Summer Makeup Trends from Dolce & Gabbana

The makeup-and-fashion empire shares their summer beauty trends for brides and bridesmaids.

Summer Makeup Trends from Dolce & Gabbana

Photo: Mel Barlow & Co.

Warm weather and longer days can only mean one thing: summer is just around the corner! With their luxury branding and bold designs, Dolce & Gabbana needs no introduction. Inspired by Mediterranean villas, Italian coastlines, and the cool air of a summer night, Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2013 runway show has sparked a few summer beauty trends that brides don’t want to miss. All items listed below are available at

BOLD & BEAUTIFUL Glamorous Italian beauties inspired this bold summer trend. Deep reds and bronze tones create a bright and enticing look for the confident bride. Add rich colors to lips and nails, and keep eyes and skin soft with golden hues.

Pictured clockwise from left: Glow Bronzing Powder in Sunshine, $50; Passion Duo Gloss Fusion Lipstick in Tropical, $35; Intense Nail Lacquer in Cosmopolitan, $24; Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Mediterrano, $59; Intense Colour Gloss in Ruby, $31.

BRIGHT EYES A fresh-faced wedding look with a pop of color is ideal for warmer months. Eyeliner and eye shadow in shades of blue, nail lacquer in golden hues, and neutral coloring on cheeks will achieve an incredible summery glow.

Pictured clockwise from left: Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Ocean, $42; Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Peacock, $34; Intense Nail Lacquer in Lemon, $20.

NATURAL BEAUTY Many brides favor an effortless, “barely there” look for their Big Day. Youthful simplicity can be achieved by utilizing a neutral color palette with a subtle touch of pigment on the eyes or lips, but not both. Layer a lighter gloss over a darker gloss for a muted splash of color.

Pictured left to right: Sheer Shine Gloss in Seduction, $31; Intense Colour Gloss in Amethyst, $31; Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation in Natural Beige, $66; Perfect Matte Concealer in Soft Sand, $40.
Opening photograph by Mel Barlow & Co.