautiful

  10. christine

    i feel like all the D&G reviews you’ve been doing lately have been not so great! what’s wrong with D&G? :/

  11. Anna

    Beautiful! How does this compare to Zoya’s Trixie?

  12. Sonja

    Actually I really love this naillaquer! I think that this is one of the best ones I’ve tried and I think that it’s really easy to put on but maybe all the other naillaquers I have is just really bad. Though It’s pritty hard to find it, I was looking for it at internet but not very many has it, not even Harrods online shop,I bought mine at Harrods when I was there so go there haha!

    • Sonja

      oh sorry wrong, you can buy it at Harrods online shop, though the girl that was selling it to me at harrods said that it had been sold out for like months..