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  • HOW CAN I CREATE MY OWN DOLCE&GABBANA MAKEUP LOOK?

    With a wide palette of shades and formulas for every woman, MakeUp provides a look for every occasion, mood or style. From delicate rose pinks to vibrant violets and warm golden tones the choice is endless and perfectly matches the current fashion collections from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. To discover the latest Dolce&Gabbana MakeUp looks for this season we recommend a complementary color appointment with one of our trained Beauty Stylists who will tailor the look to your needs.

  • DO MAKEUP PRODUCTS WITH SPF HELP PROTECT MY SKIN FROM THE UV RAYS?

    Exposure to sunlight causes some damage to the skin. This can be prevented or reduced by avoiding solar UV exposure, by wearing clothing, hats and applying sunscreens. Sunscreens work by blocking the absorption of rays into the skin thus helping to reduce damage by solar radiation.

  • WHAT TYPE OF MAKEUP SHOULD I WEAR?

    Our foundations are designed based on what type of finishing result you would like to achieve.  For example the Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation is designed to give medium to high buildable coverage, with a silky velvet finish; the Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation contains typical moisturizing and skin care conditioning ingredients and is designed to give light to medium coverage, with a radiant translucent finish; the Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation is designed to give medium to high coverage, with a matte finish and is a long wear foundation.
    We prefer to propose a specific type of foundation based on the finishing effect you would like to achieve, but each product is better to be used for the skin type indicated below:
    Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation: normal skin
    Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation: normal to dry skin as it contains moisturizing & skin care conditioning ingredients
    Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation: normal to oily skin as it contains oil absorbing powders that will help to control oil and shine, while keeping the skin perfectly balanced throughout the day. Our foundations are designed based on what type of finishing result you would like to achieve.  For example the Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation is designed to give medium to high buildable coverage, with a silky velvet finish; the Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation contains typical moisturizing and skin care conditioning ingredients and is designed to give light to medium coverage, with a radiant translucent finish; the Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation is designed to give medium to high coverage, with a matte finish and is a long wear foundation.
    We prefer to propose a specific type of foundation based on the finishing effect you would like to achieve, but each product is better to be used for the skin type indicated below:
    Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation: normal skin
    Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation: normal to dry skin as it contains moisturizing & skin care conditioning ingredients
    Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation: normal to oily skin as it contains oil absorbing powders that will help to control oil and shine, while keeping the skin perfectly balanced throughout the day. Our foundations are designed based on what type of finishing result you would like to achieve.  For example the Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation is designed to give medium to high buildable coverage, with a silky velvet finish; the Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation contains typical moisturizing and skin care conditioning ingredients and is designed to give light to medium coverage, with a radiant translucent finish; the Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation is designed to give medium to high coverage, with a matte finish and is a long wear foundation.
    We prefer to propose a specific type of foundation based on the finishing effect you would like to achieve, but each product is better to be used for the skin type indicated below:
    Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation: normal skin
    Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation: normal to dry skin as it contains moisturizing & skin care conditioning ingredients
    Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation: normal to oily skin as it contains oil absorbing powders that will help to control oil and shine, while keeping the skin perfectly balanced throughout the day.

  • WILL WEARING MAKEUP DAILY AFFECT MY SKIN?

    There are many myths surrounding the use of cosmetics daily, and its effects on the skin. Nowadays increased knowledge of ingredients with expert consultation at counter will help you find the formula that is right for your need. All Dolce&Gabbana foundations are formulated to act in harmony with the skin, and to enhance your natural beauty. In order to keep your skin fresh and clean throughout the day, it is also important to remove your make up at the end of the day and prepare your skin for make up with the correct skincare.

  • HOW CAN I BUY THE PRODUCTS FROM THE LATEST COLLECTIONS OR LIMITED EDITIONS WHEN THEY ARE SOLD OUT ?

    Dolce&Gabbana collections are limited editions, which implies restrained quantities. So we encourage you to visit regularly your favorite Dolce&Gabbana authorized retailer, check the press or simply visit this website.

  • HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOLCE&GABBANA PERFUME FOR MYSELF OR FOR A GIFT?

