Dolce Gabbana Desert (123) Eyeshadow Quad Review, Swatch, Look

by Rati on September 9, 2014 · 24 comments

Dolce Gabbana Desert (123)Eyeshadow Quad

Dolce Gabanna Eyeshadow quad desert swatch

Dolce Gabanna Eyeshadow quad desert swatch,review

Offering a complete day-to-night look Dolce&Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad delivers smooth buildable colour with extended 8-hour wear. Palettes are available in a spectrum of shades and finishes that can be applied wet or dry.

Price : $60 / Rs 3600 approx

Designed for the woman who loves to enhance her eyes, whatever the occasion.


  •  A combination of highly pigmented matte and shimmery eye shadows
  •  Can be applied wet or dry for versatile looks
  •  Easily adaptable colours offer extended 8 hour wear
  •  Each compact offers a day-to-night look
  •  Smooth easy application
  •  Fragrance-free
  •  Available in 19 shades.

My Experience with Dolce Gabbana Desert Eyeshadow Quad

I am someone who can never have enough neutral eyeshadows. I was lacking a neutral eyeshadow quad in my collection so I thought I might give it a go. Honestly, I did not expect these eyeshadows to turn out to be sooo good. These are just brilliant and I can’t stop using them every now and then.

The 4 shades include :

  • matte creamish white.
  • a shimmery yellow based brown
  • matte soft reddish brown
  • matte deep reddish chocolatey brown

All the 4 shades are on the warmer side and are perfect for every day wear. Except the whitish shade, which I find slightly chalky the rest 3 shades are just perfect. Infact the lightest shade also looks good once blended. It does not look stark against my warm skintone and adds just the right amount of highlight. The pigmentation of all 4 eyeshadows is brilliant. They blend easily. They stay on all day/ night long and they have no fall out as such. They just go on seamlessly.

You can apply a wash of shimmery shade all over the lid or use it in the crease.

The darkest shade can be used to either set your kajal or to create a full on smokey eyes.

The lightest shade can be used on the lid or as a highlighter for eyes.

And the medium shade works perfect for everyday all over wash of color.

You can take the colors from night to day easily with a few strokes of brush.

Could we please take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous gold packaging. 😀 Although I have to admit that the applicators are useless. But I’d ignore that considering everything about this palette is sooo good.

Although the colors may not be unique but I’d still say that it is worth every penny. And if you own it you wouldn’t stop using it. 🙂

Loveeee these completley and highly recommended. Sadly, not available in India at the moment.

Rating : 4.6/5

Dolce Gabbana Eyeshadow quad desert



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Dolce Gabbana Eyeshadow quad desert  swatches

Eye makeup look : I have used the lightest color on the lid and the brow bone. The two medium colors are blended in the crease and the darkest shade I have used just on the outer corner. I have also used the medium brown on the lower lash line. And easy peasy everyday look. 🙂

Dolce Gabbana Eyeshadow quad desert eye makeup look Full breakdown of this look :

Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation, MAC Select Moisture Cover Concealer, Chanel Les Beiges Powder, Tom Ford Black Liquid Eyeliner, Tom Ford eyebrow pencil, Dolce Gabbana Eyeshadow Quad Desert, MAC Lipstick Rebel, MAC Blush Desert Rose.
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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Sumera September 9, 2014 at 5:34 pm

No words just *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm

thanks sumera 🙂


Princy Mascarenhas September 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Ohhhhh emmmm geeeeee *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* your FOTD *jai ho* *jai ho* *jai ho*


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

hank you princy 😀 😀


jomol September 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Luxurious packaging *woot* and Rati you are looking smoking hot and seductive with MAC Rebel on your lips *drool* *drool* *drool*


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm

thankoo jomo. it’s your fav lipstick too *happy dance* *happy dance*


kiran September 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm

Rati I loved the product, the review and to top it all, your look. As I said- it is killer. Perfffect.
Sad that it is not available in India. It goes in my list of “must have”. I am not much of eye shadow person (I was not till now). But these, are natural looking. You inspire me to have it.
I love your lip color too.


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

you know you can make a 4 shadow custom palette from mac. :)) thank youuu 🙂


Shailja September 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Oh myyyyy.. everthing about this palette is remarkable – its classy packaging, color selection, pigmenation. And your FOTD makes me speechless **hottieee**.. this picture is so expressing, especially your eyes !


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

thank you shailja :)) *shy* *shy*


neha September 9, 2014 at 6:54 pm

i faintedddddddddddd *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot*


Rati September 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm

*puchhi* *puchhi*


Rasshi September 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm

WOWW.. Rati I am loving your makeup.. it is too die for! Guess this one has to be added to my list now. Lovely!


Arpita September 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm

Are u looking se*y or are u looking se*y??????? Who is this girl…. A complete transformation Rato with just the right amount of pout…… Love ur fotd….. And the quad is gorgeous…. All colors r beautiful…. This post makes me wanna say… ” Gimme more”….. *clap* *clap* *happy dance* *happy dance* … .. And may i say… All ur hard work and slimming is finally paying off…. U look younger day by day…..Btw Which shade r u using in mac select moisture cover concealer…. Coz this shade is working wonders with ur skin.


KK September 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

What a gorgeous package Rati! Would be so easy to travel with this quad! You are looking super hot! Rebel looks Fab on you!


Rashmita September 9, 2014 at 11:43 pm

OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! *woot* *woot* *woot* *woot*


Manasi September 9, 2014 at 11:55 pm

The packaging is absolute luxury! loved the product! your eye make up is so so pretty!!


Shobha September 10, 2014 at 5:44 am

I just bought this quad last week rofl rofl !
Amazing pigmentation and works on my dark brown skin *clap* *clap* *clap*


Chaitali September 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

Ratiii no words to describe ur look…. *drool* *drool* …wud like to have video tutorial of this look… *happydance*


anubhuti September 10, 2014 at 11:38 am

it looks awesome and your EOTD and FOTD *jai ho* *jai ho*


Padmashree September 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm

This seems to be the perfect quad! And what you have done with it, Rati, I have no words to describe! Absolutely brilliant eotd! And thanks for also sharing the lotd! So gorgeous! 🙂


MachineGunMeow September 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Such pretty colours – I have a weakness for neutrals.
It would be great to see how intense the colour payoff is when the shadows are used wet. Have you worn them wet, Rati?


MachineGunMeow September 21, 2014 at 1:42 pm

That’s a no then?!


Kelly Seet September 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Rati, you look awesome with this eyeshadow!! 🙂
Is such a brilliant idea to use it dry as to match up with MAC lipstick REBEL!!
Using it wet maybe more suitable if to create smoky eyes makeup..


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