Dolce & Gabbana Holiday 2011 Collection: Precious Stones
Capturing the essence of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion collection and translating it into a compelling make-up story is the role of make-up creatrice Pat McGrath who this season raided the designers’ jewel box unearthing a haul of sumptuous shades and textures inspired by the precious stones and gem colours seen on the catwalk.
Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00)
- Purple Pearl (330)
- Plum Sapphire (76)
Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
- Mauve Diamond (117)
Ultra-Shine Lipgloss Lipstick ($29.00)
- Pink Sapphire (139)
- Pink Diamond (138)
Precision Lipliner ($30.00)
- Rose Pearl (12)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)
- Gems (107)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)
- Jewels (142)
Crayon Intense ($29.00)
- Topaz (19)
Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)
- Mauve Diamond (38)
Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)
- Amethyst (168)
- Grey Pearl (230)
availability: November 2011, select Saks Fifth Avenue stores and saks.com
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NARS Holiday 2011 Gifting
For Holiday 2011, NARS introduces Modern Kabuki, a collection of specially designed gifts for the ardent makeup aficionado, inspired by François Nars’ travels throughout Japan, his deep interest in Japanese culture, and his fascination with Kabuki makeup. The collection captures the exquisite artistry of Japan’s Kabuki theater. Every detail is a vibrant, modern, iconic interpretation of the centuries-old dramatic form.
Hanamichi Kabuki-Inspired Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00) (narscosmetics.com)
Japanese for “flower path,” this Kabuki theater walkway that extends into the audience was the inspiration for this eyeshadow palette, featuring a Kabuki-themed design and accompanied by a mini Kabuki Eye Brush. The colors are evocative of shades found in Kabuki theater- an icy white with flowers in rich shimmering deep rose and gold and matte black.
Kudoki Kabuki Mini Lip Coffret ($125.00)
Named for an element of Kabuki dance, this year’s take on the Bento Box set features three new vibrant, super-saturated, limited edition shades poured into custom ceramic cups. Included is its own Kabuki Lip Brush and sleek keepsake wooden box.
- Ougi Deep red
- Takebue Neutral
- Botan Deep pink
Mie Kabuki Mini Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Coffret ($55.00)
A collection of six mini, top-selling and limited edition Soft Touch Shadow Pencils. Just like their namesake Mie Kabuki— which references a moment of high emotion culminating in an extremely dramatic pose—these creamy, blendable, long-wearing crayons create bold, dramatic looks with just a few strokes.
- Tall Tale Deep metallic purple
- Magic Moon Deep metallic navy blue
- Ballets Russes Silver
- Aigle Noir Black infused with gold shimmer
- Palladium Turquoise with silver glitter
- Skorpios Copper
Kuroko Kabuki Mini Nail Polish Coffret ($35.00)
The set includes four mini-sized, bold and vivid nail polish colors based on shades traditionally used in Kabuki theatre.
- Yoshiwara Red
- Shiro-Nuri White
- Kata Black
- Senryou Gold
Nagauta Kabuki Brush Set ($225.00) (Barneys Exclusive)
Encased in an ultra-luxurious keepsake wooden bento box with red lacquer interior, this exquisite five-piece brush set is named for the principal musical forms in Kabuki theater and includes two new brushes exclusive to the set. Kabuki Eye Brush (exclusive to the set), Botan Brush, Ita Brush, Yachiyo Brush, Kabuki Lip (exclusive to the set).
availability: November 1st, 2011 @ narscosmetics.com (except brush set)