    When you finally get to the store and are actively choosing which perfume to buy, you should do the following:
    1. First of all consider and decide the sensation and feeling you want to achieve with the perfume you will choose. Different Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will help you achieve different feelings, but as a total, the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances cover the most representative moods to help you find the best suitable one for yourself or the person you want to choose a gift for. So, no matter if you want to achieve a feeling of freshness, delicacy, energy, mystery, passion or purity the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will offer you a wide palette to choose from.
    2. Start smelling the fragrances and think of that feeling you are trying to achieve. If you are looking for a gift, remember that this is not a fragrance for you, so it may be opposite to what you would normally like to wear. If you already know the fragrance and olfactive group which you or the recipient of the gift likes, then mention this to the Beauty Consultant at the counter, because they can guide you more accurately to preferred fragrances.
    3. To find the perfume you like, you can smell no more than 6 perfumes. If you want to try more that 6 perfumes the recommendation is to stop smelling any perfume for 20 minutes and then start again with the new 6 perfumes you would like to try.
    4. Ideally, start sampling fragrances on paper blotters which are provided by the Beauty Consultants in the stores.  Make sure you know which fragrance is which, you can write on the blotters if necessary.  Initially smell them after 10-seconds, so that the ethanol solvent has evaporated. Then walk around the store and smell them 20-minutes later – this will give you  an idea of what the fragrance character becomes over time and therefore what you will mostly live with.
    5. When you have found a fragrance you like, apply to your skin and see if you still like its scent.  We suggest that you apply a maximum of four fragrances to your skin – use each wrist and the back of each hand, spraying closely and in a controlled manner.  Do not rub your wrists together, since this means you lose an area of skin to test on.When you finally get to the store and are actively choosing which perfume to buy, you should do the following:
    1. First of all consider and decide the sensation and feeling you want to achieve with the perfume you will choose. Different Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will help you achieve different feelings, but as a total, the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances cover the most representative moods to help you find the best suitable one for yourself or the person you want to choose a gift for. So, no matter if you want to achieve a feeling of freshness, delicacy, energy, mystery, passion or purity the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will offer you a wide palette to choose from.
    2. Start smelling the fragrances and think of that feeling you are trying to achieve. If you are looking for a gift, remember that this is not a fragrance for you, so it may be opposite to what you would normally like to wear. If you already know the fragrance and olfactive group which you or the recipient of the gift likes, then mention this to the Beauty Consultant at the counter, because they can guide you more accurately to preferred fragrances.
    3. To find the perfume you like, you can smell no more than 6 perfumes. If you want to try more that 6 perfumes the recommendation is to stop smelling any perfume for 20 minutes and then start again with the new 6 perfumes you would like to try.
    4. Ideally, start sampling fragrances on paper blotters which are provided by the Beauty Consultants in the stores.  Make sure you know which fragrance is which, you can write on the blotters if necessary.  Initially smell them after 10-seconds, so that the ethanol solvent has evaporated. Then walk around the store and smell them 20-minutes later – this will give you  an idea of what the fragrance character becomes over time and therefore what you will mostly live with.
    5. When you have found a fragrance you like, apply to your skin and see if you still like its scent.  We suggest that you apply a maximum of four fragrances to your skin – use each wrist and the back of each hand, spraying closely and in a controlled manner.  Do not rub your wrists together, since this means you lose an area of skin to test on.When you finally get to the store and are actively choosing which perfume to buy, you should do the following:
    1. First of all consider and decide the sensation and feeling you want to achieve with the perfume you will choose. Different Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will help you achieve different feelings, but as a total, the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances cover the most representative moods to help you find the best suitable one for yourself or the person you want to choose a gift for. So, no matter if you want to achieve a feeling of freshness, delicacy, energy, mystery, passion or purity the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances will offer you a wide palette to choose from.
    2. Start smelling the fragrances and think of that feeling you are trying to achieve. If you are looking for a gift, remember that this is not a fragrance for you, so it may be opposite to what you would normally like to wear. If you already know the fragrance and olfactive group which you or the recipient of the gift likes, then mention this to the Beauty Consultant at the counter, because they can guide you more accurately to preferred fragrances.
    3. To find the perfume you like, you can smell no more than 6 perfumes. If you want to try more that 6 perfumes the recommendation is to stop smelling any perfume for 20 minutes and then start again with the new 6 perfumes you would like to try.
    4. Ideally, start sampling fragrances on paper blotters which are provided by the Beauty Consultants in the stores.  Make sure you know which fragrance is which, you can write on the blotters if necessary.  Initially smell them after 10-seconds, so that the ethanol solvent has evaporated. Then walk around the store and smell them 20-minutes later – this will give you  an idea of what the fragrance character becomes over time and therefore what you will mostly live with.
    5. When you have found a fragrance you like, apply to your skin and see if you still like its scent.  We suggest that you apply a maximum of four fragrances to your skin – use each wrist and the back of each hand, spraying closely and in a controlled manner.  Do not rub your wrists together, since this means you lose an area of skin to test on.

