19 April 2011

Scarlett Johansson Does Summertime Beauty For Dolce & Gabbana

Now that the sun is shining its little heart out, ’tis time to reassess your beauty bag, ladies. So ditch the smoky browns and berry lippies for soft pastels and summery brights, like now. Showing us how it’s done is Scarlett Johansson in the latest beauty shot for Dolce & Gabbana makeup.

As we’ve come to expect, Scarlett is looking truly scrumptious, slipping her A-list curves into one of the designers’ iconic floral corsets, accessorising with a er, daisy while languishing on bedsheets (this time sans David Gandy - boo). But what of the Mediterranean-inspired makeup? Well, a bright violet polish decorates her nails, a taupe tone amps up those beestung lips, a hint of shimmering gold eyeshadow brings out those baby blues and pale pink blush creates what Pat McGrath describes as a ‘voluptuous glow’. We sigh.

To nail this summer-suitable Modern Marilyn look, Domenico and Stefano have the answer. The design duo’s Italian Summertime cosmetics range, showcased by Scar Jo, is inspired by their S/S ‘11 show – who could forget the fresh, rosy faces against the blank slate of an all-white collection? Well, quite. ‘We wanted to reflect the Sicilian culture with a fresh interpretation,’ explains Signor Gabbana. ‘We began by imagining a young bride’s hope chest, full of treasures from the past and the present that are the key to her future.’

Hmm, we can think of one or two brides-to-be who could benefit from Dolce’s Mediterranean magic...

Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian Summertime Collection is available now at www.harrods.com

- Jessica Vince 


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