Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2009 Must-Haves
Dolce & Gabbana launches the first cosmetics collection. The inspiration is the modern Marilyn and the essence of the Dolce&Gabbana woman, glamorous and sensual, always with a confident and provocative edge. Scarlett became their muse!
They tell: “She symbolizes the essence of the modern chameleon, the perfection of a natural beauty as well as the provocative woman, the desire to express the range of her personality from seductress to innocent, all of which is at the heart of the collection”.
Let’s have a look at what they offer to us:
For sensually natural Scarlett wears:
Perfect Finish Powder Foundation Wet or Dry Creamy, Luminous Cheek Colour Nude, Peach, Smooth Eye Colour Duo and Quad Gold, Nude Ultra-Shine Lipgloss Candy.
Powder foundation eliminates appearance imperfections and enhances the natural beauty of the skin without hiding it.The skin is as a canvas to which the foundation brings natural radiance. When applied dry, the foundation imparts a soft, sheer effect. When applied wet, the complexion receives richer coverage resulting in a flawless velvet finish:
Luminous Cheek Colour enlivens the face with subtle luminosity, imparting a healthy glow. The palette of five shades boasts an array of sumptuous colours, complimenting smooth, perfect skin:
The four shades are each layered with golden pearl for a subtle shimmer, adding a glistening radiance to the complexion. A lighter shade of bronzer will create the most natural looking tan. Build colour gradually, starting at the temples, chin, and cheeks and then blend toward the centre of the face using a large powder brush. ‘Natural’ is the perfect shade for re-creating the subtle warmth seen at the Dolce&Gabbana shows:
Quad and Duos eye shadows
For provocative eyes Scarlett wears:
Smooth Eye Colour Duo and Quad Stromboli, Mediterraneo, Crayon Intense Stromboli, Volumized Lashes Black, Classic Cream Lipstick Nude, Intense Nail Lacquer Pink.
Designed for the woman that loves to enhance her eyes, the colours of the eyeshadow collection are presented in beautiful combinations and set in a selection of eight Quads and six Duos. Shades range from subtle to vivid and take pride in subversive contrast. As a general rule, apply the darkest shades close to the lash line and the outer half of the eye. Work on both eyes simultaneously for a more symmetrical application. To maximize the wear and visibility of a shadow, apply it over a matching pencil.
The eyes are the window to the soul and the lashes provide the ultimate frame. Use a lash curler before applying mascara. Concentrate mascara at the base of lashes to give more volume. Use the tip of the mascara wand to define the bottom lashes:
The eyeliner enables the woman to create looks of intense passion, desire and intrigue. A precisely defined line conveys modern elegance; while a smudged smoky eye incites mystery and longing. An eye pencil and a cotton bud can transform the shape of the eye. Start with a couple of dashes on the outside corners of the eyes before working inward; this will provide a more symmetrical application. Apply the liner in short strokes close to the lashes and smudge slightly with a brush or cotton bud to eliminate any gaps:
For lustful lips Scarlett wear:
Smooth Eye Colour Duo and Quad Stromboli, Elegance, Volumized Lashes Black, Classic Cream Lipstick Devil, Precision Lipliner Ruby, Intense Nail Lacquer Red.
The twenty-seven shades are passionate, feminine and descriptive. Pat McGrath: “Apply lip colour then blot with a tissue after application to help set the colour. Then, reapply lipstick. The result is a significantly more intense colour effect. It’s a great method to use when you want to draw attention to the lips.”:
Shine lipstick imparts a look of ethereal sensuality, with a nod to ultra-feminine glamour. The range of twelve semi-sheer colour high shine lipsticks adds lustre and volume to the lips. Formulas are extremely wearable and allow to experiment with a brighter or darker shade without committing to the undeniable impact of a matte high coverage formula:
Ultra-shine lipgloss imparts a dewy glass look for the lips. The professional brush ensures perfect application. When paired with lipstick or liner, intensity abounds. The golden pearl and iridescent shades can be used to highlight the centre of lips for a fuller looking pout. Gold Lipgloss is a great accent for warm toned lipsticks and to offset a tan in summer, whilst Seduction Lipgloss creates the perfect nude lip.
The precision lipliner, in its four shades, balances supreme softness with ultimate precision. Comfortable colour glides onto the lips for definition. Pat McGrath: “My rule for lip liner is that when it is darker than lipstick, it is dated! Try to match liner as closely as possible to the lipstick for a modern lip look. I like to apply lip liner through a series of inward strokes, which helps blend the liner into the lip colour.”:
Intense nail lacquer boasts a palette of twelve sophisticated shades, adding intensity to the hands. The formulation combines the fullest and richest coverage with an imaginative palette of irresistible colours, from nude to provocative shades. Pat McGrath: “The resurgence of more intense nail colours provides the opportunity for experimentation. My favourite is to create a French manicure using two intense shades. You could try painting the nails with ‘Dahlia’ then using ‘Gold’ or ‘Stromboli’ just at the tips.”:
Well, that’s definitely a big post, but it’s worth it! I’m in love with these palettes, colours and textures. No doubt, this spring-summer season I’ll go and buy some of these. And what about you? have you already tried some of their new products or just on the way to do this?
Source: Dolce&Gabbana make-up line