  • IS IT RECOMMENDED TO WEAR PERFUME WHEN EXPOSED TO THE SUN?

    It is not recommended to wear perfume when exposed to the sun, because alcohol can be irritating for the skin in extremely warm weather and under sunlight. However, our fragrances are safe to wear in sunlight, because we do not use phototoxic ingredients.

  • HOW CAN I KEEP MY FRAGRANCE FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT IT LOSING ITS ORIGINAL CHARACTER ?

    Fine fragrances are designed to keep well in their bottle for several years. However, fluctuating temperature, prolonged exposure to sunlight and exposure to air, will accelerate any aging process of the perfume. For this reason, we suggest you follow some simple storage guidelines: always store your perfume bottles away from bright sunlight (e.g. in their original packaging or in a cupboard) and keep them away from any source of heat, or locations with large, regular temperature changes. For your convenience and to ensure the best storage environment, all bottles are sealed with a pump, limiting changes of air in the bottle.
    You may also see the perfume change colour over time, often becoming darker. There may be an accompanying change in the scent, but in both cases, the fragrance remains safe to wear on skin. The reason these changes occur is that many perfume oils contain ingredients from natural sources, particularly plants. These tend to change in odour and colour over time, due to a natural aging process. Fine fragrances are designed to keep well in their bottle for several years. However, fluctuating temperature, prolonged exposure to sunlight and exposure to air, will accelerate any aging process of the perfume. For this reason, we suggest you follow some simple storage guidelines: always store your perfume bottles away from bright sunlight (e.g. in their original packaging or in a cupboard) and keep them away from any source of heat, or locations with large, regular temperature changes. For your convenience and to ensure the best storage environment, all bottles are sealed with a pump, limiting changes of air in the bottle.
    You may also see the perfume change colour over time, often becoming darker. There may be an accompanying change in the scent, but in both cases, the fragrance remains safe to wear on skin. The reason these changes occur is that many perfume oils contain ingredients from natural sources, particularly plants. These tend to change in odour and colour over time, due to a natural aging process. Fine fragrances are designed to keep well in their bottle for several years. However, fluctuating temperature, prolonged exposure to sunlight and exposure to air, will accelerate any aging process of the perfume. For this reason, we suggest you follow some simple storage guidelines: always store your perfume bottles away from bright sunlight (e.g. in their original packaging or in a cupboard) and keep them away from any source of heat, or locations with large, regular temperature changes. For your convenience and to ensure the best storage environment, all bottles are sealed with a pump, limiting changes of air in the bottle.
    You may also see the perfume change colour over time, often becoming darker. There may be an accompanying change in the scent, but in both cases, the fragrance remains safe to wear on skin. The reason these changes occur is that many perfume oils contain ingredients from natural sources, particularly plants. These tend to change in odour and colour over time, due to a natural aging process.

