MFW SS18: The edgiest hair and makeup looks
Leave basic behind and think out of the beauty box because the Milanese have proven they do it better. From hair to makeup, the whole shebang reads like the pages of the coolest beauty editorials, with a slew of doable yet oh-so-genius looks such as the all-white liner at Biagiotti to Feretti's sweaty-chic tresses. Here are the looks that'll be making the trending hashtag:
1. The accented roots at Aigner
Grown-out roots are finally having their moment, albeit in a more colourful spin that's intentional and fun. What with plenty of temporary hair dyes available in the market, this is a snappy way to give your hair that pastel pop of colour without the commitment.
2. The whiteout flick at Biagiotti
Put down the black eyeliner and go for its opposite hue in a stark white to really draw attention to your peepers. Be sure to rim the waterline of the lower lids to open up your eyes, and don't hold back on the mascara for a clumpy lash look to contrast the clean edges of the eyeliner.
3. The imperfect red lips at De Vincenzo
We're all for lazy girl makeup hacks and this devil-may-care lippie look fits the bill to a T. All you need is your favourite red lipcolour, slick it on however you will, and then run your ring finger across the edges to smudge it out. Use of mirrors is optional.
4. The subversive liner at Burani
It doesn't get simpler or more avant-garde than drawing zigzags on your eyelids. Those who prefer to err just a tad on the subtler side on the first go 'round can opt for a smaller version, either on the very outer corner of the eyes or along the lower lashline. The beauty of this look is in its versatility to be drawn pretty much anywhere you want it.
5. The punk revival at Fendi
That shock of dark teal hair plus that all over eyeliner? Enough said. Even better, the eye makeup works that lived-in smudginess in the centre of the lids, looking very much like you've spent a night out about town. Or as we'd like to say: Here's how to get away with it if you happen to have oily eyelids.
6. The sweaty-chic bangs at Ferretti
The sweaty makeup trend isn't letting up, so you totally have a legit reason to walk out from your cardio session with gym hair. Alternatively, fake it with wet look hair products and let your baby flyaways frame your face. Sooty eyeliner recommended.
7. The rosebud pout at Franchi
Think of this as the Korean ombré trend crossed over with the Japanese geisha lip look. Fill in only the centre, and if you prefer a softer pout, go for a gloss or balm-textured product with the edges worked into the lips for a fade-out effect. Matte lip lovers can also work this look by painting your kissers in deep hues with cleanly drawn edges.
8. The makeup motifs at Genny
It's not often you can wear face paint out and about without getting stares, but since Deepavali has been earmarked on our calendars, we say this pretty silver-toned look is apropos for the occasion if you're partaking in the festivities.
9. The sequined eyeshadow at Scognamiglio
If you're looking to max out on the sparkle, this is the look to wear. A two-fold application that requires a base glitter shadow before pressing on strategically placed sequins; prep is key to get the look to last. You'll need a good glitter eyeshadow base to provide that tackiness and eyelash glue for the sequins. Now keep this on standby for the Christmas season.
10. The Kabuki eyes at Richmond
Fierce and feline, painterly eyes just got a new, Japanese theatrical-inspired twist. An emerald green hue replaces the traditional red, but any velvety eyeshadow in jewel tones will do the trick. We're already dreaming up a version in royal purple.