Edited by Amanda Gabriele on
Rising and shining early on a Saturday morning can be a difficult task, unless you’re doing something incredibly fabulous. When I heard Pat McGrath, cosmetic visionary and Creative Advisor for Dolce&Gabbana The Make Up, was going to be at the Saks flagship to debut the brand’s new Italian Summertime Collection and Animalier Bronzer as a sunny start to the weekend, I jumped right out of bed. Over a gorgeous brunch, Pat demonstrated the products on two lovely models, talked about her vision for the iconic brand and shared her makeup tips with the room of wide-eyed editors.
After sharing her cosmetic expertise, Pat answered a few of our burning questions.
On how Dolce & Gabbana’s collections inspire her for The Make Up: It’s incredible because there are so many Dolce & Gabbana collections to pull inspiration from. I work with Domenico and Stefano researching the archives to choose some of our favorite colors for the collections. I use elements I know they are inspired by – rich, Italian color and bright, bold design.
On choosing perfect colors for the collection: For me, when it comes to cosmetics, it’s not about right, it’s about love. Do I love that color? We test each hue multiple times on different models to make sure it works for many diverse looks. But over time, you have a sense of what is right and wrong.
On the must-have makeup trends for summer: I love that brows are back – we’re grooming them and making them fuller. I’m fond of the play on lips this season with the all-or-nothing mentality. You saw everything from the super strong colors all the way to nudes on the runway. Also, using blush and bronzer everywhere – eyes, cheeks, temples, chin and body – for a maximum summertime glow.
I also got to try the infamous Animalier Bronzer and Classic Cream Lipstick in Venere while I was there. One word covers both products – obsession. If these won’t make you feel like summer is here, nothing will.
You can shop for these Dolce&Gabbana The Make Up products and more on Saks.com.