Dolce & Gabbana Oleandro Nail Lacquer ($25 for 11 ml/.037 fl oz) is a shimmery medium-light pink. It was released almost a year ago with the Dolce & Gabbana Love in Taormina collection (see the details on Makeup and Beauty Blog) but the colors are part of the permanent line. Oleandro is a lovely light pink that has a good mix of color and shimmer. It applies smoothly with rich color with just two coats. I found it to last quite well when used with CND Sticky Base Coat and Top Coat. I was able to get 5 days of wear without any tip wear (no chipping at all).
For those new to Dolce & Gabbana Nail polishes, here’s a snapshot of the brush. The gold caps are removeable. The brush is thin enough to apply easily on the nails.
Here it is swatched with two coats. I like that the pink base is a medium pink and that it’s infused with some lighter shimmer particles. It gives the color some pop. It leans towards being a baby pink without being too pale or pastel.
For comparisons here is Dolce & Gabbana Oleandro compared to MAC Angel (discontinued), Chanel May, Dior Princess (discontinued) and Guerlain Gemma.
Bottom line love. It’s a lovely delicate pink that still has enough color in it to prevent it from looking like your traditional super pale pink. I’ve had some hit/miss experiences with some of the Dolce & Gabbana shades. Some of the sheer ones are super sheer with a jelly finish. Even though they are designed to be sheerish some (like Pearl Grey, Anise and Pink) I still prefer a bit more coverage. Oleandro on the other hand is rich in pigment and smooth in application. The formula is flawless.
Dolce & Gabbana Nail Lacquers retail for $27 each. I found mine online and also purchase the other shades in store at Saks. For some reason it’s not listed everywhere online, but you can find it now at Sephora.
Do you have any Dolce & Gabbana favorites?