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:


“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.


“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.


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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  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 🙂

    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

  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!


  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,

  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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