Most of us can agree that the world of high fashion is often more about evoking a sense of creativity and desire in our hearts than offering us the most wearable trends of the season. And often times, with these collections comes a series of over-the-top hair and makeup looks that leave us questioning how on Earth we can adopt these inspiring looks for everyday life.
From petals that covered models entire faces at Preen's London Fashion Week runway show, to Topshop Unique's old-school textured side part and Versus Versace's slash of colourful pigment across models lids, if there's one thing we've learned from Fashion Week so far, it's that hair and makeup is meant to be playful, over-the-top, and experimented with, no matter how ridiculous it may seem. And now, designers at Milan Fashion Week have taken on the same idea, presenting models covered in everything from glitter lips, to coloured brows, and even cartoon-inspired hair accessories.
That's why here at Get The Look we're embracing Spring 2017's colourful beauty looks and showing you how to adopt them for your everyday life (OK, maybe a slightly toned down version). So without further ado, here are Milan Fashion Week's most over-the-top beauty trends (and how to wear them!)
MILAN FASHION WEEK: HOW TO WEAR THE RUNWAY'S WEIRDEST BEAUTY TRENDS
It seems that with every runway show, glitter lips become more and more of a must-have for autumn (and now spring) 2017. The look first surfaced on models like Taylor Hill and Bella Hadid at Atelier Versace's Fall 2016/17 runway show, who paraded down the runway with a bold, red glittery pout. Now, glitter lips have resurfaced for Spring 2017 thanks to Karl Lagerfeld's latest collection for Fendi, presented at Milan Fashion Week. This time around, the glitter came in a different, lighter form that seemed more appropriate for the spring season.
Ready to take on glitter lips for the season ahead? Here's how! Whether you get your hands on a professional glitter lip kit or create a DIY formula, the best way to rock glitter lips is with minimal eye makeup and a unified, matte complexion. While we love the graphic liner that accompanied gold glitter lips at Fendi, when it comes to everyday life, less is more. Keep your complexion matte and unified to give your lips a clean, put-together appearance that will have all eyes on you!
While graphic liner is nothing new, makeup artists at Fendi's Spring 2017 show gave it an edgy twist. To accompany glitter adorned lips, black liner was placed around the inner and outer corners of models eyes, creating two V-shaped outlines that seem perfect for a night out (or making a major statement).
To get this look, start off with a black pencil liner, and use it to create a v shape that follows the inner corner of your eye. Do the same on the outer corners of your eye, then flick your fingers outwards towards the end of your brow to create a slight cat eye. The key to pulling off this look? Avoid eyeshadow and mascara, and make sure to fill in your brows to compliment your bold look. Finish off with a nude lipstick and voila! Mission accomplished!
Fashion's focus on bold brows shows no signs of slowing down, as proven by makeup artists at Gucci's Spring 2017 show, who had models take the runway with colourful brows that were a far cry from their natural hair colour.
Whether you dare to delve into the dye or simply fill in your brows with an odd colour, don't be afraid to give coloured brows a try this season! Do it right by ditching the eye makeup all together, and enhancing your complexion with a rosy blush and clear lipgloss.
At Max Mara, the collection was army-inspired, which meant that some form of war paint was bound to be involved. Models paraded down the runway wearing army printed pieces and war paint around their eyes that was covered slightly by matching visors.
So, how do you adopt war paint for everyday life? Rather than extending it from the corner of your eye to your temples and cheekbones, try moving the army-esque colours onto your actual eyelid for a fun fall look. Start by using an orange or rust shade of eyeshadow, and blend it around the outer corners of your eyes creating a V-shape. Then, using a white iridescent shadow, coat the area above your lid and below your brow bone to highlight. Finish up by swiping a green shadow into the crease of your lids and onto your lower lash line for the ultimate fall look!