Milano– FINALLY some glamorous makeup!!

dolce and gabbanaDOLCE AND GABBANA

The classic Italian goddess with a subtle latin influence was the look at Dolce and Gabbana– meaning flawless skin, a berry lip and a feminine cat eye. Oh, and not to mention the stunning array of hairpieces that included roses, crowns and even castanets.

bottega venetaBOTTEGA VENETA

Bottega Veneta did a look that I imagine the D&G woman would wear on a day spent lounging around the house– immaculate skin, a lightly flushed cheek and a subtly defined eye.


Then came the more graphic looks. Moschino went full-force Barbie inspired for both the collection and the beauty look. We saw voluminous, bleach blonde blowouts, bubblegum-pink lips (very Lip Tar looking) and very lashy, very defined eyes.


Fendi incorporated a the pastel blue leather used in the collection by literally gluing the material to the girls’ lash lines to do a modern but beautiful take on liner.


Missoni took the Dolce and Gabbana girl to the MoMA, coming out with nothing but a minimalistic coral-red lip and perfected skin.


Prada went futuristic with chunky cat-eyes and a very twenties (and very unwearable, in my opinion) brow.

ports 1961PORTS 1961

Ports 1961 did the most subtle statement look, using sparkly gold shadow on the eyes for an alternative highlight.


costume nationalCOSTUME NATIONAL

And of course we saw a continuation of the 70’s trend into Milan Fashion Week. The looks at Pucci and Costume National were very reminiscent of Twiggy with the use of heavy mascara and eye-opening liner.

roberto cavalliROBERTO CAVALLI

Cavalli went for the girlfriend of the lead singer look– aka the most gorgous copper smokey eye ever.



And the ladies at Alberta Ferretti and Etro wore very minimal makeup to match their hippie-esque pieces.

Hair didn’t seem to be a huge focus in Italy– most went for a slicked back style using sleek middle parts and shiny waves.

–Anna Raponi


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