Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian Baroque Make-Up for A/W’12

by Katie on April 2, 2012

At the Dolce&Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2012 Ready to Wear show in Milan, Dolce&Gabbana presented a collection that evoked the opulence of Sicilian Baroque (reviewed HERE). Backstage, the Designers’ inspiration, with a sumptuous black and gold colour palette and intricate brocade as its focal point was brought to life by Pat McGrath using Dolce&Gabbana Make Up where she translated the designers’ fashion creativity and vision into a dedicated makeup look with a combination of tonal nudes alongside rich gold accents.
It was a look that certainly made its impact in Milan and is a key look for A/W’12 so expect to see it replicated in many future glossies.

“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 applied the creamy foundation using the foundation brush. She carefully blended the foundation adding extra coverage on the nose and forehead. The Concealer was then used to achieve a flawless, ethereal look illuminated with light. Finally Pat used the blush in ‘delight’, sweeping colour lightly across models’ cheekbones for a romantic flush.
On the eyes, the eyeshadow quad in Golds and Desert (pictured above) was applied in layers to create a luxurious, gilt rich tone. The 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 layers of Secret Eyes mascara in coffee were applied, achieving long, full lashes for a flirtatious look.

Turning her attention to the lips, Pat applied the classic lipstick in Petal and Mandorla, mixing the colours together for a softly sensual lip with a subtle sheen for the faded baroque feel. The colour was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for a pearlescent finish. She also chose the nail lacquer in nude for a final subtle accent to finish the look.

Pat commented: “It was wonderful to create a 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.”
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