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Get the beauty look from the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2014 runway

Dolce & Gabbana showed us a neutral color palette with a few looks in forest green, red, soft hues and metallics on the Milan Fashion Week ready-to-wear runway for the spring/summer 2014 season. This soft color palette offered bold prints, mixed prints, petite handbags, sky high platform shoes (as well as dainty flats), and even bolder jewelry. In order to blend with this bold, 1960’s and Sicilian influenced collection, make-up designer Pat McGrath created a beauty look for the runway with warm golden tones and rich red accents.

To achieve a flawless base, Pat applied Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation using a foundation brush. She started with a small amount of foundation, applied it to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin; and then blended it from the central point of the face outward until the product flowed seamlessly to the hairline and jaw. Perfect Luminous Concealer was then used to add extra coverage and achieve an illuminated look; especially under the eyes. Finally, Pat created a veil of perfection with a dusting of the pressed powder on the nose and chin. To complete the face, Pat blended the blush in Rosebud, Apricot and Peach, adding a light smudge of the eyeshadow duo in Fortune to the cheekbones and temples for a subtly sculpted finish.

Turning her attention to the eyes, Pat applied the lighter shades from the eyeshadow quad in Golds and Desert to create a deep, gilded look. Pat then applied the eyeliner in Chocolate and Nude to the upper and lower eye, adding a bronze flecked liquid liner on top of the lash line, for further definition. Finally, layers of Passioneyes Duo Mascara in Terra were applied for volumised and curled lashes, giving models a luxurious yet playful gaze. Pat then applied the brow liner in Soft Brown for a natural, tailored brow.

On the lips, Pat used Classic Cream Lipstick in two dynamic new shades; set to arrive at Dolce&Gabbana Make Up counters from Spring 2014! The new colours, Bellissima and Traviata, were mixed to add warm decadence to the look. The color was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for better definition and striking finish.

To complement the look Pat chose the nail lacquer in Pure Nude for a final touch of luxury.

Product list:  



the foundation

Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation

the concealer

Perfect Luminous Concealer

the blush

Luminous Cheek Colour in Rosebud, Apricot and Peach

the powder

Perfection Veil Pressed Powder (available from Spring 2014) 


Passioneyes Duo Mascara: Curl and Volume in Terra

the eyeshadow

Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Fortune

Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Golds and Desert

the eyeliner

Crayon Intense in Chocolate and Nude


the glam liner

Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Baroque Bronze

the browliner

Shaping Eyebrow Pencil in Soft Brown (available from January 2014)


the lipstick

Classic Cream Lipstick in Bellissima and Traviata (available from Spring 2014)


the nail lacquer

Intense Nail Lacquer in Pure Nude


Photos courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

How to get the Dolce & Gabbana beauty look from the fall 2013 runway at home

Dolce & Gabbana sent their fall/winter 2013/2014 collection down the Milan Fashion Week runway on February 24, 2013 and gave Fashionistas everywhere something to covet for the upcoming cool weather season. The designing duo took their inspiration from the mosaic of Monreale which was brought to life by Creative Advisor Pat McGrath.

To create the perfect beauty look which complimented the apparel and accessories on the runway, Pat McGrath combined nude tones with dark, provocative accents which resulted in a stunning beauty look for Dolce & Gabbana’s collection. 

Here is how to get the look:

The Face

Flawless Base: Apply a mixture of Perfect Luminous and Perfect Matte Liquid Foundations using a softFoundation Brush. Use a small amount of both foundations and apply to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Blend from the central point of the face outward until the foundations are blended seamlessly from the hairline to the jaw.

Conceal: To seal the flawless base, use the Perfect Matte Concealer which will add extra coverage and achieve an illuminated, natural look.

Perfect it!: To finish the face, apply Powder Foundation focusing on the forehead.

The Eyes:

Eye shadow: Start with applying Dolce & Gabbana eye shadow in Desert.

Line the eyes: Line the eyes with Black eyeliner for a deep, mysterious look. For the runway, more depth was added to the eyes with the application of Black Intense glam liner on top of the lash line.

Eyelashes: For the full eyelash look on the runway, use two layers of Intense Eyes mascara


To recreate the lips from the Dolce & Gabbana runway, start with the lipliner in Ruby and them combine both the Ultra and Amethyst lipsticks for the perfect, sophisticated “straight-from-the-Milan-runway” look.


Dolce & Gabbana showed neutral nails on the Milan Fashion Week runway for fall 2013 with the use of theirNude nail polish.

*Special THANK YOU to Dolce & Gabbana for providing these fabulous, hot-from-the-Milan-runway beauty tips. Now we can all look like we walked straight off the Milan runway and onto city streets! Love that!

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Photos courtesy of Dolce and Gabbana

How to get the beauty look from Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2012 runway

Dolce & Gabbana’s fall 2012 collection shown during Milan Fashion Week was nothing short of amazing. The designing duo presented a collection which evoked the opulence of Sicilian Baroque. The line featured intricate brocade details against a classic black and gold color palette which inspired Fashionistas everywhere for the upcoming cool weather season.

In order to create the ultimate beauty look on the models, make-up artist Pat McGrath used Dolce & Gabbana beauty products to create the ultimate fall beauty look on the runway which not only complimented the accessory and apparel collection, the look inspired new beauty trends for the fall season. Pat McGrath translated Dolce & Gabbana’s vision into makeup by combing tonal nudes and rich gold accents.

This season we were inspired by the exquisite detail found in Baroque architecture and design,” says Domenico Dolce.  “We wanted to reflect the delicate perfection of embroidery and the details you see in tapestries; the iconic grandeur of cherubs, capodimonte flowers, intricate motifs and stitching,” adds Stefano Gabbana.

Dolce & Gabbana and Pat McGrath have shared the beauty secrets from backstage at Milan Fashion Week in order to help us achieve this flawless and fabulous face at home. The following text was written and provided by Pat McGrath and Dolce & Gabbana:

To achieve a flawless look Pat applied The Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation using The Foundation Brush

She carefully blended the foundation adding extra coverage on the nose and forehead. The Perfect Finish Concealer was then used to achieve a flawless, ethereal look illuminated with light. 

Finally Pat used The Luminous Cheek Colour in Delight, sweeping colour lightly across models’ cheekbones for a romantic flush

On the eyes, The Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Gold and Desert were applied in layers to create a luxurious, gilt rich tone. 

The Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Nude was then worked along the lash line above and below the eyes to brighten the look and add further definition. 

Finally, several coats of The Secret Eyes Mascara in Coffee were applied, achieving long, volumized lashes for a flirtatious look.

Turning her attention to the lips, Pat applied The Classic Cream Lipstick in Petal and Mandorla, mixing the colors together for a soft, sensual lip with a subtle sheen. The color was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for a pearlescent finish.

Pat chose The Intense Nail lacquer in Nude for a final subtle accent. The luxuriant finish of the nail color perfectly completed the sensuous makeup look.

Pat McGrath explained: “It was wonderful to create this make up look for this collection; there is a real sense of divine drama to the clothes and so I wanted to bring that to life with the makeup look. The models look refined and flawless, and their gilt edged lids really refer to the Designers’ lavish inspiration.”


*Special THANK YOU to Pat McGrath and Dolce & Gabbana for providing these fabulous beauty tips.

*All photos and video courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana