Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2012 makeup collection features all the bright and joyful colors that make up a spring bouquet. My first impression was that the makeup collection pays homage to all the signature vibrant floral prints that the designers are known for. The colors are inspired by the colors of a pretty Italian summer and the brand’s spokesperson/model Felicity Jones adds a very classic, 50s feel to the campaign.
At the heart of the collection are six new matte nail colors, Lilac, Rose Petal, Lemon, Acqua, Mint and Anise, which are perfectly on trend with the season’s pastel obsession. Also a focus are eye colors with 5 new Crayon Intense Eye Liners and an eyeshadow quad featuring greens, blues, purples, yellows and a goldish neutral to complement. While the collection is anything but understated, the super blend-able formulation and irresistible sorbet shades will have even the shyest fashionista wanting to try the colors.
The key of course, is not to wear them all at once. My favorite combination is to sweep the light gold shadow over the eye and then define and line with the purple shadow and liner. Alternatively, another great color combination is to combine the greens and the purples, again using the light green as a base and the purple as a shadow. The bold and talented makeup guru can also work with the green and blue in combination or the blue and purple.
The collection caps off with a new lipgloss, Raspberry, that are just subtle and pretty but doesn’t overwhelm the bright eyes. The full collection’s on counters now.