How to: Dolce & Gabbana’s Sophia Loren inspired makeup look

Known for her beauty, Sophia Loren remains a style icon. Exuding grace and elegance, it’s no surprise that Dolce & Gabbana chose her as the inspiration for their fall 2013 makeup look. The collection was very opulent. Reminiscent of the Byzantine era, it’s only fitting that it gets a beauty look a queen or empress would wear.

The world has always been somehow obsessed with royalty: royal weddings and other ceremonies seem to capture our attention and hearts. This fascination with royals has led to regal fashion rising up as a fall 2013 fashion trend. Add Sophia Loren to that equation and you get an Italianate beauty-meets-regal look that can be summed up in one word: gorgeous. With well groomed brows, lined eyes and matte red lips, this look is definitely fit for a queen and you can recreate it in a few easy steps. Check out the complete how-to after the break.

sophia loren inspired makeup

How to: Dolce & Gabbana’s Sophia Loren inspired makeup.

PREP

Start by prepping your skin to keep it healthy. After washing your face, apply moisturizer or an all in one make up primer. This will also help your make up stay on longer.

Sophia Loren inspired beauty look

SKIN

This look has clear, glowing skin. To do this, evenly apply foundation on your face using a brush or your fingers. For areas that need extra coverage like under your eyes, use concealer that’s in the same shade as your foundation.

Set your foundation with some matte powder. Apply it evenly on your face including your eyelids (this replaces eye shadow).

Sophia Loren inspired beauty look

EYEBROWS

Groom your eyebrows and define them by filling them up with eye shadow using a brush. Make sure the eye shadow is the same shade as your hair and keep in mind that this look features strong and striking brows. Don’t be afraid to make your brows a bit thicker.

Sophia Loren inspired beauty look

EYES

For this look, eyeliner did the talking. Take some black eyeliner pencil and line the upper lash line. Make sure you line the watermark of your eyes too. Once you’ve done this, take liquid eyeliner in black and apply it over the line you just drew but this time, extend it towards the outer corner of your eyes or wing it. For the Dolce & Gabbana show D&G Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense Glam Eyes and D&G The Eyeliner Crayon Intense were used.

Next, curl your lashes and apply mascara to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.

Sophia Loren inspired beauty look

The lips for this look are a deep red color as a result of combining three different shades. First, ruby red lip liner was applied to the lip and then it was topped off with a mix of dark red and amethyst lipstick. Dolce & Gabbana Precision Lip Liner in Ruby and a combination of Dolce & Gabbana The Lipstick in Ultra and Amethyst was used for the show.

Sophia Loren inspired beauty look

This beauty look is fierce, clean and glamorous all rolled into one. It may be easy to do but it doesn’t make less of an impact. It’s make up perfect for the woman who’s ready to conquer the world.

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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.