Friday, January 7th, 2011


Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Makeup Collection: Secret Garden

Dolce & Gabbana celebrates spring’s new beginnings with a fresh interpretation of a pure radiant beauty that effortlessly captures the present with an enlightened eye…and forecasts a flourishing future.
Introducing The Secret Garden Collection for Spring 2011…evocative essentials offer an intimate path to a mythical beauty. Inspired by the Spring 2011 runway, a re-interpretation of Dolce & Gabbana’s bewitching glamour and treasured heritage creates a world of fantasy, desire and luxury with poetic pastels and mercurial tone on tone translucence.

“We’ve always been inspired by the lush gardens so unique to Sicily; they’re like a secret paradise. The aura of romance – the intoxicating wild flowers, the soft pastels – is such an integral part of our heritage and our aesthetic,” says Stefano Gabbana, “The creation of Spring 2011 was almost subliminal; it came directly from our hearts. It gave us so much pleasure to make something so special for the Dolce & Gabbana woman we know so intimately. Secret Garden is meant to be a key to her innermost soul, very personal, very private and, of course, extremely seductive.”

Adds Domenico Dolce, “With Secret Garden, we wanted to provide a kind of privileged information – or secret formula – for the women we love so much – so she could effortlessly achieve that illusive look of intrigue that all women crave. As for the fabulous Illuminator, it was, of course, inspired by the unfathomable Scarlett – the woman who epitomizes the true mystique of Dolce & Gabbana.”

Empowered with an intangible air of irresistible sensuality, the Secret Garden Collection renders a quiet passion and singular that’s enigmatic yet powerfully magnetic. Secret Garden presents a magical path toward a phantom-like beauty that is very real, with a mystical power that’s impalpable yet implicit. Dolce & Gabbana redefine glamour yet again with a provocative touch and a signature sensibility of luxury and compelling contrast.

A bouquet of colour redolent of a fresh field of flora, the luxe palette is purposely finite in order to offer infinite facets of modern femininity: warm nudes and cool neutrals; pastel blushes and tender pinks; silvery greys and soft floral highlights of lilac and pale turquoise. Weightless veils of tone-on-tone colour shift and shimmer seamlessly to capture the intimacy of pure femininity as Dolce & Gabbana solve the classic mystery of ultimate modern beauty.

Shine Lipstick ($30.00)

  • Romance (95)
  • Love (136)

Lipgloss ($29.00)

  • Secret (136)
  • Bon Bon (57)

Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)

  • Eden (157)

Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)

  • Romance (120)

Eyeliner ($29.00)

  • White (13)
  • Lilac (14)

Illuminator ($47.00)

Introducing The Illuminator, a sumptuous powder of extreme versatility in signature Dolce & Gabbana gleaming gold compact. Exuding femininity and luxury, the Illuminator enhances woman’s innate sensuality, lending a glamorous glow and a fresh radiance. Created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman who seeks a life of passion spontaneity, the Illuminator adds seductive highlights and sly hints of shimmer and shine.

  • Eva (3)

Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)

  • Delight (35)

Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)

  • Platinum (90)

Availability: January/February 2011

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30 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2011 Makeup Collection: Secret Garden

  1. JessicaM

    DANG, THOSE LIPPIES. GOTTA HAVE THEM.

  2. marikuska

    this collection looks AMAZING!!!!first collection in a few years, that I would be willing to buy anything from.

  3. leah

    The colors seem a little disconnected to me but I love the statement about their inspiration.

  4. Chiara

    Duo Romance and duo Laguna seems the same colours, isnt’it?

  5. Sorry to say, but just so bland…….

  6. April

    I am loving the Eden quad…something about the pink and mint green:)

  7. Trish

    The pink and green in the quad speak to me. The price, not so much. I’d love to see this collection in person.

  8. alisha

    oh interesting colors for DG.. I just wonder how pigmented everything will be.. :(

  9. Lala

    I don’t think I’m going to buy this haha

  10. amy

    The eyeshadow palette looks very pretty and reminds me of cotton candies and sorbet.

  11. Aracely

    These are all such beautiful colors. Very Fairy tale-ish kind of colors (which is why I love them.) Hey Christine do you think the romance lipstick may be somewhat similar to MAC Violetta?

  12. Lisa

    D&G lipsticks are my favorite, I can’t wait to see these in person!

  13. virginiaisforluvrs

    That nail polish looks amazing!

  14. Chelbi

    This collection seems so random… however, the illuminator does look pretty!

  15. Yay, no weird photoshopped picture of ScarJo this time around! I hope they pick a new spokesmodel, or at least book some new photo shoots.

    I’ve never been tempted to try this line at all, but I will say the illuminator looks quite pretty.

  16. Desiree

    Most of this collection is sooo Nicki Minaj, lol

  17. Cathy

    I like the shadow duo,nail polish and iluiminator but the prices are cost prohibitive for me.

  18. rezel

    The green and pink eyeshadows looks like they can be dupes on the new WnW trios.

  19. Vale

    Still perplexed about how brands are arranging colours in the palettes. Are they picking eyeshadows RANDOMLY?

    • Erin

      Agreed! just because it’s a spring collection it doesn’t mean they need to include colors like mint green. the color is nice in theory but how many people can actually pull that color off?

  20. These promo images (especially of the lip glosses) look so overly plasticized and fake. Not so appealing to me.

  21. Taylor

    the last pencil is numbered 16 (vs. lilac 14 noted). Is it an accurate picture? Sorry that pencil just doesn’t look very.. lilac.

  22. Madeline

    Love the lipsticks n glosses! Gotta get them!
    The quad is nice but I don’t think I’d use the pink n yellow. And I’d try the illuminator too
    Who carries D&G??

  23. Madeline

    Oops!! I mean pink n green. I think o was thinking about a ltd Ed Mac pallettte that I have.
    It looks similar

  24. morena123

    WOW those are so pretty i love the glosses!! hope to see swatches soon.

    That pink and green are screaming my name, and so is that pink gloss and lipstick.

    Wow i never considered buying high end makeup (I only go as far as makeup forever and nars) but wow the quad is interested. i would buy that. i have pink lipsticks so i can skip the glosses

  25. Heather

    I’m wondering how you could come up with a flattering look using the 4 colors in the eyeshadow quad

    • jennie

      I love this color combo! If done right theses will look sooo pretty. I would definitely recommend going into a Saks store and let the experts give you suggestions on how to wear them. Can’t wait to get this collection!

  26. kary

    hey christine where can i but these??? i live in south carolina but i have no idea where to buy it?