Here’s How To Get Dolce & Gabbana’s SS21 Italian Inspired Beauty Look

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While we’d be lying if we said we hadn’t grown fond of a bare-faced beauty look as of late, we’re itching to get glammed up with the season’s latest launches. And the brand giving us all the feels right now? Dolce & Gabbana.

Staying loyal to its glamorous Italian blueprint this season, models took to the SS21 catwalk working both a smoky cat-eye and coral-red lips, proving that right now you don’t have to choose – more is most definitely more. “If you’re looking for a full-on glamorous look, you’ll definitely want to try the signature red lip and winged liner from Dolce & Gabbana’s SS21 catwalk,” says international make-up artist Kate Goodwin. “Lips and eyes are both a key focus here, giving a sultry yet wearable finish.”

Here Kate tells us how to get the look:


Step one: For a flawless complexion, always use a primer before applying your foundation as this will smooth out your skin and give a soft effect. When choosing a foundation, I like to use a yellow undertone on most skins for a natural look. As the lips and eyes are quite dramatic, I would recommend a light to medium coverage foundation so the overall look isn’t too heavy.

Use: Armani Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer & Armani Luminous Silk

Step two: Steer clear of heavy shimmers and use a liquid highlighter that doesn’t have large shimmery particles to achieve the slightly dewy glow to the skin. You can rub the product into your fingers and gently pat it on the face where desired. I would press it gently onto the bridge of the nose, the cupids bow and on the cheekbones for this look.

Use: NARS Illuminator

Step three: You can’t beat softly sculped cheeks to balance out dramatic eyes. Gently sweep a neutral shade of blusher or matt bronzer along the cheekbones to create a contour. For a more sophisticated look try not to bring it too far in towards the nose or on the apple of the cheeks.

Use: Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic – Ecstasy

Dolce & Gabbana SS21


Step four: For the traditional smoky eye, it’s about creating depth in the socket to contour and shape the eye. Use a metallic bronze shadow in the outer socket, blending it upwards and outwards as you want to create a winged effect. Blend a champagne tone on the mobile lid to open up the eye.

Use: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Eye Filter – Eyes of a Star

Step five: When it comes to the definition, drama and impact, it’s all about the liner. Use a soft black pencil first as this will allow you to softly blends upwards to emphasis the cat eye, then use it to softly define under the eye, but only about half way and keep it close to the lashes. Finish the eye using a liquid or gel liner to paint on a wing that extends outwards.

Use: Glossier – Pro Tip brush point liquid eyeliner


Step six: When using red or coral lipstick I tend to line the lip first for a clean, defined finish without feathering around the lip. By using a lip brush to apply the lipstick, this allows precision.

Use: Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick – Venere

Dolce & Gabbana SS21

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  • Compiled by Naomi Chadderton