When we weren’t too busy getting an art history lesson from Milan Fashion Week’s spellbinding prints, we were taking notes on the beauty trends that not only struck our fancy, but also begged for some D.I.Y. action. From Gucci’s Ziggy Stardust eyes to Dolce & Gabbana’s flower and hardware-adorned coifs, here are our favorite beauty trends from Italy’s fashion capital.
1. Extreme Japanese-Inspired Eyeliner at Missoni
Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni offset dewy skin with extreme eyeliner that requires some serious precision. “It’s slightly Japanese in its essence and has a rounded-down shape,” Pieroni told WWD. The eyes were rimmed with Blacktrack Fluid liner, then finished with Silver Glitter eyeliner smudged lightly on the lid and brow bone. While we loved the sharp look with Missoni’s signature knits, we plan on sporting this look with a leather motorcycle jacket.
2. Flower-Adorned Hair at Dolce & Gabbana
A more literal take on what we saw from Honor during New York Fashion Week, the D&G boys put more of an emphasis on the hair’s accessories than the actual coifs. Hairstylist Guido Palau swept the hair into Roman crown styles, then wove floral vines through the updo. The look was topped off by a variety of heavy-duty headbands, including ones made of gold medallions and floral crystal. While we’d hesitate to sport all these accoutrements at once, we think the flowers were a tasteful take on a trend that’s gotten way too popular (we’re blaming you, Coachella).
3. Modern ’80s Eyes at Giorgio Armani
Generally we cringe at trends that emerged in the ’80s, but we welcome contemporary takes on the more-is-more decade. Blue eyeshadow should always be approached with caution, and we think this cerulean smoky eye is a perfect way to take a swing at an azure shade.
4. Sun-Kissed Glam at Dsquared2
Dan and Dean were inspired by ’50s bombshells, which obviously means that big hair and a bright rouge were inevitable. Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury gave the models bronzed skinned and then went for the statement by using a What a Blast lip pencil and filling with Morange lipstick. Hairstylist Sam McKnight teased and curled until each girl had Ann-Margret-esque hair.
5. Big ’60s Hair at Blugirl
Anna Molinari was inspired by Swinging Sixties London for spring, and hair-wise that meant a center-part and heaps of tresses teased into ladylike coifs that call out for cat-eye accompaniment.
6. Copper Eyes at Gucci
It seems that Gucci’s Glam Rock musings for fall have carried over to spring, with Pat McGrath creating a copper smoky eye so resplendent it mimicked that of Ziggy Stardust. According to WWD, the reddish-brown shadow was creamed onto the eyelid center for a glossy effect. Eyebrows were also penciled to add depth. Personally, we think this will come in handy as an alternative to the sparkly holiday maquillage we’re bound to get sick of in the coming months.
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