As usual, Dolce & Gabbana has a stellar summer 2011 makeup lineup. Their dreamy Italian Summertime collection is about shimmery nude lips, softly smoky eyes and bright cheeks. The ad campaign below with Scarlett Johansson looks so beautiful.
The eyes get a lovely wash of purples and bronze with the Vulcano 135 Smooth Eye Colour Quad. Even though there are four shades, it’s just easier to use the purples together and the other two separately for another occasion. It’s way too much to mix all four together. However, they all go with the new blush shade.
The two new eyeliners, Bronzo 15 and Agave 16, are a light taupe and a grey green respectively. They match the Vulcano eye quad perfectly, but there are many similar shades from other luxe brands. The formula is really easy to blend for smoky lids and you get a smudging tip on the other end. Dolce & Gabbana also released a deep purple mascara .
There are two shiny and two cream lipsticks – most are on the light side (Luna 68 and Perla 180), but Venere 236 is a vibrant orange red to match the Sole 15 blush. I love the pink rose Mandorla 54, which gives a light, smooth finish but it doesn’t attract too much attention.
To enhance the lippies we’ve got two lip glosses. The deeply pigmented Canella 180 is a bronzy chocolate, which will go nicely with the Sole 15 Blush.
Now, don’t be fooled by the bright burnt orange shade on the Sole 15 Blush. It goes on lighter than what it appears so just do a couple swipes across the cheeks and you should have a beautiful, warm pop of color that’s very wearable. You can of course, layer more on for added drama.
For something really awesome check out this limited edition Animalier leopard print bronzing powder. Is that totally rockin’ or what? Just brilliant packaging. The pattern has a light shimmer with a slight metalic finish, but once it goes away you get a universally flattering bronzer shade.
Last but not least, get your pretty toes all dolled up with the beautiful and long-lasting Passione 121 Nail Lacquer. You might not want or like all the colors but there’s definitely something for every gal in this season’s collection.