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. March 18, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Both looks are so gorgeous – I can't decide which I like best!

  2. March 19, 2015 / 2:18 am

    I love the one on the right! That Bouganville lipstick is lovely! And wow, your brows are perfect. Hehe 🙂

    Janine
    Lime & Life

  3. March 19, 2015 / 3:31 am

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

  4. March 19, 2015 / 3:46 am

    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
    http://www.felinecreatures.com

  5. March 19, 2015 / 5:14 am

    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 🙂

    Kaylyn Nicole

  6. March 19, 2015 / 5:55 am

    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!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

  7. March 19, 2015 / 9:46 am

    Absolutely love your posts, they're always so interesting. Your style is so unique! Thanks for this one too x.
    Love from Dubai,
    Aena

    http://www.TouchofA.com

  8. March 20, 2015 / 3:37 am

    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!
    Joua To The Rescue

  9. March 20, 2015 / 12:22 pm

    Love your makeup here. It looks so fresh and pretty. Perfect for spring time. Hope you enjoy your Friday!

  10. April 10, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    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 😉

  11. August 14, 2015 / 8:48 pm

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

    • August 14, 2015 / 8:55 pm

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

  12. October 26, 2015 / 10:05 pm

    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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