Ever since I discovered that A – Pat McGrath is Creative Advisor at Dolce & Gabbana make up and B – they do a great line of foundations for women of all colours, I’ve been all over their range.
One of my favourite products is a black kohl eye pencil; if anyone is going to get a sexy eye pencil right it’s going to be an Italian brand!
Their Love in Taormina nail lacquer collection contains colour pop bright hues inspired by the Spring/Summer 2013 catwalk. The lacquers have been named after Italian flowers: 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.
I tried the high shine and matte top coats and the lacquers in Iris (my fave), Bouganville, Oleandro and Camelia (all £19).
They’ve outdone themselves top coat wise as you can choose between a high shine gel like finish or my favourite, a seriously sexy matte. High Shine top lacquer contains diamond powder to infuse strength into the nails and achieve a mirror-like shine, maintaining the colour and lengthening the wear of your favourite lacquer shade; while the Matte top lacquer dries to a velvety matte effect, to simultaneously preserve the colour and wear.
Creative Advisor, Pat McGrath says: “I like to use colours that really pop for maximum impact, such as Iris on the base of the nail and then the tip in Ibisco. Then, play with texture by applying first the matte top coat and then the high shine top coat on the fuchsia tip.”
We bow to your wisdom Ms McGrath!
All lacquers £19. Available from Harrods (in store and online).