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Store explore: Dolce & Gabbana’s first beauty boutique here captures the spirit of dolce vita

If you’ve always been enamoured by the wildly feminine runway looks the models at Dolce & Gabbana always seem to show up with, you too can now capture their spirit of dolce vita, even if it’s only on your face.

Dolce & Gabbana’s new beauty boutique at ION Orchard will be the Italian label’s first flagship on local shores, and like its ready-to-wear boutiques will offer the same spirit of Sicilian ease and sensuality that have now become a house signature. 

The store is an invitation into the brand’s universe; in this case an exquisitely designed “La Casa”, where the dining table’s cake stands are filled with Shinissimo lip lacquers and above the marble fireplace sits the entire Velvet perfume collection. Those aren’t the only Instagrammable spots within. The walls are adorned with neon lights, and there are Sicilian tile patterns, velvet finishes, and gold detailing at every corner. Even the decorative mugs on the table had to be flown in from Italy, creating a wondrous world where kitsch meets sophistication.

The beauty selection too evoke the sensual, playful and confident charm of the brand. A handful of products from the makeup collection have been relaunched with the input of Shiseido, so expect formulas that are both weightless but still offer lasting coverage and skin-enhancing benefits.

The Gloriouskin Perfect Luminous Creamy Foundation, for example, sees the brand’s special Mediterranean Glow Complex that imparts a healthy radiance while protecting the skin from pollution, oxidation and sun damage. 

If you’d like to replicate that perfectly sun-kissed look that you only seem to get on holiday, the Solar Glow Illuminating Powder Duo should be in your repertoire. The highlighter-blush duo brings warmth, (more) radiance, and glow to the skin, with a subtle fragrance that sends you on an olfactory trip to Mediterranean landscapes. 

Other products essential to your vacation-chic look include the Shinissimo high-shine lip lacquer, Felineyes eyeliner stylo, and a dap of the Solar Glow Universal Illuminating Drops on the high points of your face for a soft, fresh glow.

For everyday wear, you’ll want to reach for the Only One lipsticks, each intensely pigmented with a slight shimmer to leave your puckers with a luminous and nourished finish. The lipstick also comes in four decorative fashion-inspired motifs — gold, lace, damasco and leopard print — to suit any personality.

The Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Boutique also hosts the brand’s wide range of fragrances, from icons such as Light Blue, The One and K by Dolce&Gabbana to the latest novelties like the Fruit Collection, a juicy trio of EDPs that pays tribute to the Italian island’s finest produce and the effervescent vitality of a Mediterranean orchard in full bloom.

Visit the Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Boutique at #B2-44/46 ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801.

Find out more about the products here.

Shatricia Nair
Managing Editor
Shatricia Nair is a motoring, watches, and wellness writer who is perpetually knee-deep in the world of V8s, tourbillons, and the latest fitness trends. She is fuelled by peanut butter and three cups of coffee a day.
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