Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Evocative Beauty for Fall 2010

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana present their visionary colour cosmetic collection with signature elan. An unconventional palette inspired by colour straight from the runway is re-interpreted with an intrepid eye, and acute aesthetic. The iconic design duo pay homage to a monumental past… celebrate a glorious present… and prepare for a prescient future.

Introducing the Evocative Beauty Collection for Fall 2010: a collection that renders the essence of Dolce & Gabbana with bold attitude, passion and precision. Contrast reigns supreme: the look is seriously seductive, inspired by the rogue spirit of today’s Sicily and saluting the sartorial spirit of its proud past. Dolce & Gabbana refine and redefine their signature sensibility: daring duality, dynamic contrast and sly sensuality. Created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman, a woman who challenges conventions, relishes fantasy, expects luxury… and radiates a profound femininity.

Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Cosmopolitan (237) (Cream) (New)
  • Amethyst (165) (Cream) (New)
  • Lust (167) (Cream) (New)
  • Orchid (115) (Shine) (New)

Lipgloss ($29.00)

  • Amethyst (155) (New)
  • Vibrant (143) (New)

Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

  • Divine (147) (New)

Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)

  • Evocative (95) (New)
  • Ocean (180) (New)

Crayon Intense (Eyeliner) ($29.00)

  • Chocolate (10) (New)
  • Onyx (11) (New)

Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)

  • Tan

Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)

  • Cosmopolitan (108) (New)
  • Dahlia

Availability: mid-August 2010 at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations.

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Dolce & Gabbana meets the future: a triumphant look at a vibrant heritage and a tribute to a rich past equal a path to a transcendent present. Introducing the Evocative Beauty Collection… a seamless juxtaposition of signature elements reflecting luminousity, luxury and a cunning sensuality. Echoing the Fall 2010 runway collection’s eloquent celebration of Dolce & Gabbana’s superior quality, unerring craft, exceptional detail and provocative contrast, the Evocative Beauty Collection shares a deep emotional resonance, impeccable precision and a bold yet enigmatic beauty. “With the fall collection we drew from our culture, our tradition, to unleash the full power and evocative nature of modern femininity,” says Stefano Gabbana, “We wanted to discover a look that truly reflects our ‘story’ from the very beginning yet truly reflects our reverence for today’s women, epitomized, of course by the divine Scarlett.” We’ve always been about contrast on the runway-lacy lingerie against sharp tailoring, vivid florals punctuating matte black. With the Evocative Beauty Collection, the contrast is just as impassioned,” adds Domenico Dolce, “It addresses what’s so ineffable about a woman-her fierce sensuality anchored by her innermost femininity.”

The result: Sizzling contrast lends a smoldering sensuality that arouses and attracts. The deeply felt palette embodies the raw yet refined essence of Sicily’s past, the renegade glamour of its present: it is powerful and ephemeral, passionate and intimate. Pure muted tones against bright vibrant tones produce the brazen yet reflective beauty that is, and always has been Dolce & Gabbana’s alone.

The Evocative Beauty Collection presents a provocative palette that’s passionate-a range of warm browns and purples; a play of cool muted jewel-tones-blues, deep purples-and tender pinks and neutrals contrasted with bright pinks. Vivid hues lend a touch of the unexpected, a touch of the erotic, to coy nuanced tones; the look is sinfully seductive, deeply intimate… and radiates pure glamour and sensuality.

The Look

Cutting edge make up artist Pat McGrath collaborates with Dolce & Gabbana to produce another extraordinary look. Brilliant new shades join collection favorites to capture a new vitality, an enlightened beauty and a sleek sensuality.

