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Wanna try some? Beauty trends from Milan Fashion Week

Each runway show revealed a prominent hair and makeup style at the 2015 Milan Fashion Week.

fashion and trends Updated: Sep 30, 2015 19:18 IST
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Each runway show revealed a prominent hair and makeup style at the 2015 Milan Fashion Week.(AFP)

After one fashion week after another dictated the fashion and trends of the seasons to come, we can say that the focus wasn’t just on the ready-to-wear collections.

Each runway show revealed a prominent hair and makeup style. For spring/summer 2016, Milan went all out in the beauty department using flashy pops of colors on the eye lids, and sometimes beyond, with an XXL colored liner.

Eye-popping colors

In New York and London, color was already a definite trend that took on a whole new level in Milan with beauty looks pushed to the limits of eccentricity. At Missoni, color liner began at the root of the eyelashes and ended right under the eyebrows, whereas at Max Mara, color took over the eyebrow entirely. At Fendi, liner was thinner and resembled a second eyebrow.

At Missoni and a number of other designers, the makeup was ultra colorful, with an XXL dash of color on the eyelids that reach to the eyebrows, if not more. (AFP)

Though the season’s styles were particularly focused on the eyes with offbeat looks, lips were not forgotten. Red-wine hues are out and gave way to a number of other red shades. At Emporio Armani, the lipstick shade was very dark whereas John Richmond favored an orange-tinted red. Most designers opted for nude lips au naturel or rose-tinted, although Prada stood out with gold tinted lips.

A season au naturel

The face is structured at Trussardi, with bright but sober skin. Hair is parted in the middle just like in New York for a casual almost nonchalant vibe. (AFP)

Next season, skin is allowed to breathe with very little cover. First seen in the fall/winter 2015-2016 shows, the natural trend should come out in full force by summer. Skin gets left untouched, in appearance at least. The face is structured and bright (Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Trussardi), with a few designers opting for a touch of blush on the cheekbones (Dolce & Gabbana, Emporio Armani, Giorgio Armani), while others preferred the unkempt, just-got-out-of-bed look (MSGM and Iceberg).

Hair: between nonchalance and polished

Just like in New York, the middle parting was popular throughout Milan Fashion Week with a casual, almost unkempt flair at Emporio Armani, Iceberg, John Richmond and Trussardi in particular.

Eyebrows were perfectly shaped at Salvatore Ferragamo, but the natural look is pushed to extremes. Skin and lips are bright, almost disheveled. Hair is strict, in opposition to the makeup. (AFP)

On the contrary, some designers preferred a more rigorous look with severe slick-backed hair with at times a wet-look effect. This was seen in particular at Salvatore Ferragamo.

At Giorgio Armani, the layered bangs were kept long and side-swept to the right. Two fashion houses stood out: MSGM and Dolce & Gabbana. MSGM went for an ultra-short bowl cut inspired by Jeanne d’Arc and the latter played with accessories from scarves to headbands.

Overall, hair accessories were not widely used, but Dolce & Gabbana was the exception, presenting a number of multi-colored head scarves worn in various ways as well as headbands of every proportion. (AFP)

Once again, the natural look was the catwalk trend at Iceberg. Hair was parted in the middle for a ruffled flair. (AFP)

The Jeanne d’Arc bowl cut at MSGM gives a touch of androgynous style and was a hit at MFW. Makeup was kept to a minimum and eyebrows were well defined. (AFP)

Rather long, the fringe was swept to the side at Giorgio Armani. Almost every model was styled this way. (AFP)

Makeup was a lot more defined at John Richmond with a focus on eyelids, though not with the spring-summer trend of flashy, XXL dashes of colour. Eye makeup was soft and lips were emphasized with an ultra bright orange-red tint. (AFP)

The Italian fashion house stands out with a very glamorous beauty style. In contrast to a number of the other looks, the face is structured with a touch of blush to the cheekbones, eyebrows are shaped to perfection and lips are coloured in a very dark red. (AFP)