  • FRAGRANCES DO NOT SEEM TO LAST LONG ON ME. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    Perfume oil is volatile, which means that it evaporates over time and this leads to a change in the character of the scent. As the amount of perfume oil on your skin decreases, so does its power, which is why you perceive the scent less. This is normal. The speed of evaporation depends on a number of things, particularly the body temperature of the wearer. Put simply, the higher the temperature, the faster the perfume will evaporate.
    One way to enhance your usual scent is to use one or two complementary products from the fragrance range, such as the shower gel and body lotion, in addition to the perfume itself. These leave a deeper, scented film on your skin, which enables the fragrance to last longer than normal.
    To slow down any evaporation and preserve the character of the original fragrance, you can apply fragrance to the lining of your clothes, hair, or to a cotton pad which can be tucked inside a pocket. If you do apply fragrance to clothing, be aware that it will often evaporate far more slowly than on skin; this may not be desirable if you like to change your fragrance regularly.Perfume oil is volatile, which means that it evaporates over time and this leads to a change in the character of the scent. As the amount of perfume oil on your skin decreases, so does its power, which is why you perceive the scent less. This is normal. The speed of evaporation depends on a number of things, particularly the body temperature of the wearer. Put simply, the higher the temperature, the faster the perfume will evaporate.
    One way to enhance your usual scent is to use one or two complementary products from the fragrance range, such as the shower gel and body lotion, in addition to the perfume itself. These leave a deeper, scented film on your skin, which enables the fragrance to last longer than normal.
    To slow down any evaporation and preserve the character of the original fragrance, you can apply fragrance to the lining of your clothes, hair, or to a cotton pad which can be tucked inside a pocket. If you do apply fragrance to clothing, be aware that it will often evaporate far more slowly than on skin; this may not be desirable if you like to change your fragrance regularly.Perfume oil is volatile, which means that it evaporates over time and this leads to a change in the character of the scent. As the amount of perfume oil on your skin decreases, so does its power, which is why you perceive the scent less. This is normal. The speed of evaporation depends on a number of things, particularly the body temperature of the wearer. Put simply, the higher the temperature, the faster the perfume will evaporate.
    One way to enhance your usual scent is to use one or two complementary products from the fragrance range, such as the shower gel and body lotion, in addition to the perfume itself. These leave a deeper, scented film on your skin, which enables the fragrance to last longer than normal.
    To slow down any evaporation and preserve the character of the original fragrance, you can apply fragrance to the lining of your clothes, hair, or to a cotton pad which can be tucked inside a pocket. If you do apply fragrance to clothing, be aware that it will often evaporate far more slowly than on skin; this may not be desirable if you like to change your fragrance regularly.

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EAU DE TOILETTE, EAU DE PARFUM AND EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE?

    The difference between eau de toilette, eau de parfum and eau de parfum Intense is purely in the increasing concentration of the perfume oil in the final product, it is not a reflection of the quality of the perfume – they are all of high quality.  There is no industry standard for concentration; The ‘perfect’ level of oil concentration is driven by the ingredients used and desired impact of the fragrance.

  • WHAT DOES THE OPEN VASE WITH THE MONTH INDICATION ON THE PACK OF THE MAKEUP PRODUCTS MEAN?

    This symbol indicates the time period during which you can use your product, starting from the very first time you open it.
    This symbol is the important information that you need to pay attention to for the usage of a product.

  • DOES DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY TEST ON ANIMALS?

    Dolce&Gabbana Beauty products are manufactured by P&G. Please visit P&G’s website http://www.pgbeautygroomingscience.com for more information regarding  P&G’s product safety programs.

  • ARE DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY PRODUCTS HYPOALLERGENIC?

    Dolce&Gabbana Beauty products are manufactured by Procter and Gamble (from now on P&G). P&G’s labs follow rigorous industry regulatory guidelines, meaning that develops products to be safe to use on skin and all perfumes are made using the highest quality ingredients.

  • HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE INGREDIENTS OF A PRODUCT?

    The ingredients of a Fragrance or a Make Up product can be found on the outer package of that product.

  • I PURCHASED A PRODUCT ON THE INTERNET AND I THINK IT IS A COUNTERFEIT. WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR ME?

    Counterfeit products pose a potential threat to your health. You should always purchase our products in an authorized retail store.  If you believe that the product you have purchased is counterfeit, please send an e-mail to Procter & Gamble and we will recontact you based on your request.  If you would like to speak to someone and you are in the following countries, you can call the respective consumer care toll free Procter & Gamble phone numbers and speak with an advisor, who will guide you accordingly.

     

    ITALY: 800 149 098 for Dolce&Gabbana Makeup products and 800 125 521 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    UK:  0800 169 7966 for Dolce&Gabbana Makeup products and 0800 328 6443 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    USA: 866 607 0858 for Dolce&Gabbana Makeup and Perfume products
    SPAIN: 900 100 266 for Dolce&Gabbana Makeup and Perfume products
    FRANCE: 0800 778 005 for Dolce&Gabbana Makeup and Perfume products
    IRELAND: 1800 946 159 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    BELGIUM: 0800 151 74 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    NETHERLANDS: 0800 022 5898 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    PORTUGAL: 800 200 766 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    GERMANY: 0800 000 4306 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    AUSTRIA: 0800 1025 1954 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products
    SWITZERLAND: 0800 000 884 for Dolce&Gabbana Perfume products

     

    In order for us to make our own assessment, we may ask you to send us the product which you believe to be counterfeit, or ask you to return it to the point of sale.

  • HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE PRICES OF DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

    Dolce&Gabbana beauty products are available via authorized retailer network. Pricing remains at their sole discretion, as per industry regulations.

  • HOW CAN I BE INFORMED ABOUT DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY PRODUCT NEWS?

    Sign up to our newsletter  to receive regular updates about Dolce&Gabbana beauty news.

  • HOW CAN I RECEIVE A CATALOGUE OF DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY PRODUCTS?

    You may find the most complete and recent information about our products by visiting our website. Catalogues are not produced for beauty products.

  • HOW CAN I ORDER PRODUCTS ON THE DOLCE&GABBANA BEAUTY WEBSITE?

    There is no online sales service on our website, you can visit an authorized Dolce&Gabbana point of sale.

  • FACE
  • ARE THERE ANY SPECIAL CASES THAT I SHOULD NOT USE ONE OF THESE?

    It all depends from the look you would like to achieve.  You can use your Perfect Matte Powder Foundation  on its own, or apply it after the Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation to better set the overall make up. Then you can use both bronzer and the illuminator, or just one of the two depending on the effect you would like to have in your overall look.

  • HOW DO I APPLY CORRECTLY, IF I WANT TO USE THE PRESSED POWDER FOUNDATION, THE BRONZER AND THE ILLUMINATOR?

    If you want to use at the same look these 3 types of products, you should apply in the stated order; so first apply the pressed powder foundation, then the bronzer and at the end the illuminator.

  • SHOULD I USE MY BLUSHER BEFORE OR AFTER THE ILLUMINATOR?

    The Blush usually is applied after the illuminator. Using the blusher brush, smile and apply on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh healthy look. Apply onto temples, cheek bones and chin for a defined contoured look. To create a stylish and defined cheekbones, use the shade ‘Tan’ contour, sculpt and define a rose colour just above.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY MY ILLUMINATOR?

    Using the Dolce&Gabbana blusher brush, dust the illuminator onto the cheekbones and temples and down the centre of the nose for a natural healthy glow. Apply generously to shoulders and décolletage for a beautiful summer glow.
    For the eye area: Add a touch of glamour to the eyes by applying the Illuminator to brow bones above and below the eyebrows and the tops of the cheek bones for a radiant glow.Using the Dolce&Gabbana blusher brush, dust the illuminator onto the cheekbones and temples and down the centre of the nose for a natural healthy glow. Apply generously to shoulders and décolletage for a beautiful summer glow.
    For the eye area: Add a touch of glamour to the eyes by applying the Illuminator to brow bones above and below the eyebrows and the tops of the cheek bones for a radiant glow.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY MY BLUSHER?

    Using the Dolce&Gabbana blusher brush, apply on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh healthy look. Alternatively apply under cheekbones to define and sculpt.
    For a defined contoured look, apply onto temples, under cheekbones and under the chin.
    To define the apples of the cheeks, simply smile and apply the colour on the cheek area that is most prominent . With the blusher brush use a gentle circular application in line with the centre of the pupil of the eye away gently blending along the temples to the hairline. To keep on top tip, t is recommended to use the side of the blusher brush on cheekbones for a delicate finish and a professional application.Using the Dolce&Gabbana blusher brush, apply on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh healthy look. Alternatively apply under cheekbones to define and sculpt.
    For a defined contoured look, apply onto temples, under cheekbones and under the chin.
    To define the apples of the cheeks, simply smile and apply the colour on the cheek area that is most prominent . With the blusher brush use a gentle circular application in line with the centre of the pupil of the eye away gently blending along the temples to the hairline. To keep on top tip, t is recommended to use the side of the blusher brush on cheekbones for a delicate finish and a professional application.

  • HOW SHOULD I SELECT BETWEEN LUMINOUS AND MATTE CONCEALER?

