The Secret of D&G’s Secret Garden

Ever had an “oops moment” in which you realized that all of your promo photos were totally off?

Yah, I didn’t think so.

But that’s exactly the predicament that D&G found themselves in not too long ago with their upcoming Secret Garden collection! Karen posted their new images yesterday, and I thought I’d share some side-by-side shots of the old ones and new ones. (Hope that’s okay with you, bella!)

Smooth Eye Color Quad – Eden

Crayon Intense – Lilac

Shine Lipsticks in Romance (mauve) and Love (pink)

Ultra Shine Lipgloss – Secret (red) and Bon Bon (violet/pink)

How do you feel about the change? It really just goes to show how subjective colour can be, in my opinion – the two renditions of the very same collection are SO different. On one hand, you have the almost neon-brights of the original images, and on the other, you have the subtle pastels of the updated ones. Crazy!

Which version do you like more?

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  • oh gosh that's terrible! i remember seeing these somewhere thinking wow they're bright but maybe they're not anymore! personally i like the more natural ones, but thought it would be a nice change to have brights, especially for D&G xx
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    • My thoughts exactly! Brights were a nice change, but at the end of the day – the softer shades take the cake. Perhaps if we could convince them to do one or two bright spots in each collection? :p

  • this is why i never base my opinion on promotional photos alone. swatch photos are the way to go, for me :). and then, of course, i swatch them myself.

    but in answer to your question, with the exception of the lipsticks, i like the newer version more.
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    • Haha, same here! Some promo images are SO far off. (*raises eyebrows at Annabelle*)

  • Anna

    I'd go for the new. Except for the eyeliner – that blue has my attention even though the purple has some sort of duochrome thing going on, I think that purple just doesn't look very purple on my eyes a lot of the times.

    • Ugh, I know *exactly* what you mean! It's like out of every ten purple liners, only one will actually be purple – and the rest end up looking like muddy browns or greys.

  • I just think it's SO ridiculous. Come on, how did that not catch your attention before sending the images out to the public, D&G?! The new version is sooo bland :( I'm sticking with my brighter dupes for sure!
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    • I know! To think of just how many hands these images would have passed through before being released… -.- I gotta say, though, I'm personally loving the 'bland' shades ;)

  • Oh wow, some of those colors are completely different! I do like most of the older shades better though, but then again, I tend to be drawn to more vibrant colors =)
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    • Lol! I do love brights, but these ones just didn't do it for me. (The original image for Love being an exception; it looked marvellous!)

  • Old or new, I have to say that I am lemming for the eyeshadow palette!!!
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  • knownever

    I knew something had to be off for me to like a D&G spring collection lol!

  • simpleelegance

    heehee i actually prefer the old to the new

    • Haha, from the sounds of this comments thread… you're not alone! :p

  • Ciambella

    Hahaha, how do you even DO that? I have to say, the muted pastel colors in the newer version suits the "Secret Garden" theme better than the prior popping tones, but I sort of like the old version better. Not that I'd wear either as I'm not at D&G level for makeup (and I have way too much to work through in my stash as is), but it's sort of tiresome to see the same old pastel scheme pop up every spring. They're keeping it light and cool, but pastels are just so…well, they make me think of Easter instantly and it's just boring. Plus, I don't look good in pastels, so I'm inherently biased.

    • LOL @ "they may me think of Easter instantly and it's just boring"!

      I usually prefer brights, but realistically, pastels usually look a lot more appropriate on me, for lack of a better word, with unless I'm tanned (which, coincidentally, I never am). Brights are just so… bright! :p