The look captures the delicate yet capricious nature of autumn, the discreetly dramatic explosion of purples and neutrals always shifting, flickering and finally transforming to become something altogether new. Soulful and daring… the emphasis is on the lips-the key to a woman’s deepest sensuality-with eyes that are subtle yet deeply seductive, layered in soft nuanced neutrals and accented with bold intense colour. The lips are lush and voluptuous in Amethyst, a new classic cream lipstick, with a deep shimmering shine… and highlighted with a bit of flash through Amethyst, a glistening new gloss. Eyes are seductive in Evocative-a new eyeshadow duo in pink and brown-and Divine, a new eyeshadow quad flesh tones accented by deep purple. Softly articulated in the eyeliner Chocolate, the eyes are further enhanced with mascara in Black. Nail lacquer in Dahlia adds a finish of true glamour.

“We went all out with contrast, the kind of contrast that makes a real statement,” says Pat McGrath, “It’s really all about the lips-very shiny and dark, super sexy. I downplayed the eyes, which are still gorgeous, but it’s a subtle kind of power, very implicit. I was going for a look that is very much about ‘now’ but is also ultra Dolce & Gabbana, capturing their ultimate signature look for beauty. Very suggestive, mysteriousyet still very bold. To me, that’s what the fall is all about.”

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Collection

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50 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Evocative Beauty for Fall 2010

  1. Margot

    I’ll buy the lippies :P mostly because I love Scarlett Johansson and she could sell me anything lol

  2. Crissy

    Ooh, loving the purple lippies and gloss!

  3. Heather

    The Amethyst lipstick and gloss looks amazing! Will you be doing swatches or reviews of this line?

  4. Kerri

    I usually go for pinks and corals but the lipstick combo in the promo pic is sooo pretty! I think I’m going to have to make this my first D&G purchase.

  5. DROOOOOL. I love purple lip anything! Promo shot is cool… Am I the only one here that thinks Scarlett Johansson is a tranny though? ;) Everytime I watch her I think, “That’s a man!”

    Except the launch date is mid-August? It’s already late August. Bah! :P

    • I loveeeeeeeee this promo SO MUCH.

    • Kerri

      Most of the time I think she looks pretty feminine but they definitely photoshopped her into tranny teritory in the close up pic.

      • Hehe. Her skin in this photo is beyond Photoshopped. They should have just animated her ;)

        Great shot though – Love the look. I still like her – Love to watch her in just about anything… But I still like to pretend she used to be a man. Not saying anything bad about it! I got nothing but love for the trannies! ;) She is gorgeous though – And I love a woman with a voice like Bea Arthur ;)

        • Couldn’t agree with you more about the photoshopping! She doesn’t even look human (like her stare is dead blank). She literally looks like a computer generated image.

          That being said, the purple lippies look amazing!

      • susan

        “Tranny”? Uncool. You may just not know, so let me step in here. Drag queen = a super-fake/theatrical look that male performers do when they dress up as women for a stage show. Fake is totally the point, and so when you guys say Scarlett looks fake, “Drag queen territory” is the phrase you want.

        When you say “tranny” (which is offensive nomenclature) you are mistakenly thinking of transgender women. Trans women are WOMEN–regular ladies who live as such every day–you probably won’t even notice the trans girls you meet in daily life. They read this blog, too, and deserve some respect.

        Love the blog, by the way.

  6. Thincspot

    I love the colours; colorful yet deep. Anyone know where can I get D & G cosmetics in Canada?

    • Ani_BEE

      I’ve only seen fragrances sold at the Bay and Sears from time to time but that’s it. I’ve never seen the cosmetic line up here. >_<

  7. LU

    Scarlett looks amazing!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Stephanie

    These lippies are to die for. D&G has done it. MAC take note, this is what an exciting collection looks like. Thanks Christine!

  9. Dini

    Pretty. I love that the colors are deep and rich, but not necessarily reds for lips and smokey greys for eyes.

  10. Natalie

    Oh my gosh, D&G, NARS and Giorgio Armani have the best promo images!! Love this!!!! I want all of the lippies too!

  11. Lulee

    this promo shot is my favorite i think ever.

