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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Beauty: Spring 2015

The spring makeup trend, according to Dolce & Gabbana, is feminine and playful - just choose to accentuate the eyes or lips! I've styled two looks with these four products. The left has a stronger eye to pair with nude lips, and the right is pared down to play up the bright pink lips. Below is a simple how-to:

Eyes:
"Tender" Eyeshadow Quad - beautiful, delicate lilac and blush tones.

The colors are buildable and semi-sheer. I'm glad there are two matte colors, as my eye shape can't handle glittery eyeshadow (it makes my eyelids look like fish scales). The other two colors have a satin texture with a pretty, pearl sheen.

1) Apply the darkest color (lilac) on outer eyelid.
2) Dab the blush/taupe color near the inner eyelid.
3) Blend the shimmery pink/blush color into the middle of eyelid.
4) Highlight with the shimmery cream color below the eyebrow bone and inner corners of eyes.

Cheeks:
"Shimmer" Glow Illuminating Powder - lovely subtle glow in a dusty rose hue.

Spring is all about illuminating the skin! This powder is light, and contrary to the name, it's not "shimmery" in the traditional sense, and that's what I love about it. Rather, the powder brightens up the skin with a more natural glow. Sweep upward above the cheekbones, and brush along the bridge of the nose.

Lips:
Top: "Sugar Pink" Lipstick - pale rose with a pearl sheen - pair with dramatic, smokey eyes.
Bottom: "Bouganville" Lipstick - fun bright pink pop of color - pair with bare eyes and dark lashes.

Thank you for reading! xoxo Do you like the left or the right look more for spring?

I got a chance to interview Dolce & Gabbana's national makeup artist, Christian McCulloch (artist for Olivia Wilde, Scarlett Johansson, Emma Stone, and more) about his favorite spring makeup looks - read the interview here!

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32 comments:

  1. You're so pretty!

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  2. Beautiful makeup! You look stunning

    Mel
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  3. Loving this beauty post! That bright pink looks amazing on you!

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  4. Both looks are so gorgeous - I can't decide which I like best!

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  5. Loving this soft color palette! Your makeup looks absolutely stunning. What a fun collab!

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  6. Gorgeous colors :)

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  7. I love the looks you've created with these beauty items you look stunning. I love the blush so pretty!

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  8. Crying because the packing of these products is gorgeous and you're even more gorgeous!
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  9. I love the one on the right! That Bouganville lipstick is lovely! And wow, your brows are perfect. Hehe :)

    Janine
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  10. Not a fan of the nude pink lipstick but everything else is gorgeous!

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  11. I have to go with the bold red lip personally - but both are playfully feminine :-D

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  12. These are amazing looks Carolyn, I love both shades but the red is my absolute favorite on you. I think you look spectacular in red lips!! :) xo~ Lena
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  13. UGH I WANT EVERYTHING! You applied all the products so well, they look great on you! I'm obsessed with the packaging on these! Adore this post :)

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  14. Both looks are pretty on you but the bright red lipstick is my favorite since it really stands out on you! Congrats again on this cool collab!

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  15. Absolutely love your posts, they're always so interesting. Your style is so unique! Thanks for this one too x.
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  16. LOVE THE PALE ROSE LIP COLOR!!
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  17. Such an amzing colours, just perfect for the Spring!
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  18. Love the shades! Super pretty.

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  20. Digging the red lip combo more. I also think a pinker nude would work with your skin better but still pretty color alone. Well done!
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  21. Love your makeup here. It looks so fresh and pretty. Perfect for spring time. Hope you enjoy your Friday!

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  22. Stunning! Loving the pink lip.
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  23. OMG. YOUR EYESSSSSS I just saw this post and thoroughly blown away! You ROCK the eyes with that sugar pink! ADORB. Next time we go out for a 5 hour dinner date ;)

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  24. Love the right look with the red lips! Red lips bring more vibes to your face. I enjoy reading your blog, Carolyn!

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  25. I love a good Nude shade! I have been looking for another one! I currently use Tom Fords!

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    1. LOVE TF! I use Tom Ford's "Sable Smoke" nude! So far it's been the perfect one for my skin tone. <3

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  26. I also love<3 Dolce Gabbana Make up. Amazing Colors each year. Thank you for your post Carolyn! The look is perfect for day time.

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Thank you for commenting!
Love, Carolyn