Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Fashion Week feminine makeup look. Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
When models took to the runway in Milan
for the Dolce & Gabbana
Fall 2011 fashion show, they were coiffed and primped in beauty looks that ranged from ethereal femininity to sharp masculinity.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath
, the mastermind behind the looks, created a clean canvas on every face using Dolce & Gabbana
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.
Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2011 Fashion Week masculine makeup look. Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana
For the masculine look, described by the makeup artist as "beautiful and strong; masculine, but still very pretty," McGrath revisited the Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Femme Fatale for a taupe shadow, but simply curled the lashes for understated definition and made sure the brows
were precisely filled in to look strong.
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