Meant to evoke the lush gardens of Sicily, the smattering of cheerful violets, turquoise blues, poppies and pinks are cooled with a contrast of slate gray and smoky charcoal shadows. A sheer illuminating powder known as Eva is creamy in its bisque-like finish, while a metallic platinum nail lacquer lends the whole collection a modern feel.
"With Secret Garden, we wanted to provide a kind of privileged information -- or secret formula -- for the women we love so much -- so she could effortlessly achieve that illusive look of intrigue that all women crave. As for the fabulous Illuminator, it was, of course, inspired by Scarlett," said Domenico Dolce, of the brand's choice of Johansson to play the enviable face of the campaign.
Iconic makeup artist Pat McGrath tells us the essential product for imparting the healthy glow that we all crave come springtime lies in the use of a sheer illuminating powder like Eva.
Look for the collection to debut this month -- most likely in a couple of weeks -- at Saks Fifth Avenue stores and online, with prices ranging from $20 for the Nail Lacquer in Platinum 90 to $30 for the Shine Lipsticks to $47 for the Illuminator in Eva.
Stefano Gabbana describes it as "the aura of romance -- the intoxicating wild flowers, the soft pastels."
We describe it as a piece of couture that you can actually afford.
Want more spring inspiration? Check out our complete backstage beauty and fashion trend coverage of New York's Spring 2011 Fashion Week.