Nothing in my makeup bag screams luxury like this compact foundation by Dolce & Gabbana. The reflective gold packaging, the closure, the velvet pouch it comes with...every thing about D&G makeup is so irresistible - I bet no one can stop with just a single product. Later in this post, I will share why I got it and how I like it, but for now, lets just drool over the pics of this beauty!
|Not too excited about the ingredients especially since Talc comes as the first!|
Since this shade is a perfect match for my skin, it is barely visible. I shall update you guys with comparative foundation swatches
I have a little something for anything that's gold and when I saw this compact, I knew had to have it. Powder foundation and my dry skin are not best friends, but even then, I had been looking for a compact powder for my makeup bag so I could lightly do touch ups while travelling. Moreover, since I am gonna be going to the hottest place on planet for summers, I wanted a good quality powder foundation to keep my skin looking fresh, even when I am misty and dewy.
So that is how the search began and I came across this one from D&G and it all started with the gold packaging <3 Then I digged in, read all the reviews I could, in a hour or so, and decided to order this during the VIB Sale at Sephora.ca, as D&G makeup is unavailable in stores here!
Luckily, I found an Asian blogger, whose skin tone looked like mine and she used this shade Caramel 110, so I thought, it should work for me too. And guess what! This is my perfect match. More perfect than I could have ever imagined with online shopping.
I would describe Caramel 110 as light yellow undertones in a beige base.
The texture is smooth, not at all chalky or powdery. It feels silky and goes on nicely with the sponge included. I get a medium to full coverage with the sponge which I really like and the best part is that it looks amazing in photographs, as it blurs imperfections too.
It can be used wet or dry but I always use it dry because I like the medium-full coverage better than the fuller coverage from the wet sponge.
With a brush I get a sheerer coverage and it also works well as a finishing powder for my Chanel Vitalumiere 30 foundation
I did not find this to over dry my skin or make it feel uncomfortable like some powder foundations do. If I have dryness around my nose or any other place, it tends to cling to it. Since the weather is getting warmer and humid here in Calgary, I do not face much of that issue any more. So it is definitely a better foundation for Summers than Fall or Winter.
I used it without a primer and it lasted me about 5 hours with a heavier application (dry sponge). Over a primer, it can last all day long.
This compact can be purchased from Sephora.ca for CA$59 for a 15g (0.52oz) product. Most powder foundations are in the price range of CA$50-65 at Sephora with quantities as less as 0.32 to 0.4oz. I definitely feel much better with the classic gold packaging, the luxurious look, sponge and more product in this D&G Perfect Finish Powder Foundation. It works for me and I love it.