    The Perfect Luminous Concealer is created for those seeking optimal coverage with effortless application. It is ideal for those seeking an effective concealer to cover dark circles, shadows or imperfections and it is suitable for all skin types.
    The Perfect Matte Concealer was created for those seeking a matte velvety finish concealer, ideal for hiding unsightly blemishes and disguising uneven skin tones. It is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially suitable for those with oiler skin types and blemishes.The Perfect Luminous Concealer is created for those seeking optimal coverage with effortless application. It is ideal for those seeking an effective concealer to cover dark circles, shadows or imperfections and it is suitable for all skin types.
    The Perfect Matte Concealer was created for those seeking a matte velvety finish concealer, ideal for hiding unsightly blemishes and disguising uneven skin tones. It is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially suitable for those with oiler skin types and blemishes.The Perfect Luminous Concealer is created for those seeking optimal coverage with effortless application. It is ideal for those seeking an effective concealer to cover dark circles, shadows or imperfections and it is suitable for all skin types.
    The Perfect Matte Concealer was created for those seeking a matte velvety finish concealer, ideal for hiding unsightly blemishes and disguising uneven skin tones. It is suitable for all skin types, but it is especially suitable for those with oiler skin types and blemishes.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY MY CONCEALER?

    The doe foot applicator aids accurate and gentle application on all types of blemishes and uneven areas for a silky finish. Apply after foundation application and target areas of concern. Apply by gently patting on to the skin with the ring finger until the formula has seamlessly blended with the foundation. The concelaer dries to a matte powdery finish.

  • HOW SHOULD I SELECT MY PERFECT FOUNDATION SHADE?

    It is recommended to always test the colour of the foundation on the jawline to determine the best shade match. The back of the hand will often appear darker due to sun exposure and the inside of the wrist is often far lighter because this area is protected from the sun. It’s a good idea to check the colour in daylight too, as artificial lighting can alter perception. Foundation tones generally fall into three categories, warm, neutral or pink tones. MAKEUP artists tend to agree that cool skin tones will often prefer to wear silver jewellery whereas warmer tones prefer to wear gold. You can reach your perfect shade by mixing two shades of the same foundation or different  types of foundation. For a truly accurate assessment ask your Dolce&Gabbana Beauty Stylist to assist you with a complementary consultation to discover your perfect foundation match.

  • WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY MY FOUNDATION?

    The most professional way to apply Dolce&Gabbana liquid or creamy foundation is by using the specially designed Foundation Brush endorsed by world renowned MAKEUP artist Pat McGrath. Use one side of the brush to apply foundation to the main areas of the face. Next using the other side of the foundation brush, apply evenly over the skin taking care to cover all areas of the face especially around the nose and up to the hairline. Remember to take colour over the jaw line for a totally flawless natural look. You can reach your perfect shade by mixing two shades of the same foundation or different  type of foundation . For Perfect Finish Powder Foundation we recommend using the dedicated sponge in the compact. Use dry for oiler skin types or apply with a damp sponge for fuller buildable coverage.

  • EYES
  • HOW CAN I PRESERVE THE QUALITY OF MY MASCARA IN A GOOD CONDITION?

    You can ensure that the mascara is tightly sealed when not in use. Make also sure that you do not allow water or any foreign materials to get transferred into the bottle, and this includes taking good care of the brush in order not to get in contact with water or foreign materials and then transfer them into the bottle. A last advice would be to try not to pump the mascara too much when applying the product  and more importantly when towards the end of the usage we would recommend that you stir rather than pump the brush in and out.

  • IN WHICH CASE AND HOW SHOULD I USE AN EYE LASHES CURLER?

    You can use an eye-curler to create extra curve on eye-lashes. It is best to apply it before applying the mascara.
    For the specific ways to use an eye-curler, please consult the directions of your product.You can use an eye-curler to create extra curve on eye-lashes. It is best to apply it before applying the mascara.
    For the specific ways to use an eye-curler, please consult the directions of your product.

  • WATERPROOF MASCARA IS USUALLY MORE LONG LASTING; DOES THIS MEAN THAT IT IS BETTER THAN A NON WATERPROOF MASCARA?

    Waterproof mascaras are designed to provide the consumer with the incremental benefit of waterproof on top of the core benefits. One cannot be considered better than another as, based on your needs, you can get the best out of each product; a waterproof mascara means it won’t run when in contact with water but due to this it is harder to remove. While a regular mascara provides the strong core benefits of a mascara, but is not waterproof therefore can’t be used when swimming. It all depends on what you need!

  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN EYELINER, A KHOL PENCIL AND A LIQUID EYE LINER?

