Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Beauty Look For Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2014 RTW

I just got back from Sunday rehearsals, logged onto my computer for a last-minute-before-Monday e-mail check, and found my computer flooded with news. Besides doing this Dolce and Gabbana beauty post, I also have a scoop for my Duchess of Cambridge blog, a Dolce and Gabbana runway favorites to do, a Street Style post to write, and a project to complete. Yes, that's my life. So to ensure that my grade stays up, and to keep my readers up to the current news, I have basically utilized the text from Vogue's beauty article for this look. So instead of spending time writing, I am just sitting back, pasting this article, and going on to everything else. So, enjoy!

"What’s at the core of the Dolce & Gabbana woman’s DNA? “She loves life!” said makeup artist Pat McGrath backstage at the house’s spring show—where, it’s true, models seemed to radiate with a healthy, lit-from-within glow. “She’s perfect, cherubic, sun-kissed this season,” said McGrath, who was using the house’s Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation and Concealer to create a smooth, even-toned complexion as a base.

Of course, judging from a look at the designers’ gilded coin dresses and scenic print shifts, she’s also been spending her fair share of time roaming Sicily’s ancient ruins in search of adventure. To supply the requisite flush of an afternoon outdoors, McGrath was dipping into a trio of blushes—the company’s Luminous Cheek Color in Rosebud, Apricot, and Peach—then swirling them “everywhere,” she said with a laugh. “Onto the apples, into the hairline, on the chest. It’s that warm, fresh, innocent all over thing.” 

Riffing, perhaps, on the gleaming accents in the clothing, she’d also dotted a bit of shimmering metallic pigment from the Dolce & Gabbana Eye Colour Quad in Golds and Desert onto the inner corners of the eyes, then drawn a soft wing of Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Baroque Bronze along the upper lashes. Softly arched brows (courtesy of the company’s forthcoming Shaping Eyebrow Pencil) and flushed lips (a mixture of their Classic Cream Lipsticks in Bellissima and Traviata, out next spring) finished the feminine look.

Of course, what could be prettier than a sprig of pale pink flowers, plucked from a low-hanging branch, then woven into the hair—or a glittering string of ancient coins threaded whimsically across the crown of the head?

“Stefano and Domenico, they always make their women look so beautiful,” said hairstylist Guido Palau backstage at the Dolce & Gabbana show this afternoon. He was blasting the hair with Redken Guts Texturizing Spray, then braiding the length of it and twisting it into an easy, flyaway knot. Afterward, he pinned each exquisite headpiece, made in-house by the designers and laid out like glittering treasures on a nearby table, into the back and sides at random.

For further evidence of their instant mood-uplifting powers, one need only look at the roomful of models who, in spite of a long week of shows and early morning call times, couldn’t seem to help but smile at the sight of their own la dolce vita transformation. Proof that the designers’ brand of powerful pretty has a receptive audience yet to come."

1 comment:

  1. Love it! I like how you included photos of the hair as well as the face. Can you please do a tutorial on this one? I watched the Jason Wu tutorial and I loved it so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!