Re-invent your make-up with the best 5 beauty trends hot off the catwalks of Milan.
MILAN MAKE-UP TREND 1: HIGH SHINE
Don’t be afraid to show some leg this spring/summer like the girls at Just Cavalli and Blumarine. Get glossy limbs with a quick slick of Benefit’s Bathina shimmering body balm and be instantly catwalk ready. For complexion perfection – as seen at Versace – mix Smashbox’s Artificial Light into moisturiser or foundation for a fresh, pearly glow.
MILAN MAKE-UP TREND 2: LASH OUT
Take your cues from D&G and Dolce & Gabbana and only apply mascara to lashes on the outer corners of the eyes – a little lash love makes for a wide-eyed stare. For dramatic effect do as make-up artist Pat McGrath did and add liner and a few flash lashes to the edges of the top row.
MILAN MAKE-UP TREND 3: LE SMOKING
Gucci, Pucci, Moschino and more sent smoky eyed gals down the runways. Generally reserved for the autumn/winter shows, smoky eyes were made summery with lovely, fresh skin and a little bit of lip gloss.
MILAN MAKE-UP TREND 4: BARELY THERE LIPS
The hottest lip trend of Milan Fashion Week was in fact, no lips. Prada, Jil Sander, Max Mara – all the best runways saw models sporting concealed lips. Whether the look was classic, sporty or edgy, make-up artists favoured MAC’s Lip Erase pot for toned down pouts.
MILAN MAKE-UP TREND 5: STRONG BROWS
If the heavy, straight brows on Alberta Ferretti’s and Max Mara’s runways look familiar it’s because we saw them last season at Alexander Wang. This time around, complexions were warmer and cheeks slightly flushed for an athletic effect.