4 posts tagged "Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup"
When Dolce & Gabbana’s holiday collection of corresponding lipsticks and nail polishes crossed my desk, I of course expected opulence (gold tubes and jeweled caps—done and done). What I didn’t count on, however, were emerald, amethyst, ruby, and gold bullets that were reminiscent of the mosaics that spurred the lavish pieces in the designers’ Fall 2013 collection. After tearing off their tops like an adrenaline-fueled kid on Christmas morning, I slicked on each shade thinking that the finishes would be sheer and barely detectable like so many black lip glosses that came before them. Wrong again. Two coats provided rich, opaque hues that are normally only offered by brands that cater to backstage pros and the theatrical set. The mastermind behind these treasures for the modern, party-hopping woman is none other than Pat McGrath, who designed the lacquers and lipsticks to be worn like jewelry. Let’s just say a luminous green mouth and mani are guaranteed to make just as much of a statement as one of the house’s Byzantine-inspired crowns.
Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Jewels collection will be available November 15; lipstick, $35 each, nail lacquer, $24 each.
Beauty tips from Pat McGrath are worth their weight in gold—and we have the pleasure of gleaning plenty of them from the Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup creative adviser each season. While we make a concerted effort to get those gems into review upon review, blog post upon blog post, and innumerable features before, and long after, the famed face painter takes her final bow at Miu Miu in Paris, seeing her work her magic firsthand is a whole other story. For the visual learners out there, the above video holds a phenomenal tidbit in which McGrath tells and shows the secret to a great cat-eye. “Once you go in with a [liquid] eyeliner, you’re asking for trouble,” she jokes as she scrawls a brown kohl onto the back of her hand, a pre-liquid liner step that is the key to getting the “Sicilian summertime feel” that made us swoon backstage at Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring show. That’s a pretty substantial piece of free wisdom right there—and considering the current price of gold, it’s a pretty good deal, too.
Scarlett Johansson’s new sexed-up ad campaign for D&G The Makeup’s Fall collection hit the Web today, and it’s a slight departure from last season’s. First and foremost, her typically heaving chest is uncharacteristically covered up; secondly, she’s gone from pinup girl to vamp in what amounts to yet another endorsement for the purple lip. (We told you it was going to be a big thing.) [Daily Mail]
Jennifer Aniston may be a huge Hollywood star, but her skincare habits are more high school than high-profile. The A-lister apparently swears by Neutrogena’s Facial Bar for all of her skin-cleansing needs. That’s, like, so Jen to be so down-to-earth, you know? [Marie Claire U.K.]
Speaking of high school beauty habits, Fergie recently revealed that long before she launched Outspoken, her fragrance with Avon, she bathed in Dior’s Poison in homage to the Bell Biv DeVoe song of the same name. [Allure]
The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon is being charged with fraud for ringing up thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges on her celebrity clients’ credit cards. Boldfaced names including Liv Tyler and jewelry designer Loree Rodkin are out a combined 282K! [AP]
And in other hair news, Anderson Cooper is being propositioned to lose his gray hair to the tune of $1 million. A pharmaceutical company hoping to market a pill that turns silver hair back to its original color wants to use Cooper as a spokesperson—provided he tweets and twitpics his progress along the way, of course. [Huff Po]
Domenic Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are masters at reimagining classics with modern, sensual twists, and we’re not just talking about clothes and accessories. The duo’s new Sicilian Lace cosmetics collection, which bows at Saks mid-month, is inspired by the lacy numbers the designers sent down their Fall runway and features updates on neutral, pinky flesh tones for lips, eyes, nails, and cheeks. D&G resident makeup collaborator Pat McGrath curated the color selection, focusing on soft and nuanced nudes that recall the terra-cotta coastline and sandy beaches of Sicily. While some bare shades tend to cast a blah sheen on the complexion, these are formulated with pure pigments and pearly accents to blend easily and warm up any skin tone. There’s plenty to lust over in the six-piece collection, but the star item is definitely the limited-edition bronzer imprinted with a delicate floral lace pattern. Swirling a fluffy makeup brush across the top blends the rose and gold flecks together, imparting a sunny glow to the face with just a hint of shimmer. The only drawback: Doing so erases the pristine overlay. This bronzer might be too pretty for its own good.