You can always trust the Milan Fashion Week runways to bring some of the best of next season’s beauty trends to life, and Spring/Summer 2019 was no exception. Savoir Flair spotted everything from shimmer and glitter to graphic shapes and bold, bright bursts of color – all of which have tempted us to break a couple of beauty rules – and we’re sharing them, here.
Described as “contemporary beauty”, the makeup at Emporio Armani was kept nude and super simple with just a touch of sparkle on the eyes, courtesy of graphic cubes of glitter.
It was all about gorgeous greens at Cividini, where emerald-hued liner was used to define both the upper and lower lashes to ensure eyes really stood out against muted skin.
Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent and the original couturiers of fashion, Jeremy Scott’s collection for Moschino featured sketches and marker scribbles to bring its studios to life. There were also giant perfume bottles, living mannequins, and oversized hats inspired by thimbles. And countering all this craziness on the runway? A palette of browns and burgundies to create an elegant, 90s-style look.
Just-stepped-out-of-the-shower hair and bright splashes of eyeshadow made for a raw and real feel at Tiziano Guardini, emphasizing that imperfections can make for the perfect look.
Warm hues, coppery tones, and earthy colors came together to perfectly complement Antonio Marras’ migration-inspired collection. Models were transformed into a procession of travelers – referencing Italy’s occupation of Ethiopia in the 30s – complete with animal-print patterns and soft, safari-inspired shades.
When Pat McGrath creates an eye inspired by Cleopatra, you know it won’t be your usual cat-eye flick. The makeup legend drew on thick, graphic lines for a more contemporary look at Marni.
Celebrating the label’s 65th anniversary, Missoni’s show had a futuristic feel and the makeup was otherworldly. Think: sci-fi inspired shimmer using a touch of pearlescent pastel pigment on the inner corners of the eyes.
Hairstylist Sam McKnight created strong, shiny, slicked-back braids at Max Mara for an equestrian feel matched perfectly with earthy makeup and brown tones.
Bright beauty at its best, Byblos brought the rainbow to the runway as reds, blues, greens, and oranges adorned eyes for the ultimate spring/summer feel.
Dolce & Gabbana
In true D&G style, the beauty look was utterly, gorgeously romantic. The classic combination of a cat-eye flick and rich red lip made its way down the runway, once again.
McGrath created another fierce feline flick, this time at Versace, where she swept a metallic teal across models’ eyes for a high-shine finish. The final touch? A slick of her ‘Lip Fetish Sheer Color Balm’ to give lips a natural, glossy gleam.
Tom Pecheux added a light dusting of lilac sparkle and a natural flush of blush to models at Blumarine, creating ethereal vibes that played with textures and light.
Would you brave bleached eyebrows? Even we were tempted after seeing McGrath’s 60s-inspired look for Prada, which saw spidery doll-style lashes, washed-out brows, and a muted lip come together for a retro yet modern feel.