How-to: The gilded eyes at Dolce & Gabbana F/W ’12

Dolce & Gabbana - Fall 2012 makeup

The look:

Gilded eyes.

The inspiration:

“It was wonderful to create this makeup 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.”—Pat McGrath for Dolce & Gabbana.

The how-to:

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1. 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 the colour lightly across the models’ cheekbones for a romantic flush.

2. 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.

3. On 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.

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