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D&G Summer Shine Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Launches Summer Shine Collection

For Summer 2015 Dolce & Gabbana launches Summer Shine , a collection inspired by the blue and white flowers painted on the white ceramics of Capri. From nail polish to eyeshadow and even lipstick, the reoccurring theme of blue is played out across the brand’s most desirable products. We caught up with Dolce & Gabbana Make-Up Artist Massimiliano della Maggesa to find out how to wear this daring hue.

The Eyeshadow Duo in Summer Hue plays on contrast and harmony,” Massimiliano explains, noting that although the matte fuchsia and light blue shades look bright in the palette, they are actually incredibly easy to wear. “Blend a neutral shade over the entire lid and then simply add the blue or pink to the crease of the eye for gentle definition. The shades look beautiful washed over tanned skin that needs minimal colour.”

With eyes subtly defined, the new trio of Shine Lipsticks are the perfect complement to the Mediterranean colour palette. Sheer, a transparent red  is an instant classic for the signature Italian look, while the pale orange Shine On reveals a flattering terracotta hue that is summer’s answer to the nude lip. However, the shade we are all most interested in is the shimmering Light Blue – is blue lipstick ever wearable? The answer is yes.

Massimiliano demonstrated that when a little Light Blue Shine Lipstick is applied with a brush, it transforms to either pink or white depending on the client’s natural lip shade. Far from garish, it serves to plump and enhance the lip contour with a subtle 3D-effect shimmer. Massimiliano highlights that “it can also be blended with red lipstick to take it down to a cool tone and add gloss and shine”.

If you feel blue is too bold for eyes or lips, you can still pay homage to the colour with a flash of nail lacquer in Light Blue.

Scroll down to shop the full Summer Shine collection.

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