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Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations: Candied & Green Almond Crayon Intense Eyeliner Swatches, Photos, Reviews


Dolce & Gabbana Candied Crayon Intense Eyeliner

Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations: Candied & Green Almond

Dolce & Gabbana’s fall collection–Sweet Temptations–includes two new shades of their Crayon Intense Eyeliner ($29.00 for 0.04 oz.). The new shades are Candied (light gold) and Green Almond (olive).

  • Candied is a metallic finished pale yellowed gold. The pigmentation on this shade is sheer; you definitely won’t get an opaque line of color in one pass. I couldn’t really build it up to opaque color for the heavier swatch. Make Up For Ever #9L is a darker yellow, while tokidoki Unicorno is less yellow and has coppery glitter in it.
  • Green Almond is a dark forest green over a olive brown base. Again, the color payoff leaves something to be desired–it loses a lot of depth because it doesn’t deliver much color in a single pass (or even a couple of them–you really have to go back and forth several times to yield decent color payoff). It’s a dead ringer for Urban Decay Mildew. MAC Jade Way is a little greener.

I’m not a huge fan of this eyeliner formula because of the texture; it’s stiff and dry, so it doesn’t glide on easily and can pull and tug at the lid. The wear is so-so, where I get around six hours with a darker and drier shade like Green Almond but lighter shades like Candied seem to vanish after four or five hours (this is on the lower lash line, not water line!). Some shades are creamier (like their White) but the majority don’t wear longer than six hours. It’s frustrating when a formula is so inconsistent, because you can’t bank on it performing as good as previous shades.

Dolce & Gabbana Sweet Temptations: Candied & Green Almond Crayon Intense Eyeliner Swatches, Photos, Reviews

F
5.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
57%
Total
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Dolce & Gabbana Candied Crayon Intense Eyeliner


Dolce & Gabbana Candied Crayon Intense Eyeliner


Dolce & Gabbana Candied Crayon Intense Eyeliner


Dolce & Gabbana Green Almond Crayon Intense Eyeliner


Dolce & Gabbana Green Almond Crayon Intense Eyeliner


Dolce & Gabbana Green Almond Crayon Intense Eyeliner

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Wow- what a disappointment. It’s sad that a company with such a prestigious name, will allow a product like this to go out because they know, despite it’s flaws, those into designer labels will purchase it. This allows them to come out with less than mediocre products and yet, make good money off of it. For this reason, I’d stick to a cosmetic company that specializes in cosmetics and not a slew of other products for a quick buck.

Dolce & Gabbana does better lip products, IMO, than they do eyeliner and eyeshadow. Some products are nice, but I’ve reviewed a fair amount of flops.

Thank you for reviewing D and G. I know this brand is not your cup of tea, but I own their red lipsticks and love them all. Yes, I agree the eyeshadows and pencils are not consistent and great, but I do like the lipsticks.

I have to add that their nail polishes are awesome. I find their wear to be on par with Rescue Beauty Lounge and the Lippmann polishes. I love the Rose color, it’s super stunning.

Wow, an F on a luxury item? Green Almond looks gorgeous, but I’m so glad I didn’t fork over the $29 for a poorly performing product! Thanks for writing such honest reviews!

that’a a disgrace…how do they even let these products find their way into shops in the first place?! I guess D&G don’t care much if their brand is losing face because of these awful things that cost an arm and a leg to buy…pitiful…and to think I was thrilled when I first heard they were having a makeup line…

they may be a bit better than their eyeliner pencils but for the same price (or even less) you can buy better products from other brands…I have drooled over many lipsticks and lipglosses in here,but I have never felt the urge to buy a D&G one. and trust me,I wanted to so bad…! 🙁

It’s shocking how a high profile company can let products of this calibre pass their QA levels. What kind of thought (or thoughtlessness) went into product development?!

The green one looks gorgeous – like MAC Club in a pencil – but who wants to have to “scrub” a pencil back and forth, back and forth on their lids just to get the colour to show. And like you said, Christine, at that price, it should deliver much better.

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