Dolce & Gabbana Summer Looks Event with Christian McCulloch

Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Matte Lipstick

There are some things in life that just make you feel good about yourself. Getting my makeup done by someone is one of those things, I leave the artist’s chair feeling more confident and put together, even having learned a few new tricks.  Whenever I have the chance to do this, I clear my calendar and jump at the opportunity. There’s bound to be a few good selfies in it! 😉

This Saturday the Bellevue Nordstrom is one of those opportunities. Dolce & Gabbana’s National Makeup Artist Christian McCulloch will be on site giving private one on one makeup consultations as well as introducing the new Dolce Matte Lipstick and Summer Shine makeup collections. If you haven’t had the chance to play with these collections yet, Saturday is the perfect time to up your red lipstick game and plan your summer makeup wardrobe.

Keep reading for information on how to make your appointment for Saturday!

The new Dolce Matte Lipstick landed on counters in April and features 13 shades of gorgeous red lipstick in cool, warm and neutral tones complete with lip liner and nail polish. The color palette in this collection was inspired by colors in Dolce & Gabbana fabrics and each shade’s name evokes an attitude and emotion that we express on our lips. I have to say, I love the idea behind this… Dolce Fire sounds pretty fierce, does it not? I’ve been playing with this collection since Saturday and I love the texture of these lips. They have that classic D&G scent to them that I adore and are super pigmented. This collection is a red lipstick lover’s dream.

The Summer Shine collection arrived last month and is nod to the reoccurring theme of blue flowers in Dolce & Gabbana summer collections. This collection is both bronze goddess and bright and summery at the same time. I’m partial to the nail colors in this collection; bright, airy and completely wearable at the same time. The Brown Blush eyeshadow quad in this collection can be a staple for seasons to come or help give your eyes that summer smolder.

Dolce Gabbana Summer Shine Look

Dolce Gabbana Summer Shine Look

A few months ago I had the chance to ask Christian a few questions about spring beauty. This time I had the opportunity to ask Christian a few questions about the new collections.

Red lipstick is iconic, any advice on how to choose the right red for your skin tone?
Selecting the perfect red is a process of elimination. Start out by doing four or five shade swatches on your hand, see where you gravitate in terms of your coloring. Will you gravitate more towards the orange-based red, pink-based red or blue-blood reds? Have fun with it!

Matte lipstick can accentuate any flaw on your lips. Any tips on how to prep your lips prior to application?
First clean off the lips with water or cleansing oil, then moisturize with a lip balm. Start by applying the lipstick, blotting with a tissue and then reapply again. To create a super precise shape, add lipliner to the edges of the lip for volume.

What is this Summer Shine Collection’s star product or products and how would you incorporate them into your everyday look?
The Smooth Eye Color Quad in Brown Blush is gorgeous and a no-brainer for that casual summer day to night looks. Paired with the Shine Lipstick in Shine and you’re golden.

What is this collection’s signature look?
Bronze glowing skin; with pops of beautiful bold color!

This collection features the new Shine Lipstick in Light Blue, what are your tips for working with this shade?
Well funnily enough, even though some think this blue lipstick is almost controversial, when I tried it, it was actually fabulous! In truth it’s not a solid color, but a sheer wash so the overall effect is simply cool and icy and is a great take on a pale lip. It looks great with a tan complexion and bronze cheek.

Any tips for us bronzer challenged gals? How would you pick the right shade for you?
The trick to finding the right bronzer shade is to choose a hue that is only a couple shades darker than your natural complexion for seamless blending. Then, build the bronze slowly and delicately with soft brushstrokes using a large and soft bronzing brush. I love a gentle dust across the bridge of the nose too, for a true sun-kissed look.

I’ll be at Nordstrom Bellevue on Saturday for this event for my own consultation focusing on the Summer Shine collection, I’m dying to see the Light Blue lipstick for myself!

Here are the details and how you can make your own appointment:

June 13th, 2015; 10:00 – 7:00pm
Nordstrom Bellevue Square, Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Counter
100 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
For appointments please call: (425) 455 – 5800 EXT. 1054

The appointments with Dolce & Gabbana National Makeup Artist Christian McCulloch are complimentary with a purchase.  For a purchase of $125.00 or more, the counter is offering guests a beige velvet pouch with a Mini Dolce Matte Lipstick, Perfect Reveal Lift Foundation Mini Pot and Mini Passioneyes Duo Mascara.
See you at Nordstrom’s in Bellevue on Saturday, I’ll be the one swatching everything on my hands at the Dolce & Gabbana counter. 🙂