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Milan Fashion Week was not rich avant-garde solutions this year, but many of its participants were carried away by the interpretation of retro techniques and the invention of “new classics”. Milan states: even nude makeup can be interesting, and minimalism rules the ball. Here are five makeup looks worth taking note of.

Shining shadows

There have been a lot of minimalist and monochrome makeup on the Milan catwalks this year, but just doesn’t mean boring. A light, shining haze on the eyes of Giorgio Armani models is combined with a dark translucent lipstick: a combination of different textures on the eyes and lips gives volume and complexity to such a make-up. It is not necessary to draw the symmetrical translucent arrows that Linda Castello came up with for this show – you can make more calm and careless feathering with your fingers. For convenience, it is better to choose a liquid cream shadow or tint that fits well on the eyelids with a thin layer.

Pastel minimalism

Makeup, the only accent in which is placed on the corners of the eyes, has already appeared on the catwalks – this technique is both fresh enough not to get bored, and quite versatile. Pastel blue shades were chosen for the makeup of the models at the Missoni show – the rest of the face remains “naked”, as current trends dictate. The shade of the shadows can be any, but if you choose pastel colors that are usually difficult to work with, to repeat such a make-up, be sure to use the base and take a good brush: for the desired laconic effect, it is better to maintain symmetry and neat borders.

Bleached eyebrows and kitsch eyelashes

Pat McGrath continues to tour fashion weeks and amaze beauty journalists. This time, the makeup artist invented complex (and very punk) eye makeup for the Prada show. Exaggerated eyelashes, also painted on with shadows, look great in the company of bleached eyebrows. The alien image turns out to be both futuristic and referring to the exemplary makeup of the 60s – a good example of a non-trivial rethinking of retro.

Shades of orange everywhere

Orange is appropriate not only in bright eye makeup or as an alternative to a win-win red lipstick. For Antonio Marras, translucent orange eyeshadow was applied up to the brows – the perfect balance between natural and dressy makeup. An even more specific orange nude make-up was made for the Max Mara models: a warm orange tint was applied to the eyes, cheekbones and cheeks. The result is a lightweight version of draping and, again, a trendy monochrome.

Modern Cleopatra

It seems that make-up artists will never get tired of drawing graphic and fantasy arrows – from each fashion week, you can collect ideas for non-standard “cat’s eyes” for the year ahead. Perhaps the most impressive hands can be seen in front of the Marni models: despite the complex shape and large details, the makeup does not look fancy. It is really better not to supplement such arrows with anything. The outlines of sweeping arrows, “like Cleopatra’s,” are easy to guess, and bare skin and the absence of unnecessary details remind that this makeup is still today.



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