Dolce & Gabbana Spring '10: Roses Lipsticks

Dolce&Gabbana The Roses Lipstick Collection.

“To me, lips are a woman’s most evocative feature; they are the focus of her femininity, the key to her innermost being. The shades she wears must capture her many moods,” says Domenico Dolce, “since the rose has always been an icon to us, representing deep womanly sensuality in full bloom, it seemed natural that it served equally as inspiration in our quest for the perfect collection of lipsticks.”

“We also wanted to emphasize the act of applying lipstick, which should be the most luxurious and most intimate of beauty rituals, so finding the perfect rose scent was crucial,” says Stefano Gabbana, “as the design of the lipstick as an object of absolute beauty too, is essential.”

The Roses Lipstick Collection, a collection of five new lipsticks, is a
celebration of lip colour as the star product and essential heart and sensual
soul of the Dolce & Gabbana The Make Up. It is a tribute to the most
singular of flowers, the rose, and the forever fundamental inspiration of all
that is-and has always been-Dolce & Gabbana. This collection explores the
primal lure of lipstick: the essence of sensuality as both an intimately private
and a disarmingly public gesture.

A salute to the iconic glamour of the
1950s-its underlying eroticism, its smoldering sensuality-The Roses Lipstick
Collection embodies the utmost in seduction. Lips, the ultimate symbol of
feminine allure, are enhanced and emboldened as the key to a woman’s duality-her
simplicity and complexity, her strength and vulnerability. Each and every
lipstick shares an intoxicating velvety smooth fragrance redolent of the wild
rose gardens of Sicily, innate to the designers’ deepest roots. Inspired by
these classic and beloved rose gardens, the designers have further transformed
the ‘100 petals’ scent (omnipresent throughout the lip products in The Make Up
collection) to live as a modern formulation that evokes a euphoric sensory
experience. Adding further nostalgia, when the lipstick case is shut, a special
clicking sound adds a hint of intrigue.

The Dolce & Gabbana
signature nod to contrast is omnipresent as classic meets modern, bold meets
delicate, and pure vivid colour meets weightless supple texture. The palette
encapsulates the essence of femininity-a woman’s inner spirit, soul and
sensuality. Each colour satiates the senses with its delicate fragrance, silky
texture, and vivid finish. Five exceptional roses render five essential
lipsticks, providing endless combinations of eclectic moods and eloquent looks.
Dolce & Gabbana salute the ultimate flower with the ultimate lipstick,
revealing the ultimate glamour.

the classic lipstick

Scarlett, a shade inspired by the most classic of all roses, the vibrant Scarlett Fire Rose, is the sole Classic Cream Lipstick of the collection. Scarlett is dedicated with love and admiration for The Designers’ longtime muse Scarlett Johansson, who epitomizes femininity and glamour at its most pure, most provocative and primal. Just as the rose-and particularly this select group of roses-Scarlett encompasses femininity and glamour in all its various guises; a cool blue-red shade… bold, magical, luminous and lasting.

the shine lipsticks

Shine On, inspired by a relatively recent hybrid, the Rosa Shine On, which is characterized by a tender infusion of apricot, peach and gold. The lipstick is kissed by light and glows with sparkling hints of blush tones.

Magnifica, inspired by the deeply fragrant mauve-red rose, the Rosa Magnifica, is a warm red with a sleek shine and daring intensity that reflects the essence of all that is Dolce & Gabbana sophistication and style.

Baby Darling, inspired by Rosa Baby Darling, a miniature apricot-pink rose, the shade is a lustrous pale pink with a subtle, delicate shine to glaze the lips with natural luminosity.

Fascination, inspired by the most modern of the hybrids, the Rosa Fascinata, a precious pink rose with a demure scent. Fascination is a lush, yet delicate deep pink with distinctive shine and innate duality.

The Look
Masterful make-up artist Pat McGrath continues her
collaboration with Dolce & Gabbana, creating a new look that is all about
reds, roses and pinks-and all about Scarlett Johansson’s powerful yet ethereal
femininity. The look is daring and evocative with contrast as a key inspiration.
Imbued with pure light and glowing colour, an air of immediacy and drama meets a
distilled elegance that results in a look that is cool yet tender, fresh yet
sexy-and simply enchanting.

The focus is on the lips; they are lush,
soft and seductive-and truly Scarlett, through their shade and soul. The
lipliner in Ruby underscores the bold lip, adding definition and emphasis.
Cheeks radiate a flushed thanks to the blush in Rose. Eyes shine softly with
exuberant luminosity in subtle colour from the eyeshadow quad in Mediterraneo;
lined with the eyeliner in Coffee and further defined with the mascara in Black.

“I wanted to create a range of lipsticks that really reflected Domenico
and Stefano’s longtime obsession with roses as the ultimate flower expressing
love, lust, femininity and life”, says Pat McGrath, “at the same time, I wanted
to celebrate the remarkably comprehensive palette – with so much colour in just
five lipsticks. The goal was to uncover new and intimate layers within Scarlett
in a classic yet modern way. To capture the intensity of the moment, I played
with strong contrast to create a full range of rose-inspired shades. The
Designers envisioned warm and cool tones in matte and gloss finishes – and I
think the collection reflects this. It is classically elegant with a modern
rogue sensuality”.

DOLCE&GABBANA The Roses Lipstick Collection is on counter from February 2010.

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