    The Dolce&Gabbana Eyeliner is a double ended eyeliner that combines the softness of a pencil with a soft applicator which allows smudging and helps define a sensual look to the eyes. Can be used inside the inner rim of the eye or on the upper lids to create many different looks.
    The Dolce&Gabbana Khol Pencil is a soft-tipped and easy blending pencil, with rich intense pigment , allowing easy line work & smudging.
    The Dolce&Gabbana Liquid Eyeliner is a waterproof liquid formula that offers tones that are striking yet wearable, resulting in remarkably defined eyes.
    The use of each of the above depends on the desired look you want to achieve.The Dolce&Gabbana Eyeliner is a double ended eyeliner that combines the softness of a pencil with a soft applicator which allows smudging and helps define a sensual look to the eyes. Can be used inside the inner rim of the eye or on the upper lids to create many different looks.
    The Dolce&Gabbana Khol Pencil is a soft-tipped and easy blending pencil, with rich intense pigment , allowing easy line work & smudging.
    The Dolce&Gabbana Liquid Eyeliner is a waterproof liquid formula that offers tones that are striking yet wearable, resulting in remarkably defined eyes.
    The use of each of the above depends on the desired look you want to achieve.

  • WHAT EYESHADOW SHADES CAN ENHANCE MY EYE colour?

    Contrast Creates Harmony and this is also true of MAKEUP application. When we study the colour wheel we see this at first glance and we can really create looks to make heads turn. For Blue blue eyes try using golden browns, warm greys, mauves and violets. Bring attention to green eyes with Blues and Violets. Intensify brown eyes with golds, blues, chocolate pinks and rose tones.

  • HOW CAN I MAKE MY EYE SHADOW LAST LONGER?

    Begin by using a small amount of Perfect Finish Concealer on the eye lids, as this helps to prevent creasing and acts as a base for colour. Using your preferred shade of Dolce&Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Quad  apply the lightest shade with a wet eye shadow brush, this helps to fix the colour and prevent creasing. Next follow with the darker contour shade softening edges with the big blending brush. Beauty Tip: A  a light application of eye shadow over the Crayon Intense Eyeliner fixes colour in place for perfect accuracy.

  • LIPS
  • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LIPGLOSS, LIPSTICK AND PASSION DUO LIPSTICK?

    Passion Duo is a wardrobe of lipsticks in a variety of vivid and versatile colour combinations, each presenting a luxuriant velvet formula with a heart of satin gloss.
    The lipgloss alone offers a a high gloss sheer shine finish to the lips, while the lipstick is more intense in colour and more long lasting.Passion Duo is a wardrobe of lipsticks in a variety of vivid and versatile colour combinations, each presenting a luxuriant velvet formula with a heart of satin gloss.
    The lipgloss alone offers a a high gloss sheer shine finish to the lips, while the lipstick is more intense in colour and more long lasting.

  • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN CLASSIC CREAM AND SHINE LIPSTICK?

    The Classic Cream lipstick offers a long wearing formula which adds intense colour with soothing moisture for long lasting seductive lips in a wide range of shades for every occasion. It is created for the woman that desires long lasting lip colour. The Shine Lipstick offers the perfect balance between lipstick and lipgloss. This ultra light formula combines colour and light with a delicate sheer finish and it is designed for the woman that is seeking shine and moisture with glamorous shades.

  • WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE MY LIPSTICK COLOUR LAST LONGER?

