(Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana) Monica Bellucci, one of the world's most beautiful Monicas
Dolce & Gabbana's latest must-have luxury makeup collection isn't inspired by the designers' signature wild animal prints or the high-fashion runway—the duo's newest beauty muse is Italian actress Monica Bellucci (The Brothers Grimm, Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Passion of the Christ), one of our favorite Monicas of Italian film (the other one is Monica Vitti) and one of the entertainment industry's most recognizable and beautiful faces.
"We are constantly inspired by Monica Bellucci, to us she will always be the original Dolce & Gabbana woman; naturally, timelessly beautiful with an unwavering strength of character on the inside," the designers said in a statement.
The "True Monica" collection has just arrived in stores—and from its range of three luxury lipstick shades, three lip liners, eyeshadow quads, khol eyeliners, and nail polishes, we've picked five of our favorites.
"Monica's signature look works on many skin tones," says celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath. "Use the khol pencil first, smudge and then apply the shadows to enhance the eye. To get the lips looking extra full, fill them in with lipliner first and then apply lipstick. 'Nude Monica' suits darker skin, while pink-based 'Gentle Monica' suits porcelain skintones."
Here are our five favorite picks from the collection:
Dolce & Gabbana's "True Monica" Intense Nail Lacquer in "Gentle" - A deep, rosy petal-beige.
Dolce & Gabbana's "True Monica" Smooth Eye Colour Quad in "Smoky" - From neutral beiges and creams to darker chocolate browns and blacks, this quad features four shimmering colors that will complete your eye makeup wardrobe this season.
Dolce & Gabbana's "True Monica" Voluptuous Lipstick in "Gentle Monica" - That perfect neutral deep rosy petal-beige to match the nail lacquer.
Dolce & Gabbana's "True Monica" Voluptuous Lipstick in "Nude Monica" - A shimmering beige, perfect for getting that nude lip trend that's so hot this season.
Dolce & Gabbana "True Monica" Voluptuous Lipstick in "True Monica" - The range's namesake lipcolor is a creamy beige.