Interview with Christian McCulloch from Dolce & Gabbana beauty

Christian McCulloch was at Saks Fifth Avenue today and I had the honor of interviewing him! McCulloch is Dolce & Gabbana’s National Make-Up Artist who is highly sought-after by fashion-savvy celebrities. He recently did Anne Hathaway’s make-up for a voice-over she was filming and gave her the current, hottest look in beauty on the red carpet; the smoky eye, matte face and nude lips. In order to achieve this look, McCulloch used the “True Monica” collection from Dolce & Gabbana which give her a natural, classic look.

The “True Monica” beauty collection from Dolce & Gabbana was inspired by the designing duo’s current muse, Monica Bellucci. The collection features the perfect eye shadow quad Smoky for the ultimate “Smoky Eye” and three “nude” shades of nail polishGentle, Perfection and Petal; which are described by Christian McCulloch as “the ultimate chic nail color.”

One of the amazing features of Dolce & Gabbana’s eye shadow, pointed out to me by Christian McCulloch, was the fact that you can wet the eye shadow to create a thin eye liner without damaging the eye shadow itself. How fabulous is that! There are so many eye shadow’s out there which are automatically ruined if they become wet; so it is welcome news that Dolce & Gabbana’s eye shadow can become wet and still maintain its’ original state.

Christian McCulloch does the beauty looks for iconic celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Christian Hendricks and Olivia Wilde. Due to this fact, he is the premiere source for the hottest trends in red carpet beauty. The “True Monica” collection from Dolce & Gabbana exemplifies this look with the smoky eye, chic nude nails and soft lips. This is the number one beauty look on the red carpet for 2013!

I love the neutral palette of the “True Monica” collection from Dolce & Gabbana. As a big fan of summer 2013’s prints and bright colors, this beauty collection compliments the current trends without competing with them. Love that!
Christian McCulloch also told me about a new trend in beauty. Over the past several years the “dewy” face has been the “it” look in foundation or skin. There is a new trend towards a matte face. The matte face is the new look in skin and of course there is a new matte foundation by Dolce & Gabbana to suit this trend!

The matte foundation and concealer, which arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in February 2013, offer a matte finish with spf. Love this! There is also a wide array of colors to suit any skin tone; making it the ultimate go-to for any beauty aficionado. 

There you have it! The current beauty trends are here. Look for sultry, smoky eyes, sensual nude lips and nails on a matte foundation. Fabulous!

Below are a few photos of the Dolce & Gabbana beauty collection at Saks Fifth Avenue Union Square in San Francisco. To shop this collection online, please visit or the shopping widget at the bottom of this article. Happy shopping, stay beautiful and of course, stay fabulous 

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Dolce & Gabbana beauty collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on Union Square in San Francisco. From top; 1) “True Monica” beauty collection marketing photos, 2) Alternate view of the “True Monica” collection, 3) Matte Foundation collection, 4) “True Monica” collection, 5) “Monica” lipsticks, 6) Christian McCulloch and me!

Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©