    Three things are important when desiring to make your lipstick colour last longer: Choosing the correct formula, the level of pigment in the lipstick and applying with the correct application technique. Long lasting formulas such as Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick, Passion Duo Lipstick and Monica Voluptuous Lips contain high levels of pigment and therefore are designed to last longer without drying. The more pigment in a lipstick, the longer it will last, this is why paler nude shades seem to disappear more quickly than deep reds and vibrant pinks.
    Application Tips: the solution to long lasting colour can be found in the application:
    1. First ensure your lips are ready to receive colour; dry flaky lips will prevent an even application. Apply a lip balm 10 minutes before applying a lipstick or even the night before to moisturize the lips. Also make sure that the lips are clean from previous make up.
    2. A small amount of Perfect Concealer #2 applied to the lip area and onto the cupids bow, will help the colour last longer and at the same time create an illusion of fullness for the perfect pout
    3. Using a lipliner that closely resembles your chosen shade, first outline the lips and then gently fill in the entire lip area. This provides a long lasting base of pigment that helps stop colour fade.
    4. Now your lips are ready for your chosen long lasting lipstick. Apply using the Dolce&Gabbana lipbrush made with pure sable for an accurate even application. Blot with a tissue and repeat the application for colour that remains throughout the day.
    Beauty Tip: Try loading your lipbrush with your chosen Dolce&Gabbana shade for quick on the spot application.
    Three things are important when desiring to make your lipstick colour last longer: Choosing the correct formula, the level of pigment in the lipstick and applying with the correct application technique. Long lasting formulas such as Dolce&Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick, Passion Duo Lipstick and Monica Voluptuous Lips contain high levels of pigment and therefore are designed to last longer without drying. The more pigment in a lipstick, the longer it will last, this is why paler nude shades seem to disappear more quickly than deep reds and vibrant pinks.
    Application Tips: the solution to long lasting colour can be found in the application:
    1. First ensure your lips are ready to receive colour; dry flaky lips will prevent an even application. Apply a lip balm 10 minutes before applying a lipstick or even the night before to moisturize the lips. Also make sure that the lips are clean from previous make up.
    2. A small amount of Perfect Concealer #2 applied to the lip area and onto the cupids bow, will help the colour last longer and at the same time create an illusion of fullness for the perfect pout
    3. Using a lipliner that closely resembles your chosen shade, first outline the lips and then gently fill in the entire lip area. This provides a long lasting base of pigment that helps stop colour fade.
    4. Now your lips are ready for your chosen long lasting lipstick. Apply using the Dolce&Gabbana lipbrush made with pure sable for an accurate even application. Blot with a tissue and repeat the application for colour that remains throughout the day.
    Beauty Tip: Try loading your lipbrush with your chosen Dolce&Gabbana shade for quick on the spot application.

  • BRUSHES
  • HOW CAN I PRESERVE THE QUALITY AND KEEP MY MAKEUP BRUSHES CLEAN?

    In order to maintain your brushes in a good condition, you can wash them regularly with baby shampoo and leave them to dry flat. The flat drying will not allow water to go into the wooden grip and will help to contribute in keeping the brush shape.

  • WHAT ARE DOLCE&GABBANA MAKE UP BRUSHES MADE OF AND WHAT IS THE FULL RANGE AVAILABLE?

    Dolce&Gabbana professional make up brushes are designed to capture colour and blend evenly and expertly, therefore having the right quality of bristle and the correct shape is essential.
    - The Foundation Brush: Purposefully designed for the smooth and even application of cream and liquid foundations and concealers. The synthetic bristle feels sensual against the skin and the tapered tip allows the user to get to areas around the eyes and nose with ease. Made from synthetic fibres.
    - The Powder Brush: An all-purpose brush that glides soft & sensual against the skin for a meticulously even distribution of product. Made of natural bristles-AAA Goat Hair.
    - The Blush Brush: Designed to impart the perfect amount of colour for even application. Tapered to highlight shade & define features. Made of natural bristles-AAA Goat Hair
    - The Big Blending Brush: Designed to impart the perfect amount of colour for even application. Perfectly tapered for accuracy when defining features. Made from natural bristles 70% Goat Hair, 30% Pony Hair
    - The Blending Brush: The perfect tool for blending shadows and softening any harsh lines. Made from natural bristles, AAA Goat Hair
    - The Eye Shading Brush: Perfect for patting darker shadows into the crease and corner of the eye. Tapered bristles make blending easy. Made of Natural bristles, AAA Goat Hair
    - The Angled Brush: Perfect for filling in brows and creating sexy extended eyeliner. Contains synthetic bristles.
    - The Pencil Brush: A must-have brush for smoking and smudging shadows and softening eyeliners with precision. Contains natural bristles: 70% Goat Hair and 30% Pony Hair.
    - The Retractable Lip Brush: The tapered edge creates a pliable tip for unerring control to form the perfect pout. Retractable mechanism. Made from natural sable bristles.

  • NAILS
  • WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO TAKE CARE OF MY NAILS DURING A MANICURE?

    Dolce&Gabbana nail care line includes 3 products recommended for a complete long lasting manicure.
    1. First apply the Base Lacquer that nourishes and prepares the nails, creating a smooth canvas to apply your favorite lacquer shade.
    2. Then apply your favorite Intense Nail Lacquer colour
    3. Finally depending on the finish effect you would like to achieve, you can apply on top:
    a) the High Shine Nail Coat that contains diamond powder to infuse strength into the nails and achieve a mirror-like shine, maintaining the colour and lengthening the wear of your favorite lacquer shade, or
    b)the Matte Nail Coat that dries to a velvety matte effect that simultaneously preserves the colour.