From cool splashes of color at Byblos to vintage vibes at Les Copains, Savoir Flair reveals the Milan Fashion Week beauty moments that are most worth a closer look.
Dolce & Gabbana
In true Dolce & Gabbana style, the runway was made up of the most romantic of beauty looks. Pat McGrath and her team followed the usual theme of classic, almost Renaissance-inspired makeup. The perfect pairing of a rich,
Retro finger waves and burgundy makeup came together for a vintage-y, gorgeously glamorous look at Les Copains. There was also an unexpected detail in the form of small, gold teardrops that were painted below the eyes to add a hauntingly beautiful touch.
Big, bold bangs were all the rage at Fendi, where Sam McKnight created “petrol bangs” that were clipped into locks with a prominent side part. Alongside, makeup artist Peter Philips used the Dior ‘Metalizer Eyeshadow’ to create a “jumbo eyeliner” look and graphic cat-eye shape.
Backstage at Alberta Ferretti, Tom Pecheux transformed models’ peepers with metallic makeup to create a silvery smoky eye that added a dose of drama to an otherwise natural look. Wet-look locks added a cool, grungy feel.
Over at Max Mara, we saw how less really is more, and that something oh-so-simple can create an oh-so-stunning look. The focus was solely on the lips, as faces were left bare whilst pouts were perfectly painted with a hot orange-red hue.
Bringing disco-ball beauty to the runway, the look at Francesca Scognamiglio was simply stunning. Intense silver glitter covered eyelids entirely before individual sparkly sequins were stuck on, adding tantalizing texture and creating a 3D feel.
Marni was all about magic metallics and an almost aquatic feel. Greasy eyes met greasy hair, as strong smears of shimmery colors adorned eyelids and wet-look locks were pulled back in haphazard, messy ‘dos.
From bursts of bright blue to flashes of fuchsia and splashes of hot orange, the theme at Byblos was clearly color. Pigments were literally painted onto eyes to create bold and graphic shapes, whilst manis matched the makeup thanks to daring designs and patterns made up of block colors and stick-on details.
The Moschino dolls were back again, this time with rockstar vibes as they sported cat-eye flicks, defined eye creases, and lots of lip liner while walking to rock music in studded leather jackets and fishnet stockings. The show ended with some major floral feels, though, as models were transformed into human bouquets, complete with ribbons and bows.
At Giorgio Armani, we saw the brand’s International Makeup Artist Linda Cantello create the “perfect interpretation of the brilliant hues, essential shapes, crisp cuts, and luminous detail of the collection” with a blended and layered beauty look. Deep, black liner contrasted beautifully against flashes of white for an elegant and expressive feel.
It was all about turquoise blue and bright mint-green for Missoni’s makeup look, which highlighted the rainbow of shades in its Spring/Summer 2018 collection.
Continuing on with the theme of color, bright shades were given a softer feel at Anteprima as pastel pigments were swept over eyelids for a more understated take on the trend.
It doesn’t get more luminous than the look at Gucci, which was all about 80s bouffant hair and neon power pouts to really bring Alessandro Michele’s “Rocket Man” themed runway to life.
Peachy eyes, dewy skin, and mouths made up with a creamy berry hue dabbed just onto the center of the lips – everything about Elisabetta Franchi’s beauty look was ethereally elegant.