Dolce & Gabbana sent their fall/winter 2014/2015 collection down the Milan Fashion Week runway last week and left Fashionistas everywhere coveting not only their fine apparel, beautiful handbags and fabulous shoes for the upcoming cool weather season; but they left everyone gasping at the beautiful beauty looks on the models.
The models donned a natural and simple beauty look for the fall/winter 2014/2015 season on Dolce & Gabbana’s Milan Fashion Week runway. In contrast to the designing duo’s complex apparel, the beauty looks were clean and fresh; exactly how we love to wear make-up here in the San Francisco Bay Area!
Thankfully, Dolce & Gabbana has provided us with their runway inspiration; and make-up artist Pat McGrath’s step-by-step instructions as well as a product list (bottom of article), in order to help us get the beauty look from the runway at home! Love that!
*The following text was written by, and provided by, Dolce & Gabbana:
At the AW 14/15 Ready to Wear show in Milan, Dolce&Gabbana presented a fairy tale collection: Enchanted Sicily. The Designers’ inspiration of magic was brought to life backstage by Pat McGrath, brand Creative Advisor Dolce&Gabbana Make Up.
To complement The Designers’ vision, Pat created a makeup look evoking a feeling of ‘enchanted beauty’. To achieve a flawless base with an even skin tone Pat applied Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation using the Foundation Brush. She started by creating an even base with one shade, blending it from the central point of the face outward until the product flowed seamlessly to the hairline and jaw. Then Pat applied a paler tone around the eyes and on forehead, nose, cheeks and chin to achieve an illuminated finish. Finally, Pat then contoured the face by applying a light touch of Blush in Nude on the apples of the cheeks.
Turning her attention to the eyes, Pat applied the light shades of the Eyeshadow Quad in Desert all over the eyelid, followed by the new Perfect Mono – Cream Eye Colour, the latest innovative mono eyeshadow from Dolce&Gabbana Make Up, set to arrive on counter at the end of June. This creamy shadow, which is easy to apply either with the tips of the fingers or with a brush, added further intensity and drama with a velvety, powdery finish. Pat used Perfect Mono in Cocoa in the crease of the eyes for further depth and mixed the shades Innocence and Gold Dust to highlight the eyelids.
To contour the eyes, Pat defined the upper and bottom lash lines by applying the Eyeliner in Black, drawing from the center to the outer corner. Along the top of the upper lash line, she drew a softly defined line of Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense to perfect the eye. Underneath, Pat outlined the bottom lashes once again using the Eyeliner in Black. The Eyeliner in Nude was then used to illuminate the inner corner of the eye.
On the upper lashes, layers of Intenseyes Mascara in Black Intense were applied, with Passioneyes Mascara in Terra applied to the bottom lashes for a volumised and curled lash look – the combination of the two mascaras made for a beautifully fresh and wide eyed finish.
The eyebrows are a key element of the ‘enchanted beauty’ look for the AW 14/15 collection. Pat used the new Brow Liner in Soft Brown to draw and feather the brows, filling in the colour using the nib of the pencil, and then brushing outwards to the end of the brow. Eyebrows are beautifully constructed, with a natural finish.
On the lips, Pat used the new Classic Cream Lipstick in Honey applied with the fingertips for a sophisticated nude effect. Then a hint of Perfect Luminous Concealer was used to even out the lips and illuminate, before a final touch of Sheer Shine Gloss in Acqua was applied to the centre of the lips.
As a very final touch, Pat applied a light dust of the Pressed Powder.
To complement the look Pat chose the Nail Lacquer in Nude for a natural and elegant finish.
FOR THE FACE
the foundation: Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation
the concealer: Perfect Luminous Concealer
the powder: Perfection Veil Pressed Powder
FOR THE EYES
the mascara: Passioneyes Mascara in Terra 2 & Intenseyes Mascara in Black Intense 1
Cream Eye Colour in Cocoa 60
Cream Eye Colour in Gold Dust 20
Cream Eye Colour in Innocence 10
the eyeshadow: Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Desert 123
the eyeliner: Crayon Intense in Black 5 & Crayon Intense in Nude 9
the glam liner: Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense 1
the brow liner: Shaping Eyebrow Pencil in Soft Brown 1
FOR THE LIPS
the lipstick: NEW Classic Cream Lipstick in Honey 130
the lipgloss: Sheer Shine Gloss in Acqua 10
FOR THE NAILS
the nail lacquer: Intense Nail Lacquer in Nude 210