Friday, October 24, 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation...My Review + Swatches of Every Shade

dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: The Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Foundation in 110 Caramel.
Never one to ignore a new luxury foundation release, I recently tracked down the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation (available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora).  I planned to simply swatch the shades since I had received many questions regarding this formula, but once I experienced it on my skin, I was compelled to pick up a bottle in my shade (which, for reference, is 110 Caramel).  Boasting medium to full coverage, anti-aging skincare benefits and a natural, slightly glowy finish, this foundation is utterly marvelous! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches of every shade, images of the foundation in action as well as the Bottom Line...
dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: The formula contains a mixture of chemical + physical sunscreen.
Here are the oficial details, courtesy of Sephora:

What it is:
A high-performance foundation formula enriched with special skincare moisturizing properties to create the appearance of naturally younger-looking skin. 

What it does:
Perfect Reveal Lifting Foundation enhances your complexion’s natural youthfulness, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and achieves medium to full foundation coverage. Specially formulated with the exclusive Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex™, this foundation is infused with extracts of gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil, and vitamin B3. This unique blend of ingredients work together to restore the skin’s natural moisture, smooth the skin’s texture, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in four weeks.

-Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex™: Reduces fine lines and wrinkles in four weeks. 

Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Sodium Chloride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Bht, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Tribehenin, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrated Silica, Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Silk, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Propylparaben, Ci 77891, Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499.

dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: This comes in a sleek glass bottle with a pump dispenser for precise product release.
My Thoughts:

This foundation is intriguing.  The liquid texture could initially give off the impression that it yields sheer coverage; however, the formula is pigment rich and a little goes a long way in achieving a medium to full coverage effect.  Applied with a dampened Beauty Blender, it glides on with ease and I do not need more than two or three small pumps to cover my entire face.

Texturally, this is smooth and hydrating, imparting a natural matte finish that makes my skin look healthy, even and slightly creamy.  I don't find that it settles into fine lines and, even after hours of wear, it remains intact, somehow avoiding all signs of oxidation.  Although the coverage is magnificent, I feel like my skin can still breathe! I get 5-6 hours of comfortable wear (on a hot day) before needing to touch up with powder and can't wait to test its longevity when the weather gets cooler and more fall-like around here...I suspect it will be quite good.  A bit of dewiness and glow develops after about an hour of wear, but it is nominal, does not compromise the performance of the foundation and personally, I think it actually enhances the beauty of the finish.  

There is no fragrance to potentially irritate my sensitive skin and I haven't experienced any adverse effects with any of the ingredients in this formula.  All in all, this is a lovely release and I find that I am reaching for it frequently, along with my beloved Tom Ford Traceless Perfecting Foundation.  

dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: Swatches (thick and blended) of 110 Caramel in direct sunlight.
dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: All shades of the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation.
Above: Outside of Saks Beverly Hills...pursuing the natural lighting.
dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: Swatching in session.
  • 60 Classic: Pale alabaster beige for very fair skin with neutral undertones (@N/NC/NW 10)
  • 75 Bisque: Very light beige for fair to light skin with neutral to yellow undertones (@N/NC 15)
  • 78 Beige: Very light beige for fair to light skin with neutral undertones (@N 15-20)
  • 80 Creamy: Very light beige for fair to light skin with neutral to rosy undertones (@N/NW 15-20)
  • 100 Natural Glow: Light beige for light skin with neutral to yellow undertones (@N/NC 20-23)
  • 110 Caramel: Light beige for light-medium skin with neutral to olive undertones (@N/NC 23-25)  **My current match
  • 120 Natural Beige: Light beige for light-medium skin with neutral to yellow-peach undertones (@N/NC 23-25)
  • 130 Warm Rose: Light beige for light-medium skin with neutral to rosy undertones (@N/NW 23-25)
  • 140 Rose Beige: Medium beige for medium skin with rosy-peach undertones (@N/NW 25-30)
  • 144 Bronze: Medium beige for medium-dark skin with neutral to rosy olive undertones (@N/NW/NC 30)
  • 148 Amber: Medium-dark beige for medium-dark skin with warm tan undertones (@N/NC 35)
  • 150 Almond: Rich dark brown for darker skin with neutral undertones (@N 40-42)
  • 160 Soft Tan: Peachy brown for dark tan skin with peach to rosy undertones (@N/NW 40-42)
  • 170 Golden Honey: Rich dark brown for dark skin with deep honey undertones (@N/NC/NW 45)
  • 180 Soft Sable: Deepest brown for deep dark skin with neutral undertones (@N/NC/NW 50+)

dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: Indoor lighting.
dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches
Above: Indoor lighting witha a flash.
dolce and gabbana perfect reveal lift foundation swatches

Below: Wearing Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation in #110 Caramel (these images were taken after 7 hours of wear!) in various lighting situations...
Above: In outdoor sunlight...also wearing Lipstick Queen Silver Screen lipstick in Come Up (available at Barney's NY and Space.NK).
Above: In direct sunlight.
Above: In natural sunlight...note the slight glow.
Above: Outdoor lighting without a flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash...experimental hairdo in action.
Above: Outdoor shade, no flash.
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash. 
Above: Outdoor shade with a flash.

