At the Dolce&Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012 Ready to Wear show in Milan, Dolce&Gabbana presented a collection that evoked the opulence of Sicilian Baroque. Backstage, the Designers’ inspiration, with a sumptuous black and gold color palette and intricate brocade as its focal point was brought to life by Pat McGrath using Dolce&Gabbana Make Up. Read on for more…

The Brand Creative Advisor translated the Designers’ fashion creativity and vision into a dedicated makeup look with a gorgeous combination of tonal nudes alongside 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.

To achieve a flawless look, Pat used Dolce&Gabbana Makeup and 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.

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 make up look. The models look refined and flawless, and their gilt edged lids really refer to the Designers’ lavish inspiration.”

This is one of the prettiest nude makeup looks I’ve seen and so wearable.  Is this a look that you would wear?  Let me know in the comments!

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