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The Inspiration

“The designers wanted to evoke Sophia Loren — but very modern, so we’re giving the girls very fresh skin,” said international makeup artist Pat McGrath. “Just think of beautiful, young Italian girls walking through the market — there’s a freshness, but again super–glorious and super-beauteous.”

Get The Look

Skin:

Apply Dolce & Gabbana Creamy Foundation and Powder Foundation only where needed. “It’s very fresh in the skin perfected skin,” explained McGrath.

Cheeks:

McGrath combined two shades of blush to create the perfect natural flush. Swirl together Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Rose and Provocative before dusting over the cheeks.

Eyes:

McGrath used the pale, off-white shadow from the Dolce & Gabbana Femme Fatale Quad over the eyelid and under the brow bone. To create definition under the eyes, she used the Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeliner Crayon Intense in Coffee just under the lower lashes, while creating a cat-eye wing at the outer corners with an intense black kohl pencil. McGrath set the cat-eye by wetting the black eyeshadow from the quad and going over the wing with a tipped eyeliner brush. For extra va-va-voom, false lashes were applied only at the outer corners, followed by lashes of Secret Eyes Mascara.

Brows:

McGrath used powder and pencil to softly create a frame for the eyes. “We’re concentrating on not making them too black, which can happen,” she said.

Lips:

Just like with the cheeks, McGrath combined two products to create the perfect shade. She applied Dolce and Gabbana The Passion Duo in Imperial (a sheer nude) all over the lips, then dotted the centre of the mouth with The Passion Duo in Sensation (a sheer peach).


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