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How to Copy Pat McGrath's Gorgeous Handiwork at Dolce & Gabbana

If Pat McGrath did Sophia Loren’s makeup for a journey to ancient Sicily.
How to Copy Pat McGrath's Gorgeous Handiwork at Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana’s runway beauty has become synonymous with “the look we most want to wear in real life” each season. There’s always something a little Sophia Loren about it: elegant, grown-up, but utterly wearable glam. Here’s how legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath built the luminous look at yesterday’s show in Milan.

McGrath started with Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation ($59), applying it from the center of the face outward with a foundation brush. To make the eyes appear especially bright, McGrath blended the brand’s Perfect Finish Concealer ($37) underneath them. Pressed Powder ($50) on the nose and chin, with a mixture of Luminous Cheek Color ($45) in Rosebud, Apricot, and Peach on the cheekbones, “created a veil of perfection.”

Ancient Sicily served as inspiration for the designers, Stefano and Domenico, so McGrath wanted a “gilded” look around the models’ eyes. She started with shadow, the lighter shades in the Gold and Desert Eyeshadow Quad ($59), followed by Crayon Intense Eyeliner ($30) in both Chocolate and Nude all the way around each eye, with just a flick of Liquid Liner ($34) in Baroque at the end of the top lashline, and generous layers of Passioneyes Duo Mascara ($32) in black.

To finish, McGrath mixed two new lipsticks from Dolce: Bellissima and Traviata. (Try #300 Pink ($32) until they hit next spring.) A tip: “The color was applied with greater intensity at the cupid’s bow for better definition and a striking finish.”

Striking? Yes. Difficult? No! You don’t have to be the next Pat McGrath to pull this one together.

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