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Bottom Line:  I am really glad that I took the time to pursue the Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation (available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Sephora).  Although it is not readily available at a spectrum of retailers, there is something about the thrill of the hunt that is inherently satisfying! This formula's creamy, medium coverage finish, coupled with purported anti-aging benefits makes for a formidable release, expecially when one considers the very respectable lasting power.  Although I haven't used it regularly enough (this girl has been testing a massive amount of foundations lately!) to calibrate any long term skincare benefits, I am consistenly pleased with how smooth and soft my skin feels during and after wear.  This will continue to be a part of my foundation rotation and I recommend it for those seeking slightly glowy, medium to full coverage and skincare benefits...it's marvelous!

For excellent phone ordering with a delightful Dolce and Gabbana expert, I urge you to contact Russell at the D&G counter at Saks 5ht Avenue, Beverly Hills at: (310) 275-4211

Have YOU tried this formula yet?  Thoughts?

Much more soon, including some style posts, a current makeup routine video and some new eye shadow!

xx and happy Friday,

--The Beauty Professor

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20 comments:

  1. I have tried it and although I didn´t expect too much I was amazed when I looked in the mirrow after a couple of hours. For me, it can definitely compeed with the new tom ford foundation.

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    1. I am so glad you are loving it...me, too ; )

      xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. Thank you Rachel for posting this!
    Since sephora is shipping to Germany, I want to try a D&G foundation. Because this foundation matching thing on Sephoras website drives me a little bit crazy, I can say your swatches are always THE best problem solving!
    Greetings fro Germany
    Susanne

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    1. My pleasure, Susanne!

      I am thrilled to hear that you can get this in Germany and it always makes me happy to find out that my swatches are helpful!

      Have a beautiful weekend...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. I love how you always swatch all the shades. This sound promising and I can't wait to get my hands on a sample.

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    1. Thank you!

      Let me know what you think of your sample!

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  4. Beautiful one,

    I am impressed by all your foundation reviews but now I am confused. I want them all! What should I get? I have a very crazy oily T-zone and ridiculously sensitive, red bumpy skin. What would you suggest? Tom Ford? Dolve Gabbana? or Laura Mercier?
    Thanks!

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    1. Hello!

      I know...there have been so many marvelous foundations released lately that it is almost impossible to keep up! If you are oily, then I suggest the Tom Ford...it truly lasts the longest ; )

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  5. Reading this review reminds me of how personal foundation choice really is. I wandered into Saks wanting to explore some Armani cosmetics, but there was a D&G table set up near the entrance and when I paused a nano-second too long, the guest makeup artists started up a conversation with me. I told him I had read this review and was curious about this foundation. So he proceeded to do my makeup with it. Before he was half way done with the eyes, I smiled, squinted into the sunlight streaming into the store and noticed that this foundation was oily looking on my skin. It emphasized my pores and had also migrated out of my smile lines making me look older and more haggard than ever before. I was just not impressed. I did buy a cream eye shadow though.

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    1. Thanks for sharing yoru experience, Tatiana...I agree, foundation is a very personal experience, indeed!

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  6. THANK YOU FOR THE SWATCHES! I LOVE this foundation, I bought it in 170 thinking it would match me, but it's about 1.5 shades too dark for my skin, I was trying to see what the difference between 160 and 150 were, thanks to this info you posted I know which one to go with! This foundation is definitely worth the $$$$

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    1. Hi Celeste,

      My pleasure...so glad you are loving this amazing formula and found my swatches to be helpful!

      xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  7. Well shoot, this one sounds too good to miss! Thank you again for the swatches!! They are so helpful for online purchasing, I really can't thank you enough. :) How does it compare to (my beloved) Fusion Ink? They sound similar, and I was surprised and delighted by how much coverage I get after how "thin" it feels. Happy Friday! xoxo.

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    1. Hi Blondie!

      I am so glad that you find my swatches helpful...that makes all of the tedious swatch labeling worthwhile to me ; )

      This foudation offers similar coverage to the wonderful Fusion Ink, althought it is slightly more plush and creamy in texture; this could be due to the skincare benefits it also contains! I highly suggest procuring a sample at minimum...it's wonderful and great for the cooler months ahead!

      xoxo and hope your weekend is going well,

      --The Beauty Professor

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    2. Thank you so much! It sounds right up my alley. Hope you had a wonderful weekend as well!

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  8. the foundation is amazing and i have dry skin very light luminous and moisturizing without being heavy =)

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Jenna!

      xo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  9. I have dry patches right above/between my eyebrows and around my nose so I was just wondering which foundation you would recommend that doesn't accentuate dry patches/flakiness? I've been looking through your blog for a good recommendation but I can't seem to decide so I figured I should just ask. Your swatches are amazing as always thank you so much for posting them!
    - Vanessa

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    1. This is actually an excellent option for the skintype you describe, Vanessa...it is moisturizing with a lovely, natural satin finish!

      Hope that helps and thanks for your kind words...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  10. Thank you so much for posting all the shades with the NC shade reference! I can't tell you how many times I come to your blog to find out what shade I'm in!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    -Brittany

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