Dolce & Gabbana Cosmetic Collection
Launches in June at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC
Everything from the color choice to the pale gold packaging is from the minds of Docle & Gabbana. The star of the entire collection, the Dahlia lippie, is a quite gorgeous looking red. Very Merlot-like in shade. The added touch to this lippie is the engineering. With each swivel of the lipstick, a puff of powdery rose fragrance is emitted. The boys wanted the smell of a vintage smelling cosmetic. I am not sure how the kids will feel about this trick. On makeupalley's fragrance board there is always a throw-down when "grandma perfumes" are mentioned. It appears that there are some generations that do not appreciate or understand the classics. They want to smell like cupcakes. I personally love a powder with a rich rose scent or adore the science behind the satisfying click of a compact. I am excited to see a team bring back the old glamour of cosmetics. The influences for the collection range from Rome's Cinecitta in the fifties and the boys own gardens.
Other products described are eye palettes. There are blues inspired by Portofino and a nude shade was inspired by the dresses worn by Jean Harlow.
According to this Vogue article the makeup collection will launch in June at the Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store in NYC. If you have any more information or deets please post in the comments. Patti and I currently planning a NYC summer trip and I would love to coincide our trip with the launch. I want to see the Dahlia lippie in person.
Credits: Vogue, Silvana Mangano as Circe in Mario Camerini's Ulysses