Friday, February 11th, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo

Dolce & Gabbana Secret Garden: Romance

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo ($36.00 for 0.17 oz.) is new for spring, part of Dolce & Gabbana’s Secret Garden collection, which should make its way to Saks within the next couple of weeks. Romance includes a bright silvery white with a frosted, metallic sheen and a dirty gray with a satin finish. The silvery white works well both dry and wet, though the metallic sheen is more noticeable when it is used wet. The gray shade is best used wet, because it went on a little patchy when applied dry.

my thoughts on the formula: Dolce & Gabbana’s Eyeshadows are inconsistent, which is troublesome–you just never know if you’re going to get! Usually, they have a really silky smooth texture, but often, they do not perform so well when applied. I’ve found that using them wet often makes them more manageable (sometimes fantastic!).

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  • Product: 24/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: Both eyeshadows are okay–the gray shade being on the lower end, the silver shade being on the higher end. The duo does make for a quick and easy smoky eye, though, and I love that Dolce & Gabbana paired a matte shade with a frostier one.

where to buy: Saks, February 2011

See more photos & swatches!

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet)

Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo
Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo (Dry/Wet)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Romance? How much is it?

Saks in February, $36.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

For the silver shade, MAC Forgery or Urban Decay Uzi. For the gray shade, MAC Print.

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11 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Romance Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Carrie

    Disappointing, considering the price point, both in texture and really in color. There’s just nothing unique about this duo!

  2. That silver colour is georgous!

  3. I love the packaging for D&G’s makeup, but so far I haven’t seen any nice shades that are also really unique. With D&G, if something looks unique the quality always seems to be at least a bit off.

  4. anonymous

    pretty duo! love the idea. have too many similar shades already though. :-/

  5. Gisele

    I have NARS Underworld, which this duo dupes enough for me to pass it by. The shades are beautiful, though. Thanks for the info; I have to buy any Dolce & Gabbana online so your info and pix are greatly appreciated.

    • Gisele

      Correction: The light silver looked blue to me, but there are still shades in my stash (BB Midnight Metallics) which are close enough. The dark gray is interesting but mattes are not my favorite.

  6. Rosanna

    This is pretty similar to NARS Paris eyeshadow duo. Although the white shimmer is more pigmented here. The grey being lighter than the Paris.

  7. Ryan

    I like the gray. Gray is my favorite color + im obsessed with anything gray.

  8. I don’t even know why they considered gray for a spring palette. The texture looks ok, but the colors are not too special. Quite depressing and not much fun at all. I’m getting disappointed by D&G.

  9. great colors. Do you know if these are available somewhere in Europe??