Monday, December 21st, 2009

A Fresh Face of… Roses?

Dolce & Gabbana Rose the One Shimmer Powder ($50.00 for 0.91 oz.) is a scented, subtle loose highlighter. It is scented with the same-named scent, Rose the One, also by Dolce & Gabbana (no surprise, I’m sure, ha!).

I know that some cosmetics are fragranced, but I can’t remember coming across a powder so deliberately scented before, so I was eager to try this (well, more to sniff it, I suppose!). It really does smell like Rose the One, which is a very feminine rose. There’s no better descriptor than fresh, sweetened roses. It’s not too sweet at all, which is something I was a little worried about. Surprisingly, you can even catch a little whiff of the rosy scent when it’s applied to your cheeks.

The loose powder itself is a soft, golden peach shimmer. It’s very finely milled, and it lays down quite well and doesn’t migrate all over the place, as some loose highlighters sometimes do. At $50, it is a splurge, but at least you can rest easy knowing you’ll likely have enough to last you a lifetime, with nearly an entire ounce of product. The product reminds me a bit of MAC’s Loose Beauty Powder ($22.00 for 0.28 oz.).

I would caution those with more sensitive skin that a fragrance-filled product may not be your best bet, at least not your face.  It does work quite nicely as a decolletage highlighter as well!  Otherwise, it’s kind of a fun product that puts a twist on wearing your favorite scent.

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  • Product: 26/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation:  If you’re in the market for a loose highlighter and wouldn’t mind smelling like a rose, check out Dolce & Gabbana’s Rose the One!

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Dolce & Gabbana Rose the One Highlighter

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2 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Rose the One Shimmer Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Dorit

    This looks beautiful on the skin! I love shimmery, golden loose powders like this one! I use them on my shoulders, cheeks, chest, arms, legs, everywhere! I’ve smelled the perfume at Dillard’s and it’s really pretty, don’t know if I’ll be spending $50 on the powder though, especially when I haven’t even bought the perfume yet! I agree, this is a lot like MAC’s loose powders, definitely seems as though it would last forever, a huge positive when deciding if it’s worth the money or not! :)

  2. ANN M. MCCOLLOUGH

    I HAVE BEEN USING THIS POWDER FOR OVER TWO YEARS AND I CAN TELL YOU IT
    IS HE BEST I HAVE EVER USED AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE USED A LOT OF
    DIFFERENT POWDERS. ROSE THE ONE IS THE ONE FOR ME.