My last day of Milan Fashion Week was tinged with an ecclesiastical glow, partly because I was going home to my own bed, partly because I’d just interviewed the ridiculously handsome (and eloquent) David Gandy at Dolce&Gabbana’s HQ (more of that to follow) and partly because of the rapturous make-up looks we’d been privy to backstage at Dolce&Gabbana whose collection was inspired by the mosaics of the Monreale Cathedral in Sicily.
Walking into the hallowed bowels of the Dolce&Gabbana Metropol, the heavens opened with fluffy white snow (as opposed to the sludgy sleet of previous days) sugar-coating Milan in a dusting of celestial white. We were ushered through to backstage (a backstage like nothing else I’ve experienced may I add, complete with permanent make-up stations and monogrammed robes) where a hush descended as we approached make-up legend Pat McGrath who was already hard at work interpreting the designer’s brief.
In a flash of divine inspiration she decided to go for feline Sophia Loren eyes using a flick of Dolce&Gabbana’s Glam Liner in Black Intense along the top lashline (McGrath suggests using a pencil first and going over it with the liquid). Skin was kept velvety matte, but the piece de resistance was the sumptuous lips in a rich Bordeaux (or sacramental wine?) colour courtesy of Dolce&Gabbana’s ‘Ruby’ lipliner overlaid with ‘Ultra’ and ‘Amethyst’ lipsticks. We’re converted!