Between 70s disco vibes and mind-blowing hairdos, the Fall/Winter 2020 runways of Milan Fashion Week brought with them beauty looks that ranged from bold and brave to cool and chic. Savoir Flair spotted everything from elaborate braids and some seriously high hairstyles to glitter overload and smudged makeup aplenty, inspiring us to switch things up once summer comes to an end. So, without further ado, these are the 10 looks that stole the show in Italy’s fashion capital.
Marie Antoinette Manes
According to Moschino, it’s time to make Marie Antoinette your beauty muse. Hair was piled up high onto heads thanks to giant colorful wigs created by hairstylist Paul Hanlon and his team, while Tom Pecheux created an exaggerated cat-eye flick and rouge flushed cheeks. 18th century chic, here we come.
Not only did Gucci get us excited by announcing the upcoming launch of the new ‘Mascara L’Obscur’ (which was mixed with water to create next season’s look), but it also left us questioning whether we should leave the house in tears – and with eye makeup on, of course.
Forget subtle sparkle because over at Marni, faces were covered in glitter thanks to a look inspired by raves, Russian oil paintings, and Alice in Wonderland. Consider this our go-ahead to go overboard with glitter next season.
But if you’re not quite ready to brave a full-on glitter face, then Vivetta’s sparkly undereyes are just the ticket. For maximum impact, keep your lashes and eyelids bare, and let your glitter fall below your eyes for the ultimate glittery gaze.
Prada + Pat McGrath = a makeup match made in heaven. Focusing solely on the eyes, McGrath created geometric blocks of color across the brow bones with a shimmery pink hue that faded into black. Move over winged liner because, right now, it’s all about futuristic feels (and we’re digging it).
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Twists and Turns
Got buns, hun? Sam McKnight’s look for Fendi definitely left us craving one… “Abstract asymmetrical sculptures, elegant twists and turns” is how he described his beautiful braided buns, which were inspired by a visit to a bakery and “twisted pretzels, plaited breads, and cinnamon swirls”. The cherry – or should we say icing – on top? A chunky upside-down headband.
Over at Moncler, après-ski met 70s cool with a disco-inspired look to keep you looking fresh both on and off the slopes. Powdery pinks, blues, and lilacs adorned eyes while retro-inspired lashes and liner added definition – the fanciest frosty feels we ever did see.
We’re swapping our smoky eye looks for terracotta hues next season, courtesy of makeup artist Lynsey Alexander’s beautiful orange-brown makeup for Missoni. This one’s simple: smudge a rusty hue across your lids and switch your red lipstick for a berry-brown. Alexander’s color of choice? MAC’s ‘Powder Kiss Lipstick in Devoted to Chili’. Happy shopping.
The dirty smoky eye was back with a bang at Max Mara, where Pecheux created a greasy, grungy look by smearing black on and around the eyes. On hair, McKnight sought inspiration from Boy George, using torn rags from leftover cotton used for the collection’s shirts to adorn braids. So before you go throwing away that old T-shirt…
Speaking of reusing old clothes, next time you have a piece of loose thread, why not turn it into a beauty accessory à la Antonio Marras? Pecheux designed a simple yet intricate look that featured bare skin, deep berry-stained lips, and a twisted piece of thread used to embellish eyes. Who said arts and crafts can’t be chic?