Runway Beauty: Cat Eyes and Crimson Lips at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

With Sophia Loren as inspiration, makeup guru Pat McGrath created velvet complexions with winged-out eyes and crimson lips at the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2013 runway show.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway makeup look

To complement The Designers’ creative vision, Pat created a makeup look with a combination of nude tones alongside contrasting dark provocative accents. To achieve a flawless base, Pat applied a mix of Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous and Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundations using the Foundation Brush. She started with a small amount of both foundations applied to the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin and blended it from the central point of the face outward until the product flowed seamlessly to the hairline and jaw. The Perfect Matte Concealer was then used to add extra coverage and achieve an illuminated natural look. Finally, Pat applied Dolce & Gabbana Powder Foundation focusing on the forehead to perfect the look and bring natural radiance.

Turning her attention to the eyes, Pat applied Dolce & Gabbana Eyeshadow quad in Desert in layers followed by Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Black to create a deep and mysterious look. TDolce & Gabbana Glam Liner in Black Intense was then added on top of the lash line to add further definition and achieve greater depth. Finally, two layers of Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes mascara were applied for long and volumised lashes, giving models luxurious yet playful gaze.

On the lips, Pat used Dolce & Gabbana Precision Lipliner in Ruby followed by the combination of Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Ultra and Amethyst to add sophistication to the look. The colour was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for better definition and striking finish.

To complement the look Pat chose the nail lacquer in Nude for a final touch of luxury.

Crimson lips at Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2013

Cat Eyes and Crimson Lips at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

Images: Michele Morosi/Luca Cannonieri/InDigital|GoRunway.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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