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!

Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana collection

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:

Pow­der foundation

Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana collection

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:

Dolce & Gabbana powder

Cheek colour
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:

Dolce & Gabbana powder

Bronz­ing pow­der
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:

Dolce & Gabbana powder

Quad and Duos eye shadows

Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana collection

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.

Dolce & Gabbana shadow


Dolce & Gabbana shadow

Volu­mized lash
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:

Dolce & Gabbana lash

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:

Dolce & Gabbana eye pencil

Cream lip­stick

Scarlett Johansson for Dolce & Gabbana collection

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.”:

Dolce & Gabbana cream lipstick

Shine lip­stick
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:

Dolce & Gabbana shine lipstick

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.

Dolce & Gabbana lipgloss

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.”:

Dolce & Gabbana lipliner

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.”:

Dolce & Gabbana nail lacquer

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?


  1. Hermine says:

    They all look like nice pal­lettes and its such a shame that their foun­da­tion shades dont go darker if not i might have con­tem­plated pur­chas­ing it. One thing i’m defi­nately going to get is one of the quad eye­shadow pal­lettes. i can’t get enough of quad pal­lettes as there’s so much ver­sa­til­ity. Chanel’s my favourite at the moment with May­belline being the run­ner up

    • anna says:

      I love Chanel for make-up and Lan­come for care, but here are so nice colours — I can’t resist and buy smth like quad shades, you can mix them so many times and always get dif­fer­ent look, much bet­ter than duos i think.