See the Head-Turning Makeup and Hair Trends at Milan Fashion Week FW20
From Fendi’s chic upside-down headbands, to Marni’s glitter-bombed look.
Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 saw a slew of stunning shows from brands including Gucci, Moncler and Bottega Veneta. Alongside the captivating designs on the runway, statement hair and makeup looks have also caught our attention. From Fendi‘s upside-down headbands to Jil Sander‘s bold red lips and slick, low ponytails, scroll down to see some of the most head-turning beauty trends of the season.
While you’re here, check out the best beauty looks we spotted at London Fashion Week FW20.
Giorgio Armani kept it sexy yet subtle this season using products from Armani Beauty. Models were given sultry smokey-eyes paired with pinky-nude lipsticks, as well as a blinding highlight.
Using products from MAC, the cosmetics brand’s global makeup artist Erin Parsons transformed the models’ lips into beautiful foiled, holographic creations that stood out on GCDS’ runway. Syd Hayes completed each look with effortlessly chic and sophisticated hairstyles.
Hairstyles ranged from destroyed waves, finger wave braids and extreme greasy textured hair cuts at MSGM’s show, courtesy of Jawara. Lynsey Alexander applied a generous amount of mascara onto the models and incorporated a bold red lip to tie the look together.
With makeup led by Pat McGrath, Versace’s show saw models looking radiant as ever thanks to McGrath’s new Sublime Perfection foundation. Each look featured a classic smokey-eye and nude lip, finished with bronzer and highlighter.
Inspired by Russian oil paintings, girls on acid and raves, Julien D’ys conceptualized a unique and unconventional look for Marni. D’ys applied a ton of glitter onto the models’ hair and T-zone, making it look like a bomb of glitter exploded right in front of them.
At Emporio Armani’s FW20 show, Armani Beauty channeled bold and graphic looks using its very own Euphoria-esque Eye Tint liquid eyeshadow. Models sported their natural hair textures and lengths ranging from buzz cuts to shoulder-length styles.
In charge of Moschino’s dreamy FW20 hairstyles was hairstylist Paul Hanlon. Styling with products from ghd, Hanlon dressed models with sky-high wigs inspired by Marie Antoinette. Complementing the hair were equally dramatic rosy cheeks and intensified black eyeliner, a look designed by makeup artist Tom Pecheux.
At Fendi, models walked down the runway in feminine silhouettes and sported upside-down headbands, with asymmetrical braid updos dreamed up by Sam McKnight. For makeup, Peter Philips went for a chic, sophisticated vibe using the Dior Backstage Face and Body foundation, and Diorific in the shade “995” on the lips.
Long time collaborators Prada and Pat McGrath have teamed up once again, and this season’s look was all about “cyber beauty.” McGrath told Vogue that she prepped each model’s face with her new Sublime Perfection concealer, and applied the Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm onto the lips and cheekbones for that extra glow. To complement the bold eyeshadow streaks on the models’ eyelids, hairstylist Guido Palau added a bit of stiffness — an almost robotic shape — to the front part of the hair.
For Emilio Pucci’s FW20 range designed by Christelle Kocher of KOCHÉ, Terry Barber explored looks including no-makeup makeup and statement lips. Hairstyles ranged from slicked-back ponytails to deep partings. Nail artist Miss Pop created a special logomania design for the show using essie‘s “Licorice” combined with “Chinchilly.”
Dark, smokey eyes and nude lips dominated the catwalk at Max Mara thanks to Tom Pecheux. Models sported single braids accented by frayed, beige ribbons at the ends.
Moncler Genius concluded the first day of MFW with a bang, presenting a series of conceptual collaborations with 12 design partners. Among the many incredible presentations that took place in a massive warehouse, Richard Quinn‘s beauty looks stood out. Models stunned in their bold eye looks that featured dramatic lashes and pigmented eyeshadows. On the other side of the fashion theme park was JW Anderson‘s presentation, which saw a minimal beauty look on the models.
Dewy skin and warm-hued lips complemented Jil Sander’s clean and sophisticated FW20 range. Models strutted down the catwalk in perfect, shiny low ponytails.
At Gucci, themes of religion and bondage were presented side-by-side on a rotating, circular runway. In line with Alessandro Michele’s signature vintage-inspired aesthetic, Gucci Beauty‘s global makeup artist Thomas de Kluyver gave models a “tear effect” look using the brand’s upcoming Mascara L’Obscur.