Runway Beauty

Runway Makeup: Gilded Eyes at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012

February 29, 2012

To complement the opulence of Sicilian Baroque at Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter 2012, Pat McGrath used a combination of tonal nudes alongside with rich gold accents from the designers’ beauty line, Dolce & Gabbana The Makeup, on the models.

“It was wonderful to create this 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” says Pat.

To achieve a flawless look, Pat applied The Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation using The Foundation Brush. She carefully blended the foundation adding extra coverage on the nose and forehead. The Perfect Finish Concealer was then used to achieve a flawless, ethereal look illuminated with light. Finally, Pat used The Luminous Cheek Colour in Delight, sweeping colour lightly across models’ cheekbones for a romantic flush.

On the eyes, The Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Gold and Desert were applied in layers to create a luxurious, gilt rich tone. The Crayon Intense 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 coats of The Secret Eyes Mascara in Coffee were applied, achieving long, volumized lashes for a flirtatious look.

Turning her attention to the lips, Pat applied The Classic Cream Lipstick in Petal and Mandorla, mixing the colors together for a soft, sensual lip with a subtle sheen. The color was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for a pearlescent finish.

Pat chose The Intense Nail lacquer in Nude for a final subtle accent. The luxuriant finish of the nail color perfectly completed the sensuous makeup look.

Images: Luca Cannonieri /

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  • Reply Leila March 1, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Which makeup brand did she use?

    • Reply Phyllis March 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

      It’s all D&G makeup.

  • Reply Constanze March 1, 2012 at 2:57 am

    The look is beautiful and natural – absolutely wearable! 🙂

  • Reply Vera November 20, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Do you know a good dupe for the gold eyeshadow that Pat used?

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