Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up: Fall Romantic Collection and Holiday Golden Beams Collection

Introducing the Romantic Collection for Fall 2009 and the Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009: two new collections showcasing new colors, new attitude and new direction. Inspired by Dolce & Gabbana’s gravitation toward surrealism, each palette embraces a bold insouciance and a sexy spontaneity that challenges the archetypal face of beauty with the revolutionary Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic.

The Romantic Collection, Fall 2009
Legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath collaborates closely with Dolce & Gabbana to create the beauty look with select Make Up classics paired with brilliant new shades. Explicit and ethereal pinks are imbued with light; deep neutrals are refined and distinctive. The look lends an air of romance and a sense of intimacy with lucid washes of pure colour and sensuality. A truly feminine aura that’s both suggestive and assertive; the look is exuberant with weightless layering of tone against tone pinks, that coalesce in a seamless elegance that is at once fresh and cool. Moist, voluptuous lips beckon and seduce – soft-sculpted and defined with Soft, a new shade of the classic lipstick and the lipliner. The same hue adds sophistication to nails, through the new Soft shade of the nail lacquer. Eyes are delicate, yet smoldering with the eyeshadow duo in Rose, enhanced with the mascara in Black. Cheeks appear lightly flushed with the blush in new Delight.

The Romantic Collection is intimate yet ephemeral with a glaze of pinks dissolving into a rush of strong femininity “The Rose palette brings the collection to a new level; Dolce & Gabbana wanted to take risks with color, texture, mood – and at the same time capture the essence of each element,” says Pat McGrath. “While the focus is on the eyes – very sexy, very daring – the soft voluptuous lips add an intensity that’s erotic. The rose look is very romantic, almost ethereal – yet very sophisticated.”

Classic Cream Lipstick in Soft 65 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Naked 60 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Drama 90 ($30)
Precision Lipliner in Soft 6 ($30)
Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Baby 75 ($29)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Rose 90 ($36)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Dazzling 160 ($59)
Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28)
Crayon Intense in Platinum 6 ($29)
Luminous Cheek Colour in Delight 35 ($44)
Perfect Finish Powder Foundation in Creamy 80 ($59)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Soft 205 ($20)
Intense Nail Laquer in Pink 100 ($20)

Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter September 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and

The Golden Beams Collection, Holiday 2009
The Golden Beams Collection for Holiday 2009 captures the precious singularity of golden tones with a rare depth and an unexpected eroticism, celebrating three ultra femme variations on golden translucence, anchored by the drama and depth of surreal fantasy. Dolce & Gabbana use captivating contrasts to take beauty to a new level of decadence.

A seductive shimmer informs a play of matte neutrals and golds to create a complete face of beauty for the Holiday season that is polished and luxurious. The look showcases precious yellow, white and rose gold shades to create provocative, atonal precision.

The eyes are intense, illuminated with a warmth that appears to glow from within. A play of fine metallics lends an ephemeral shimmer and shine to a rich warm patina of matte brown with the new eyeshadow quad in Gold. Featuring the 3 golds gleam, the look is underscored by the mascara in Black while the eyeliner in Gold adds depth and definition. Cheeks are suffused with soft light with a new shade of the blush in Caramel. Bold red lips in Sparkling, a new shade of the shine lipstick, mirror the luminosity of the eyes with a creamy intensity. The nail laquer in Royal add a subtle sexy finish. “Golden Beams is full of drama, but it’s a discreet drama,” says Pat McGrath. “The play of opposites-the brown and golds, the matte and shine – is so key; the look is quite daring and evocative-yet also very ladylike, polished and elegant.”

Classic Cream Lipstick in Fire 235 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Sparkling 65 ($30)
Shine Lipstick in Gold 70 ($30)
Precision Lipliner in Fire 5 ($30)
Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Magic 145 ($29)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Golds 125 ($59)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Gold 130 ($36)
Volumized Lashes in Black 1 ($28)
Crayon Intense in Gold 3 ($29)
Luminous Cheek Colour in Caramel 25 ($44)
Glow Bronzing Powder in Natural 10 ($47)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Fire 125 ($20)
Intense Nail Lacquer in Royal 165 ($20)

Dolce & Gabbana The Romantic Collection will be on counter October 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and

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The Beauty Girls Weekend Read

Teri from Beautiful Makeup Search has a new favorite foundation that is making her skin appear flawless.

Julia from All About the Pretty tried to keep Leonor Greyl’s Huile de Magnolia Face & Body Oil a secret, but she had to tell.

Chanel Fall 2009 Venise Collection is making a splash and Erika from Makeup Bag has all the details.

Daneen from Spoiled Pretty is giving away love…love…love…love, Fancy Love – Jessica Simpson’s newest perfume. Enter for your chance to win!

Amber from Beauty Blogging Junkie learns that when it comes to mascara, violence IS sometimes the answer.

Marina from makeup loves me gets CalGel Nails at Sakura on the Upper East Side – and couldn’t be more thrilled with the result!

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Venus Razor Giveaway Winner

Congrats to Casie Starr, winner of the Venus Razor Giveaway. Casie has won:

* Venus Embrace and Embrace replacement blades
* Gillette Satin Care Lavender Kiss Shave Gel
* Olay Touch of Sun Quench Plus
* Fedora hat with changeable black ribbon around the brim
* Colorful oversized beach towel
* Mara Hoffman bikini

Big thanks to Gillette for sponsoring this giveaway. Casie is one lucky gal.

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Calendar Girl

I want this right now…

Dalla Nonna’s signature piece, The Calendar Necklace, exemplifies Dalla Nonna’s blend of tradition and trend. Derived from an old tie pin of Jess’ Grandpa Howard, each piece is executed in sterling silver or 14k gold (with viagra online canada pharmacy dimensions of about 1″ x 3/4″), suspended on an 18″ chain and accented with a sapphire in a color chosen by the wearer to commemorate a date of her choosing (birthday, birth of a baby, graduation, engagement, anniversary, wedding – the list is endless!). With its sleek and modern design, the calendar necklace is a subtle statement piece that allows the wearer to hold a date that is close to her heart even closer still.

The necklace is available in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold and silver. Choose between blue, light green, pink, purple, red or yellow sapphire.

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