  12. layn

    wow she looks gorgeous!! the lipsticks look so pretty too

  13. Hend

    The promo pic is amazing !
    the red-pink lipstick looks yummy
    and the rest of the crazy purples are just :S i dunno!

  14. Alyssa

    I REALLY hate this ad. She doesn’t even look like a real person. If they’re going to photoshop it that much why don’t they just use mannequins.

  15. Kathie

    OMG! the purple is HOT! I’m splurging for my birthday in October.

  16. Nicole

    Ooooh, I love the looks of this! I’m still dying to try D&G makeup but can’t justify the Saks.com shipping to Canada. I always love the ads with Scarlett, including this one but my one complaint: it looks like they heavily Photoshopped her face. The airbrushing is not necessary! She’s gorgeous!

  17. Martyna

    Girls, are these lippies really wearable??
    LOVE the colors, but I’m an NC 20 – 25, so I would look dead. Or like I just escaped from an 80s movie…

    • Heather

      Yeah, I have to agree with you on this, which is why I hope that Christine can review them, so we can see if normal, non-movie star people can wear those gorgeous purples. :)

  18. I lovee the purple lippies!!!

    But we don’t have them here in Vancouver! :(

  19. Ffffffuuuuuuuuuuu, the makeup companies are really trying to break my wallet this fall.

  20. Brittany

    I do not have anything like those deep, rich purples in my collection. I will definitely be investing in this.

  21. Etaoin

    Scar Jo looks amazing! and i love the purple lipsticks for something a bit different!

  22. Wow, now those are some intense looking lipsticks! I have tried D&G lipsticks before and they aren’t extremely opaque (but they are opaque enough) so I may have to purchase a few…or all…

    And I have to say, I am so impressed with all the Fall 2010 collections this time around!

  23. No thank you. I do not want to look that plastic.

  24. will this be available online at all, do u know?

    and i’m pretty much buying every single lip product from this collection. it’s a done deal.

  25. Fiona

    Is that Scarlett Johannson?

  26. nicci

    doesn’t seem very practical…why so many purple lip glosses and lipsticks? I couldn’t wear it to work (law firm) and be taken seriously…

  27. Rachael

    I love this collection! It’s so tempting to just blow my bank on those lippies.
    The color swatches on the Saks page are so terrible! I cant tell which color is supposed to be which.

  28. Leslie

    Must.. Purchase…alllllll …of ….it

  29. Rhealyn

    Any dupes for the lipsticks? I lav all the colors of the lipsticks!

  30. Vale

    I love violet lip colours! ^^

  31. Beautiful collection, but I am totally saddened by the fact that even the most gorgeous women get airbrushed to death and they all look like these perfect paintings.
    No wonder we are so shocked when we see ‘em wandering around in their sweats on a Saturday morning with their dogs.

  32. I love the purple lips. But it looks like D&G had a lot of fun in Photoshop.

  33. Judy

    Holy moly! I want that purple lipstick Scarlett is wearing in the photo. Is that the Amethyst? Do you know Christine? I have never bought D&G because they are ridiculously over-priced, but… if your review & swatches are good I may just give in and have to buy the lipstick. Do you know when this will be available for purchase and where (online stores)? Thanks!!

  34. Kim-Mary

    Oh EM GEE!!! I have never even heard that D$G had a cosmetic line. This one looks great. Love the purple shades of lipsticks. I am wondering if there are any dupes of those colors? because D$G is waaay too expensive for my taste.
    Will you be swatching these Christine?
    Thank you!!!!

  35. Allegra

    I purchased the lipsticks in Lust and Amethyst and must say that I was disappointed. They look nothing like the pictures featured or the beautiful purple shade seen on Scarlett. I do not even notice much variation between the two colors. I have not yet received the lip gloss and I am hoping that will improve the lipsticks but at this point they are going back.

  36. Anna

    I’m eagerly waiting for swatches XD