Dolce and Gabbana creamy foundation

This product has taken me a while to review simply because I have mixed feelings about it.  As you read my first post that listed my “cant live without” products one of them was my holy grail Giorgio Armani LSF foundation.  I love the color selection, the pigment the finish and the wonderful slippage it has when applying it.  The person behind that amazing foundation was the world famous makeup artist Pat McGrath who in the makeup world is well respected and admired for her amazing and talented work from magazines to runway shows.  After she worked her magic with the Armani line she was asked to help develop the color line for Dolce and Gabbana which means recreating another holy grail foundation right?  Are you following me here? This is where my excitement started when I went into Saks and bought the new creamy foundation by Dolce and Gabbana without hesitation.  I had high hopes and already convinced myself this would be on my list of must haves in my makeup kit.  After prepping my skin for foundaiton I anxiously applied this foundation using my hands and quickly spread it evenly and blended well around the edges.
Initially I thought it looked quite good and the color was a nice beige that complimented my sallow/olive skin.  So what went wrong? After wearing it out on a nice sunny day I discovered it moved around my skin a bit and I had patches(which is my pet peeve) and after trying to powder it down it still looked “uneven and patchy.”  I was so disappointed especially since it looked very nice initially so I dont know what went wrong.  Perhaps too much moisturizer? Should I have prepped my skin with a primer? Did I use wrong powder?  Whatever the answer is it wasnt as effortless as my beloved Armani and it seems like I need to experiment some more to see if its a keeper.
They do have a variety of color selections but the names dont seem to match the color if that makes sense.  Its slightly an odd color palette so that might be a problem for some who are extremely fair or very dark.  Here are the colors they come in:

 

ALMOND
ALMOND

 

AMBER
AMBER


BEIGE
BEIGE

 


BISQUE
BISQUE

 


BRONZE
BRONZE

 

CARAMEL
CARAMEL

 


CLASSIC
CLASSIC

 


CREAMY
CREAMY

 


GOLDEN HONEY
GOLDEN HONEY

 


HONEY
HONEY

 


SOFT SABLE
SOFT SABLE

 


SOFT SAND
SOFT SAND

 

 

SOFT TAN
SOFT TAN

I do think its worth exploring and looking into.  The lighting at Saks was less than desirable so its hard to tell what would be a good match.  If you can get them to give you a sample(unfortunately I could not get them to part with even a little drop) then sample it and see how it settles on your skin.  For the record I am on the drier side so I could have over moisturized a bit and thats why it moved around after a few hours or wearing it.  I would be curious to see what everyone out there thinks.  It is currently sold on line at www.giorgioarmani.com and Saks.com for $66.

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