Makeup artist Pat McGrath, the mastermind behind the looks, created a clean canvas on every face using Dolce & Gabbana the Foundation for satiny skin that was matte throughout the T-zone, with hints of dewiness added along the cheeks and temples. She then blended the line's Perfect Finish Concealer underneath the eyes to remove any imperfections.
Once the base was finished, it was time for the feminine and masculine looks to part ways.
For the girlish luminosity, half of the show's models were painted with a look that McGrath describes as "ultra-feminine, ultra gorgeous -- very sensual, rosy, pretty, glowing!"
To achieve the luminescence, the makeup artist applied the Blush Luminous Cheek Colour in Warm with a large brush, working in a circular motion along the contour, cheekbone and finishing up along the temple, followed by a light dusting of the Illuminator in Eva.
Eyes were swathed in neutrals from the Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Femme Fatale and then defined with the Eyeliner Crayon Intense in black with a dash of the Eyeliner Crayon Intense in nude along the waterline. To make the eyes truly glisten, McGrath then added the Eyeliner Crayon Intense in Shimmer to the corner of the eye. The Mascara Volumized Lashes offered a luscious finish.
Lips were painted with a warm berry stain that McGrath created by mixing the Classic Cream Lipstick in Glam and Dramatic, simply pressing the blend into the lips with her fingers.
On the cheeks it was all about accentuating bone structure for a more sculpted look, using the Luminous Cheek Color in tan, adding a stroke of the Illuminator in Eva along the brow bone and cheeks.
Lips were kept simple with just a touch of lip balm.
Dolce & Gabbana got floral and flirty with its Secret Garden Makeup Collection for Spring 2011.