The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana

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The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana via Paths & Errands

“The profile of the mythical Greek God Athena is found upon the coin; she represents wisdom, courage, civilization and intelligence. She personifies the voyage to Sicily’s roots.” -Dolce & Gabbana Beauty

The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana via Paths & Errands

With my favorite holiday now behind us (hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!) and a new adventure glimmering around the corner (more on this soon), I realized I still had one final, Christmas-y tidbit to share. For what can only described as a very long time, my inner Art History fanatic has been dreaming of a powder embossed with a Classical work: Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, Nike of Samothrace…maybe even the archaically grinning Calf Bearer? I had almost forgotten about this long-cherished hope when something from the Dolce & Gabbana‘s holiday collection appeared at my door, imprinted with an ANCIENT. GRECIAN. COIN.

The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana via Paths & Errands

If I’m being honest, the Dolce & Gabbana Collector’s Edition Illuminator ($68) is too pretty to use regularly. I don’t often have qualms about sweeping my brush through pretty patterns—makeup is meant to be used, right?—but I’m going to have to make an exception for this one. Based on the few times I lightly dusted it over the high planes of my face, I can tell you that it’s an excellent everyday highlighter. Think subtly blurring sheen, not disco shimmer.

Of course, at this point, Athena’s profile started looking a little less than chiseled, and I had to cast my brush aside. But if you don’t mind slowly wearing away that exquisite surface, it lives up to my experience with other Dolce & Gabbana base products (see: powder, foundation).

But perhaps coolest of all is that I’m able to share an exclusive interview with Scarlett Johansson, who serves as beauty ambassador for the brand. Check it out here on my ForbesLife column!

(No, I take it back. Coolest of all is that this thing actually exists beyond my imagination.)

The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana via Paths & Errands

The Ancient Coin | Wintry Beauty from Dolce & Gabbana via Paths & Errands

What’s your favorite, embossed highlighter ever? Do you use it regularly?

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