There are very few things that can make me blow off my Saturday morning kickboxing class (Omar teaches it. Omar is hot.) Pat McGrath demonstrating Dolce & Gabbana’s summer makeup line at Saks was an exception, so instead of pretending to kick someone’s ass this past Saturday morning, I drank coffee and watched the makeup master work her magic.
As Pat was introducing us to the collections and demonstrating on models, makeup application nuggets were coming right and left. Some of the most notable:
-When applying clear gloss over lipstick, just dab a bit in the center of the lips instead of the whole mouth.
-If you don’t want a sharp lip, apply lipstick with your fingers for a more natural look and forget the lipliner.
-If you want a 1950s look, go for an orange-red lipstick.
-To get spidery, full lashes, brush your mascara onto all the lashes, then back comb the brush onto the lashes to get them full, weighty, and a bit clumpy. Also a big trend this season? Lots of bottom lash mascara.
-To get a really strong brow, groom into a perfect arch first, then fill in with eye shadow powders, then an eye pencil. And make sure you use two or three different colors in the brow--it will look more natural.
Both Dolce & Gabbana summer collections are available now. Prices range from $20 for the nail lacquer to $59 for the eye shadow quad, Pat McGrath not included.