“Taormina’s stunning panorama is lit up with marvellous colours and flowers, it is impossible not to be drawn to its sun and vibrant energy,” says Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The new makeup collection from Dolce&Gabbana is inspired by Sicily’s native flowers blooming in the ancient town of Taormina. Glossy and matte textures, combined with ultra-vivid pigments create a palette that radiates Sicilian summer beauty. Five new lacquer shades and new nail care line are the highlights of the Love in Taormina collection. These are complemented by beautiful colours for the face, lips and eyes to complete the look.
Love in Taormina’s nail lacquers, like a colourful bouquet of Sicilian flowers are key to the collection. Italian names for flowers distinguish five new hues. Bouganville- a rich fuchsia with a touch of purple, Ibisco- a dark pink with coral undertones, Oleandro- a soft pearlescent pink, Iris- a deep violet and Camelia- a fluorescent coral.
The nail lacquers are complemented with full, colour-rich lips and illuminating eye makeup. Offering opaque long-wearing colour, the lipstick in Velvet is a cool rose pink pearl, and Cosmopolitan is a matte coral pink. Violet is a deep violet lipstick that adds volume to the lips and is translucent and lustrous. Shimmering eye shadow Amore, with its quartet of feminine pink and purple hues highlights the look. A new Nail Care Line formulated to create the Dolce&Gabbana Manicure also debuts inside the Love in Taormina collection.
The campaign features Italian actress Monica Bellucci, who creates a mesmerising image amidst Sicilian summer motifs oleander and a succulent lemon. Her face warmed by shades from the Love in Taormina collection and her perfectly shaped nails a delicate pink, recalling flowers of Sicily, perfectly captured by photographer Giampaolo Sgura
“For me, beauty is about showing your natural allure, and accentuating it; every element adds another layer of femininity,” says Monica Bellucci.
Love in Taormina Collection from Dolce&Gabbana will be available in stores this July.